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
OIST scientists have created a new way to experience research with the augmented reality app, Insects3D....
Type: Video
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
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
28 May 2018
Specimens like this played a key role in identifying what species of ants are found in different areas of the planet.
Type: Photo
28 May 2018
Two nestmates of the temperate genus Formica sharing food.  Most ant species live in the tropics, but understanding why has been a challenge.
Type: Photo
28 May 2018
A global map showing the number of ant species (SR- Species Richness) that can be found in different areas of the world. Tropical areas around the equator have higher numbers of ant species than...
Type: Photo
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