Mainstreaming Microbes across Biomes
Microbiomes are vitally important and a recently published review of microbial science highlights the value of environmental microbiome science by describing current and potential future applications.
Measuring Biodiversity with eDNA
To count the fish species present, we compared our eDNA methods with more conventional methods, like filming fishes underwater.
Environomics Newsletter December 2019
Read our second newsletter sent out in December 2019, with a research highlight, profiled ECR and link to our second video.
Environomics Newsletter May 2019
Read our newsletter sent out in May 2019, with a research highlight, ECR profile and workshop summary.
Museum epigenetics: Charting the future by unlocking the past
Environomics researchers have described the potential of museum specimens to yield information on which genes were turned on and off in the past to enable animals to respond to environmental change.
The first evidence is in, in the case of mysterious microbes
In a paper just published Xiao Deng and colleagues showed that sulfate-reducing bacteria can use self-synthesized FeS nanoparticles on their cell surface to acquire energy.
A genomic predictor of lifespan in vertebrates
Ben Mayne, early career researcher, together with colleagues from the Environomics FSP have discovered a simple way to estimate how long a species lives using DNA.
Unlocking the secrets of mysterious microbes
In June, we delved a little deeper into the science of energy acquisition beneath the surface of the earth and published a blog about Xiao Deng’s ‘shocking’ research.
Gold-coated fungi are the new gold diggers
Working on new and exciting methods of cultivating sub surface microbes, one of our early career researchers, Dr Xiao Deng has contributed to the recently published findings of gold-coated fungal strands in the soil near Boddington in Western Australia.
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Environomics, short for environmental genomics, is a new CSIRO science program exploring the limits of what is possible at the interface between genomics and environmental science.
Nature unites us
Should I tell you that a bunch of Environomics postdocs met on Rottnest and reveal exactly what they got up to? Or can I just say this....
Marine eDNA can be used to monitor biodiversity in the world’s oceans
A Curtin University and CSIRO Environomics FSP collaboration has resulted in the publication of the first long-term environmental analysis based on eDNA in PLOS Genetics.
A Superabundance of Antarctic Algae Killers
Phytoplankton are tiny algae that live in the ocean. They can occur in vast numbers and are at the bottom […]
Environmental health monitoring would benefit from eDNA biobanking
Simon Jarman, Oliver Berry (Environomics FSP Leader) and Michael Bunce recently penned an article about the need for an environmental […]
Microscopic DNA analyses on a gigantic scale
Andreas Zwick, molecular scientist and project leader of ‘Mobilising collections through genomics’ last year installed a $500 000 robotic liquid […]
How does temperature determine sex?
In a recent issue of Science magazine, Clare Holleley (FSP Project Leader) and colleague Arthur Georges (University of Canberra) share […]
New R software for population genomics
FSP leader Olly Berry collaborated with colleagues at the University of Canberra to develop a new R software package “dartR” […]
How fisheries interact with seabirds
Simon Jarman and colleagues have published a paper in Frontiers in Marine Science describing novel DNA meta-barcoding approaches to tracking […]
Measuring animal age with DNA methylation
FSP project leader for eDNA, Simon Jarman and colleagues have published a review on the use of DNA methylation to […]
The soil remembers
Andrew Bissett, Project Leader for ‘Microbes and healthy waterways’, contributed to a recent publication in Nature Ecology and Evolution that […]
Understanding how sea turtles react to heat stress
Sea turtles are the most widely distributed group of reptile in the world. Many sea turtle populations are in decline […]