Reptiles are helping us better understand threats to Australia’s biodiversity
A University of Melbourne study shows Australian reptiles change their preference for burnt habitat depending on whether they live near native forest or pasture
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.
Restoring coral reefs by hedging our bets
Coral reef restoration needs corals with traits that, combined, underpin resilience, persistence, and ecosystem services, says a University of Melbourne expert
For coral, teamwork makes the dream work
A University of Melbourne discovery of clusters of two types of bacteria in the tentacles of corals is shedding light on their role in coral reef health
Captive breeding to prevent extinction
New University of Melbourne research into the embryo health of captive bred Southern Corroboree frogs may help their survival and guide conservation efforts.
Conserving the world’s oldest processional dragon
The University of Melbourne's Grimwade Conservation Services have been conserving Loong 龍, the oldest intact Imperial processional dragon in the world.
Using genetics to conserve wildlife
Targeted Genetic Intervention may provide the opportunity to conserve species by altering their genetics to help them adapt, says University of Melbourne expert
Sequenced quoll genome a new tool for conservation
Newly sequenced Eastern Quoll genome could inform improved breeding programs to re-establish it on the Australian mainland says University of Melbourne research
No bones about it, dunnarts crawl before growing a skeleton
The development of the dunnart provides a model animal to study other unique Australian fauna and could aid conservation, shows University of Melbourne research
Lead from ammunition is a threat to everyone's health
Ammunition is a major source of environmental lead pollution; alternatives could be used to protect Australian wildlife, says a University of Melbourne expert