Our researchers are regularly featured in the media and recognised for their accomplishments. Regular seminars and public lectures are hosted with these researchers and guests from the field, providing an opportunity for discussion and connection between people with a common interest in the environment
- Making megacities healthy for humans
How urban ecology can provide a greener alternative to the concrete jungles of the future
- Unlocking the inner workings of plant growth
Sustainable biofuels are closer to reality after the discovery of a key step in plant cell wall production
- How energy is hidden in colours
- What animals can tell us about sleeping
- Exposing the creatures of the deep
- Koalas hug trees to battle climate change
Koalas in the hotter, more arid parts of Australia could become extinct in the face of climate change, new modelling suggests.
- Genetic secrets of algae provide vital insight into coral bleaching
- Bearded dragons change color on different body parts for social signals and temperature regulation
- Climate change likely to turn up heat on koalas
A changing climate means that by 2070 koalas may no longer call large parts of inland Australia home, researchers have found.
- New molecular design to get hydrogen-powered cars motoring
- The climate legacies in our lakes
Biogeographer Dr Michael-Shawn Fletcher tells of exploring ‘natural archives’ to piece together our environmental history – and shine a light on the future
- Planting trees for the Earth
Campaigners want us to plant 7.8 billion trees to combat climate change. But what then?
- Move it or lose it: exploiting genetic diversity to fight extinction
We need to think differently about species conservation
- The Drain Scene Investigators
Melbourne water researchers have turned detectives to track down the source of pollution in our waterways
- How we can link some extreme weather to climate change
Australia is at the forefront of research in the rapidly developing science of “Event Attribution”
- A long climatic affair
The first extensive retrospective of our climate history has traced the human fingerprint on record-breaking hot temperatures as far back as the 1930s
- Eradicating weeds one woof at a time
Is our best defence against pests and diseases to smell them out?
- A weed by any other name
One habitat’s sweet meadow flower is another’s worst nightmare. So what makes a plant a weed and how do they get about?
- The not-so-plain Nullarbor
Today it’s one of the driest spots in Australia, but just a few million years ago the Nullarbor was flush with trees and plants and had four times as much rain
- Top 10 ways to give nature a helping hand
Victorians are being urged to help nature adapt to new conditions under climate change through a new 10-point guide
- Discovered: A treasure trove of new fish
Researchers have found 20 new species of freshwater fish in the remote Kimberley region - and had to fend off an angry crocodile in the process
- Three ways frogs, roads and cars don't mix
... But there are seven things we can do to make their lives just a little easier
- The science behind these big monsters
We’ve all seen footage of tropical cyclones. But this is how they form and why climate change is reducing their number – but increasing their power
- The hole in the ozone
The environmental issue we managed to fix* and why we still need to be sunsmart
- Cities for climate change
Citizens often want greener policies, but why don’t cities listen?
- Three ways to save stressed-out coral
What if coral could be made more resistant to the effects of climate change?
- The Paris climate change summit
The world comes together: Regular updates from the Paris COP 21 meeting
- The human fingerprint on a record hot year
Global temperature records are being toppled and it's mostly our fault
- Growing Greener Cities
Collaboration between researchers, urban planners and industry to green our walls and roofs wins Premier's Sustainability Award
- Printing the next generation of solar cells
University of Melbourne researchers have teamed up with industry to develop flexible solar cells to cover roofs, windows, clothing, phones and cars