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Humans affected by species on the move

A new international study involving a Monash terrestrial ecologist and invertebrate physiologist has highlighted how humans are being affected by climate-driven changes in the distribution of land, marine and freshwater species around the world.

Science
Antarctica

Poor outlook for biodiversity in Antarctica: study finds

An international study led by Monash scientists has debunked the popular view that Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are in a much better environmental shape than the rest of the world.

Science
Antarctic

Monash discovery triples critically endangered plant population

A new population of a critically endangered plant species has been discovered on sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island, tripling the previously known population to some 1500 plants.

Science
Wolbachia

A$7 million awarded to Eliminate Dengue Program to combat mosquito-borne viruses

The Eliminate Dengue Program (EDP) led from Monash University has received AUD$7 million from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to continue development of its unique defence against mosquito-borne viruses.

Research
Matt McCurry

Crocodiles and dolphins evolved similar skulls to catch the same prey: study finds

A new study involving biologists from Monash University Australia has found that despite their very different ancestors, dolphins and crocodiles evolved similarly-shaped skulls to feed on similar prey.

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certificate

Prestigious global financial award for Monash University

At a ceremony at London’s Guildhall this week, Monash University has received international recognition for becoming the first university in the world to raise funds by issuing a climate bond.

Business
Genetic data

Scientists unlock genetic data to create diets that could be used in the fight against obesity

International research involving a Monash University biologist could be used in the fight against obesity with the discovery that a genome can determine an ideal diet balance with higher satiety value.

Science
No roads

Scientists a step closer to fighting malaria with world-first diagnostic tool

Monash University scientists Associate Professor Bayden Wood and Dr David Perez-Guaita will venture into remote rural areas of Papua New Guinea (PNG) in coming weeks to test a revolutionary new diagnostic tool in the fight against malaria.

Science