department of water

Guiding the sustainable development of the Peel-Harvey

August 27th, 2015

From left to right, Andy Gulliver, Lesley Wilkinson, Tony Free, Marilyn Gray, Associate Professor Matt Hipsey, Professor Andrew Taggart, Dr Fiona Valesini, Prifessor Mike Elliott, Councillor Caroline Knight

A multidisciplinary team of researchers led by a Murdoch University academic will be investigating how best to develop the Peel region without unduly impacting the health of the iconic Peel-Harvey estuary.

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Not all ‘doom and gloom’ for the Swan Canning Estuary

March 11th, 2015

Researchers haul nets from the Swan River. Pic: Swan River Trust

Murdoch University researchers monitoring the condition of the Swan Canning Estuary say last year’s fish results have disproved claims the Swan-Canning Estuary is ‘dead’.

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$850k to conserve rare freshwater fish

October 18th, 2012

Murdoch University researchers have helped to secure an $850,000 grant to conserve three species of endangered fresh water fish native to the South-West of Western Australia.

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World records fall as giant alien fish threaten WA waterways

June 27th, 2012

The world’s largest Pearl Cichlidwas recently captured in a Beechboro lake. It joins records of a range of giant feral fish caught in WA fresh waters over the past 12 months.

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Murdoch researchers to tackle invasive fish species

February 8th, 2012

Murdoch University researchers have won a $215,000 grant from the federal government to investigate invasive species and the damage they are doing in a south west waterway.

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Murdoch graduate is Young Water Professional of the Year

November 10th, 2010

Well known TV green thumb and Murdoch University PhD candidate Josh Byrne has been named Young Water Professional of the Year.

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