School of Veterinary and Life Sciences

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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Opinion: Making the Gene Technology Act 2000 fit-for-purpose

March 15th, 2018

Professor Mike Jones

If Australia wants to contribute fully to global food security as our population grows and our climate changes, it is now time to update what is or is not designated as a genetically modified organism (GMO), writes Professor Mike Jones.

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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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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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Pilbara conservation research to bring global benefits

February 22nd, 2018

Endangered species: The research will focus on mammal species like the northern quoll (Credit: Mark Cowan DBCA)

Murdoch University researchers have won major funding to develop new tools that protect the environment in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.

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