conservation

Students awarded for commitment to animals and the environment

June 29th, 2018

The School of Veterinary and Life Sciences held its annual awards ceremony last night, recognising students for their dedication and passion for veterinary, agricultural, environmental, medical, molecular and forensic science. A total of 56 prizes were presented to students for the 2017 academic year across these areas of study. Murdoch University Vice Chancellor Eeva Leinonen […]

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Attempts to halt the devastating effects of nest predation examined

May 22nd, 2018

A new review has shone a light on the complexities of nest predation and its devastating effect on populations of temperate forest and woodland birds in Australia.

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Murdoch research helping to save iconic black cockatoos

March 12th, 2018

Conservation efforts to help threatened black cockatoo species are being aided by Murdoch University researchers.

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Research seeks to restore degraded farmland

December 1st, 2017

Can you restore unviable, degraded agricultural land by planting native trees and provide benefits to biodiversity and the environment?

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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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