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Early global greenhouse event gave rise to fire-adapted trees

Conifers that were living at the South Pole show an extreme adaptation to forest fires. Until now, the origin of this ability has been unknown from the fossil record.

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rock

New research opens the way to understand life on Mars through meteorites

Research led by Monash University Earth scientists has added a new dimension to understanding life on Mars with the discovery that meteorites may be able to ‘trap’ evidence of Martian life.

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finial

$2 million Isotopia lab to provide new insights about the Earth

Monash University is set to play a leading role in geochemistry research following the opening of a new $2 million world-class research facility.

Science

Monash secures over AUD $2 million for industry Linkage Projects

Monash University’s innovative, world-leading research and its strong engagement with industry have helped secure significant funding in the latest Australian Research Council (ARC) grants for Linkage Projects.

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Megafauna

Humans caused Australia’s megafaunal extinction

New international research led by Monash University has found that humans – and not climate – caused Australia’s Pleistocene megafaunal extinction.

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Dr Andrew Tomkins and Dr Sasha Wilson, Monash University, with an image of an Archean Micrometeorite Credit: Steven Morton

Cosmic dust reveals Earth’s ancient atmosphere

Using the oldest fossil micrometeorites – space dust – ever found, Monash University-led research has made a surprising discovery about the chemistry of Earth’s atmosphere 2.7 billion years ago. The...

Dr Andrew Tomkins and Dr Sasha Wilson, Monash University, with an image of an Archean Micrometeorite Credit: Steven Morton

Cosmic dust reveals Earth’s ancient atmosphere

Using the oldest fossil micrometeorites – space dust – ever found, Monash University-led research has made a surprising discovery about the chemistry of Earth’s atmosphere 2.7 billion years ago. The...

ARC Laureates

Researchers awarded Australian Laureate Fellowships

Two Monash University researchers have today been awarded highly prestigious Australian Laureate Fellowships from the Australian Research Council and have received $5.7m in funding for their projects. NHMRC Australia Fellow,...