Ecosystem Forest Sciences
Why are our rainforests burning?
Many may think wet, humid rainforests are unburnable, but bushfires in Australia and the Amazon are proving otherwise, warns a University of Melbourne expert.
How a termite’s mound filters methane (and what it means for greenhouse gases)
New University of Melbourne research find that although termites produce methane, half of their greenhouse gas emissions are filtered by their mounds.
Written in King Billy’s tree rings: 1700 years of climate history
University of Melbourne researchers have published a 1700 year tree ring chronology from King Billy pines in Tasmania, offering insights into climate history.
Planting trees for the Earth
The Earth Day campaign has set a target of planting 7.8 billion trees by 2020. But while planting trees is easy, managing these new forests is another story.
Swapping guns for gardening
In the aftermath of WWII, training in horticulture and gardening gave returned Australian servicemen and women a chance for a fresh start.