trish fleming

Honey possums on the hunt for sweet nectar and pollen

October 10th, 2016

Honey possum

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


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


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


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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The mating allure of kangaroo arms

July 24th, 2013

They may not be pumped from the gym, but researchers say the arm and shoulder muscles of male kangaroos play a key role in attracting members of the opposite sex.

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