james haile

Smoking gun found for megafauna extinction

February 12th, 2014

A new study revealed that a change in vegetation caused by climate change wiped out the megafauna species of the last Ice Age.

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Sturdy Scandinavian conifers survived the Ice Age

March 5th, 2012

A Murdoch University researcher has helped rewrite history after radiocarbon dating and genetic analysis proved that Scandinavian conifers in the high arctic survived the last ice age for several thousands of years.

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Scientist rewarded for his egg-spertise

November 22nd, 2011

Dr James Haile from Murdoch University’s ancient DNA lab has been awarded a prestigious Australian Research Council (ARC) fellowship to undertake work on eggshell genetics.

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Murdoch researchers to probe ancient DNA at Devil’s Lair

November 17th, 2011

Dr Mike Bunce, Dr Joe Dortch and Dr James Haile

A Murdoch University-led collaboration is using DNA analysis to examine how the earliest West Australians lived.

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Unraveling the causes of the Ice Age megafauna extinctions

November 3rd, 2011

A study led by the University of Copenhagen and involving more than 40 academic institutions, including Murdoch University, has revealed that neither climate nor humans alone can account for the Ice Age mass extinctions.

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