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Koalas are in trouble – chlamydia and trauma are major threats to their population

November 29, 2019

Koala is one of the best symbols of Australia’s wildlife. These small fluffy herbivorous marsupial animals live in…
Sperm and egg cell ‘immune response’ protects koala DNA

October 15, 2019

Discovery of a type of immunity that protects koalas’ DNA from viruses has importance for the survival of…
Transplanting poop may help koalas to avoid starvation

August 21, 2019

Koala bears are a symbol of Australian wildlife. In 2013 koala population grew rapidly, which is nice, but…
Kangaroo island koalas may save the koala species

July 2, 2019

South Australia’s Kangaroo Island koalas have been found to be free from the disease that is threatening koala…
Insights from the daily grind: what koala and kangaroo teeth can tell us

September 11, 2018

Gnashers, pearly whites, chompers, call them what you like, but teeth are important bits of bodily equipment. Most…
Koala teeth provide insights into diet

September 10, 2018

Paleontologist Larisa DeSantis studies the teeth of ancient and modern mammals to determine how their diets changed across the millennia…
Koala virus could explain why humans have ‘junk’ DNA

August 8, 2018

A koala virus could help researchers explain millions of years of accumulated ‘junk’ DNA in the human genome.…
Scientists Crack Koala’s Genetic Code

July 3, 2018

An international team of scientists including UConn genomicist Rachel O’Neill have sequenced the first full koala genome, they…
Introduction of daylight saving time could save hundreds of koalas every year

November 30, 2016

Two times a year in many parts of the world there debates take place whether daylight saving time…
Lab discovery a breakthrough for koalas infected with chlamydia

August 30, 2016

Scientists have made a breakthrough in their urgent quest for a new drug to treat koalas at risk…
Chilling findings are good news for koalas

June 29, 2016

University of Queensland research into the chilled storage of koala semen has major implications for the assisted breeding…
Koala genome reveals its secrets

November 21, 2015

A groundbreaking study of the koala genome has revealed koalas are genetically diverse, indicating declining populations are the result…
Male koalas raise their voices to avoid conflict

July 9, 2015

A team of international scientists has tracked the love lives of koalas, uncovering some curious behaviours and finding…
Secrets of the eucalypt genetic code unlocked

June 12, 2014

Scientists have sequenced the genetic code of the eucalypt for the first time, providing fresh insights into the…
Koalas are ‘tree huggers’ for a cool reason

June 4, 2014

Thermal imaging has revealed koalas cope with extreme heat by resting against cooler tree trunks. University of Melbourne…
How many visitors can a Koala bear?

May 21, 2014

Koalas can become stressed by noisy and up-close encounters with human visitors, a University of Melbourne study has…
Better urban planning can save koalas

March 27, 2014

To support genetic diversity, koalas need to be able to move safely across the ground in urban areas.…
Koalas in danger as Aussie temperatures soar

October 3, 2013

Australia’s native koala could face a wipeout from increasing temperatures unless “urgent” action is taken to plant trees…
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