Animal and plant studies, environment and bioinformatics
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.
December 1st, 2016
A Murdoch University researcher will be investigating how altering land management practices to change the properties of soils and crops will help to reduce the intensity of heat waves.
November 28th, 2016
A gene discovery in a crop of Biserrulla may unlock secrets of agricultural productivityA newly discovered process that allows genes to jump between different species of bacteria promises to unlock secrets of disease, drug resistance and agricultural productivity.
November 24th, 2016
The eradication of an alien fish species from a reservoir in south west Australia led to an explosion in the population of a native fish species and an increase in Marron, Murdoch University researchers have found.
November 18th, 2016
High achieving Murdoch University student Claire Greenwell will be pursuing her marine research ambitions after winning this year’s Banksia Association Honours Scholarship, valued at $10,000.
November 1st, 2016
Researchers at Murdoch University are celebrating after the Australian Research Council (ARC) announced project funding worth $3.5m.
October 27th, 2016
The first evidence of a superbug in a domestic cat that could infect humans and livestock has been discovered in Australia. The Salmonella strain is resistant to carbapenems, a drug used as the last line of defence in Australian hospitals. Experts believe this resistance may pose a serious threat to public health.
October 18th, 2016
Murdoch University researchers have developed a model which shows the devastating plant pathogen Phytophthora cinnamomi could be distributed more widely in Australia and around the globe than previously thought.
October 12th, 2016
Murdoch University researchers, sponsored by WWF-Australia, are using drones to do a health check on southern right whales, which are making a comeback after nearly being hunted to extinction.
October 10th, 2016
Tiny marsupials endemic to WA's south west show resilience in the face of disappearing food and shelter, a Murdoch University study suggests.