Latest news from the region

blackberryAN article by Western Australian and American environmental scientists is putting forward a new way of looking at the native versus non-native species debate and proposes species origin is no longer the best judgement tool in the ever-changing environment.

methane cowsUWA scientists are spearheading lab research on behalf of the Livestock Methane Research Cluster into ways to measure and reduce methane emissions from livestock in northern Australia.

Published in Agriculture & Food

fossil 3dAN INTERNATIONAL research project involving a local scientist has presented the results of a study which used the first non-destructive, three dimensional method of documenting binding attachments in fossil vertebrates.

Cattle waterholeECOLOGISTS are studying the influence of cattle on the ability of flora and fauna in northern tropical floodplain waterholes to regenerate after drought.

seagrassmonitorSCIENTISTS researching light stress indicators in seagrass have gathered and analysed international research in the field to narrow-down 119 variables to 19 robust bioindicators of light stress that can be incorporated into monitoring programs. 

Published in Fisheries & Water

ASKAPUNIVERSITIES have welcomed Premier Colin Barnett’s move to raise the profile of science within government by taking ministerial responsibility for science policy.

Roebuck Bay Working Group

10/04/2013 - 11:00

In the coastal town of Broome this year, the award winning Roebuck Bay Working Group (RBWG) is using a novel approach to marry up marine biodiversity with gardening.

MangarrSerasalsiaTHE WA Government has listed an ecological community on Broome’s outskirts as Priority 1 PEC (Priority Ecological Community).

CoralGarden scottreefTWELVE years after a catastrophic mass bleaching, WA’s Scott Reef has made a remarkable recovery.

Published in Fisheries & Water

MantaRayKCFILTER feeding manta rays provided astounding performances off Broome’s coast over Easter, with the more commonly occurring white manta performing continuous backward, mid-water somersaults close to the coast as the tide peaked.


Published in Fisheries & Water