Solving our climate history puzzle
This episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts features Joelle Gergis on Australia's climate history, detailed in her book Sunburnt Country.
Why parts of Earth have barely changed in 3 billion years
University of Melbourne geologists have shown how strong cratons formed billions of years ago, when Earth transitioned from a volcanic state to plate tectonics.
Creating Pandora on Earth
China’s famous Zhangjiajie rocks may look like scenery from Avatar, but University of Melbourne research finds water, tectonics and time created this wonder.
If we could talk to the animals
Animals, like people, are more productive when they are treated well; a University of Melbourne researcher finds it also benefits the people who work with them
The legal rights of rivers
In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast, environmental law expert Erin O'Donnell explains the legal rights of rivers.
The limits of modelling: Knowing we don’t know
Modelling the impact on groundwater of mine developments is critical but a University of Melbourne expert warns that we need to understand the limits of models
New fixes for old traffic problems
University of Melbourne research is bringing transport systems into the 21st century, connecting everything from vehicles and traffic lights, to pavements.
The First Fleet and Australia’s unforgiving weather
In her new book, Dr Joëlle Gergis from the University of Melbourne looks at the history of Australia's harsh climate, from the arrival of the First Fleet to now
The secret history of stone
In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast, cultural geographer Tim Edensor discusses what place reveals about culture.