Latest news from the region

THE surprise discovery of a quoll population on a Kimberley island has given conservationists hope that populations will persist against the threats of invasive species, such as cane toads.

FACTORS causing the toxic blue-green algae Lyngbya majuscula to bloom in the Ramsar-listed Roebuck Bay have been investigated by scientists and Broome volunteers.

Published in Fisheries & Water

CENTRAL Kimberley rock art from the period of first Aboriginal–European contact shows iconography dramatically different to both pre-contact art and contact art from other districts.

VOLCANIC eruptions across a vast area of what is now Western Australian and the Northern Territory 510 million years ago caused the first known mass extinction of complex life forms.

ONE of the great scientific surprises in recent times is how an inshore dolphin with a melon shaped head and smiley mouth, was discovered as Australia’s first endemic species of dolphin as recently as 2005.

Published in Fisheries & Water

ABORIGINAL Australians are more than twice as likely to suffer a stroke or traumatic brain injury than non-Aboriginal Australians, leading to acquired communications disorders (ACD) – and Edith Cowan University researchers are working to improve their rehabilitation prospects.

Published in Social Science

HUMPBACK whales from WA are mixing with those on the east coast of Australia and are genetically similar despite their breeding grounds being 2500km apart.

Published in Fisheries & Water

INTRODUCED generalist plant viruses from other hosts that encounter native plant species for the first time pose a greater threat to plant biodiversity in southwest Australia than introduced specialist viruses, a recent study found. 

POORER school students and those with a disability require additional support to successfully manage the transition from primary to secondary school, according to a longitudinal study by Curtin University.

Published in Social Science

A GROUP of scientists and pastoralists is trialling a series of measures to modifying cattle grazing behaviour they term “Rangelands Self Shepherding”.

Published in Agriculture & Food
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