Ground dwelling birds face new threat from reintroduced marsupials

November 3rd, 2017

A new study has found evidence that Australian native marsupials re-introduced in south-west Australia may take eggs from the nests of ground-dwelling birds. Murdoch University adjunct researcher Graham Fulton focused on the ground-nesting and dwelling birds in Dryandra, south-east of Perth.

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Why parasite extinction could be a problem for endangered woylies

October 27th, 2017


Murdoch University researchers have identified the woylie parasites most vulnerable to extinction and warned their demise could be bad news for their critically endangered host.

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Australian marsupial the woylie at risk again

October 6th, 2014

A small Australian marsupial called the woylie or brush-tailed bettong is once again critically endangered as a result of predators, principally cats according to a Murdoch Professor.

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Science prize to fund woylie research

January 31st, 2014

Western Australia’s critically endangered woylies will benefit from a $10,000 prize awarded by the Australian Academy of Science.

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Research finds possible key to woylie decline

November 27th, 2013

New research led by Murdoch University suggests the catastrophic decline of the endangered woylie may be linked to common infections with Trypanosoma parasites.

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Funding boost for native animals in need

July 11th, 2013

Injured wildlife will soon be treated in first class facilities, thanks to a $1.1 million grant from Lotterywest.

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