western australia

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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Public urged to enjoy but respect sensitive wildflowers

September 11th, 2015

Cowslip orchid

Associate Professor David Newsome shines light on the awareness of the impact of trampling on wildflowers following results from a paper he co-wrote.

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Murdoch mourns loss of University icon

September 4th, 2015

Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Bolton AO

One of Murdoch University’s most iconic figures and esteemed foundation professors’, Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Bolton AO, has died at the age of 83.

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Independent inquiry to examine contemporary food security in Asia

October 22nd, 2014

Second Murdoch Commission Co-Chairs Professor John Edwards and Professor Mely Caballero Anthony

The Second Murdoch Commission on food security in the Asian region was launched by Murdoch’s Interim Vice Chancellor Professor Andrew Taggart.

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Genetic study reveals vulnerability of north-west dolphins

July 3rd, 2014

Researchers have produced the first estimates of population genetic structure of two coastal dolphin species of north-western Australia.

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First Murdoch Commission provides regional roadmap

November 21st, 2013

The First Murdoch Commission, an independent inquiry on Western Australia in the evolving regional order, has tabled its Final Report.

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Saving the Peel-Harvey estuary

August 19th, 2013

Murdoch University and collaborators have developed future models for managing the Peel-Harvey estuary to help prevent further decline in its ecosystem health.

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Research asks how WA is really feeling

February 5th, 2013

An ongoing study at Murdoch University is attempting to get a clear picture of how Western Australians really feel about their current lifestyles and society. And you can take part!

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Is the mining boom good news for jobs in WA?

May 25th, 2012

Economist Dr Anne Garnett looks at the impact of the resources boom on employment in Western Australia.

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Social media used to collect information on marine wilderness

May 24th, 2012

An innovative project will use social media to collect information on one of the world's last great marine wildernesses.

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