Research

Like Sniffs That Pass in the Night – Modelling airborne disease diffusion

15 October 2019

With outbreaks of airborne diseases such as measles occurring with growing frequency, modelling how the diffusion process works in dynamic …

New research centre to grow Australian agriculture

10 October 2019

Federal Minister for Education Dan Tehan has announced $35 million in funding to establish the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre …

Blue Carbon Horizons wins 2019 Eureka Prize for Environmental Science

29 August 2019

Professor Neil Saintilan of Macquarie University’s Department of Environmental Sciences has won the 2019 Eureka Prize for Environmental Science, as …

Using quantum dots and a smartphone to find killer bacteria

12 August 2019

A combination of off-the-shelf quantum dot nanotechnology and a smartphone camera soon could allow doctors to identify antibiotic-resistant bacteria in …

Macquarie University congratulates its finalists in the 2019 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes

31 July 2019

Macquarie University has four finalists in the prestigious Australian Museum 2019 Eureka Prizes. They are: The Weed Futures project, run …

Invading cane toads travel light

25 July 2019

Understanding the dynamics of cane toad dispersal is vital information for scientists helping native animals survive the spread of the …

Even deep-sea sharks aren’t safe from fishing fleets, research shows

25 July 2019

Even in the most remote parts of the world’s oceans migratory sharks are in severe danger from commercial fishing fleets, …

Astronomer flies high to spy on star formation

24 July 2019

Macquarie University astronomer Dr Stuart Ryder is in New Zealand to hitch a ride on a NASA jet and take …

Asteroid Vesta originates from a cosmic “hit-and-run” collision

4 July 2019

The asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter preserves the processes of planetary formation, frozen in time. Vesta, the second largest …

Hedging against climate change

4 July 2019

Globally, decision makers are increasingly acknowledging the many advantages of greening urban landscapes. Trees provide well recognised benefits to our …

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