So, what is a wetland?

Defining a wetland is a difficult task, even for scientists today.

A misty rainforest located in Cairns, Australia.

What must be done to prevent further extinctions?

Current legislation is failing dismally to recover the population of species lost to bring them out of their endangered states.

An image of the globe with a part of it as dry desert and the word

Nature is collapsing – what must we do?

Deakin experts call for more action to save nature before it’s too late.

A birds eye view of an ice capped landscape.

Conservation policy works for endangered ecosystems

We hear quite a bit about the conservation of threatened species, but what’s being done to save the ecosystems they live in?

A Great White Shark in the depths of the ocean.

Are we invading the ocean?

And can sharks and humans truly coexist?

A man, woman and child planting a plant in some soil.

Dreaming of a future worth living in

We often think of the future as a distant planet, something so far away and alien that it’s too hard to comprehend.

coal mining area with large vehicles traveling across

The morality of Adani

The time for developing new coalmines is over.

Macaroni penguins vlog foraging trips

Accelerometers, video cameras and GPS recorders are providing a new glimpse into penguin foraging behaviour.

Killer whales diving to record depths for dinner

Killer whales are expanding their role as an apex predator to the very depths of the ocean.

Marine megafauna catch the sun

When it comes to crossing the ocean, all marine megafauna seem to use the same navigational compass – the sun.

What’s dingoes’ favourite food: frogs, insects or wombat stew?

A major study has revealed a huge variation in dingo diets, and their predation of threatened species.

Taller tundra sends a warning

Global warming is having a significant effect on of the world’s most delicate ecosystems – the tundra of arctic and alpine areas.

Early trauma affects birds’ song memory

Deakin research linking early trauma in birds with their ability to remember important songs used for survival could have implications for human development.

Citizens and drones come to coastal rescue

Deakin University is training its own army of citizen scientists to monitor the effects of climate change on Victorian coastlines.

How are rising sea temperatures stunting fish growth?

Dr Timothy Clark is set to investigate one of the most profound issues facing global fish populations.

Mussels reveal secrets of reproductive ‘chemistry’

Deakin chemists are on the brink of understanding the real chemistry of attraction in mussels.

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