The ecological costs of huge, repetitive, high-severity wildfires on ecosystems could be colossal.
Building connections and grassroots efforts will sustain conservation over the long term.
Some predators thrive after fires, other wilt – and one bird even starts them on purpose.
Non-living nature such as rocks, landforms, soil and water form the Earth's 'geodiversity' - a crucial part of the planet's life support system.
Mosquitoes have intricate and essential relationships with plants. Understanding their important work as pollinators would help to understand their role in different ecosystems.
Scientists have tracked endangered species for years. Now they're figuring out how to highlight animals and plants that have recovered – but what does that mean?
In large ecosystems, managing elephant populations so they don't exceed a certain threshold number is arbitrary.
A real-life experiment to mimic future conditions for soils affected by climate change suggests that some of the biggest impacts could be to ecosystems buried out of sight beneath our feet.
Ecological literacy is needed to guide global tree planting initiatives to avoid damaging some ecosystems.
Federal environment minister Sussan Ley said the environment doesn't necessarily need all its water, whereas farmers do. But denying rivers even part of their water can harm their health in many ways.
It's been years in the making, but Adani's controversial Queensland coal mine is finally shovel-ready. Yet significant scientific questions remain, such as the impact on the region's aquifers.
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.
A new study lays out a road map for protecting and restoring 50% of Earth's surface, targeted to preserve biodiversity and maximize natural removal of carbon from the atmosphere.
With strategic planning, the marine protected area network could be a third smaller, cost half as much, and still meet the international target of protecting 10% of every ecosystem.
Feral horses are a clear point of division between parties in this weekend's election. Labor has pledged to repeal the Coalition government's bill to preserve large numbers of brumbies.
Rewilding is gaining popularity around the world, as a means to restore ecosystems to their ancient state. But just like Vegemite, Australian rewilding projects need to have a unique flavour.
Countries can protect biodiversity and recognize Indigenous peoples as conservation partners.
Mass wildlife die-offs, such as those wrought by Australia's recent heatwaves, make for grim headlines. But the wider effects of extreme weather are more complex, and can be remarkably long-lasting.
It's cheaper to prevent biological invasions than to react after they happen. But it's hard to detect invaders while there are still just a few of them. Knowing when and where to look can help.
Turning street lights off at midnight could save money, energy and help nocturnal ecosystems thrive.