Earth, Atmosphere and Environment news

Wetlands more resilient to sea level rise than previously thought, study finds

An international study involving the head of Monash’s Coastal Research Group has found that wetlands may be more resilient to sea level rises than previously thought.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 13 September, 2018
Climate change affecting vegetation

Climate change could change the face of the Earth’s ecosystems, researchers warn

An international study, involving a Monash climate scientist, has found that planet warming  in the past has driven major environmental changes, and is likely to cause dramatic changes in the near future.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 3 September, 2018
Drought-stricken landscape

Study finds new blueprint for El Niño diversity

An international study involving Monash climate scientists has identified key mechanisms that cause El Niño events to differ amongst each other.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 26 July, 2018

Monash geologist awarded $710,000 Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant

The ARC has awarded a Monash scientist $710,000 over four years for a research project to develop technologies to mitigate 3D geological risk in resources management.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 18 June, 2018
The Grand Canyon

Ancient Grand Canyon rocks provide new insights into continental flooding

An international study involving a Monash geologist suggests that major continental flooding events occurred much faster than previously thought.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 29 May, 2018
Research sheds new light on understanding Pacific Trade Winds

Research sheds new light on understanding Pacific Trade Winds

Named for their ability to help sailors with trade in the 14th century, the ‘Pacific Trade Winds’, had a profound influence on political geography with captains using them to cross the

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 22 May, 2018
Professor Peter Cawood

Monash Earth scientist elected as fellow to Australian Academy of Science

The Australian Academy of Science has elected an internationally renowned geologist as Fellow to the Academy.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 22 May, 2018
Climate change

Monash scientists partner in new ARC centre on extreme weather and climate

Monash Science is set to play a key role in studying climate change with the appointment of four top researchers from the School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment to the new ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 11 April, 2018
The hypsilophodont dinosaur. Credit: Dr Peter Trusler

Fossil bone tissue provides new insights into the lives of Australia’s polar dinosaurs

Research involving two Monash palaeontologists has produced the first life history reconstructions of the small plant-eating dinosaurs from Victoria, Australia.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 19 January, 2018