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Scientists prove foxes diet on sheep and possums

June 26th, 2017

Associate Professor Trish Fleming

Hundreds of fox carcasses have been analysed by Murdoch University researchers to find out more about what the predator eats.

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Veterinary science student rewarded for dedication

February 24th, 2017

Second year veterinary science student Kelly Algar has been named as the Pearson Student of the Year in the science, computer science and IT category for her academic achievement and personal dedication.

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Backyard bandicoots could be key to urban bushland health

January 17th, 2017

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The University has begun a three year investigation into how Southern brown bandicoots (quendas) survive in urban bushland in the Mandurah region. Associate Professor Trish Fleming, Professor Giles Hardy, Dr Catherine Baudains and Dr Amanda Kristancic from Murdoch University will work with the local Mandurah community and the City of Mandurah to increase understanding of where quendas are found, the roles they are playing, and identify potential threats to their survival.

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Honey possums on the hunt for sweet nectar and pollen

October 10th, 2016

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Tiny marsupials endemic to WA's south west show resilience in the face of disappearing food and shelter, a Murdoch University study suggests.

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Possum personality is key to survival

May 11th, 2016

Timid brushtailed possums may have the survival edge.

A groundbreaking approach to predicting the behaviour of wild animals after relocation may provide a major boost to conservation programs in Australia.

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Unfashionable Aussie mammals need research attention

March 7th, 2016

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Australian native rodents and bats have attracted little research effort and funding, resulting in poor conservation and management, a recent study has revealed.

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PERSPECTIVE: ‘Ugly’ animals need love too!

September 18th, 2015

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In an article for Science Network WA, Associate Professor Trish Fleming advocates for the less media-friendly animals of Australia before these species are lost forever.

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Free public lecture: world renowned science communicators to tackle big issues

August 11th, 2015

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World renowned science communicator Dr Chris Smith (The Naked Scientist) will join WA’s Chief Scientist Professor Peter Klinken, Director of Wild Animal Encounters Ben Britton and wildlife biologist Professor Trish Fleming will present their thoughts on how environmental changes and human activity can interplay to affect the planet and its inhabitants.

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Clever squirrels keep a close eye on humans

July 18th, 2014

Wildlife biologists at Murdoch and Curtin universities have joined forces to study how animals respond to human presence and how that response determines their success living in urban habitats.

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Aussie diggers linked to ecosystem decline

September 25th, 2013

A new Murdoch University-led study has highlighted the relationship between the loss of Australian digging mammals and ecosystem decline.

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