conservation

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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Whale sharks call Ningaloo Marine Park home all year

October 11th, 2017

New research at Murdoch University has shown whale sharks are permanent residents at Ningaloo Reef.

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New tools and technologies helping wildlife conservation

October 6th, 2017

A Murdoch University researcher who is developing tools to study Australian wildlife from afar, will be showcasing her work in a public lecture at the Perth campus on Monday.

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Murdoch and Chevron launch Harry Butler Institute

August 11th, 2017

Murdoch University joined global energy producer Chevron today for the official launch of the Harry Butler Institute. The initiative not only honours the legacy of one of Western Australia's environmental pioneers, it will shape the next generation of leaders in conservation and environmental management.

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Possum personality is key to survival

May 11th, 2016

Timid brushtailed possums may have the survival edge.

A groundbreaking approach to predicting the behaviour of wild animals after relocation may provide a major boost to conservation programs in Australia.

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Unfashionable Aussie mammals need research attention

March 7th, 2016

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Australian native rodents and bats have attracted little research effort and funding, resulting in poor conservation and management, a recent study has revealed.

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A first for research as social cliques discovered amongst adult females dolphins

February 29th, 2016

A female dolphin and her calf

Ongoing research of a dolphin population in south-western Australia has revealed for the first time, a unique cycle in social bonds between adult female bottlenose dolphins, which is leading to informed conservation for the animals.

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Humpback whales make a comeback in Australian waters

July 27th, 2015

Square Delisting from threatened species credit - Ari S. Friedlaender, taken under NMFS permit

A review of the scientific research on the recovery of Australia’s humpback whale populations has revealed that they are increasing at a remarkable rate and that the increase is among the highest documented worldwide, according to a paper published in the journal, Marine Policy.

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Research finds possible key to woylie decline

November 27th, 2013

New research led by Murdoch University suggests the catastrophic decline of the endangered woylie may be linked to common infections with Trypanosoma parasites.

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Fulbright scholar returns to Murdoch

October 29th, 2013

Dr Mark McHenry has returned from an inspiring and highly productive seven months in the United States as a Fulbright scholar.

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