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Students picture the natural world at ecology camp

September 15th, 2015

Murdoch student Hollie McCullough at ecology camp (Pic: Hayden Davies)

Murdoch University ecology students were encouraged to picture their work at a recent field science camp in and around Jurien Bay, resulting in a series of beautiful images.

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The squeeze is on: Struggling plants contend with more fire and slower growth

June 2nd, 2015

Banksia hookeriana

The one-two punch of hotter, drier climates and increased fires may leave plants caught out, threatening species existence in biodiversity hotspots worldwide, including Australia’s south west and regions of California.

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Experts available for media commentary

February 2nd, 2015

A range of Murdoch experts are available for commentary in February on topics including the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, bushfires, New Year resolutions, summer festivals, sporting events, politics and the opening of the Emergency Department at Fiona Stanley Hospital.

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Experts available for media commentary

October 31st, 2014

A range of Murdoch experts are available for commentary this month on key topics including: the G-20 Summit, food waste, bushfires, humpback whale migration and strandings, drama and it's role in education, dog drownings and stess management.

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Frequent fire and drying climate threaten WA plants

September 2nd, 2014

Murdoch University fire ecology experts have warned that in Western Australia’s drying climate, many of the plant species which contribute to the stunning wildflower displays north of Perth may need 50 per cent longer between fires to maintain stable populations.

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Bats resilient to wildfire, study finds

March 7th, 2013

A study of bat activity in burned and unburned areas after a major wildfire in North America has found no evidence of detrimental effects on the bats one year on from the fire.

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