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.
Eminent Antarctic researcher recognised by Australian Academy of Science
Congratulations to Professor Steven Chown from the Monash University School of Biological Sciences on being named a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science.
A fang for every occasion, scientists reveal which snakes have the sharpest teeth
New research is using high-resolution 3D scanning to reveal patterns in the design of snake fangs, showing that these needle-like teeth are shaped to match the snake’s preferred prey.
Researchers find new enzyme regulation process which may influence kidney health
A recent study led by Monash University researchers has identified a new mechanism for the regulation of angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) – an important enzyme for regulating kidney health during high blood pressure.