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Science Matters

Life, the Universe and almost everything in between. This is Science at Melbourne.

  1. 17 November 2021 – Bushfires, Environmental Social Science, Inclusiveness, Indigenous Knowledge, LGBTIQA+

    Cultivating inclusive research

    Being outside the mainstream helped guide University of Melbourne scientist Dr Andrea Rawluk onto a path of research that integrates the environment and society

  2. 16 November 2021 – COP26, Climate, Extreme weather, Floods, Policy

    To limit future flooding in Sydney, COP26 pledges need action

    Weather that led to Sydney's 2021 floods will likely increase by 80 per cent by the end of this Century, predicts new University of Melbourne-led research

  3. 16 November 2021 – Animals, Microscopy, Nature, Quantum Physics, Quantum Sensing

    Looking inside a pigeon’s ear using quantum technology

    Quantum microscopy can study biological cells containing tiny magnetic structures, including those within a pigeon’s ear, shows University of Melbourne research

  4. 8 November 2021 – Ecology, Ecosystems, Extinction, Insects, Urban Ecology

    Mini-beast renaturing: A time for local action

    Globally, insect numbers are dwindling but University of Melbourne experts say we could help our ecosystem by renaturing mini-beasts in our own urban backyards.

  5. 7 November 2021 – COP26, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Energy, Greenhouse Gases

    Tech can do a lot, but won’t get us to net zero on its own

    The Australian government’s emphasis on technology to lower emissions will still need taxes and subsidies to get to net zero says University of Melbourne expert

  6. 3 November 2021 – Climate, Farming, Finance, Food Security, Regenerative Agriculture

    Redefining Farmland value for climate and food security

    Regenerative agriculture can translate environmental health of farmland into economic value and address climate change, explain University of Melbourne experts.

  7. 1 November 2021 – Australia, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Indigenous Culture, Indigenous Land Management

    Opportunities for Traditional Owners in the carbon economy

    A collaboration between the University of Melbourne and GLaWAC empowers Indigenous land management through emissions reductions and the carbon economy.

  8. 28 October 2021 – Cities, Climate Change, Environment, Indigenous Culture, Indigenous Land Management

    The future of our cities is Indigenous

    Australia’s unceded cities are part of Country – if we care for them they will care for us as we face the climate challenge, says University of Melbourne expert

  9. 27 October 2021 – Australia, COP26, Climate Change, Policy, Politics

    The case for an Australian Climate Accord

    An Australian Climate Accord could foster agreement on reducing emissions while improving Australia’s living standards, say University of Melbourne experts.