Research

Backyard bandicoots could be key to urban bushland health

January 17th, 2017

Dr Amanda  Kristancic

The University has begun a three year investigation into how Southern brown bandicoots (quendas) survive in urban bushland in the Mandurah region. Associate Professor Trish Fleming, Professor Giles Hardy, Dr Catherine Baudains and Dr Amanda Kristancic from Murdoch University will work with the local Mandurah community and the City of Mandurah to increase understanding of where quendas are found, the roles they are playing, and identify potential threats to their survival.

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International collaboration working to enhance protections for spinner dolphins

January 13th, 2017

Spinner Dolphin_web

An international study involving researchers from Western Australia and the United States has unlocked a key behavioural schedule in spinner dolphins, which could provide crucial insight to conservation measures for the free-ranging animals.

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Opinion: A ‘tougher’ citizenship test should not be used to further divide and exclude

January 10th, 2017

Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny

Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny from Murdoch University’s School of Law has co-authored a piece with Professor Alex Reilly from the University of Adelaide in The Conversation, discussing the complexities of Australian citizenship.

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Managing the source of infection

January 6th, 2017

Tapeworm

A team of researchers at Murdoch University are helping prevent parasitic tapeworms from entering the food chain in Southeast Asian farming communities.

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Opinion: Explainer – why some churches teach that women are ‘separate but equal’

December 23rd, 2016

Dr Mark Jennings

Complementarianism is the idea held in some faiths that men and women are equal but play different complementary roles in life, society and religious practice.

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Don’t feed the dolphins

December 22nd, 2016

Dolphin

Researchers at Murdoch University have found evidence that feeding dolphins puts them at greater risk of injury and death.

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Murdoch to focus science futures for women

December 19th, 2016

Murdoch is inspiring young women to study science.

Inspiring young women to keep up their studies in science will be a major focus for Murdoch University,hosting a series of events to help demonstrate the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

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Bandicoot and bilby review finds gaps in current knowledge

December 14th, 2016

Basic biological information about bandicoots remains a mystery

The evolutionary history of a group of small, solitary marsupials native to Australasia requires further research to fill in knowledge gaps, a review co-written by a Murdoch academic suggests.

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WA waters a possible hotspot for krill

December 13th, 2016

WA waters are home to more than 40 percent of the world

A PhD research project has revealed that the waters off Western Australia are home to 40 per cent of the world’s krill species.

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Opinion: Inquiry into Lyme-like illness calls for more research and better treatment

December 5th, 2016

Dorsal view of an echidna tick, Bothriocroton concolor, (imaged by Siew-May Loh )

In an article for The Conversation, Murdoch University researchers Charlotte Oskam, Peter Irwin and Una Ryan unravel the complexities and ambiguities surrounding Lyme-like disease in Australia.

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