What ancient pollen tells us about future climate change
Pollen preserved for more than 56 million years reconstructs a major climate transition that caused mass plant migration finds University of Melbourne research.
A sustainable future for women in science
On International Women's Day we talk to Dr Anne-Marie Tosolini who returned to University of Melbourne after a career break to study 56 million-year-old fossils
Fossil forests under Antarctic ice
Recently described fossils are the most diverse yet of forests that grew in Antarctica 56 million years ago, finds new study including University of Melbourne
When the Earth’s magnetic field flipped
First Australian-based record of major global event where the Earth’s magnetic field ‘switched’ and north became south, shows University of Melbourne-led study.
A new thermometer for studying our past climate
By studying underwater mineral deposits from cave pools, University of Melbourne researchers have developed a new tool to understand our climate history.
The rapid climate changes of the last glacial period
Using climate records from stalagmites, new research led by University of Melbourne confirms climate changes between the tropics and the Arctic were synchronous
What causes an ice age to end?
New University of Melbourne research is solving one of the enigmas in palaeoclimatology – to understand why an ice age ended, we need to know when it ended.
Climate is warming faster now than last 2000 years
The climate is warming faster now than in the last 2000 years, affecting the whole planet finds new international research including the University of Melbourne