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Whitley Awards 2020: Australasian zoological literature on show
The Royal Zoological Society of NSW Whitley Awards are an annual celebration of the best of Australasian zoological literature. This year, we are thrilled to announce that Hawkmoths of Australia has been awarded the prestigious Whitley Medal.
Saving the Spotted Handfish with Dr Gina Newton
Dr Gina Newton is a marine biologist who has written a unique and timely picture book about the Spotted Handfish, an iconic and quirky little fish that’s been around since the time of the dinosaurs – but now it is in serious trouble.
Shifting towards an Open Science future
In recognition of the need for science to be open and accessible, we support various Open Access models and initiatives to help our authors reach the broadest audience for their work.
Science Illustrated: Q&A with Rachel Tribout
Meet Rachel Tribout, the talented illustrator of our children's picture book Hold On! Saving the Spotted Handfish. Discover how she approaches science illustration and her best tips for aspiring illustrators.
Making More Hands-On Science
Meet the editorial team of our fun activity book More Hands-On Science! Find out how they come up with ideas for DIY activities, how they test for safety, and the most interesting tidbits they discovered while writing the book.
Behind the Cover: Publishing children’s books with Briana Melideo
Ever thought you might want to write a children’s book? It's more complicated than you might think! We spoke to CSIRO Publishing Books Publisher Briana Melideo about the history of our children's books list and how to stand out as an author.
The Invertebrate World: Exploring Australia’s subtropical rainforests with Geoff Williams
Conservation Biologist Geoff Williams, author of The Invertebrate World of Australia's Subtropical Rainforests, discusses how he was inspired by the otherworldly beauty of subtropical rainforest and its inhabitants.
Curiosity and nanotechnology in environmental chemistry: meet Professor Jamie Lead
In 2020 Professor Jamie Lead joined Environmental Chemistry as it's new Editor-in-Chief. We spoke to him about what inspires him in his work, and how an understanding of nanomaterials is supporting environmental chemistry research.
A lesson in ‘resilience’: realities and misconceptions
During a time of such great upheaval, including bushfires, climate change and a global pandemic, the topic of resilience has never been more pertinent. Brian Walker explains what resilience is and how we can learn more about it from nature.