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9 November 2016

The Southern Ocean is changing, but understanding why is critical for projecting the impacts of future climate change.  Working deep in Antarctica a team from UNSW ESSRC are pioneering new approaches to reconstructing Southern Ocean dynamics from...

26 October 2016

Fresh from his recent induction as a Bragg member to the Royal Institute of Australia, ESSRC's Professor Michael Archer AM has taken out the NSW Premiers Prize for Excellence in Biological Sciences (Ecology, environmental, agricultural,...

4 October 2016

ESSRC's own Professor Michael Archer AM has been formally inducted as a Bragg Member to the Royal Institute of Australia, in recognition of excellence in scientific achievement and commitment to science communication.

A mock grave for Lucy at the University of California Museum of Paleontology in Berkeley. Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA
28 September 2016

A ground breaking new study of the bones of a 3.2 million year old human ancestor (‘Lucy’) has revealed that she died from the crushing impact of a fall from high in the trees.

15 September 2016

ESSRC is currently looking for talented higher degree research candidates. Are you interested in furthering your studies by undertaking a PhD or Masters By Research? If so please contact us.

10 June 2016

It’s been a big year for the early human species Homo floresiensis - aka ‘the Hobbit’ - and the scientists who found it.

26 May 2016

Australians have become oddly obsessed with our ancestry. Something in our collective psyche as a nation seems to be turning a healthy curiosity about the past into a deep yearning to belong.

13 May 2016

For the first couple of centuries of European occupation of Australia the history of its Indigenous people, as written by white fellas, drew heavily on adjectives like ‘primitive’.