Animal and plant studies, environment and bioinformatics
February 24th, 2017
A Murdoch University student has been awarded the inaugural PhD scholarship by the Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute (WABSI). Rowena Burch will study native mammals and reptiles in the jarrah forests of the South West to determine how they respond to prescribed burns, timber harvesting and to programs aimed at controlling predators such as cats and foxes.
February 21st, 2017
The secret lives of microbats in the mid-west region of Western Australia are being revealed through a new research project at Murdoch University.
February 7th, 2017
Climate change in WA's south-west was discussed in depth on ABC Radio National’s Science Show, featuring views from a number of Murdoch University researchers, students and alumni.
February 2nd, 2017
Murdoch University has won funding for two projects in the State Government’s annual Royalties for Regions Regional Grants Scheme.
February 1st, 2017
Murdoch University researchers investigating community perceptions of Lake Claremont are looking for park users to fill out surveys.
January 17th, 2017
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.
January 6th, 2017
A team of researchers at Murdoch University are helping prevent parasitic tapeworms from entering the food chain in Southeast Asian farming communities.
December 14th, 2016
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.
December 13th, 2016
A PhD research project has revealed that the waters off Western Australia are home to 40 per cent of the world’s krill species.
December 5th, 2016
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.