School of Life and Environmental Sciences news
Professor Neil Barnett and Professor Colin Barrow have been appointed Alfred Deakin Professors, the highest honour the University can bestow on a member of academic staff.
Two members of Deakin's School of Life and Environmental Sciences are involved in projects being led by other institutions that were successful in the latest round of Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage awards.
Warrnambool marine ecologist recognised for habitat mapping work that has helped to protect reef systems and seafood stocks.
Ecology expert Dr Euan Ritchie will argue the case for rewilding of native apex predators such as the dingo and Tasmanian devil at the inaugural national Threatened Species Summit tomorrow.
It's often smelly, slimy and gets in the way of a nice walk on the beach – and being called a weed doesn't help – but the true colours of the maligned seaweed have been revealed through Deakin University photography.
Australia's top marine scientists will gather in Geelong next week to discuss latest research, challenges and solutions for the nation's future environmental sustainability.
Oil rigs and artificial reefs are often given a bad rap for their environmental impact but they may be playing a vital role in feeding one of Australia's largest sea creatures, still recovering from centuries of hunting by humans, new research led by Deakin scientists has found.
Three Deakin School of Life and Environmental Sciences honours students have been announced as recipients of Bill Borthwick Student Scholarships in 2015.
The School of Life and Environmental Sciences outreach program 'The Forensic Detective' was in the news recently, featuring in an article in The Sunday Age.
Deakin University scientists have completed Victoria's first ever stocktake of blue carbon hot spots, revealing millions of tonnes of stored carbon, which they say is at risk of being returned to the atmosphere unless conserved.
Australian native animals could be under threat of extinction from climate change, with a unique longitudinal study by Deakin University scientists finding our small mammal populations are suffering the ravages of long-term low rainfall conditions and intense wildfires.
In a world first, a Deakin / CSIRO research team has achieved one of the first critical steps towards developing allergy-free eggs. The breakthrough could lead to the production of allergy-free eggs within as little as five years.
Deakin University researchers have been given a bird's eye view of Victoria's underwater kingdoms, after attaching miniature video cameras to seabirds in a bid to work out how they find food in different environments.
While the human population grapples with ways to counter the effects of climate change, Deakin University research has discovered that birds might have been working on their own solution for the past 145 years – grow bigger beaks.
A Deakin University ecologist has launched a fundraising campaign to support his journey into the far northern tropics to collect information on kangaroos and wallabies as part of his mission to save them from extinction in northern Australia.
A study into the carbon capturing capacity of coastal plants and seaweeds provides new insight into their potential to help counter the effects of climate change.
Deakin University's Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment (SEBE) and School of Life and Environmental Sciences ran their annual Deakin Enviro Seminar recently, hosting a presentation by Mr Peter Garrett AM – environmental activist, Midnight Oil frontman and former government minister.
The findings of a Deakin University PhD student investigating the impact of wastewater on fish in Antarctica has contributed to a major new environmental initiative to protect the continent from pollution.
In the bird world of parenting, it is a matter of survival of the dullest, according to new international research led by Deakin University.
Deakin University scientists are on a mission to make the fish we eat healthier, tastier and more sustainable, by creating food for farmed fish completely free of any other marine life.
The achievements of two new Deakin marine biology graduates made headlines in the Warrnambool Standard recently.
There was a strong Deakin University presence at a recent meeting of the Science Panel of the Victorian Coastal Council, with a group of six School of Life and Environmental Sciences academic staff attending.
Deakin research finds birds could hold secret to lasting relationships: work together and stay together
The more offspring a couple has to raise the more closely together they work to feed them, contradicting years of scientific belief, new Deakin research has found.
Deakin students have set their vision for the future at a week-long intensive course in Warrnambool.
They can wipe out an entire commercial fish farm overnight, terrify open water swimmers throughout the world and disable power stations, but Deakin's top marine scientist is part of a global team which could have the solution to the sting of the jellyfish bloom.
Slow and steady doesn't just win the race between a tortoise and a hare, with new Deakin University research showing sluggish, shy and slow-growing underwater creatures have a better chance of avoiding death by fishing hook than their bigger and bolder counterparts.
In the battle against climate change, the role of rainforests in storing carbon is well understood - yet Deakin scientists believe that the humble swamp, or freshwater wetland, could be up to 50 times more effective.
A Deakin University biologist is collaborating with French scientists to unlock the secrets to the animal kingdom's ability to fight cancer in an attempt to help human medicine better prevent and cure the disease.
Australia's avian populations may be more resistant to environmental variations, such as climate change, than scientists may have thought, new Deakin University research shows.
Professor John Endler and Professor Guang Shi will each be leading Discovery Projects while Dr Lee Rollins is the recipient of a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA).
Deakin nutritionist Associate Professor Giovanni Turchini has been awarded one of the Nutrition Society of Australia's (NSA's) highest honours - the NSA annual medal, in recognition of his outstanding research in aquaculture and nutrition.
A symposium has been held in honour of Emeritus Professor Julian Mercer, who has retired from Deakin after 15 years with the university. The symposium was hosted by the Melbourne Biometals Group and attended by a number of Australia's leading metal biologists.
A Smart Geelong "Researcher of the Year" award has capped off an outstanding year for Deakin PhD student Justin Eastwood.
Mention quality control and many would think of large factories and long production lines, but Deakin University molecular biologist Dr Bernhard Dichtl is investigating the role of this process in a somewhat smaller environment – inside cells.
Deakin evolutionary ecologist Dr Beata Ujvari will be heading to Scotland in November to participate in an international workshop on diversity in telomere dynamics, with the support of a travel grant from The Ian Potter Foundation.
Deakin University ecologists have gained fascinating new insights into the secret lives of a nomadic Australian waterbird whose ability to somehow know it has rained up to thousands of kilometres away has intrigued researchers for generations.
The iconic colours in one of one of Australia's most loved backyard parrots may be the surprise result of a tiny virus that kills other species, new Deakin University research has found.
Former Australian Greens leader Dr Bob Brown helps celebrate 30 years of environmental science courses at Deakin with a special visit.
Raucous, gorgeous crimson rosellas are able to sniff out their own species by the lingering odour left over from smelly feathers, unique research by Deakin University has found.
Marine ecologist Dr Peter Macreadie has attracted laurels along his whole, short career – almost as prolifically as seagrass attracts carbon.
Secondary school students had the opportunity to find out about course offerings from Deakin's School of Life and Environmental Sciences (LES) at the Environmental and Marine Careers Expo.
The Deakin University Biomedical Society (DUBS) hosted the Annual Careers and Cocktail Evening at the Deakin Melbourne City Centre on 8 August.
Little penguins are more likely to forage for food in groups, working together to target prey, new Deakin University research has found.
Dr Bob Brown, former Leader of the Australian Greens and prominent environmentalist and author, is giving a guest presentation at Deakin University's Melbourne Burwood Campus on Monday 25 August 2014, starting at 6pm.
Deakin University palaeoecologist and beetle researcher Dr Nicholas Porch will be travelling to Germany after receiving an Australian Academy of Science grant in support of a project to bring together data on Australian diving beetles.
The use of 26 camera traps has enabled Deakin ecologist Dr Euan Ritchie and Jim Thomas to discover three possible new mammal species in remote Papua New Guinea.
Frogs that rely on their vivid colour markings to ward off predators can also appear invisible, Deakin University scientists have discovered.