Science and the EnvironmentsSubscribe to Science and the Environments

Koalas can become stressed by noisy and up-close encounters with human visitors, a University of Melbourne study has determined.

The levels of Co2 forecast for 2050 has been shown to deplete the nutritional quality of major food crops, an international research team featuring academics from the University of Melbourne has determined.

Surrounding odours can affect the ability of ants to distinguish friend from foe, a new University of Melbourne study has found. 

Highly regarded environmentalist, Don Henry has been appointed as a Public Policy Fellow at the University of Melbourne.

Professor Kate Auty, the former Victorian Government Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability has been appointed as a 2014 Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Melbourne.

A new international study has published the most comprehensive Southern Hemisphere reconstruction of past climate records, revealing a clearer climate picture of the globe’s temperature history than ever before.

The rights of police to secretly collect suspects' discarded DNA material remains dangerously unregulated in Australia, a University of Melbourne analysis has determined.

Three University of Melbourne academics have been elected as fellows of the Australian Academy of Science in recognition of their role in advancing the sum of scientific knowledge.

Any Australian with a home computer and an internet connection can now power up a climate model and help scientists find the causes of record high temperatures and drought that hit Australia and New Zealand in 2013.

Future episodes of extreme weather will lead to mass extinctions of insects and reptiles in the next century, according to a new international study by Danish and Australian scientists.

Pages