Latest news from the region

smartphone flowerTRADITIONAL owners are using a unique software program that collects environmental and cultural data to contribute to the land management and conservation of the desert rangelands areas in WA.

RoebuckbayTireTrackA Murdoch University marine scientist has just commenced an aerial survey of the western Kimberley coast.

Crater goatpaddockTWO WA scientists have published a study based on analyses of impact-molten rock samples from the 76-million-year-old Lappajärvi crater in Finland, and now they are shifting their focus to craters much closer to home.

Published in Space

DugongTHE RECENTLY announced marine park to be established at Horizontal Falls along with Kimberley marine parks at Camden Sound and Eighty Mile Beach, will involve joint management between the Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) and Indigenous rangers.

Published in Fisheries & Water

Stone coreOPTICALLY-STIMULATED Luminescence (OSL) has confirmed the earliest datable human habitation at Lake Gregory, Kimberley.

seagrass123EDITH Cowan University is playing a crucial role in a massive new project, unveiled last month, which will help CSIRO to understand and estimate the potential of marine environments to capture and store blue carbon in Australia.

sugarcane ordTHE Frank Wise Institute of Tropical Agricultural Research, near Kununurra, is maintaining sugar cane stock in anticipation of new orders.

Published in Agriculture & Food

OrdRiverDamTHE recent release of 30,000 barramundi (Lates calcarifer) fingerlings into the Ord River Diversion Dam, as a service to recreational fishers, completes stage one of a four-year breeding project by the Kimberley Training Institute’s Broome campus.

Published in Fisheries & Water

shellNautilusA RECENT study has not only shed light on the charismatic Nautilus pompilius, but has also illustrated the success of using DNA barcoding as a tool to identify geographic origins, and to study population genetics and evolutionary biology.

Published in Fisheries & Water

Archaeology computingARCHAEOLOGISTS around the globe are gearing up for the Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) conference next month, to be held in the Southern Hemisphere for the first time.