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.

Fire: dingo’s friend but fox’s foe

Fire and dingoes could be the dynamic duo that hold the key to helping stop destructive foxes in Victoria's Big Desert region.

Finding water solutions: nature’s way

Floating reed beds are being trialled as a means of reducing the amount of waste-water nutrients discharged into inland waterways.

Defining collapse – step forward for ecosystems

A team of researchers has created a four-step guide for defining ecosystem collapse, to improve resource management and help protect ecosystems.

Link between disease and migrant animals questioned

Migratory animals are often blamed for the global spread of diseases.

Unlocking the secrets of amber time capsules

Scientific analysis of fossilised tree resin has caused a rethink of Australia’s prehistoric ecosystem.

Brown the new green in Australian conservation

Threatened ecosystems considered by the public to be dry, brown and ugly are having their conservation value overlooked in favour of greener, wet forests.

Time is running out to save the planet, scientists warn

15,000 scientists from around the world have co-signed an article highlighting the urgent actions that must be taken to avoid irreversible harm to the Earth.

The dark side of cooling

The unintended consequences of refrigeration and freezing technology is the topic of this year’s Harrison Lecture.

Diversity helps combat parrot virus

Genetic diversity of Australian parrots affects their chances of contracting a common but deadly virus.

Secrets of desert waterbirds revealed

Researchers have used satellites and surveys from light aircraft to unveil the unique breeding behaviour of an Australian waterbird.

Success stories for sea turtles

New research points to signs of recovery in global sea turtle populations thanks to long-term conservation efforts.

In their own words – Dr Alecia Bellgrove

“The lungs of the earth and a national treasure.” Is Dr Alecia Bellgrove really talking about the brown, slimy stuff left on the sand after high tide?

Body size matters in battle against extinction

New research has shown that extinction risk is the greatest for the world’s smallest and largest vertebrates

Baw Baw frog charms researchers in battle against extinction

Scientists are racing against time to save Victoria’s unique Baw Baw frog.

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