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Farm Sheeps

International research alliance discovers new strategies to reduce global agricultural methane emissions

An international research collaboration has made an important discovery in the quest to help lower global agricultural methane emissions.

Biology 27 June, 2019
Great Barrier Reef

Biodiversity is under increased threat as legal protection is removed from nature reserves

An international study involving Monash University scientists has revealed extensive removal of legal protection for conservation reserves, at a time when the preservation of these areas is more important than ever to biodiversity conservation. Biology 31 May, 2019

Dr Kathryn Hodgins

Prestigious international grant awarded to Monash university researcher

A Monash researcher has received a highly competitive and prestigious international grant to study the genetic basis of behaviour.

Biology 29 April, 2019
Fungal-molecule-Coprogen

Discovery of how molecular ‘piracy’ works provides new strategies to combat bacterial infection

New research from Monash University explains the molecular mechanisms that allow bacteria to engage in ‘molecular piracy’, stealing iron atoms from their fungal competitors.

Biology 5 April, 2019
Researchers discover microbes take advantage of carbon monoxide

Toxic for most, an energy source for others – researchers discover microbes take advantage of carbon monoxide

A trans-Tasman research team led by Monash biologists has shown that dominant bacteria within extreme environments prolong their survival by breaking down the components of air.

Biology 5 April, 2019
Invasive species

Global register aims to curtail the spread of invasive species

Four decades ago, a small black and yellow wasp skipped across the equator from its native Europe and into Tasmania. Or did it?

Biology 3 April, 2019
a mice and an elephant

Of mice and elephants, Monash scientists shed new insights into physiological evolution

It is a question that scientists have been trying to resolve for centuries, but might it be due to evolutionary chance?

Biology 19 March, 2019
beaches clean our oceans

World-first research shows how beaches clean our oceans

They are invisible to the human eye, but they are there – millions of microbes in our beaches, breaking down the rubbish in our waters.

Science 12 March, 2019
Tropical butterfly

Scientists develop new framework for global species monitoring

An international study involving a Monash biologist has outlined a much-needed framework to significantly improve the monitoring of status and trends of species worldwide. This finding comes after a multi-year

Biology 12 March, 2019