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  1. 27 February 2024 - Science Matters

    Do you have a chorus of crickets in your backyard? Here’s why

    Melbourne is seeing an explosion of crickets, but a University of Melbourne experts says we should embrace these swarms as part of the cycle of nature

  2. 24 April 2023 - Design

    Design for (all) life

    Humans create most designs for themselves but can and should create spaces that benefit all forms of life, say University of Melbourne experts.

  3. 18 February 2022 - Design

    New design tech offers hope for urban wildlife

    Designers and ecologists are working together to reimagine cities as more-than-human places – animals need homes too, say University of Melbourne experts

  4. 8 November 2021 - Science Matters

    Mini-beast renaturing: A time for local action

    Globally, insect numbers are dwindling but University of Melbourne experts say we could help our ecosystem by renaturing mini-beasts in our own urban backyards.

  5. 3 September 2020 - Science Matters

    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

  6. 26 August 2020 - Science Matters

    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.

  7. 7 May 2019 - Design

    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.

  8. 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.

  9. 5 June 2018 - Science Matters

    What happens to wildlife in a city that never sleeps?

    Lights have brightened our nights and urban wildlife is having to adapt; University of Melbourne research explores our light's impact on nocturnal urban animals

  10. 20 November 2017 - Design

    Designing the urban future of the Galápagos Islands

    The Galápagos Islands are famous for their biodiversity, but a University of Melbourne collaboration is working on providing for a growing human population.