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  1. 18 March 2021 - Animals, Food & You

    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

  2. 12 March 2021 - Design

    How our cities should respond to the biodiversity extinction crisis

    Globally, many governments have declared a climate emergency, but University of Melbourne research finds cities have a key role in conserving our biodiversity.

  3. 30 October 2020 - Animals, Food & You

    How do some frogs ‘rebound’ after disease while others perish?

    A new University of Melbourne-led study shows how some frog species survive infectious disease epidemics, and how this knowledge can direct wildlife management.

  4. 20 August 2020 - Science Matters

    The grasshopper that was lost, then found, is now endangered

    After thought to be extinct, the Key’s Matchstick Grasshopper was found; but as its habitat shrinks, University of Melbourne research finds it’s now endangered.

  5. 21 February 2020 - Science Matters

    How do we protect our unique biodiversity from megafires?

    University of Melbourne experts say Australia's summer bushfires should remind us just how easily our unique biodiversity and ecosystems could be wiped out.

  6. 24 September 2019 - Science Matters

    The shared evolution of the Tasmanian tiger and the wolf

    Through a molecular quirk, the Tasmanian tiger and grey wolf have evolved to look like twins finds new University of Melbourne research.

  7. 19 September 2019 - Science Matters

    Rediscovering a ‘lost’ species

    A rare insect species, Key’s Matchstick Grasshopper, was thought to be extinct in Victoria but has now been rediscovered by University of Melbourne researchers.

  8. 29 March 2019 - Animals, Food & You

    The invasive fungus threatening Earth’s biodiversity

    Research involving the University of Melbourne finds an invasive species of fungus is responsible for one of the greatest extinctions of vertebrate biodiversity

  9. 14 December 2018 - Science Matters

    A giant lobster, by any other name

    Tasmania's at-risk crayfish is the world's largest freshwater invertebrate; for a University of Melbourne biochemist, finding its real name was just the start.

  10. 26 October 2018 - Science Matters

    On the DNA trail of the platypus

    Researchers at the University of Melbourne are embarking on the largest ever investigation into platypus distribution, using environmental DNA samples.