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.

Adapting to future landscapes

A group of Deakin researchers is helping farmers work with climate change.

Natural antibodies could save Tassie devils

Deakin scientists may have found a way to halt the cancer killing Tasmanian devils.

Citizen scientists add to knowledge about bird behaviour

Deakin researchers have gained the biggest ever birds-eye view of Australian backyards.

Golden age for tracking marine life

Advances in technology mean the underwater world can be better monitored than ever before.

plants in the sand on the beach with mountain up far

Blue Carbon Lab targets climate change

A new research lab will focus on preserving coastal ecosystems and mitigating climate change.

view of mountain and beaches

‘Drowned Apostles’ discovered near 12 Apostles

Limestone columns have been found on the ocean floor six kilometres from the coast.

bird with brown feathers and a yellow beak staring down

Starlings offer clue to human diseases

Rapid evolution in WA starlings could throw light on human mitochondrial diseases.

man on a boat at sea pulling his net into a bucket

Salmon research worth its salt

Deakin has signed a new research agreement with Australia’s largest Atlantic salmon producer.

penguins huddled together in a grassy field

Penguins work together, but only so far

Little penguins stalk their prey in groups, but when it comes to catching and killing them, it’s every bird for themselves.

great white shark in isolation

Shark attacks: time for perspective

Being attacked by a shark is a very rare event and, despite the media hype, shark numbers are not exploding.

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