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Dr Bronwyn Isaac, Owls move to the city as natural habitat eroded, The Guardian, 27/9/2021

Tahlia Pollock and A/Professor Alistair Evans - Jaws of death: how the canine teeth of carnivorous mammals evolved to make them super-killers, Monash Lens 21/9/2021

Luke Halpin and Dr Rohan Clarke - Giant bird-eating centipedes exist — and they're surprisingly important for the ecosystem, Monash Lens 9/8/2021

Dr James Rule - Endangered seals once common in Australia, The Canberra Times, 13/6/2021

Dr Ben O’Leary and Professor Ros Gleadow - Invasive trees are destroying owl habitats, earth.com news, 11/6/2021

Professor Richard Reina - Celebrating World Environment Day in 2021, ABC Radio, 5/6/2021

A/Professor Jane Melville and Dr Reid Tingley - Taxonomists take on all-comers in the race against extinction, Monash Lens, 2/6/2021

Silke Cleuren and A/Professor Alistair Evans - How snake fangs evolved to perfectly fit their food, Monash Lens, 21/5/2021

Professor Ros Gleadow - Plant Biology Basics: Plants Grow Here Podcast (53 minutes), Released 14/3/2021

KC Bansal and Professor Ros Gleadow - Fruit and vegetables as key components of plant-based diets. Global Plant Council Blog, 15/03/2021

A/Professor Alistair Evans - We've discovered a new rule of nature. It explains why animals' pointy parts grow the way they do, Monash Lens, 31/3/2021

A/Professor Alistair Evans and Dr David Hocking - This unique ancient megabeast had perpetually 'bent' elbows Monash Lens, 12/2/2021

A/Professor Alistair Evans - A Matter of Time - What Happens Next? Series Four, Episode 1  Monash Lens Podcast, 11/1/2021

A/Prof Chris Greening and Dr Eleonora Chiri - It's a gas: How soil feeds on the air that we breathe Monash Lens, 8/1/2021

Dr Rohan Clarke and PhD candidate Fenella Dawlings - The search for a rare bird heats up The Age, 7/1/2021


Professor Craig White – A terrible night out, Otago Daily Times, 19 December 2020

Professor Ros Gleadow and Robert Henry (UQ) - Plant scientists need to urgently reconcile their open access needs with the benefit-sharing rights associated with plant material Global Plant Council, 4 December 2020

Professor Ros Gleadow and Harry Myrans - Surprising trove of sorghum diversity discovered in Australia -- but it's disappearing fast Eureka Alert, 30 November 2020

Professor Steven Chown - Web of Science 2020 Highly Cited Researchers List

Dr David Hocking - New seal fossil discoveries are rewriting our understanding of ancient monachine species, Monash Lens, 12 November 2020

A/Professor Alistair Evans - New species of extinct monk seal identified from fossils in New Zealand, The Guardian, New Scientist, Radio NZ and 2GB, 12 November 2020

Dr Rocio Aguilar - Aussie treasures: The secrets of frill-necked lizards, ABC Radio, 15 October 2020

Dr David Hocking - Why do pilot whales sometimes crash-land ashore, Monash Lens, 24 September 2020

Dr Jessica Walsh - EPBC Act not working to effectively conserve and protect threatened species, Monash Lens, 15 September 2020

A/Professor David Chapple - Aussie icons on the road to extinction, ABC Online, the Herald Sun and ABC Radio (tune in from 25:44), 3 September 2020

Dr Reid Tingley - eDNA sampling: Assessing the state of species in bushfire-affected areas, Monash Lens, 3 August 2020

Professor Steven Chown - On Antarctica, humanity's small footprint has big impact, AFP, republished on Yahoo News, 16 July 2020

Rachel Leihy (PhD Student) and Professor Steven Chown - Humans are encroaching on Antarctica's last wild places, threatening its fragile biodiversity, The Conversation, 16 July 2020

Rachel Leihy (PhD Student) in Professor Steven Chown's lab group - The Last of the Wild, YouTube, 14 July 2020

Professor Mauro D'Amato - Does Type A blood increase your COVID risk? The Signal, ABC (12/6/2020)

Flossy (Victoria) Sperring (PhD Student) and Nick Bradsworth (RA) in Dr Rohan Clarke's lab group - Norfolk Island morepork owls: Major breakthrough for rare species BBC News (8/5/2020)

