January 17th, 2017
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.
October 10th, 2016
Tiny marsupials endemic to WA's south west show resilience in the face of disappearing food and shelter, a Murdoch University study suggests.
May 11th, 2016
A groundbreaking approach to predicting the behaviour of wild animals after relocation may provide a major boost to conservation programs in Australia.
March 7th, 2016
Australian native rodents and bats have attracted little research effort and funding, resulting in poor conservation and management, a recent study has revealed.
September 18th, 2015
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.
August 11th, 2015
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.
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.
September 25th, 2013
A new Murdoch University-led study has highlighted the relationship between the loss of Australian digging mammals and ecosystem decline.