School of Veterinary and Life Sciences

Could altering soils and crops reduce heat wave intensity?

December 1st, 2016

Dr Jatin Kala

A Murdoch University researcher will be investigating how altering land management practices to change the properties of soils and crops will help to reduce the intensity of heat waves.

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Test for gastro-causing parasite a step closer thanks to industry collaboration

November 29th, 2016

Emeritas Professor Andy Thompson

A new technique is being developed to identify the differing strains of the gastro-causing parasite Giardia by Murdoch University researchers in collaboration with industry.

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Gene jumping discovery may hold clues to agricultural production

November 28th, 2016

A gene discovery in a crop of Biserrulla may unlock secrets of agricultural productivity

A gene discovery in a crop of Biserrulla may unlock secrets of agricultural productivityA newly discovered process that allows genes to jump between different species of bacteria promises to unlock secrets of disease, drug resistance and agricultural productivity.

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Perch purge led to native population boom

November 24th, 2016

Redfin Perch were eradicated from Phillips Creek Reservoir

The eradication of an alien fish species from a reservoir in south west Australia led to an explosion in the population of a native fish species and an increase in Marron, Murdoch University researchers have found.

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Real world learning informs students’ bushland conservation project

November 24th, 2016

Greg Simpson (left) with Nick Cook at one of the revegetation sites

Murdoch ecology students have gained invaluable experience and boosted conservation by contributing to a bushland restoration project at Lake Claremont.

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Banksia winner ‘never gave up’ on marine dream

November 18th, 2016

Professor Neil Loneragan with Claire Greenwell

High achieving Murdoch University student Claire Greenwell will be pursuing her marine research ambitions after winning this year’s Banksia Association Honours Scholarship, valued at $10,000.

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Murdoch technology leading $150m industry revolution

November 17th, 2016

DEXA technology will revolutionise the red meat industry

The latest automatic scanning technology developed by researchers at Murdoch University is set to be rolled out across Australia’s red meat supply chain.

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Murdoch scientist recognised as Tall Poppy

October 31st, 2016

Dr Garth Maker

Murdoch University researcher Dr Garth Maker has been recognised as one of WA’s best young scientists.

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Research finds pesticide levels in WA breast milk lowest in world

October 18th, 2016

A baby breastfeeding

Researchers at The University of Western Australia and Murdoch University have found that levels of pesticides in breast milk have dropped significantly during the past 40 years.

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Modelling suggests destructive plant pathogen spreading globally

October 18th, 2016

A jarrah forest impacted by dieback

Murdoch University researchers have developed a model which shows the devastating plant pathogen Phytophthora cinnamomi could be distributed more widely in Australia and around the globe than previously thought.

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