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Opinion: As humans change the world, predators seize the chance to succeed

March 22nd, 2018

Lion (credit: Trish Fleming)

In a co-authored article for The Conversation, Associate Professor Trish Fleming discusses whether human structures and environments are helping predators improve their hunting success.

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Blood, sweat and tears in raptor research

March 15th, 2018

Juvenile Wedge-tailed Eagle

Murdoch University PhD candidate Simon Cherriman is enjoying the relative safety of his home office after spending much of the last six months scaling trees and attaching satellite tags to 13 feisty juvenile Wedge-tailed Eagles.

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What Fitbit tech and algorithms can reveal about lemon sharks

March 13th, 2018

Dr Lauran Brewster

Murdoch University researchers have used Fitbit-like accelerometer technology and an algorithm to understand more about the behaviours of wild juvenile lemon sharks.

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Murdoch research helping to save iconic black cockatoos

March 12th, 2018

Conservation efforts to help threatened black cockatoo species are being aided by Murdoch University researchers.

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Murdoch agriculture innovators win government awards

March 8th, 2018

Dr Sofie De Meyer (left) and Maddison Corlett

Murdoch University agriculture entrepreneur Dr Sofie De Meyer and PhD student Maddison Corlett have each won 2018 Science and Innovation Awards from the Australian Government.

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International recognition of shipping noise impact on marine life sparks study

March 7th, 2018

Research on the measurement of shipping noise and its potential impact on whales and other marine animals has received funding under the Australian Government’s National Environmental Science Program (NESP).

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Murdoch helps Vietnamese farmers improve soil quality and crop yields.

March 5th, 2018

Murdoch University researchers have been helping Vietnamese farmers to improve their yields by applying simple yet effective irrigation techniques, combined with nutritionally-balanced fertilisers.

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Insights into potential risks of animals to the health of drinking water catchments in Australia

March 2nd, 2018

PhD student Alireza Zahedi, and a team of researchers led by Professor Una Ryan, investigated the potential risk of raw water supply contamination. The researchers investigated the prevalence of the waterborne parasite Cryptosporidium in animals inhabiting 11 Australian water supply catchments.

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Tackling our climate-stressed forests

February 27th, 2018

Dr Katinka Ruthrof

A new framework developed by a group of international researchers will help land managers deal with climate change-driven forest mortality.

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Microplastics pose threats to iconic ocean giants

February 5th, 2018

Manta with plastic in Indonesia - Elitza Germanov, Marine Megafauna Foundation

Scientists are warning that microplastics in our oceans are posing a significant risk to filter-feeding marine animals like manta rays and whale sharks.

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