Drugging plants to learn their secrets
New University of Melbourne research finds that discovering chemicals and drugs that affect the circadian rhythms of plants could improve crop yields.
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.
Smaller plants show promise for future food crops
University of Melbourne researchers have bred smaller soybean plants with the same yield, raising hopes smaller crops could grow more food on less land.
How plants tell time
Plants can’t go to a fridge for a midnight snack, but a new University of Melbourne-led study shows they sense time at dusk to conserve energy made from the sun
Illuminating Indigenous culture through plants
Zena Cumpston, University of Melbourne has produced a new indigenous plant guide to encourage their use, appreciation as well as highlighting Indigenous science
Getting revegetation right with genetics
Revegetation programs need to include plants with a varied genetic background for long-term success, finds new research including the University of Melbourne.
Switching to a plant-based diet? Keep an eye on your micronutrients
Health and environment concerns mean people are switching to a plant-based diet, but University of Melbourne experts say they may miss out on key micronutrients
Plants tell stories of cultural connection
Aboriginal peoples’ holistic relationships with all living things is celebrated at The Living Pavilion, an event and living lab at the University of Melbourne.
What plant proteins can tell us about Alzheimer’s
University of Melbourne-led research finds that a protein helping plants to grow under salt stress shares features with Tau, the protein linked to Alzheimer's.
The stories of Australia’s botanical biodiversity
The University of Melbourne Herbarium has an estimated 150,000 specimens, each with their own story to tell and now the collection is available online.