Animal and plant studies, environment and bioinformatics

500th rehabilitated black cockatoo released into wild

April 23rd, 2018

Forest red-tailed black cockatoo (Pic Keith Lightbody)

An endangered black cockatoo has become the 500th rehabilitated cockatoo to be released into the wild as part of a collaborative research project involving Murdoch University.

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How our humble front yards are helping bird life

April 11th, 2018

New Holland Honeyeater (pic: Randy Moore)

New Murdoch University research has revealed that front gardens can be crucial habitat for native birds, and they don’t just have to be filled with native plants to be useful.

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An Australian mussel species is dying out… But does anyone care?

April 9th, 2018

Carter

The only freshwater mussel species in South-West Western Australia is in danger of extinction, Murdoch University researchers have warned.

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Murdoch wins big at agriculture youth forum

April 5th, 2018

Lydia Inglis

Murdoch University students have swept the board at the Young Professionals in Agriculture Forum, earning the top three honours for their animal science research.

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Harry Butler Institute appoints Chair of Biosecurity and Environmental Science

April 4th, 2018

Murdoch University has made a new appointment to its Harry Butler Institute, with Professor Marnie Campbell taking on the role of Chair of Biosecurity and Environmental Science.

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The future needs women in STEM

March 29th, 2018

Murdoch University hosted the WISE Women Symposium this week following the International Women’s Day #PressforProgress movement being championed by celebrities across social media.

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Opinion: As humans change the world, predators seize the chance to succeed

March 22nd, 2018

Lion (credit: Trish Fleming)

In a co-authored article for The Conversation, Associate Professor Trish Fleming discusses whether human structures and environments are helping predators improve their hunting success.

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Blood, sweat and tears in raptor research

March 15th, 2018

Juvenile Wedge-tailed Eagle

Murdoch University PhD candidate Simon Cherriman is enjoying the relative safety of his home office after spending much of the last six months scaling trees and attaching satellite tags to 13 feisty juvenile Wedge-tailed Eagles.

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What Fitbit tech and algorithms can reveal about lemon sharks

March 13th, 2018

Dr Lauran Brewster

Murdoch University researchers have used Fitbit-like accelerometer technology and an algorithm to understand more about the behaviours of wild juvenile lemon sharks.

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Murdoch research helping to save iconic black cockatoos

March 12th, 2018

Conservation efforts to help threatened black cockatoo species are being aided by Murdoch University researchers.

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