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  1. 20 December 2017 - Go Figure

    Going green: Are fake Christmas trees more eco-friendly than the real thing?

    When it comes to a real versus plastic Christmas tree, according to University of Melbourne experts, the genuine article is greener in more ways than one.

  2. 1 December 2017 - Science Matters

    Why we’re all in a flap about our favourite birds

    The Guardian Australian Bird of the Year poll shows just how much we love our native birds, and there's good reason, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  3. 20 November 2017 - Design

    Designing the urban future of the Galápagos Islands

    The Galápagos Islands are famous for their biodiversity, but a University of Melbourne collaboration is working on providing for a growing human population.

  4. 17 November 2017 - Science Matters

    How data can keep fish and chips on the menu

    University of Melbourne researchers have discovered one of Australia's favourite fish, Rock Flathead, is likely to grow faster as the climate warms.

  5. 9 July 2017 - Science Matters

    Re-diversifying our waterways, a garden stake at a time

    University of Melbourne researchers are showing that by simply planting wooden garden stakes into rivers they can restore the environment and bring back animals

  6. Podcast30 June 2017 - Up Close

    Embracing the finite

    Ecologist Peter Vitousek explores how living in the Anthropocene will force us to make our way with diminished natural resources.

  7. 4 May 2017 - Science Matters

    When good animals make bad decisions

    Human impact on the environment is tricking animals into ecological traps, where attractive habitats hide a big risk as University of Melbourne research finds.

  8. 23 March 2017 - Science Matters

    Managing bushfires for safety and biodiversity

    Forest fires destroy but also create habitats, forcing forest managers into a tricky balancing act. Fire researchers are now developing models to help them.

  9. 9 June 2016 - Science Matters

    What animals can tell us about sleeping

    To learn more about why we sleep, new research suggests we look to the animal world and how bees and birds (and others) do it in their natural environment.

  10. 24 February 2016 - Science Matters

    The genetic backburn

    A new study is proposing a radical method for limiting the spread of an invasive species, like cane toads or tramp ants: introducing more of them.