The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) released new recommendations regarding blood lead levels in Australia. Researchers at Macquarie have been advocating for an adjustment to the NHMRC recommendations in 2009.
Dr Leanne Armand (Dept. Biological Sciences) and A/Prof. Kelsie Dadd (Dept. Earth and Planetary Sciences) have just returned from the East Coast of Tasmania where they participated on a 5 day “Geosciences” trial voyage on the new Marine National Facility.
Since 2011, Professor O’Reilly has been Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Core to Crust Fluid Systems and previously, of the associated GEMOC National Key Centre since 1995.
Professor Taylor and his research team have demonstrated there is no safe level of exposure for many of the metals they investigate, such as lead, arsenic and cadmium. Their evidence-based research compels residents, industry and government to face up to the real environmental risks of living in an industrially contaminated community.
Dr Elizabeth Madin recently co-coordinated a research trip to Heron Island. The trip looked at low-cost, waterproof drones, field trials of a new Underwater Street View method, and the role of predators in influencing ‘blue carbon’.
Diamonds are produced in the mantle by super-high pressure which can be reached only under the very thick continents. The more ancient the continent, the more thicker the lithosphere and the more chances to have diamonds there.
Rob has pioneered a new collaborative approach to measuring how large marine vertebrates (seals, sharks, fish, seabirds) and invertebrates (lobster, cephalopods) utilise our coasts and oceans.
An ARC Laureate Fellow, Distinguished Professor of Biology and leader of the Genes to Geoscience Research Centre, Mark Westoby is a pioneer of ‘trait-based ecology’
Lungfish are considered the living fossil of the vertebrate world. Understanding the biology of lungfish contributes enormously to our understanding of vertebrate evolution. Professor Jean Joss has established the hormonal and genetic basis of development in the Australian Lungfish.
Planetary nebulae are enigmatic and photogenic celestial objects, but they have nothing to do with planets. They are the glowing shrouds of dying stars and extremely powerful astrophysical tools. They offer a brief window into the soul of most star’s lives.