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2016 Annual Report now available

The IAE had a great 2016, with strong research productivity and a focus on the future. We are proud to share our achievements in our 2016 Annual Report, showcasing research excellence, impact and engagement. We also highlight our students, staff, and publications. We hope you enjoy reading about our work.


Coffee Culture in a Cultural Landscape in Colombia

Adjunct Professor Peter Bridgewater spent a week in Late May in Pereira, Colombia, as a member of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Task Force on Indigenous and Local knowledge (ILK).  The meeting was hosted by the Humboldt Institute of Colombia, and planned how the Participatory Mechanism will be made operational.  This Participatory Mechanism was agreed at the IPBES Plenary in March, and is a web-based mechanism to try and involve Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities to


Shining new light on old fossils

By Marcus Butler

New imaging techniques developed by a University of Canberra researcher could lead to greater discoveries in fossil collections around the world.

Michael Frese is a molecular virologist by training but he has been hunting fossils for years, spending days at a time on digs in remote locations and working with other scientists on insect, plant and fish fossils.

Dr Frese knows how difficult it can be to see the finer details in the prehistoric plants and animals he