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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

Prestigious international grant awarded to Monash university researcher

Dr Kathryn Hodgins

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

Biology 29 January 2019

Discovery of how molecular ‘piracy’ works provides new strategies to combat bacterial infection

New research from Monash University explains the molecular mechanisms that allow bacteria to engage in ‘molecular piracy’, stealing iron atoms from their fungal competitors.

Biology 1 January 1970

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 1 January 1970
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
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