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Whale study using drones and tags captures aerial footage of white whale calf

September 5th, 2016

Researchers from MUCRU and Aarhus University are using a ground-breaking approach to help unlock some of the mysteries surrounding the whales. (Image: Dr Fredrick Christiansen)

Researchers from Murdoch University’s Cetacean Research Unit and Aarhus University in Denmark are using a ground-breaking approach to help unlock some of the mysteries surrounding southern right whales.

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Big thinking students win a trip to Commonwealth Bank’s innovation lab in Sydney

August 25th, 2016

Think Big winners Team Instinct, with Richard Wiles (right) are off to Sydney

Three Murdoch students have emerged from a two-day intense innovating thinking competition as the best amongst a high-calibre group of next generation thinkers at the University, and will now travel to Sydney.

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Opinion: To future-proof our crops from drought, look to the Australian deserts

August 22nd, 2016

Dr Steve Wylie with the Australian native plant in high demand

In an article for The Conversation, Dr Steve Wylie asks the questions of what can we do to future-proof our crops to help feed a global population expected to increase to 9.3 billion people by 2050

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Murdoch and Curtin welcome inaugural Premier’s Fellow in Agriculture and Food

August 19th, 2016

Murdoch University celebrates its debut in the THE 100 under 50

An internationally accomplished scientist will take up the inaugural Premier’s Fellow in Agriculture and Food, in a partnership between Murdoch and Curtin universities.

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Gold rush! First evidence of spawning migration of football-size goldfish

August 15th, 2016

Dr Stephen Beatty with a large goldfish

Murdoch researchers have discovered for the first time football-sized goldfish are travelling hundreds of kilometres each year through WA waterways.

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Murdoch students amongst AFL elite

July 28th, 2016

Chelsea Randall (right) was one of two Murdoch students selected as marque players. Picture: Twitter/ @randall_chelsea

Two Murdoch students involved in the University’s Elite Athlete Program have been selected as inaugural marquee players in the new AFL national women’s league.

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Murdoch University confirms new leadership team

July 21st, 2016

Professor Lyn Karstadt

Murdoch University has finalised the new leadership team with the appointment of Professor Lyn Karstadt as Deputy Vice Chancellor – International.

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Forensic students tackle mock murder exercise

July 14th, 2016

Students were given a murder scenario before arriving at the scene

Murdoch University forensic science students have gained valuable crime scene experience with the help of dead pigs.

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Murdoch appoints Deputy Vice Chancellor

July 11th, 2016

Professor Romy Lawson has been appointed as Deputy Vice Chancellor – Education

Professor Romy Lawson has been appointed by Murdoch University for the key position of Deputy Vice Chancellor – Education.

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High flying technology helping conserve WA’s threatened black cockatoos

June 20th, 2016

A black cockatoo part of the tracking project(Image courtesy Keith Lightbody)

In a world first, researchers at Murdoch University have teamed up with industry to track endangered Carnaby’s cockatoos in the southwest of Western Australia, using state-of-the-art technology developed in the Netherlands that will provide insight into threats to the endangered species.

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