Dr Bronwyn Isaac - What a hoot! Owls vital to the ecosystem ABC Radio Melbourne (30/4/2020)

Dr Rohan Clarke - Breakthrough for Norfolk Island's morepork owl, one of the world's rarest species ABC News (17/4/2020)

Professor Melodie McGeoch - Report lifts lid on Australia's international bug superhighway Invasive Species Council (15/4/2020)

Dr David Hocking - Rare fossil tooth discovery reveals extinct group of seals from Australia's deep past Monash Lens (4/4/2020)

Dr Bronwyn Isaac - Urban owls are losing their homes. So we're 3D printing them new ones The Conversation 24/3/2020)

Dr Francine Marques - A low-fibre diet could lead to high blood pressure Brisbane Times (25/2/2020)

Dr David Hocking - Grey seals discovered clapping underwater to communicate The Guardian (3/2/2020) and other media outlets

Dr Jeremy Barr - Phage Therapy may be the way forward as a way of combating bacteria that is now becoming resistant to antibiotics ABC Nightlife (26/1/2020)

Dr Jeremy Barr - As antibiotic resistance threatens millions of lives, is phage therapy the best alternative? Sydney Morning Herald (18/1/2020)

Professor Ros Gleadow - Catastrophic Australian bushfires derail research Nature (17/1/2020)

Professor Ros Gleadow - Burnt beyond repair: Why our wildlife and forestry may never recover Monash News (14/1/2020)

Professor Ros Gleadow - Australian fires: Not the new normal Global Plant Council (13/1/2020)


Dr Carly Cook - Biodiversity in Australia: Protecting our protected areas Monash Lens (19/12/2019)

Monash Master of Environment and Sustainability (MES) wins the 2019 Banksia Foundation Sustainability Award for Research and Academia

Catherine Cavallo - Penguins, poo and the surprising 'junk food' discovery in their diet Monash Lens (26/11/2019)

Professor Bob Wong – Antidepressants and other drugs in water environments changing fish behaviour ABC News (22/11/2019), and many, many other outlets!

Professor Moira O’Bryan - Why it's time we talked more about male fertility ABC Life (30/10/2019)

Professor Bob Wong - recognised as one of Australia’s Research Field Leaders in Life Sciences & Earth Sciences Animal Behaviour & Ethology The Australian, October 2019

A/Professor Anne Peters - The attractive power of purple plumage, Australian Research Council (ARC) Making a Difference 2018-2019

Professor Ros Gleadow - Six actual, bona fide experts on the 7 best things you can do to fight climate change Mama Mia (19/9/2019)

Professor Ros Gleadow – Root problem: Climate change is putting food security at risk Foreground (19/9/2019)

Dr Sean Williamson - Study provides new insights into sea turtle 'arribadas' The Tico Times (5/8/2019)

A/Professor Alistair Evans - Buffet buddies: footage reveals that fierce leopard seals work together when king penguin is on the menu The Conversation (5/8/2019)

Professor Paul Sunnucks - Repairing harmful effects of inbreeding could save the iconic Helmeted Honeyeater, phys.org (1/8/2019), also earth.com, medianet, scimex

Dr Martino Malerba - Daylight robbery: how human-built structures leave coastal ecosystems in the shadows - Newscompany.com.au (4/7/2019)

Professor Dustin Marshall - No-take marine areas help fishers (and fish) far more than we thought - Newscompany.com.au (4/7/2019)

A/Professor Alistair Evans - The evolution of mothers and babies in our earliest ancestors Monash Lens (19/7/2019)

A/Professor Richard Reina - Sharks: menacing monsters of the deep are misunderstood, and under threat Monash Lens (19/6/2019)

Dr Carly Cook - Australia's nature reserves being opened up for business use, global study finds The Guardian (31/5/2019)

Dr Carly Cook - More than three-quarters of the loss in Australia’s natural habitat in a 125-year period has occurred since 2000 Newscompany.com.au (31/5/2019)

Alexandra Nance, PhD Student - Busting the gender stereotype of what a scientist 'looks like' Monash Lens (6/3/2019)

Dr Minna Saaristo – Animals VS Chemicals The Scope Network 10 (3/3/2019)

Dr Kaspar Delhey - Rainfall and temperature predict bird colouration Medianet Science & Medical (20/2/2019)

