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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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Tuart woodland bouncing back in Rockingham

September 19th, 2013

A new generation of Tuart seedlings is getting a head start in Rockingham Lakes Regional Park thanks to an innovative ashbed reseeding technique.

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Rehabilitation project wins environmental prize

August 7th, 2012

Dr Katinka Ruthrof of Murdoch’s Centre of Excellence for Climate Change, Woodland and Forest Health has won the CCAA WA Environmental Innovation Award for 2012.

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Public can collect to protect precious tuarts

June 1st, 2011

Members of the public can do their bit for forest research by joining volunteer groups, school children and Murdoch University researchers in collecting tuart tree seeds in Yalgorup National Park, near Mandurah on Tuesday, June 7.

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