Biomes – sneak peak of our September showcase

With mental and physical human health inextricably linked to our connection with the natural world, Biomes is an art science collaboration between the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Education and Arts, throughout National Biodiversity Month in September 2020.

The objective of Biomes is to provide an engaging and immersive experience to empower the community to take their own action and to see their region as a living, sustainable and diverse community.

Biomes is unique in that it addresses the human issues causing today’s climate emergency and biodiversity crisis by celebrating stories that bring biodiversity back from the brink of extinction.

Video: A day in the life of an aquatic ecologist


These resources were developed by conservation biologist Dr Alex Callen, solutions developer Adrian Mereles, and aquatic ecologist student Sarah Stock.

For more information, including that related to the Biomes exhibition, please contact Dr Alex Callen.

Paint your very own wetlands

Paint your very own wetlands mural with this Microsoft paint stencil. Save to your computer and open in Microsoft paint, or print off and colour in with pencils.

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A new frog species discovered here in Newcastle

Biologist Dr Simon Clulow has made the incredible discovery of a new frog species

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Tracking climate change with marine microbes

Australian scientists have recorded more than 175,000 tiny microbes dwelling in our ocean waters

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Habitat Haven

Habitat Haven

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Dr Geoff MacFarlane

News • 1 May 2020

ARC Linkage Grant to investigate the impact of oestrogen on marine species

The Australian Research Council has awarded a $150,000 Linkage Grant to Dr Geoff MacFarlane, a Senior Lecturer for the School of Environmental and Life Sciences within the Faculty of Science.

Davies' tree frog

News • 24 Jan 2019

Researchers jump to action to save threatened frog species

As part of a new conservation initiative, community members in the Sydney Basin area will learn to identify frogs by their call.

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The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.