Latest news from the region

LakeGregory refugeA SERIES of reviews of Australian archaeological studies is helping to formulate a theory of how and when people occupied various parts of the continent, including WA’s Kimberley region.

Published in Social Science

citizenscienceTonyMalkovicTO GET a basic idea of the richness of Western Australia’s soils, Andy Whiteley says you only need to stomp your foot in the ground and then look at the imprint.

Published in Agriculture & Food

BrownBooby christmasislandGERMAN seabird ecologists have found Christmas Island brown boobies to be highly vulnerable to any depletion in prey during breeding season.

bushwalk humanparasiteHUMAN behaviour could be a major contributing factor in the transmission of parasitic infections to wildlife, research being conducted across WA suggests.

Stalagmite WindjanaGorgeFORTY-ONE thousand years of climatic records taken from stalagmites in two Kimberley caves have given researchers some unexpected insights into the region’s monsoon history.

Palgrave region_Musgrave_RangesA GEOLOGICAL survey team says an ancient super volcano exuded more than 450 cubic kilometres of molten magma in a single eruption, over what are now Ngaanyatjarra tribal lands.

LNG asianenergymixRESEARCH exploring the Asia Pacific region with a Global Energy Market model (GEM) has assessed the challenges and opportunities as population, income and energy demand continue to increase.

Published in Industry & Resources

StaghorncoralEXTINCTION risk of Acropora species like the staghorn coral has been linked to species age, or the time since species divergence in research by the Western Australian Museum.

Published in Fisheries & Water

eureka 3DMillWESTERN Australian scientists and researchers have excelled at the prestigious Eureka science awards announced last week in Sydney, picking up three of the major prizes.

Purplecrowned fair_wrenA REVIEW paper advocates studying the presence of wrens (Maluridae) in local landscapes to assess the ecological soundness of land management practices.