Research & development > Environmental science

Voyage to an underwater volcano

08 August, 2018 by Lauren Davis

An international team of scientists have returned from a once-in-a-lifetime expedition that took them 400 km north-east of New Zealand.

Plant science discovery could help develop treatments for genetic diseases

30 July, 2018

A newly discovered molecular mechanism of gene regulation could help develop treatment strategies for genetic diseases.

Complex pathways control the shape of plant cells

25 July, 2018

Professor Daniel Szymanski used the model plant Arabidopsis to analyse how intracellular signalling networks pattern cell walls to generate particular cell shapes and sizes.

A fresh look at microbes in the Murray River

11 July, 2018

Flinders University researchers have presented a new examination of river health with a fresh look at microbial distributions from Murray River water samples.

Australian Antarctic Science Council to be established

21 June, 2018

The federal government is creating an Australian Antarctic Science Council to revitalise science research, as well as boost Hobart's position as an Antarctic science hub.

Partnership to advance composites science

24 May, 2018

Deakin University and Vestas have teamed up to improve the compressive strength of carbon fibre composite materials for wind turbines.

Limiting global warming could preserve biodiversity

21 May, 2018 by Lauren Davis

Researchers are pushing for global warming to be limited to 1.5°C, claiming that such a limit could protect hundreds of thousands of insects, plants and animals.

Plants show unexpected response to elevated CO2

01 May, 2018

Plants are responding in unexpected ways to increased carbon dioxide in the air, reversing previously well-established patterns.

Emerging technologies could help preserve biodiversity

27 April, 2018 by Mansi Gandhi

Australia is one of only two developed countries with 'megadiversity' of plant and animal life.

Galaxies get fat as they age

24 April, 2018

Much like people, galaxies fall victim to the middle-aged spread as they get older, becoming less elliptical and more round, according to Australian and US scientists.

New brew of beer holds the hops, keeps the flavour

23 March, 2018

How would you like to try beer that costs less and has a more consistent flavour? US scientists may have come to your rescue.

Buckingham Palace built with Jurassic period microbes

22 January, 2018

Buckingham Palace in London, the Pentagon in Virginia and the Empire State Building in New York City have something in common, reveals a new study.

The silent revolution in molecular biology

18 January, 2018

Animal feed that's easier to digest. Potatoes that don't go brown. And an improved industrial oil.

Seed dormancy, germination and genome editing

10 October, 2017

Scientists at La Trobe University and the University of Western Australia have made a seed germination breakthrough.

Manipulating plant growth with modified peptides

06 October, 2017

A study by researchers at the University of Sydney and University of Queensland has found that modified peptides could be used to boost plant growth and development.

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