School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology Research

Could quenda poo restore our gum trees?

June 18th, 2018

Droppings from a rabbit-sized native Australian digging marsupial are being studied by Murdoch researchers, who have found they are important in dispersing beneficial fungi that can help eucalyptus seedlings grow.

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India and Australia join forces to tackle plant pests

April 8th, 2015

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The WA State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre (SABC) at Murdoch University and the Indian Agricultural Research Institute in New Dehli have each received $200,000 from the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund to fight one of the most destructive groups of plant pests in the world.

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Call to protect spinner dolphins in Hawaii

December 23rd, 2014

A team of researchers have called for urgent action to be taken to protect wild spinner dolphins from the effects of tourism in Hawaii.

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Humanity threatening the survival of civilisation

September 23rd, 2014

Australia is overpopulated and too many Australians are preoccupied with gaining material wealth to the detriment of others according to a Murdoch University Adjunct Professor.

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Biosecurity and food security pact signed with Africa

September 6th, 2013

Murdoch University’s Centre for Biosecurity and Food Security has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with African Technology Policy Studies (ATPS).

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Murdoch University dolphin heroes win international award

November 22nd, 2012

Murdoch University’s Cetacean Research Unit (MUCRU) has been recognised for its work to protect marine mammals with an IFAW Action Award for Research.

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30,000-year-old preserved DNA provides a window into the past

November 16th, 2012

Murdoch University scientists have used 30,000-year-old faecal matter to discover plants and animals that existed at that time in the Pilbara.

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History of oceans explored

November 2nd, 2012

Anyone with an interest in maritime history will enjoy two upcoming conferences being held in Fremantle and hosted by Murdoch University.

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Dolphins filmed fishing in trawler nets

November 2nd, 2012

Murdoch University researchers have caught bottlenose dolphins on camera repeatedly raiding trawler fishing nets for food in northern Western Australia.

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Wildlife attacks uncovered at Fitzroy River

October 30th, 2012

A Murdoch University researcher has uncovered a series of attacks on wildlife at the Fitzroy River, including slaughtered sawfish – a species identified recently as facing extinction.

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