School of Environmental Science Research

Opinion: Silverbacks and greenbacks: the catch-22 at the heart of gorilla conservation

September 5th, 2015

Mountain gorillas in Uganda

Inspired by his encounter with Guy the gorilla at London Zoo 54 years ago, environmental scientist Associate Professor David Newsome recently went on a wildlife tour to Uganda.

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Distinguished researcher presents free lecture on national parks

April 22nd, 2013

Adjunct Professor Paul Eagles will present the free public lecture 'National Parks in the 21st Century' at Murdoch on Tuesday, April 30.

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Conference to discuss the green benefits of man-made wetlands

November 22nd, 2012

The use of man-made wetlands to control water-borne pollution will be the topic of an international conference at Murdoch University.

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Could suburban gardens help to save native wildlife?

August 14th, 2012

Front gardens in Perth might be wildlife havens for native birds and animals according to a Murdoch University environmental science researcher.

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Heritage farm to become University teaching and research centre

July 2nd, 2012

Murdoch University has been given in-principle support by the National Trust to lease the heritage working farm at Whitby Falls.

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Desal offers best water and food security insurance, says expert

March 22nd, 2012

Desalination offers drying Australia the best water and food security insurance for the drier, more heavily populated decades ahead, according to one of the country's leading water experts.

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Parks research agenda launched

February 7th, 2012

Parks Forum and Murdoch University are urging park management agencies and research organisations to work together to undertake high quality research into current and emerging parks issues.

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Carbon farming could drive wetlands restoration

December 14th, 2011

From left to right: Rob Summers from the Department of food and Agriculture, Dr Robert Wochesländer and Jane O

A new study investigating the feasibility of restoring wetlands through the Carbon Farming Initiative has found the strategy could be environmentally and financially beneficial to landowners in the Peel-Harvey region.

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New application makes supercomputing simple

December 12th, 2011

A new open source application developed at Murdoch University is giving researchers a revolutionary new way of accessing supercomputers.

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New report identifies cost-effective measures to tackle climate change

November 30th, 2011

A Murdoch University Professor is the only lead Australian author of a new report that identifies 16 measures that could save 2.4 million lives a year; avoid losses of four major crops amounting to 32 million tonnes annually and deliver near-term climate protection of about half a degree Celsius by 2040.

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