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.
The challenge to discover our plant and fungi species
Citizen scientists are crucial in recording the biodiversity of Australian plant and fungi species, say researchers at the University of Melbourne Herbarium
Saving aquatic insects: We may be looking in the wrong place
Aquatic insects are at risk of extinction, but in understanding why we may need to look beyond the quality of the water, says University of Melbourne expert
Protecting Melbourne’s Green Wedges while we still can
University of Melbourne research argues that the natural areas of Melbourne are under threat as there is growing evidence of their importance for human survival
Variety is the spice of life... and key to saving wildlife
By understanding how varied a species' DNA is, we can boost species adaptation to new conditions, decreasing extinction risk say University of Melbourne experts
Hope for endangered frogs
Some endangered frog species are recovering from a disease that has devastated amphibian species worldwide, shows a new University of Melbourne-led study
How our cities should respond to the biodiversity extinction crisis
Globally, many governments have declared a climate emergency, but University of Melbourne research finds cities have a key role in conserving our biodiversity.
What COVID has taught us about the wildlife trade
PhD student and conservation scientist Gerry Ryan explores the connections between global pandemics, humans, livestock, wildlife and conservation.
How do some frogs ‘rebound’ after disease while others perish?
A new University of Melbourne-led study shows how some frog species survive infectious disease epidemics, and how this knowledge can direct wildlife management.