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.
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.
Going beyond political borders to protect threatened animals
As a global community, we must work beyond our national borders to protect threatened species and maintain biodiversity say University of Melbourne experts.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.