How do we protect our unique biodiversity from megafires?
University of Melbourne experts say Australia's summer bushfires should remind us just how easily our unique biodiversity and ecosystems could be wiped out.
Dengue-blocking bacteria endure the heat
A new approach to dengue control that uses anti-viral bacteria is vulnerable to heatwaves, but the bacteria bounce back finds University of Melbourne research.
Getting revegetation right with genetics
Revegetation programs need to include plants with a varied genetic background for long-term success, finds new research including the University of Melbourne.
Rediscovering a ‘lost’ species
A rare insect species, Key’s Matchstick Grasshopper, was thought to be extinct in Victoria but has now been rediscovered by University of Melbourne researchers.
Using bacteria to control mosquitoes
A University of Melbourne research trial finds the Wolbachia bacteria suppresses dengue-fever carrying mosquitoes, but more work is needed to stop their spread.
Tracking the climate threat to Australia’s unique ecosystems
Australia's biodiversity is under threat from climate change; University of Melbourne research has identified 8 case studies of how our ecosystems are changing.
Grasshoppers: The new poster bug for insect conservation
University of Melbourne researchers have discovered Key's matchstick grasshopper is threatened, and are now looking into how it can be reintroduced in Victoria.
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.
The Aliens among us
Alien: Covenant is scary enough as a film. But University of Melbourne experts find examples of some terrifying Alien-esque animals living among us on Earth.
Jellyfish: Where art meets science
Artist Penelope Davis brings together art and University of Melbourne's scientific expertise in her exhibition, Sea-change - a commentary on climate change.