Latest news from the region

acoustic tagRESEARCH by the Department of Fisheries WA suggests detection rates of acoustic tracking tools are significantly reduced by environmental and technical factors.

Published in Fisheries & Water

iphone cameraVOLUNTEERS with smart phones will soon be invited to participate in a massive and continuous survey of Western Australia’s wildlife.

Published in Social Science

Swan canningRECENT research indicates Australia may be lacking in effective regional responses to climate change adaptation, with two key case studies showing a lack of coordination among local organisations.

Freshwater crocA STUDY of Australian freshwater crocodiles (Crocodylus johnstoni) concludes food availability and protection from predation are the main considerations in habitat selection for hatchlings (<1 year old).

Tastes Like Science

30/05/2012 - 06:00

Steak FoodScienceEvery time we cook a steak or eat chocolate we are interacting with science. Food science Professor Garry Lee, from the University of Western Australia is one person who is showing us how.

sludge digestersLOCAL researchers have set the stage for a carbon-friendly form of wastewater treatment in WA, with the completion of a review into Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket (UASB) reactors.

coral spawnCORAL spawning in the Kimberley coastline was recently first-witnessed by WA researchers, as slicks of blue and pink gametes lit the dark waters after sunset.

Published in Fisheries & Water

mosquito vectorGENETICALLY modified insects could be used to control some of the world’s most widespread infectious diseases—if appropriate regulation and public support is gained.

theBluPERTH university students are set to join the world of some of the best animators and developers helping to create a unique digital experience that allows users to explore the world’s oceans by downloading an app.

Published in Fisheries & Water

EDMEDICAL researchers have found that hospital emergency departments (ED) are not utilised effectively in reaching youth infected with the sexually transmitted infections (STIs) — gonorrhoea (Neisseria gonorrhoeae) and chlamydia (Chlamydia trachomatis).

Published in Health & Medicine