World-first discovery could fuel the new green ammonia economy
In a world-first, Monash University scientists have developed a new, environmentally friendly process that could drive the future production of green ammonia.
International study reveals new insight into how continents were formed
An international study led by Monash University geologists provides a new insight into how Earth’s first continents formed.
Scientists call for improved management of a weedy tree to protect owl habitat
When is a weed not a weed? Can native plants be weeds? Sweet pittosporum (Pittosporum undulatum) was once a well-behaved tree growing in gullies from Gippsland in Victoria up to Brisbane in Queensland.
Beetle study finds diversity in the sub-Antarctic linked to global cooling
An international research team led by Monash University has demonstrated that cooling temperatures and glacial cycles over the past 15 million years were essential for an explosion in terrestrial animal diversity throughout the Antarctic region.
The most endangered seals in the world were once widespread in Australia, scientists find
Fossil discoveries in Victoria now reveal that monk seals were widespread in Australasia in the past.
Professor Craig White appointed Head of Monash University’s School of Biological Sciences
Congratulations to Professor Craig White on being appointed Head of the School of Biological Sciences at Monash University.
Australian reptiles highlight urgent need for taxonomic research in the fight against biodiversity loss
A new study shows the need for focusing conservation efforts on identifying and classifying new species, with biodiversity loss feared greater than realised.
New research could pave the way for safer and more efficient COVID-19 testing
International research led by Monash University and the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity has achieved a proof of concept for a new, fast, portable saliva screening test that uses an infrared light technology to confirm infection