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Australia’s Virtual Herbarium: 5 million records and counting

Australia’s Virtual Herbarium: 5 million records and counting (re-published from the original available at An Australian online resource, which is proving invaluable for scientific research and conservation efforts here and overseas, reached a significant milestone this week. Australia’s Virtual Herbarium … Continue reading 

Foundations for the Future

Foundations for the future: a long-term plan for Australian ecosystem science was launched by the Chief Scientist of Australia Prof Ian Chubb AC last week in Canberra. The final document has arisen from the proposals developed through many ‘town hall workshops’ … Continue reading 

ALA Science Symposium 2014

  Event:       Atlas of Living Australia Science Symposium When: Wednesday 11 June 2014, 9:00am – 7:30pm Thursday 12 June 2014, 9:00am – 5:00pm Where: Australian Academy of Science, Gordon Street, Canberra           Event information and registration … Continue reading 

One billion downloads and beyond

The Atlas of Living Australia reached a major milestone over the Australia Day Long Weekend, clocking up one billion downloads. The Atlas provides free, online access to over 41 million records of Australia”s biodiversity, with each record having been downloaded … Continue reading 

Volunteers capture 50,000!

The amazing volunteers who contribute to the Atlas of Living Australia’s Biodiversity Volunteer Portal reached a number of significant milestones in the past month: The transcription of our 50,000th task! A task may vary from transcription of a small specimen … Continue reading 

Forty million critters and counting

By Andrea Wild Spotted a strange sponge? Photographed a fungus? Recorded the chirping of a bird in your garden? Become a citizen scientist by uploading it to the Atlas of Living Australia, where it will join 40 million other records … Continue reading