Lost ark of animals awaits discovery in Australia’s arid zones

A GAP supported spring with an image of Dr Perry Beasley-Hall and a microscope superimposed in front
View of bore-drain sedge (Cyperus laevigatus) growing in a wetland supported by a GAB spring in the Jersey spring group, South Australia, and Dr Perry Beasley-Hall. Credit: Rachael King

Taxonomic research, the act of discovering and naming species, is fundamental to our understanding of Australian biodiversity and the future of our planet, but there aren’t enough people doing it.

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