Animal and plant studies, environment and bioinformatics

Helping the sea turtle which lost its dive

July 4th, 2018

A juvenile green sea turtle discovered floating in an estuary in Broome has been brought to Murdoch University’s Animal Hospital for a CT scan.

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Students awarded for commitment to animals and the environment

June 29th, 2018

The School of Veterinary and Life Sciences held its annual awards ceremony last night, recognising students for their dedication and passion for veterinary, agricultural, environmental, medical, molecular and forensic science. A total of 56 prizes were presented to students for the 2017 academic year across these areas of study. Murdoch University Vice Chancellor Eeva Leinonen […]

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The heat makes oceanic whitetip sharks go deep

June 26th, 2018

Oceanic Whitetip Shark by Lance Jordan

Warm sea surface temperatures during summers have drastic effects on the diving behaviour of oceanic whitetip sharks, and could have profound implications for their survival as the climate changes, researchers say.

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Future environmental leaders receive scholarships from Harry Butler Institute

June 21st, 2018

Image of recipients with Harry Butler Director and Deputy Vice Chancellor

Six future environmental custodians have earned a unique opportunity to protect the wilderness with their Honours studies at Murdoch University.

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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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