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  1. 20 February 2024 - Science Matters

    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

  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. 14 July 2023 - Science Matters

    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

  4. 18 May 2023 - Science Matters

    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

  5. 7 December 2022 - Science Matters

    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.

  6. 22 November 2022 - Humanities

    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.

  7. 17 January 2022 - Animals, Food & You

    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

  8. 10 September 2021 - Science Matters

    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

  9. 6 September 2021 - Science Matters

    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

  10. 1 September 2021 - Animals, Food & You

    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