Latest news from the region
ACCORDING to research from the CSIRO, land administrators should be aware of the substantial ecological barriers and time frames involved in achieving rangelands of a particular composition following changes, as these have a major influence on what they can demand of pastoral leases.
TWO recent papers by palaeontologists working north of Broome highlight a new approach to the study of dinosaur footprints.
ACTIVELY excluding banana bunchy top virus (BBTV) from Australian banana plantations could save up to $27 million a year, according to new research.
AN endemic mammal has been re-discovered in the eastern Kimberley, almost a century after its last recorded sighting.
RESEARCHERS from the University of New England, NSW are refuting the popular notion that ‘bored and cashed-up’ FIFO workers are to blame for increasing rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV.
A LEADING rural health worker is calling for the improvement of mental health services in country WA, as outback communities struggle to cope with 2012’s tumultuous climate.
CERTAIN Kimberley corals appear to be resisting the extreme environmental fluctuations usually associated with coral bleaching.
SYDNEY University ornithologists are enhancing the breeding rates of endangered Gouldian finches (Erythrura gouldiae) in the Ord Valley near Wyndham.
A University of New England (NSW) researcher believes current livestock production methods must change to meet surging global demand for meat.
NEW research in rice trials are underway in Western Australia’s Kimberley region to identify new developments and techniques to see if the crop can return as a profitable source of revenue for the region.