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Rare study of a common Australian robin has global implications for genome evolution and local climate adaptation

Research into how powerhouse genes evolve and form partnerships is critical for understanding how organisms adapt their metabolism to local climates, but rare.

Biology

The power of purple – male birds use gaudy colours to warn and defeat rivals

Resident breeder male purple-crowned fairy-wren investigating a 3D-printed model representing a male intruder in nuptial plumage in his territory. Photo credit: Laurent Lermusiaux.

Male purple-crowned fairy-wrens use their purple crowns to show off about their social status and strength, according to a new study by Monash biologists published today in the Journal of Animal Ecology.

Biology

Monash geologist awarded $710,000 Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant

The ARC has awarded a Monash scientist $710,000 over four years for a research project to develop technologies to mitigate 3D geological risk in resources management.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment

Monash astrophysicists discover new ‘baby’ planet

Monash astrophysicists using the ALMA telescope in Chile have a made a world-first discovery with the sighting of a new planet inside a protoplanetary disc.

Physics and Astronomy
Antarctic environments are changing quickly. How this continues is up to us, as the work in Nature demonstrates. Image Credit: S.L. Chown, Monash University.

Antarctica in 2070: What future will we choose?

Choices made in the next decade will have long-term consequences for Antarctica and the globe, according to research published today in Nature.

Biology
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