February 24th, 2017
A Murdoch University student has been awarded the inaugural PhD scholarship by the Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute (WABSI). Rowena Burch will study native mammals and reptiles in the jarrah forests of the South West to determine how they respond to prescribed burns, timber harvesting and to programs aimed at controlling predators such as cats and foxes.
February 7th, 2017
Climate change in WA's south-west was discussed in depth on ABC Radio National’s Science Show, featuring views from a number of Murdoch University researchers, students and alumni.
November 1st, 2016
Researchers at Murdoch University are celebrating after the Australian Research Council (ARC) announced project funding worth $3.5m.
September 15th, 2015
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.
June 2nd, 2015
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.
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.
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.
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.