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Researchers discover microbes take advantage of carbon monoxide

Toxic for most, an energy source for others – researchers discover microbes take advantage of carbon monoxide

A trans-Tasman research team led by Monash biologists has shown that dominant bacteria within extreme environments prolong their survival by breaking down the components of air.

Biology 5 April, 2019
Warmer ocean temperatures and unusual wind patterns have contributed to a record decline of sea ice levels in Antarctica.

Ocean and wind changes cause Antarctic sea ice drop to record low

Warmer ocean temperatures, combined with unusual wind patterns, contributed to the record decline of sea ice levels in Antarctica, according to new research published in the prestigious international science journal Nature Communications<

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 18 January, 2019

Enigmatic Tasmanian rocks provide new insights on how the ‘supercontinent’ developed

An international study led by Monash scientists has found that Tasmania was likely to have been originally ‘attached’ to the western United States.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 26 October, 2018
Hasselborough Bay, Macquarie Island

New findings a game changer for understanding the Antarctic’s islands

Monash researchers have delivered new findings that are a game changer for understanding the Antarctic's most biodiverse islands.

Biology 4 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
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 14 June, 2018
Wildlife in Antarctica

Celebrating 60 years of Antarctic Science

This week the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) marks six decades of successful international collaboration. Since its first meeting in The Hague on 3-5 February 1958, SCAR has grown an international network of thousands of

Biology 5 February, 2018
Adams Flat

Living on thin air – researchers discover microbes that could survive beyond earth

Monash microbiologists have shown how life can exist in extreme environments.

Biology 7 December, 2017
Prof Steven Chown at Monaco

Monash University guides Antarctic experts to deliver practical steps to protect biodiversity

Monash University, The Government of the Principality of Monaco, and the Centre Scientifique de Monaco have taken a major step forward in the biodiversity conservation of the Antarctic and Southern Ocean regions following a recent meeting of

Biology 12 July, 2017