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  1. 16 February 2024 - Science Matters

    Fighting to save our Aussie bees – one bee hotel at a time

    University of Melbourne student Clancy Lester is working with Indigenous communities on a mission to save Australia’s native bees

  2. 3 October 2023 - Science Matters

    I’ve seen the value of The Voice in action

    Working in the Tiwi Islands, where Tiwi decisions are in Tiwi hands, shows me the value of an Indigenous Voice to Parliament says University of Melbourne expert

  3. 3 July 2023 - Science Matters

    The great tree census of 2023

    Australia has joined the Forest Global Earth Observatory after University of Melbourne researchers spent 15 months measuring 51,324 trees across 16 hectares.

  4. 29 March 2023 - Science Matters

    Insects have more complex immune systems than we thought

    University of Melbourne researchers have found that insects and other invertebrates have complex immune systems which can be used to protect their offspring

  5. 19 January 2023 - Science Matters

    Lockdown ‘field trip’ reveals whereabouts of Australian grasshoppers

    Ecologists from the University of Melbourne used historical survey notes to map the location of hundreds of species of Australian grasshopper

  6. 18 February 2022 - Design

    New design tech offers hope for urban wildlife

    Designers and ecologists are working together to reimagine cities as more-than-human places – animals need homes too, say University of Melbourne experts

  7. 1 February 2022 - Science Matters

    Saving aquatic insects: We may be looking in the wrong place

    Aquatic insects are at risk of extinction, but in understanding why we may need to look beyond the quality of the water, says University of Melbourne expert

  8. 8 November 2021 - Science Matters

    Mini-beast renaturing: A time for local action

    Globally, insect numbers are dwindling but University of Melbourne experts say we could help our ecosystem by renaturing mini-beasts in our own urban backyards.

  9. 19 October 2021 - Animals, Food & You

    The crucial work of Indigenous Rangers

    A collaboration, that includes the University of Melbourne, explores the crucial contribution of Yolŋu Indigenous Rangers in North-East Arnhem Land.

  10. 8 April 2021 - Engineering & Technology

    When one feral cat just isn’t another feral cat

    A University of Melbourne ecologist has been counting feral cats using camera traps to help better control them but Artificial Intelligence may speed the work