School of Veterinary and Life Sciences Research

Murdoch technology to help combat Indo-Pacific malnutrition

August 18th, 2017

A Murdoch University technology that prevents mould growth on fresh food is part of a $4 million initiative to combat malnutrition in the Indo-Pacific region.

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Could algae farming be Australia’s next big thing?

August 17th, 2017

Emeritus Professor Michael Borowitzka

Murdoch University researchers are at the forefront of a new report, which asserts algal farming can create jobs and protect the Great Barrier Reef.

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Why wetlands matter to people

August 17th, 2017

Wonderful wetlands: A Murdoch student wants to learn about community attitudes to the Vasse Wonnerup wetlands

A Murdoch study is injecting a human element into scientific research projects at a significant Western Australian wetland system.

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Saltbush potential to mitigate carbon emissions

August 8th, 2017

New research from Murdoch University has investigated the potential for farmers to use a native Australian shrub to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Two papers have estimated the amount of carbon that could be stored in farmland across Australia and the use of digital imagery to cheaply and quickly measure this carbon.

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Giant sunfish species eludes discovery for centuries

July 20th, 2017

An elusive new species of ocean sunfish has been discovered by an international team of researchers led by a Murdoch University PhD student. Marianne Nyegaard from the School of Veterinary and Life Sciences uncovered the new species while researching the population genetics of ocean sunfish in the Indo-pacific region. The previously undescribed species has been named the Hoodwinker Sunfish (Mola tecta).

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Helping to save Australian koalas

July 19th, 2017

Murdoch University has undertaken one of the biggest studies of sick koalas in Australia in a bid to help save the iconic native animal.

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Backyard birds disrupted by climate change

July 10th, 2017

New research has shown that climate change is altering the delicate seasonal clock that migratory songbirds rely on to mate and raise young.

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Research into the prevention of serious blood clots during pregnancy

June 29th, 2017

A project underway at Murdoch University aims to understand how abnormal blood clots form during pregnancy and how to accurately predict those at risk of suffering from a blood clot.

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Scientists prove foxes diet on sheep and possums

June 26th, 2017

Associate Professor Trish Fleming

Hundreds of fox carcasses have been analysed by Murdoch University researchers to find out more about what the predator eats.

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Murdoch feeding $1b Chinese wheat market

June 13th, 2017

Murdoch University is helping Australian farmers improve wheat quality, as they look to capture a bigger slice of China’s $1 billion market.

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