climate change wa

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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Living on burrowed time: aestivating fish face extinction due to climate change

January 28th, 2016

Black stripe minnow

Two endangered Western Australian fish species are facing a battle for survival due to habitat changes caused by the hotter and drier climate, a Murdoch University researcher has found.

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Frequent fire and drying climate threaten WA plants

September 2nd, 2014

Murdoch University fire ecology experts have warned that in Western Australia’s drying climate, many of the plant species which contribute to the stunning wildflower displays north of Perth may need 50 per cent longer between fires to maintain stable populations.

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