Dr Christen Mirth - Ancient hunting genes mean flies and humans are split into two tribes The Age (19/2/2019)

A/Professor Damian Dowling - Evolution - It's Just Not Cricket ABC (16/2/2019)

Monash University’s biology building gets a new skin – Sydney Morning Herald (16/2/2019)

International Day of Women and Girls in Science 11 February – featuring Dr Giulia Ghedini, Professor Moira O’Bryan, Dr Carly Cook and Dr Francine Marques, Monash University

Professor Ros Gleadow – How African scientists are improving cassava to help feed the world Nature (8/1/2019)


A/Professor Bob Wong - Drugs in our waterways, the bugs and beyond Monash Lens (7/11/2018)

The following were acknowledged by The Australian as leaders in their respective fields (September 2018)
Professor Dustin Marshall, Ecology
A/Professor Carla Sgro, Evolutionary Biology

Dr Minna Saaristo (Wong Lab) – Chemical contaminants affecting ecosystems: Australian-led study Xinhuanet (24/8/2018)

Dr Jeremy Barr - Beating the superbugs, Monash Lens (9/8/2018)

A/Professor Sureshkumar Balasubramanian, Dr Sridevi Sureshkumar, Dr Hannes Eimer, Avilash Singh Yadav, Calvin Kraupner-Taylor, Andrei Seleznev, Tamblyn Thomason, Stephanie Frances Gordon, - Monash plant science discovery may unlock treatment strategies for genetic diseases in humans published in Cell (27/7/2018)

Marie Fan - Triple R, on the 'Einstein A Go-Go' show (23/7/2018)

Professor Paul Sunnucks - Rare study of a common Australian robin has global implications for genome evolution and local climate adaptation The Orbit (10/7/2018)

A/Professor Anne Peters and PhD student Marie Fan - The power of purple – male birds use gaudy colours to warn and defeat rivals The Orbit (26/6/2018)

Dr Giulia Ghedini - Time to go back to school? Geometry helps predict change in ecosystem function (20/6/2018)

Professor Steven Chown - Antarctica in 2017: What future will we choose (14/6/2018)  Time running out: Antarctica has lost three trillion tonnes of ice in 25 years Monash Lens (14/6/2018)

Dr Beth Gott - The art of healing: five medicinal plants used by Aboriginal Australians (5/6/2018)

A/Professor Damian Dowling - New Monash study has implications for Senate Inquiry into Mitochondrial Donation (23/5/2018)

Professor Dustin Marshall - Body Size vs Reproductive Output (16/5/2018)

Professor Dustin Marshall - Catch of the day: letting the big one get away is the key to protecting all the fish in the sea (16/5/2018)

Professor Craig White appointed Faculty’s New Associate Dean Research (8/5/2018)

A/Professor Richard Reina - Discover What Makes A Successful Career In Science (8/5/2018)

Dr Jeremy Barr - Inside us, bacteriophages fight a never-ending war (24/4/2018)

Dr David Hocking - Sharp claws helped ancient seals conquer the oceans (20/4/2018)

Dr Matthew Piper - Have we found the secret to a long life? (Radio 3PR) (19/4/2018)

A/Professor Bob Wong - The desert goby ­– a story of survival like no other (18/4/2018)

Dr Matthew Piper - Scientists unlock the key to ageing (17/4/2018)

Dr Rohan Clarke - Little flockers: Corella-geddon hits Melbourne's leafiest suburbs (6/4/2018)

Kathryn Goodwin - Environmental Masters (26/3/2018)

Daniela Marques Ardilla - Environmental Masters (26/3/2018)

Dr Matt Hall - Sex, man flu and the water flea Monash Lens (19/3/2018)

Emma Bennett - PhD Student (7/2/2018)

2017 and Earlier

Emily De Stigter - PhD student (20/4/2017)

Yorick talks about science (English version) (28/2/2017)

Yorick talks about science (Chinese version) (28/2/2017)

Professor Ros Gleadow - Climate Change (19/12/2017)

Professor Ros Gleadow - Sustainable futures (6/11/2017)

Introducing the new Master of Environment and Sustainability (11/10/2017)

A/Professor Alistair Evans - Predator Whales (8/4/2017)

Professor Ros Gleadow - Plants that Kill (13/8/2017)

Dr Jeremy Barr - The Invisible War (29/3/2016)