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  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 14 August 2018 - Science Matters

    Making cities work for every urban-dweller

    With the urban age upon us, planners need to consider all the species that live in our cities, not just humans, a University of Melbourne expert argues.

  5. 5 July 2018 - Science Matters

    Bringing back the northern white rhino from ‘extinction’

    Researchers from Europe, Japan and the University of Melbourne could save a species - using eggs from southern white rhinos and sperm from northern white rhinos

  6. 8 February 2018 - Science Matters

    Grasshoppers: The new poster bug for insect conservation

    University of Melbourne researchers have discovered Key's matchstick grasshopper is threatened, and are now looking into how it can be reintroduced in Victoria.

  7. 22 October 2017 - Science Matters

    Coming to the genetic rescue of our endangered marsupials

    A technique of genetic rescue developed by University of Melbourne researchers is bringing some of Australia's endangered marsupials back from the brink.