Latest news from the region
SOUTHERN hemisphere conifers’ reproductive habits have been uncovered in research monitoring their responses to environmental change.
THE immense diversity of sponge species in West Australian waters has been celebrated at the 9th World Sponge Conference earlier this month.
LOCAL researchers have presented the first quantitative evidence to support the perception that accessibility to ephemeral (transitory) rivers in WA’s north may impact the abundance of some fish species.
AN organic geochemist has found fat molecules within fossilised remains in the central Kimberley’s Devonian Reef.
SEA snake populations at Ashmore Reef, a biodiversity hotspot off the Kimberley's coast, have dropped dramatically in numbers with some common species disappearing altogether, according to recent research.
A SUB-SPECIES of a small shorebird, spends much of the northern winter feeding at Roebuck Bay and Eighty Mile Beach in the Kimberley.
THE West Australian and Northern Territory health departments have collaborated to detail the containment of a 2011 measles outbreak originating from an offshore exploration platform which highlights how widely fly-in fly-out workers can spread contagious disease.
TO GET a basic idea of the richness of Western Australia’s soils, Andy Whiteley says you only need to stomp your foot in the ground and then look at the imprint.
GERMAN seabird ecologists have found Christmas Island brown boobies to be highly vulnerable to any depletion in prey during breeding season.
HUMAN behaviour could be a major contributing factor in the transmission of parasitic infections to wildlife, research being conducted across WA suggests.
FORTY-ONE thousand years of climatic records taken from stalagmites in two Kimberley caves have given researchers some unexpected insights into the region’s monsoon history.
A GEOLOGICAL survey team says an ancient super volcano exuded more than 450 cubic kilometres of molten magma in a single eruption, over what are now Ngaanyatjarra tribal lands.
RESEARCH exploring the Asia Pacific region with a Global Energy Market model (GEM) has assessed the challenges and opportunities as population, income and energy demand continue to increase.
EXTINCTION risk of Acropora species like the staghorn coral has been linked to species age, or the time since species divergence in research by the Western Australian Museum.
WESTERN Australian scientists and researchers have excelled at the prestigious Eureka science awards announced last week in Sydney, picking up three of the major prizes.
A REVIEW paper advocates studying the presence of wrens (Maluridae) in local landscapes to assess the ecological soundness of land management practices.
YAWURU language teacher, Maxine Charlie, remembers as a child seeing large flocks of Bar-tailed Godwits flying over the foreshore of Roebuck Bay when camping with her family.
A LOCAL ecologist says aquatic plants in the Kimberley’s arid tropics have evolved to cope with harsh and unusual conditions.
CLIMATE change will threaten the survival of marine mammals according to researchers investigating the impact of rising air and sea surface temperatures on Australia’s ocean dwelling mammals.