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‘Critical Animal Studies’ Research Network launched at Deakin

Renowned Australian moral philosopher Peter Singer has presented the opening lecture for Deakin’s new research network.

Victoria’s inland wetlands store $6 billion in carbon stocks

A Deakin University study has revealed the scale of the role of wetlands in carbon storage.

Turning water from foe to friend

As one in 100 year floods become more like one in ten, or one in five year events, blue-green infrastructure could help reduce the impact of flooding on our environment and economy.

Joint effort on water

Citizen scientists are tracking the effect of environmental flows from a decommissioned reservoir near Victoria’s Great Ocean Road.

Super milk takes on super bugs

The special properties of platypus milk might hold the key to overcoming antibiotic resistance.

Revealing the other side of cute

What happens to animal TV stars when they’re no longer cute enough to amuse us?

Polymer scientists ‘coat up’ for ‘green’ paint in China collaboration

World-leading polymer scientists are collaborating to create a new generation of coating materials that could contribute to a cleaner, safer planet.

Plover parents play favourites

The idea of daddy’s girls and mummy’s boys might just translate to the animal kingdom, according to new research.

Melbourne’s urban fringe: bandicoots find a niche

Endangered bandicoots are thriving in parts of Melbourne’s fringe, according to a surprising new study from Deakin University.

Virus discovery in Australian wild birds

A GCEID team has discovered coronaviruses in Australia’s wild birds, showing the nation is not as isolated from potentially serious host-jumping virus outbreaks as previously thought.

Call for dignity to be the foundation of international animal rights laws

International legal recognition of animal rights or welfare should be based on the concept of dignity in line with the approach taken with international human rights.

Finding Nemo’s genome

In a world-first, Deakin scientists have sequenced the clownfish genome, allowing them to identify and study genes connected to the species.

Global nature conservation indicators missing the mark

New Deakin research has set out a roadmap for global conservation efforts.

Deakin to host Anthropocene Campus 2018

Australia’s first Anthropocene Campus will bring cutting-edge, cross-disciplinary thought to bear on ways for humanity to address the challenges facing the planet.

Sea urchin cull helps restore kelp forests

A Deakin team of ecologists are working with colleagues and citizen scientists to re-establish kelp canopies in Port Phillip Bay.

Devils adapting to disease

Tasmanian devils are learning to live with the cancer epidemic that has decimated their population.

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