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.
The most endangered seals in the world were once widespread in Australia, scientists find
Fossil discoveries in Victoria now reveal that monk seals were widespread in Australasia in the past.
Professor Craig White appointed Head of Monash University’s School of Biological Sciences
Congratulations to Professor Craig White on being appointed Head of the School of Biological Sciences at Monash University.
Australian reptiles highlight urgent need for taxonomic research in the fight against biodiversity loss
A new study shows the need for focusing conservation efforts on identifying and classifying new species, with biodiversity loss feared greater than realised.