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First action plan in 25 years aims to save Australia’s snakes and lizards from extinction

The status of Australian snakes and lizards has deteriorated significantly over the past two decades, with the number of species assessed as threatened nearly doubling from 1993 to 2017.

Biology 2 December, 2019

Monash science researchers awarded just over $2 million in funding as part of ARC DECRA scheme

Monash science researchers have received just over $2 million in Australian Research Council (ARC) funding for five projects under the Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) scheme.

Science 18 November, 2019
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Antidepressant pollutants in waterways are destroying the social dynamics of fish, study finds

The Monash scientists who found that pharmaceutical pollutants in waterways altered reproductive behaviour, anxiety levels, activity, and antipredator responses of fish have now discovered for the first time that such toxicity is also having a

Biology 13 November, 2019
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Scientists call for improved approach to biodiversity targets on invasive species

A Monash-led international commentary on the harm caused by biological invasions has urged policy makers to develop conversation targets in a unified framework informed by new data integration methods developed in the last decade.

Biology 26 October, 2019
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Monash Biologists and Physicists awarded ARC Future Fellowships

Two biologists and two physicists have collectively been awarded four Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowships worth approximately $4 million.

Science 17 October, 2019
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Monash led international study has implications for tackling E.coli infections

Monash scientists have identified a survival mechanism of bacteria that cause disease in plant and animals, including highly virulent E. coli (Escherichia coli) related diseases.

Biology 16 October, 2019
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Monash biologist to play a key role in a new $35 million research centre to grow Australian agriculture

Internationally renowned plant expert Professor John Bowman from the School of Biological Sciences will lead the Monash node of the recently announced $35 million Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Plant Success in Nature

Biology 15 October, 2019
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Biology PhD candidate and 3MT finalist wins David Healy New Investigator Award

Congratulations to Biology PhD student Avinash Gaikwad on winning the David Healy New Investigator Award.

Biology 29 August, 2019
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First-ever release of mixed gene Helmeted Honeyeaters into wild

In an exciting first for the species, 37 out-crossed Helmeted Honeyeaters were released to Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve, coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the recovery program to save the species.

Biology 24 August, 2019