climate change

Is permaculture a key to combating climate change?

September 28th, 2016

David Holmgren

Co-founder of permaculture David Holmgren will present the 2016 Keith Roby Memorial Lecture about the enduring need for permaculture in our changing society.

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Climate change may cause rethink for Ningaloo protection

August 17th, 2016

Southern view of Ningaloo Marine Park

A new study of the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Marine Park has found that further protection may be needed to shield the reef against the impacts of climate change.

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Penguin resilience to climate change investigated

August 2nd, 2016

Dr Belinda Cannell will investigate how resilient penguins are to climate change.

New research by Murdoch University will investigate the future of Rockingham’s beloved Little Penguins colony. Dr Belinda Cannell, who has been part of a long term study of the birds, will spend the next three years examining their resilience to coastal waters that have remained warmer than average since late 2010.

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Opportunity of a lifetime for two Murdoch students

July 28th, 2016

Dominic Rose and Samuel Edge, who are both completing a Masters degree in Public Policy and Management, were announced as the 2016 winners of the Mal and Karyl Nairn Global Voices Scholarship.

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New ‘hotter and drier’ warning for south west coastal regions

July 7th, 2016

Forest decline

New climate modeling has found that coastal regions of south west WA (SWWA) could be hotter and drier than previously predicted.

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The squeeze is on: Struggling plants contend with more fire and slower growth

June 2nd, 2015

Banksia hookeriana

The one-two punch of hotter, drier climates and increased fires may leave plants caught out, threatening species existence in biodiversity hotspots worldwide, including Australia’s south west and regions of California.

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Alumni profile: searching Antarctica for key to climate change

February 19th, 2015

Jodi Young is now working closely with climate modellers to understand how phytoplankton adapts in polar temperatures so experts can better predict future climate change.

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New study to investigate sawfish resilience to climate change

January 14th, 2015

A new study funded by the Australian Research Council will clarify the role that climate change plays in the population fluctuations of critically endangered sawfish in the Kimberley and their resilience to rising temperatures.

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Global conference showcases drought science

August 29th, 2013

World leading research and development capabilities in drought-related agricultural science will be showcased at the InterDrought-IV Conference from September 2 to 6.

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Unearthed carbon stores may affect climate change management

June 28th, 2013

Delving a little deeper into the content of soil has raised some serious questions about the effects of land use on climate change.

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