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Sugarbagbee copyrightmark-berkery_resizeTHE Kings Park Botanic Garden’s science director is leading a team studying the ecology and physiology of the wild sugarbag bee (Austroplebeia essingtoni).

helicopter AnnaSimonsenTRADITIONAL Owners are helping scientists from UWA and CSIRO conduct a genetic survey of insects in Kimberley vine thickets for bio-molecular analysis in bulk—a technique that comes under the heading of ‘eco-genomics’.

Ningalooreef coralRESEARCH by the UWA Oceans Institute at Ningaloo Reef has challenged conventional assumptions about coral health indicators.

Published in Fisheries & Water

Roebuck invertebrate_peterStrainSTANDING still on the tidal mudflats of Roebuck Bay is an amazing experience—the soft, squishy mud under your feet is likely to be crawling with invertebrates that are either hunting for food or escaping the bills of hungry shorebirds.

sponge dredgingTHE WA Environmental Protection Agency have pulled together major players from science and industry to initiate a program, run by the WA Marine Science Institution (WAMSI), that will help manage the effects of dredging.

Published in Fisheries & Water

agriculture phosperousA NOVEL approach to the biological recovery of phosphorus from wastewater has been developed by the CSIRO Land and Water in Floreat which may yield significant economic and environmental benefits.

 Written by Kandy Curran, Roebuck Bay Working Group Project Coordinator

IMG 1257RoebuckBayWith ABC's Gardening Australia Host Costa Georgiadis the star attraction of Broome's North West Expo on May 4 and 5, thousands of people were expected to come through the gates to listen to talks, music, dance and visit the myriad of wonderful displays.

Published in Community Events

kimberley boabRESEARCHERS have been studying traditional Indigenous knowledge of ecology and weather with the Mirriwoong people of the Ord Valley and Keep River, in order to better manage the effects of climate change.

Premier1 resizeIN HIS new role as Minister for Science, Premier Colin Barnett took time to brief ScienceNetwork on his vision for science in WA.

bird godwit_roebuckA UWA ecologist says most benthic macro-invertebrate populations in Roebuck Bay’s intertidal zone have decreased significantly after blooms of the toxic blue-green algae Lyngbya majuscule.