New Paper published in Science

A new paper involving Environment Institute member Barry Brook as well as Susan Rule (Australian National University & James Cook University), Simon Haberle (Australian National University), Chris Turney (University of New South Wales), Peter Kershaw (Monash University) and Christopher Johnson (University of Tasmania) has recently been published in the journal Science.

Professor Barry Brook, one of the co-authors on the paper.

The paper titled ‘The Aftermath of Megafaunal Extinction: Ecosystem Transformation in Pleistocene Australia’, used a high-resolution 130,000-year environmental record to help resolve the cause and reconstruct the ecological consequences of extinction of Australia’s megafauna.

Read the paper to find out more about their fascinating results.

New Paper: Phylogenetics and genetic diversity of the Cotesia flavipes complex of parasitoid wasps (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), biological control agents of lepidopteran stemborers

A new paper involving Environment Institute members Kate Muirhead, Steve Donnellan and Andy Austin, as well as Nick Murphy from La Trobe University and Nader Sallam from BSES Limited has recently been published in the Journal Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.

The paper is titled ‘Phylogenetics and genetic diversity of the Cotesia flavipes complex of parasitoid wasps (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), biological control agents of lepidopteran stemborers’ and analyzes the genetic variation and relationships among populations of the Cotesia flavipes complex of parasitoid wasps.

Read the paper to find out more and read about the findings.