All plants take up carbon dioxide when they grow, but when they are harvested or cut down, they release the greenhouse gas back into the atmosphere.
Not only can plants survive fire, they can use the experience of being burned to prepare themselves for future blazes.
The Monaro grasslands are a tiny surviving fraction of the native grasslands that once grew across the Southern Tablelands.
Ecological literacy is needed to guide global tree planting initiatives to avoid damaging some ecosystems.
The rapid invasion is a major threat to the environment and rural people’s livelihoods.
Wildflowers, bees and butterflies – your lawn is a vibrant ecosystem waiting to be unleashed.
The Victorian grassland earless dragon may well be the first lizard species driven to extinction on Australia's mainland. But conservationists aren't ready to declare it dead just yet.
Bison once dominated the Great Plains but were nearly wiped out by hunters in the 1800s. Now scientists are learning that bison's presence improves plant and wildlife diversity on the prairies.
Woody plants' cover has increased across large swathes of the continent in the past three decades.
In our increasingly noisy world, how do you make sure that your voice is heard? If you’re a bird, that depends on the type of noise and what you’re trying to say.
Fire has been viewed as the main protagonist in creating Africa's iconic savannas. However, new research shows that browsing animals created savannas millions of years before fire became important.
Victoria's volcanic plains offer fertile ground for grasslands teeming with wildflowers. But that same fertility has also made the plains a tempting target for grazers and growers, and developers too.