Farming the future
From robots and drones, to microwaves and genes, University of Melbourne's agriculture campus at Dookie is tackling the challenges facing a changing farm sector
How data can keep fish and chips on the menu
University of Melbourne researchers have discovered one of Australia's favourite fish, Rock Flathead, is likely to grow faster as the climate warms.
The future of climate refugees
As COP23 begins in Bonn, a University of Melbourne expert says Fiji's role at the UN could be vital for the future of climate change refugees and displacement.
From racehorses to bananas: The importance of biosecurity
Australia's biosecurity measures protect us from many diseases, and racehorses here for spring racing are no exception, says a University of Melbourne expert.
What could sustainable Australian cities look like in 2040?
Australian cities must reduce their emissions to avoid climate change; research led by the University of Melbourne finds two paths toward a sustainable future.
Saving stormwater with a veggie raingarden
Using stormwater to create a veggie raingarden at home can also help reduce pollution in our waterways, according to University of Melbourne research.
Making friends with fronds: understanding plants’ feelings
Dr Kim Johnson from the University of Melbourne discusses how plants respond to their environments and how this understanding can help grow better crops.
Coming to the genetic rescue of our endangered marsupials
A technique of genetic rescue developed by University of Melbourne researchers is bringing some of Australia's endangered marsupials back from the brink.
How a pot plant or five is good for you
Having five pot plants in your room can cleanse the air and make you feel food, says a new University of Melbourne and RMIT analysis of decades of past evidence