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  1. 7 March 2021 - Science Matters

    One size doesn’t fit all for conserving our iconic kangaroos

    New University of Melbourne research looks at the benefits of planned fire for kangaroos and other Australian animals at a time of rapid environmental change.

  2. 22 January 2021 - Design

    Rethinking urbanity

    The NGV Triennial explores the necessity of continuity in understanding place and forces us to rethink our urbanity, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  3. 26 May 2020 - Design

    What can Australia’s pandemic response teach us about bushfire recovery?

    Australia’s governments responded rapidly to COVID-19, but the response to our devastating bushfires suffers by comparison says a University of Melbourne expert

  4. 28 February 2020 - Design

    Disasters, planning and Australian tourism

    Australia’s bushfires have cost our tourism industry billions; University of Melbourne experts say in future, tourism and disaster resilience must be integrated

  5. 21 February 2020 - Science Matters

    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.

  6. 13 February 2020 - Humanities

    Our savage history of fighting bushfires

    As Australia endures horror bushfires, a new project by the University of Melbourne is discovering the country’s historical firefighters who lost their lives.

  7. 30 January 2020 - Science Matters

    Why Australia’s severe bushfires may be bad news for tree regeneration

    Australia’s trees have evolved with fire, most needing it for renewal, but now our forests have had too much severe fire, say University of Melbourne experts.

  8. 18 January 2020 - Science Matters

    Bushfires and storms threaten water supply and much more

    Burned forests in steep mountains can be just as hazardous after the rains come and the flames have been extinguished explain University of Melbourne experts.

  9. 9 January 2020 - Science Matters

    How Australian wildlife live with bushfires - but the price can be high

    Australia's wildlife has adapted in different ways to living with bushfires, but the costs can still be high, explains a University of Melbourne expert

  10. 8 January 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Simple ways to support people dealing with traumatic events

    As thousands process the emotional impact of being affected by the Australian bushfires, a University of Melbourne expert gives some tips on providing support