Rodent project awarded 2021 Ecological Impact Award
An innovative project to combat invasive rodent populations on Norfolk Island has been awarded the Ecological Society of Australia’s 2021 Ecological Impact Award.
Size is key to understanding the impact of climate change on disease vectors
Vector-borne diseases are those passed on to humans via an intermediary, a common example being mosquitoes passing on malaria.
Scientists discover how to restore carbon-rich peatlands using Rapid Evidence Review method
A new study by Monash University researchers has applied the Rapid Evidence Review method for the first time to peatland conservation and suggests the technique can be applied to other environmental problems.
Carnivore canines evolved to kill and eat prey, study finds
Contrary to popular belief not all canines are created equally.
World-first study identifies centipedes as seabird predators
An international study led by Monash University scientists has found that giant centipedes, growing up to 23 cm long, are predators of seabirds, suggesting that the arthropod has a key role to play in ecosystem dynamics.
Study finds deficiency in how gut microbiome-produced substances are detected in people suffering from high blood pressure
A new study led by Monash University scientists has found that microbial genetic pathways are different in people suffering from hypertension.
Scientists call for improved management of a weedy tree to protect owl habitat
When is a weed not a weed? Can native plants be weeds? Sweet pittosporum (Pittosporum undulatum) was once a well-behaved tree growing in gullies from Gippsland in Victoria up to Brisbane in Queensland.
Beetle study finds diversity in the sub-Antarctic linked to global cooling
An international research team led by Monash University has demonstrated that cooling temperatures and glacial cycles over the past 15 million years were essential for an explosion in terrestrial animal diversity throughout the Antarctic region.