Discover Geosciences at Monash

Hear from students and teaching staff first-hand in this glimpse into the exciting world of Geosciences at Monash University.


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Terrifying crocodile-like monster released nationally

Terrifying crocodile-like monster released nationally

Years of local scientific research behind the new Australia Post stamp release portraying the ancient age of dinosaurs will be presented tomorrow.

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After millennia of mining, copper nowhere near 'peak'

After millennia of mining, copper nowhere near 'peak'

New research shows that existing copper resources can sustain increasing world-wide demand for at least a century, meaning social and environmental concerns could be the most important restrictions on future copper production.

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New 'embryonic' subduction zone found

New 'embryonic' subduction zone found

A new subduction zone forming off the coast of Portugal heralds the beginning of a cycle that will see the Atlantic Ocean close as continental Europe moves closer to America.

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Medal for (literally) ground-breaking research

Medal for (literally) ground-breaking research

Research that explains the movement of tectonic plates and could predict the location of mega earthquakes has earned a Monash researcher the recognition of the Australian Academy of Science (AAS).

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Ancient Antarctic treasure trove discovered

Ancient Antarctic treasure trove discovered

The chance discovery of a 100 million year old fossil forest on an island east of New Zealand has unlocked new insights on ancient life close to the South Pole.

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Southeast Asia’s biggest dinosaur exhibition

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Southeast Asia’s biggest dinosaur exhibition is taking place at the ArtScience Museum in Singapore, showcasing more than 400 fossils and models, as well as over 50 original artworks.

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Global map to predict giant earthquakes

Global map to predict giant earthquakes

A team of international researchers have developed a new global map of subduction zones to predict which ones are capable of generating giant earthquakes.

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Monash students dig Victoria’s history

Monash students dig Victoria’s history

Monash students Jesse Savage and Lachlan Grose have teamed up with archaeologists in the search for lost sites important to the history of the state of Victoria.

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The thin-toed tracks in fluvial sandstone were likely made by two birds. Photo-Bird-Track-Surface

Tell-tale toes point to oldest-known fossil bird tracks

Two fossilized footprints found at Dinosaur Cove in Victoria were likely made by birds during the Early Cretaceous, making them the oldest known bird tracks in Australia.

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The image shows the Mt Schank crater in Mt Gambier

New clues to prehistoric eruption

Scientists have determined the magnitude of the Mount Gambier volcano eruption 5,000 years ago, and say if a similar eruption occurred again, it could cause widespread damage.

About us

Geoscience is a multidisciplinary science that seeks to understand the Earth's dynamic systems.

The geosciences program provides students with an insight into both present-day processes and how the Earth has changed over geological time, including an understanding of the Earth’s chemical, physical and biological systems. Our School provides the education and training using world-class facilities for research and teaching.

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