Latest news from the region

CITIZEN science and technology have combined to eradicate the ornamental rubber vine (Cryptostegia grandiflora) from the area surrounding the Fitzroy River, in the Kimberley.

SCIENTISTS working in WA’s biggest and most remote national park—Karlamilyi—have discovered a population of northern quolls (Dasyurus hallucatus).

MARINE scientists are using results from a recent reef study at Tallon Island, north of Broome, to develop predictive models for use on other reef systems in the Kimberley.

Published in Fisheries & Water

WHILE audiences in Perth attend Walking with Dinosaurs this weekend palaeontologists working near Broome will be documenting the extinct vertebrates’ extensive fossilised footsteps using laser scanning technology. 

HEALTH professionals are urging pandemic planning be prioritised for remote Aboriginal communities following the confirmation and analysis of an outbreak of the pandemic H1N1 “swine flu” virus in WA in 2013.

Published in Health & Medicine

RESEARCH into seagrass susceptibility to dredging activities has revealed exactly how fragile some of the tropical marine plants species are when faced with a decreased level of light.

Published in WA's Chief Scientist

RESEARCH into a type of Fat-tailed gecko (Diplodactylus conspicillatus) in northern Australia has revealed it is not one species but seven.

A UWA geologist has proposed a hypothesis which threatens to overturn conventional notions of the way Banded Ironstone Formations (BIF) first evolved.

Published in Industry & Resources

A MURDOCH University molecular ecologist says "Judas camels" fitted with tracking devices greatly enhance the chances of finding and subsequently culling wild camels (Camelus dromedarius) in Australia's deserts.

This week the WA Museum's Paul Doughty sheds light on the process involved in discovering species in Western Australia and how many people are required to get you to that final moment when you can yell Eureka!

Published in Perspectives
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