conservation

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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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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Saving the Peel-Harvey estuary

August 19th, 2013

Murdoch University and collaborators have developed future models for managing the Peel-Harvey estuary to help prevent further decline in its ecosystem health.

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Breaming with knowledge

July 16th, 2013

Murdoch University research scientists have launched a three-year study to future-proof Western Australia’s black bream against environmental change.

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Can Western Australia get smart on energy use?

June 20th, 2013

A Murdoch University researcher has examined the benefits and challenges of adopting Smart Meters in Western Australia as the state’s peak energy use continues to rise.

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Murdoch researchers name new fish species

April 16th, 2013

Researchers from Murdoch University and South Australian Museum have officially named Australia’s newest freshwater fish: the Little Pygmy Perch.

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