Animal and plant studies, environment and bioinformatics

New Harry Butler Science Centre to continue environmental pioneer’s legacy

June 19th, 2018

Murdoch leaders on Barrow Island

Murdoch University research on remote Barrow Island will set a new world standard for protection of delicate ecosystems alongside industrial development.

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Opinion: Mass slaughter of wedge-tailed eagles could have Australia-wide consequences

June 14th, 2018

Wedge-tailed Eagles (pic Simon Cherriman)

In an article for The Conversation, PhD researcher Simon Cherriman explains how the recent poisoning of 136 wedge-tailed eagles in East Gippsland could have ecological consequences across Australia.

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Murdoch research centre revolutionises grains research

June 11th, 2018

The State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre (SABC) has played a pivotal role in transforming plant breeding for the Western Australian grains industry over the past 25 years.

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SABC a ‘hotspot’ for agbiotech research for 25 years

June 7th, 2018

Australia’s first agricultural biotechnology research hotel has demonstrated its staying power, celebrating its 25th anniversary at Murdoch University this week.

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AI tech helping to find and conserve dugongs

May 31st, 2018

Dugong (Credit Ahmed M. Shawky)

Artificial intelligence technology from Google has revolutionised the way a Murdoch University dugong researcher finds and studies the gentle marine mammals.

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Bilby preservation a key priority for Kimberley energy company

May 28th, 2018

A Murdoch University research project on vulnerable bilbies in the Kimberley has won a prestigious oil and gas industry award for environmental excellence. Buru Energy won the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association 2018 Environment Project Award for its support of Murdoch University PhD student Stuart Dawson’s investigation into the impact of fire and track clearing on bilby populations in the Canning Basin.

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Murdoch Associate Professor recognised for advancements in lamb meat research

May 18th, 2018

A Murdoch University Professor’s role in developing an x-ray system for grading the quality of lamb meat has been acknowledged with an Award for Excellence in Innovation by the Cooperative Research Centres Association.

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Invasive tapeworm discovered in a Perth waterway

May 7th, 2018

Asian fish tapeworm (credit: Aileen Elliot)

An invasive tapeworm never previously recorded in Western Australia has been discovered in two feral fish species caught from a popular Perth lake by Murdoch University scientists.

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Shipwreck research unearths treasure trove of animal knowledge

May 4th, 2018

Research into accounts of Australia’s first scientific expedition to foreign lands could assist with modern-day efforts to conserve native mammals and marsupials.

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Researchers tap into fisher wisdom to support bream stocks

May 3rd, 2018

Clara Obregón with a black bream

If you have a passion for black bream fishing, Murdoch University researchers are seeking your views.

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