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
Man bites shark: How dangerous are humans to sharks?
A new approach, devised by University of Melbourne research estimates the risk that fishing and climate change pose to any shark species in Australia.
Saving Melbourne’s platypus with smart water storage
Using smart rainwater tanks and urban lakes, a new project that includes the University of Melbourne aims to provide crucial water to protect platypus habitat.
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
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
Delving into the DNA of our iconic platypus and echidna
The recently published platypus and echidna genomes are a valuable resource for both research and conservation, say University of Melbourne experts
What COVID has taught us about the wildlife trade
PhD student and conservation scientist Gerry Ryan explores the connections between global pandemics, humans, livestock, wildlife and conservation.
How do some frogs ‘rebound’ after disease while others perish?
A new University of Melbourne-led study shows how some frog species survive infectious disease epidemics, and how this knowledge can direct wildlife management.