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School of Physics

Monash Biologists and Physicists awarded ARC Future Fellowships

Two biologists and two physicists have collectively been awarded four Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowships worth approximately $4 million.

Science 17 October, 2019
Great Barrier Reef

Biodiversity is under increased threat as legal protection is removed from nature reserves

An international study involving Monash University scientists has revealed extensive removal of legal protection for conservation reserves, at a time when the preservation of these areas is more important than ever to biodiversity conservation. Biology 31 May, 2019

Invasive species

Global register aims to curtail the spread of invasive species

Four decades ago, a small black and yellow wasp skipped across the equator from its native Europe and into Tasmania. Or did it?

Biology 3 April, 2019
Tropical butterfly

Scientists develop new framework for global species monitoring

An international study involving a Monash biologist has outlined a much-needed framework to significantly improve the monitoring of status and trends of species worldwide. This finding comes after a multi-year

Biology 12 March, 2019

Reef fish on a narrow diet evolve faster, study finds

Reef fish evolve faster and have greater genetic diversity when they have less food to choose from, according to researchers from Monash University and the USA.

Biology 27 November, 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

Chemical contaminants on wildlife deeper problem than previously thought

An international team of scientists led by Monash University has warned that the danger to wildlife through chemical pollution is a wider problem than previously thought as the effects of indirect contamination are not

Biology 23 August, 2018
Common Myna

New tool to tackle biological invasions

A Monash researcher has played a key role in developing the world’s first register designed to collate information about invasive species as part of an international effort to prevent biological invasions.

Biology 24 January, 2018