cockatoos

Climate change is killing our trees

November 30th, 2015

Forest dieback caused by an extreme drought and multiple heatwaves in 2010 and early 2011 in the Northern Jarrah Forest region in south west Western Australia. Photo: George Matusick, May 2011

In a report released by the Ecological Society of Australia, Dr Niels Brouwers and colleagues from Murdoch University and Macquarie University suggest that changes in climate are killing trees, and reducing tree growth and health.

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Unlocking the genetic secrets of avian hairstyles

February 1st, 2013

Sir Walter Murdoch Adjunct Professor Thomas Gilbert is part of an international team that has decoded the genetic blueprint of the common pigeon.

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New funds for campus cockatoos and woodlands

August 15th, 2012

New funding will help conservation on the Murdoch University campus, including programs for endangered Carnaby’s and Forest Red-tailed Black Cockatoos.

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Scientist rewarded for his egg-spertise

November 22nd, 2011

Dr James Haile from Murdoch University’s ancient DNA lab has been awarded a prestigious Australian Research Council (ARC) fellowship to undertake work on eggshell genetics.

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