climate change

Researchers seek bushfire balancing act

October 17th, 2017

Faced with above-average bushfire threat to the South West this summer, Murdoch University researchers are investigating how best to combine the protection of our biodiversity with reducing fire hazard.

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Public lecture to give global perspective on future megatrends

September 25th, 2017

The mega trends and mega risks facing our world are the focus of a public lecture at Murdoch University this week. Finland's Ambassador to Australia and New Zealand Lars Backström will present the 2017 Sir Walter Murdoch Lecture on Tuesday 26 September.

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Climate expert provides roadmap for Australia’s energy future

August 23rd, 2017

Australia could become the centre of the global renewable energy transformation, according to international climate expert Dr Bill Hare who spoke at Murdoch recently.

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Saltbush potential to mitigate carbon emissions

August 8th, 2017

New research from Murdoch University has investigated the potential for farmers to use a native Australian shrub to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Two papers have estimated the amount of carbon that could be stored in farmland across Australia and the use of digital imagery to cheaply and quickly measure this carbon.

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Backyard birds disrupted by climate change

July 10th, 2017

New research has shown that climate change is altering the delicate seasonal clock that migratory songbirds rely on to mate and raise young.

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National coverage: Effects of changing climate in south western Australia

February 7th, 2017

Murdoch scientists highlight dangers of climate change in the South-West.

Climate change in WA's south-west was discussed in depth on ABC Radio National’s Science Show, featuring views from a number of Murdoch University researchers, students and alumni.

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Murdoch student takes minivan to climate talks

December 20th, 2016

Hannah Sutton (second left) with Uppsala students on their way to COP 22

Two Murdoch University students gained a unique insight into the politics driving climate change mitigation by attending the recent COP 22 talks in Morocco.

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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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