Antibiotic resistance is one of the most serious issues facing medicine in the 21st century. Resistance genes are often spread by integrons, but where do integrons come from? Michael Gillings and Hatch Stokes lead a research team investigating this question.
Macquarie Island is one of six subantarctic island groups. Since 1978 the research of Macquarie University staff, graduate students and Honorary Associates have contributed extensively to understanding the island’s ecosystems, landforms and geomorphic processes
Lesley is an ecologist with a longstanding interest in the impacts of climate change on biodiversity. She leads a research team that approaches this challenging issue with a wide variety of techniques.
David is an early career researcher in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Macquarie University. He is currently a Macquarie University Research Fellow, working on his passion, the late-stage evolution of stars.
Australian oysters support a valuable food industry ($73.3 M p/a) and promote healthy estuaries by providing vital ecosystem services. QX disease is economically and environmentally important because it causes mass mortality of Sydney rock oysters.
It has traditionally been thought that almost all life on earth ultimately derives its energy from sunlight. However, deep below ground certain microbes can use chemicals to generate energy.
Isoprene represents approximately 50% of all non-methane biogenic volatile organic carbon emissions released into the atmosphere, and nearly 75% of the world’s isoprene emissions come from tropical ecosystems. Yet the tropics, and the Australian continent in particular, remains largely unstudied.