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The koala is an Australian icon. Koala populations, however, have suffered significant declines over the past 100 years.

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Key Objective of the Koala Research Network

"To effectively synthesise the wealth of knowledge possessed by Australia’s koala researchers, disseminate this science amongst researchers and their institutions and convey it to government and the general public in a considered, integrated and understandable manner.”

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Key Research Areas:

- Koala ecology and biology
- Health and Disease
- Koala habitat
- Monitoring changes in koala distribution and abundance
- Climate Change
- Effective Conservation Strategies
- Habitat Restoration

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Lower jaw fossil of Nimiokoala greystanesi (~22-16 mya).
Photo: K. Black

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