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Hail the new storm

Hail the new storm app for citizen scientists

If you are a stormchaser or just someone who loves the theatre of wind, lightning, heavy rain and hail when a storm whips through, then you are perfectly placed to help climate science.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 17 October, 2018
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Major fossil find sheds new light on the life a 100 million-year-old snail

An international research team from China, UK, Canada, and Monash University has discovered the first and oldest preserved soft tissue of a terrestrial gastropod – a snail – in the fossil record.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 12 October, 2018
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Antidepressants in waterways disturb fish behaviour, study finds

A new study led by Monash biologists has found that male fish exposed to the antidepressant fluoxetine (commonly marketed as ProzacTM) are spending more time pursuing female fish for sex.

Biology 5 October, 2018

Wetlands more resilient to sea level rise than previously thought, study finds

An international study involving the head of Monash’s Coastal Research Group has found that wetlands may be more resilient to sea level rises than previously thought.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 13 September, 2018
Climate change affecting vegetation

Climate change could change the face of the Earth’s ecosystems, researchers warn

An international study, involving a Monash climate scientist, has found that planet warming  in the past has driven major environmental changes, and is likely to cause dramatic changes in the near future.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 3 September, 2018

Six Monash Science researchers become ARC Future Fellows

Science researchers have won almost half of the ARC Future Fellowships awarded to Monash University – an outstanding achievement for the Faculty of Science, which has propelled the University into first place nationally in the list of

Science 3 August, 2018
Drought-stricken landscape

Study finds new blueprint for El Niño diversity

An international study involving Monash climate scientists has identified key mechanisms that cause El Niño events to differ amongst each other.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 26 July, 2018
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.

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

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 26 June, 2018
Computer model showing the spiral pattern generated by a newborn planet orbiting in a disc of gas around a young star. Credit: Pinte et al 2018.

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 14 June, 2018