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Researchers seek bushfire balancing act

October 17th, 2017

Faced with above-average bushfire threat to the South West this summer, Murdoch University researchers are investigating how best to combine the protection of our biodiversity with reducing fire hazard.

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Veterinary science students to represent Australia

October 16th, 2017

Two Murdoch veterinary students have won the right to represent Australia at prestigious meat judging competitions in the United States.

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Research collaborations explored in Presidential visit

October 13th, 2017

President Issoufou Mahamadou of the Republic of Niger has visited Murdoch University to discuss collaboration opportunities and to learn more about the University’s agricultural research.

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Whale sharks call Ningaloo Marine Park home all year

October 11th, 2017

New research at Murdoch University has shown whale sharks are permanent residents at Ningaloo Reef.

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What are iconic WA fisheries worth?

October 10th, 2017

Black Bream

Murdoch University has secured $400,000 in funding to assess the social and economic value of two iconic Western Australian fisheries – the blue swimmer crab and black bream.

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New tools and technologies helping wildlife conservation

October 6th, 2017

A Murdoch University researcher who is developing tools to study Australian wildlife from afar, will be showcasing her work in a public lecture at the Perth campus on Monday.

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Murdoch students helping Roe 8 restoration

September 29th, 2017

Murdoch University ecology students have been assessing the recovery of the Roe 8 site and found positive signs the native vegetation is regenerating.

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Critical sawfish nursery habitats identified in Fitzroy River

September 28th, 2017

Sawfish study: Nyikina-Mangala ranger Nathan Green assisting Murdoch University researchers with a sawfish pup in the Fitzroy River

Key findings by Murdoch University researchers will help protect the critically endangered sawfish species in Western Australia’s Fitzroy River.

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Could insect larvae help solve rape murder cases?

September 27th, 2017

Laura Dutton with Dr Paola Magni (right)

Murdoch University forensic researchers have made a promising discovery, which could aid investigations into sexually-motivated homicide cases.

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More fish in doesn’t mean more fish out

September 26th, 2017

Releasing fish and prawns from aquaculture into the ocean needs to be monitored and managed to ensure wild populations increase, resources are not wasted and natural populations are not harmed.

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