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Honey possums on the hunt for sweet nectar and pollen

October 10th, 2016

Honey possum

Tiny marsupials endemic to WA's south west show resilience in the face of disappearing food and shelter, a Murdoch University study suggests.

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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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Federal Government backs Murdoch research projects

July 10th, 2015

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Murdoch University has been awarded more than $1.5 million in the latest round of the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Linkage Projects scheme.

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Murdoch conference draws attention to ongoing dieback fight

July 17th, 2014

The effects of the devastating plant disease Phytophthora dieback, a concern for the south-west of Western Australia and internationally, will be highlighted at the 13th annual Dieback Information Group (DIG) conference Murdoch University on Friday, July 18.

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New tree app to help WA forests

December 10th, 2013

The public is invited to download a new smartphone application to record marri canker and Quambalaria shoot blight (QSB) from Geraldton to Albany.

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Phytophthora dieback conference looks at Blue Mountains and ‘graveyard sites’

July 9th, 2012

The 11th annual Dieback Information Group (DIG) conference is setting its sights on ways to protect Australia’s most cherished landscapes.

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Marri research gets ARC funding

July 6th, 2012

Murdoch University's State Centre of Excellence for Climate Change, Woodland and Forest Health has been awarded a three-year ARC linkage grant.

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Act early, act local to save threatened landscapes

February 22nd, 2012

Australians have been urged to “act early, act local” to save large tracts of the Australian landscape from shifting into radically-altered states.

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