Wheat’s ancient roots of viral resistance
University of Melbourne research has found that a gene that protects wheat from destructive Wheat Yellow Mosaic Virus originated in an ancient wild relative
The burning of Australia’s nature
A new book examines the biodiversity loss from Australia’s Black Summer wildfires and what lessons our country must learn, say University of Melbourne experts.
Lockdown ‘field trip’ reveals whereabouts of Australian grasshoppers
Ecologists from the University of Melbourne used historical survey notes to map the location of hundreds of species of Australian grasshopper
Exploring the air we breathe
University of Melbourne researchers are probing the microscopic particles in Melbourne's air to understand how allergens in our environment affect our health.
More fires as our air gets thirstier
We face an increased forest fire risk –for at least an extra 30 days per year– without urgent climate action finds new University of Melbourne-led research
Captive breeding to prevent extinction
New University of Melbourne research into the embryo health of captive bred Southern Corroboree frogs may help their survival and guide conservation efforts.
Planning floodproof cities
Devastating flooding in Seoul highlights the need to understand our environment when designing infrastructure for cities says University of Melbourne expert.
Climate justice at COP27
The costs of climate change adaptation and escalating climate-fuelled disaster are likely to be the key issues at COP27 say University of Melbourne experts.
Our health is compromised by our global fossil fuel addiction
Climate change is affecting our health; University of Melbourne experts say moving to net-zero emissions could be the greatest health opportunity this century.