Latest news from the region

THE pristine Artesian Range in the north-west Kimberley region is one of the last remaining refuges for some of Australia’s endangered animals, with scientists now poised to find out why.

USING cutting-edge genomic analyses researchers are investigating how the Kimberley marine environment’s unique conditions affect organism movement in the region.

Published in Fisheries & Water

SATELLITE imagery of rangelands properties can help pastoralists determine pasture growth and plan appropriate stocking levels, according to research at Liveringa Station in the Kimberley.

Published in Agriculture & Food

THE waters of the Bardi Jawi Indigenous Protection Area (IPA), 160km north of Broome, are paradise for seagrass: warm water, lots of light and a pristine, protected environment means these seagrasses grow fast, so why are they so short?

The Roebuck Bay Working Group is holding Broome’s first short film festival this year on September 3 at Sun Pictures, as part of the Shinju Matsuri Festival and National Science Week. 

CITIZEN science and technology have combined to eradicate the ornamental rubber vine (Cryptostegia grandiflora) from the area surrounding the Fitzroy River, in the Kimberley.

SCIENTISTS working in WA’s biggest and most remote national park—Karlamilyi—have discovered a population of northern quolls (Dasyurus hallucatus).

MARINE scientists are using results from a recent reef study at Tallon Island, north of Broome, to develop predictive models for use on other reef systems in the Kimberley.

Published in Fisheries & Water

WHILE audiences in Perth attend Walking with Dinosaurs this weekend palaeontologists working near Broome will be documenting the extinct vertebrates’ extensive fossilised footsteps using laser scanning technology. 

HEALTH professionals are urging pandemic planning be prioritised for remote Aboriginal communities following the confirmation and analysis of an outbreak of the pandemic H1N1 “swine flu” virus in WA in 2013.

Published in Health & Medicine
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