Piecing thylacine DNA back together
New University of Melbourne research uses genomes from living thylacine relatives to build a new, chromosome-scale genome to de-extinct the Tasmanian tiger.
The 9 steps to de-extincting Australia’s thylacine
A University of Melbourne expert says the reality of bringing back the thylacine - or Tasmanian tiger - from extinction using its genome is now a step closer.
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
Human-driven evolution threatens fish stocks
Warming oceans and overfishing is causing some species of fish to evolve in ways that threaten their sustainability, says a University of Melbourne expert.
Using genetics to conserve wildlife
Targeted Genetic Intervention may provide the opportunity to conserve species by altering their genetics to help them adapt, says University of Melbourne expert
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.
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
Male fertility ‘precariously close’ to climate change extinction limits
University of Melbourne research finds the drop in climate change-related male fertility, mainly in the tropics, may better predict vulnerability to extinction.
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