School of Veterinary and Life Sciences Research

Attempts to halt the devastating effects of nest predation examined

May 22nd, 2018

A new review has shone a light on the complexities of nest predation and its devastating effect on populations of temperate forest and woodland birds in Australia.

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Murdoch Associate Professor recognised for advancements in lamb meat research

May 18th, 2018

A Murdoch University Professor’s role in developing an x-ray system for grading the quality of lamb meat has been acknowledged with an Award for Excellence in Innovation by the Cooperative Research Centres Association.

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Murdoch sweeps national veterinary awards

May 18th, 2018

Two of Murdoch University’s most distinguished veterinary science researchers and academics have taken out Australia’s top awards at an Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) ceremony in Brisbane.

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Invasive tapeworm discovered in a Perth waterway

May 7th, 2018

Asian fish tapeworm (credit: Aileen Elliot)

An invasive tapeworm never previously recorded in Western Australia has been discovered in two feral fish species caught from a popular Perth lake by Murdoch University scientists.

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Shipwreck research unearths treasure trove of animal knowledge

May 4th, 2018

Research into accounts of Australia’s first scientific expedition to foreign lands could assist with modern-day efforts to conserve native mammals and marsupials.

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Researchers tap into fisher wisdom to support bream stocks

May 3rd, 2018

Clara Obregón with a black bream

If you have a passion for black bream fishing, Murdoch University researchers are seeking your views.

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500th rehabilitated black cockatoo released into wild

April 23rd, 2018

Forest red-tailed black cockatoo (Pic Keith Lightbody)

An endangered black cockatoo has become the 500th rehabilitated cockatoo to be released into the wild as part of a collaborative research project involving Murdoch University.

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Sunfish surprise Murdoch University researchers

April 16th, 2018

Murdoch University researchers have partnered with the Commonwealth longline fishing industry and the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) to find out more about sunfishes around Australia.

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How our humble front yards are helping bird life

April 11th, 2018

New Holland Honeyeater (pic: Randy Moore)

New Murdoch University research has revealed that front gardens can be crucial habitat for native birds, and they don’t just have to be filled with native plants to be useful.

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An Australian mussel species is dying out… But does anyone care?

April 9th, 2018

Carter

The only freshwater mussel species in South-West Western Australia is in danger of extinction, Murdoch University researchers have warned.

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