29 Jul 2020
For millions of years, remote islands have been hotbeds of biodiversity, where unique species have flourished. Scientists have proposed different theories to explain how animals and plants colonize...
Type: News Article
17 Jul 2020
The scientists saw extreme diversification in mandible length, relative to the size of the head, in different species of Fijian trap-jaw ants. (Left) S. oasis has a relatively short mandible. (Right...
Type: Photo
17 Jul 2020
The scientists used Winkler traps to extract the trap-jaw ants out of leaf litter into flasks of ethanol.
Type: Photo
20 Dec 2019
From toucans to hummingbirds, the varying shapes and sizes of bird beaks show evolution in action. Beaks are versatile, allowing birds to eat, regulate their temperature, and sing; these survival...
Type: News Article
20 Dec 2019
Video footage of Australian Honeyeaters foraging.
Type: Video
20 Dec 2019
Dr Nicholas Friedman, a postdoctoral researcher in the Biodiversity and Biocomplexity Unit, in the middle of fieldwork.
Type: Photo
20 Dec 2019
A spectrogram showing the song of the White-plumed Honeyeater.
Type: Photo
12 Nov 2019
An ant the size of a lion isn’t as far-fetched as you would think. From as small as a sesame seed to the size of a big cat, ants come in all sizes —in augmented reality, at least. Augmented reality...
Type: Press release
12 Nov 2019
OIST scientists have created a new way to experience research with the augmented reality app, Insects3D....
Type: Video
15 Mar 2019
Scientists from the Biodiversity and Biocomplexity Unit at OIST captured high resolution photos of the ants. Each species is named after characters from...
Type: Photo
23 Jul 2018
Coral reefs buzz with activity around the clock. As the day-active fishes retreat at dusk, the night-active or nocturnal fishes venture out to forage and hunt.  Equipped with special traits,...
Type: News Article
30 May 2018
It’s a puzzle that has confounded biologists for centuries: the earth’s tropical regions are home to an enormous variety of plant and animal species, but as you travel north or south, away from the...
Type: News Article
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