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Teabags to aid battle against climate change

Scientists are calling on citizen scientists around the world and the humble teabag in the battle against climate change.

Bigger not always better for birds

New research has found that the larger a bird’s bill, the longer they spend trying to snuggle it in against the cold.

Bird data leads to new findings

Ongoing research into the “fantastic phenomenon” of shorebird migration has revealed surprising information about the birds’ parenting habits.

Feral cats cause havoc on Australian wildlife

Managing feral cats needs to be a priority for the sake of our wildlife, says a Deakin ecologist.

Farming for the future

A Deakin PhD researcher is working hard on ways to lift crop yields, and farmers’ livelihoods.

Saving the ocean’s sentinels

A new crowdfunding campaign seeks to put the complex microbial world of penguins and the part it plays in penguin health, nutrition and physiology under the microscope.

Nobel laureate lays out the facts on climate

Eminent US climate scientist Dr Russell Schnell has shared his climate data at a Deakin lecture.

Invasive predators: major cause of extinctions

Deakin ecologists have revealed the massive damage caused by invasive mammalian predators around the globe.

The air we breathe is not what it used to be

Eminent climate scientist, Dr Russell Schnell, will deliver a lecture at Waurn Ponds.

People power protects Australian wildlife

The “Wildlife Spotter” project is asking the public to identify animals in images from automated cameras.

Baby, it’s hot out here! Bird parents prepare embryos for future heat

Birds call to their embryos during incubation to warn them about hot temperatures outside the egg, according to new Deakin research.

Researchers seek true value of ocean wealth

Deakin researchers are seeking to put a value on southern Australia’s underwater habitats, as part of the Global Mapping Ocean Wealth Program.

Fuelling a greener tomorrow

A rare form of bacteria collected from a hot spring in a Himalayan cave is offering hope for a cleaner planet.

Machines learn to count wildlife

A Deakin IT research team is helping Parks Victoria to track wildlife and improve park management.

Bearded dragons can change their spots

Bearded dragon lizards can change the colour of different body parts for different functions.

Climate change is bad news for birds

Warming temperatures in the Arctic are compounding problems for migratory birds.

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