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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

Dr Kathryn Hodgins

Prestigious international grant awarded to Monash university researcher

A Monash researcher has received a highly competitive and prestigious international grant to study the genetic basis of behaviour.

Biology 29 April, 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
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

Monash Science researchers help relocate the endangered Mallee emu-wren

The charismatic Mallee Emu-wren, once widespread in the Murray-Mallee region of South Australia and Victoria, has in recent decades, been restricted to a small network of Victorian reserves by a series of bushfires.

Biology 30 November, 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

Rare study of a common Australian robin has global implications for genome evolution and local climate adaptation

Research into how powerhouse genes evolve and form partnerships is critical for understanding how organisms adapt their metabolism to local climates, but rare.

Biology 10 July, 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