Deakin University is an Australian public university with nearly 40,000 higher education students in 2010. It receives more than A$600 million in operating revenue annually, and controls more than A$1.3 billion in assets. It received more than A$35 million in research income in 2009 and had 835 research students in 2010. In 2009, its academics authored 33 books, 233 refereed conference papers, and 705 refereed journal papers. It has campuses in the coastal cities of: Geelong, Melbourne, and Warrnambool, Victoria. The University was named after the leader of the Australian federation movement and the nation's second Prime Minister, Alfred Deakin. Monash University is a commissioned Victorian university. Its establishment was the result of the commissioning of the Ramsay Committee, which was created by the State Government of Victoria and the Federal Government of Australia in September 1970, to establish Victoria's fourth university in regional Victoria. Three locations at Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo were considered.
Fishes' innate food choice could change with the environment
The fact that fish choose their food based on what colours they can see, as opposed to how it tastes, is an inherited trait that could have implications for the evolution in the animal kingdom, new Deakin ...
Scientists look at role of wetlands in battle against climate change
The role rainforests play through storing carbon in the battle against climate change is well understood, but Deakin University scientists now believe the humble swamp, or freshwater wetland, could be up ...
Slow-growing underwater creatures have a better chance of avoiding death
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 ...
Scientist uncovers Australian predators' breakfast feast
Predators at one of Australia's most northern points are cleaning up frogs and toads hit by cars so quickly that the true cost of road kill could easily be underestimated, Deakin research has found.
Deakin researcher calls for citizen scientists to help save rare 500kg turtle
A Deakin University marine scientist is asking coastal Victorian and Tasmanian locals and summer holidaymakers to help save one of the ocean's biggest yet most elusive endangered creatures.
Scientists track movements of desert waterbirds from space
Deakin University scientists 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 ...
Researcher helps develop new way to predict climate change impacts on estuaries
A research team lead by Deakin University has developed a world-first model to help scientists predict the impacts of climate change on estuaries in one region based on what occurs in another waterway in a different corner ...
Avian expert warns migratory birds are facing annihilation
(Phys.org) —Millions of migratory birds that fly tens of thousands of kilometres between their homes in Australia and Siberia are facing annihilation as development destroys the vital feeding grounds they rely on during ...
Scientists watch tagged turtles from space
(Phys.org) —Millions of kilometres of protected marine parks covering vast tracts of ocean may not be enough to save some of the world's migrating sea life.
Frogs with vivid colour markings to ward off predators can also appear invisible
(Phys.org) —Frogs that rely on their vivid colour markings to ward off predators can also appear invisible, Deakin University scientists have discovered.
Sentencing overhaul needed to reduce crime and save taxpayer money
Australia's ineffective sentencing laws are failing to reduce crime and wasting taxpayer money that could be better spent on improvements to health and education, according to Deakin University Dean of Law Professor Mirko ...
Developing computer games with a sense of altruism
A Melbourne-based community organisation is working with Deakin University Information Technology students to develop a new computer game that rewards altruistic 'upstanding' behaviour and helps develop conflict resolution ...
Global warming could help bolster turtle population size
(Phys.org) —Scientists studying the sex ratio of sea turtles at one of the world's largest rookeries predict global warming could help bolster population sizes.
New biodegradable packaging could help slash global plastic consumption
Scientists at Deakin University's Institute for Frontier Materials are turning by-products of wood and wool into biodegradable packaging to help slash global plastic consumption.
Important migratory corridor for endangered marine species off north-west Australia
The value of Australia's newly established network of marine parks has been highlighted by an international project that used satellites to track the vulnerable flatback sea turtle.