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Investigating thunderstorms to better predict when they might strike

Thunder claps, lightning bolts, wind and hail – all the opera of an ordinary thunderstorm – aren't entirely understood by climate scientists. As the planet warms, thunderstorms are expected to become more intense, but no one can

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 15 August, 2019
Purple-crowned fairy

Purple-crowned fairy-wren favours rain for breeding, study confirms

An international study led by Monash scientists has found that rainfall can influence the breeding cycle of the iconic Purple-crowned fairy-wren.

Biology 13 August, 2019
El Niño record

New research produces 400-year El Niño record and reveals astonishing change

Australian scientists have developed an innovative method using cores drilled from coral to produce a world first 400-year long seasonal record of El Niño events, a record that some in the field had described as impossible to extract.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 7 May, 2019
The Numbers game

The numbers game: the role of 'quants' in navigating financial markets

Financial markets are a numbers fest – market indices, option prices, hedging strategies, futures markets. More and more, mathematicians are employed to help navigate a safe path through the complexity. They are the quants, or quantitative

Mathematics 2 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
Dr Susie Ho

In conversation with Dr Susie Ho – winner of the Monash Postgraduate Association Lecturer of the Year Award

There’s a certain kind of magic around Master of Environment and Sustainability Course Director, Dr Susie Ho.

Science 18 March, 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
Rainfall and temperature predicts bird colouration

Rainfall and temperature predicts bird colouration, study finds

An international study led by a Monash ornithologist has found variation in rainfall and temperature can affect the colours of birds. The study provides a new framework that can be used to understand how future changes in climate will affect

Biology 19 February, 2019
Heatwave

Melbourne and Adelaide night temperatures amplified by heatwaves, study finds

As if the daytime heatwave temperatures weren’t bad enough, Melbourne and Adelaide residents will also have to put up with nightly temperatures significantly higher than surrounding rural areas thanks to amplification caused by the

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 24 January, 2019