Conserving biodiversity to safeguard our future
The new head of the Melbourne Veterinary School at the University of Melbourne, Professor Anna Meredith, says humanity's future depends on a balanced ecosystem.
Protecting our coasts naturally
University of Melbourne scientists are trialling nature-based coastal defence systems (mussel reefs and mangrove forests) in Port Phillip Bay.
The threatened species in our urban jungle
With almost 380 threatened species living with us in our cities, a University of Melbourne expert says we can help conserve those species in our neighbourhoods
The opportunists after the fires
University of Melbourne research finds a dramatic increase in feral predators after fires, making some native Australian animals even more vulnerable.
Recurring fires are threatening the iconic snow gum
The higher incidence of bushfires in recent years has devastated the snow gum population in the Victorian Alps, University of Melbourne research has found.
Re-diversifying our waterways, a garden stake at a time
University of Melbourne researchers are showing that by simply planting wooden garden stakes into rivers they can restore the environment and bring back animals
Sharks: How a cull could ruin an ecosystem
With a Senate inquiry considering culls and nets to minimise the risk of shark attacks, the University of Melbourne considers their impact on marine ecosystems.
Managing bushfires for safety and biodiversity
Forest fires destroy but also create habitats, forcing forest managers into a tricky balancing act. Fire researchers are now developing models to help them.
Save our soils: Why dirt matters
Soil health is vital for human nutrition and the environment, but we manage it poorly; around two thirds of Australian agricultural land has unhealthy soil.
A stone, skip and a hop away from saving a bay
Scientists are using healthy reefs in Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, to help repair damaged ones via a mechanism known as population connectivity.