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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 11 March 2021 - Science Matters

    The ‘Russian dolls’ of coral reefs

    New University of Melbourne research has discovered bacteria inside the algae that live inside corals, which helps to shed new light on reef-building corals.

  4. Podcast7 March 2020 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    On the hunt for ancient reefs

    As we mark International Women's Day, the university of Melbourne's Dr Ashleigh Hood describes the inspiration behind her worldwide search for ancient reefs.

  5. 26 March 2019 - Science Matters

    Breeding baby corals for warmer seas

    Researchers, including University of Melbourne scientists, are breeding corals using IVF to make them better adapted to warming seas as the climate changes.

  6. 16 May 2017 - Science Matters

    Heating up: How rises in global temperature could damage the Reef

    Rising global surface temperatures due to climate change could have a devastating impact on Australia and its Great Barrier Reef, University of Melbourne finds.

  7. 10 December 2015 - Science Matters

    Three ways to save stressed-out coral

    Manipulating mutant cells and bacteria, marine scientists are working on ways to make coral more resistant to the damaging effects of climate change.

  8. 13 October 2015 - Under the Microscope

    Helping corals survive a rapidly changing world

    Coral reefs are in trouble and we are the problem. Professor Madeleine van Oppen thinks we could also be part of the solution.

  9. 21 August 2015 - Science Matters

    Art-science collaboration explores the secret life of coral

    A new illustrated children’s book tells the dramatic story of the complex animal-microbial relationships that sustain coral reefs.