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  1. 27 February 2024 - Science Matters

    Do you have a chorus of crickets in your backyard? Here’s why

    Melbourne is seeing an explosion of crickets, but a University of Melbourne experts says we should embrace these swarms as part of the cycle of nature

  2. 31 January 2024 - Science Matters

    A biobank freezes Australian species for the future

    By freezing the cells of living animals, University of Melbourne researchers and museums are working together to safeguard Australia’s wildlife.

  3. 7 March 2023 - Science Matters

    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

  4. 5 February 2023 - Science Matters

    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.

  5. 22 June 2022 - Science Matters

    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

  6. 1 February 2022 - Science Matters

    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

  7. 28 June 2021 - Design

    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

  8. 20 May 2021 - Science Matters

    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

  9. 8 April 2021 - Engineering & Technology

    When one feral cat just isn’t another feral cat

    A University of Melbourne ecologist has been counting feral cats using camera traps to help better control them but Artificial Intelligence may speed the work

  10. 18 March 2021 - Animals, Food & You

    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