Bush kinder turns nature novices into eco-experts
Immersing young children in nature gives them awareness of their world and skills they will carry through life, says a University of Melbourne expert
Nurturing nature in schools for enhanced learning
Engagement with nature can help enhance attention and memory in school children, processes critical for learning finds new University of Melbourne research.
Looking inside a pigeon’s ear using quantum technology
Quantum microscopy can study biological cells containing tiny magnetic structures, including those within a pigeon’s ear, shows University of Melbourne research
Indigenous knowledge and the myth of ‘wilderness’
Aboriginal ideas of ‘wilderness’ contrast with romantic ideas of a pristine environment. And it excludes Indigenous people, say University of Melbourne experts.
Variety is the spice of life... and key to saving wildlife
By understanding how varied a species' DNA is, we can boost species adaptation to new conditions, decreasing extinction risk say University of Melbourne experts
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.
Who is nature?
A new film taps into virtual reality and First Nations wisdom to re-conceive Nature as a “who” requiring give and take, says a University of Melbourne expert.
Willie wagtails: The werewolves of the bird world
By recording birds across Victoria, a new University of Melbourne study shows that willie wagtails are a bit like werewolves because they also sing to the moon.
Magnetic teeth revealed using quantum imaging
Tougher than stainless steel, magnetite is a biomineral in mollusc teeth; now imaged using quantum technology by scientists including University of Melbourne.
A wombat, a koala and a rabbit in a burrow
A camera trap captures footage of a wombat, a koala and a rabbit emerging from the same burrow, and University of Melbourne experts aren't sure why.