Environment & Conservation
SOUTHERN hemisphere conifers’ reproductive habits have been uncovered in research monitoring their responses to environmental change.
TWO new species of kangaroo paw have been discovered in WA’s biodiversity hotspot – the south-west of Australia – thanks to DNA sequencing.
BOTANISTS are analysing spatial genetic structure within keystone species, to enable better seed sourcing for banksia woodland restoration programs.
VARIABILITY in species characteristics is critical for maintaining the diversity of rich plant communities, a new study has confirmed.
HUMAN behaviour could be a major contributing factor in the transmission of parasitic infections to wildlife, research being conducted across WA suggests.
A LARGE database of historical articles about rabbits has contributed to the creation of a five-year program searching internationally for new biological agents to control Australia’s most widespread animal pest.
PLANT species are at risk of becoming extinct under predicted climate change rates according to new collaborative research.
THE conservation and ecological restoration of Acacia species in the Mid West of Western Australia has had a breakthrough with new DNA barcoding research.
AN article by Western Australian and American environmental scientists is putting forward a new way of looking at the native versus non-native species debate and proposes species origin is no longer the best judgement tool in the ever-changing environment.
EDITH Cowan University is playing a crucial role in a massive new project, unveiled last month, which will help CSIRO to understand and estimate the potential of marine environments to capture and store blue carbon in Australia.
SEED broadcasting and soil ripping could hold the key to restoring damaged or degraded soil areas, based on latest research tests.
TEACHERS of science in Mid West primary schools in the Northern Agricultural Region are poised to take advantage of a new environmental education package called ‘Inland to Ocean’, developed by the Northern Agricultural Catchments Council (NACC).
WESTERN Australia would be protecting its wildlife from climate change by creating a North–South axis wildlife corridor similar to the Great Eastern Ranges which stretches from the Grampians in Victoria and far north Queensland.
GERALDTON conservation group, Chapman River Friends are waiting for the end of the wildflower season which signals the ripening of native species’ seeds and the beginning of seed collection.
WHILE drought in WA’s south-west continues to worsen, a new analysis of global drought shows that, worldwide, the problem has been overestimated for decades.
A STUDY of bat habitat usage in the rangelands of WA has provided insight into how the health of a landscape’s ground cover may affect activity levels of higher mammals.
WA’s status as home to the world’s largest herd of feral camels is leading to calls for a camel meat industry to protect the state’s environment and provide economic opportunities for rural people.
POISON baiting programs are highly effective for reducing populations of the red fox, according to a new study by UWA, DEC and the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre.
RESEARCHERS from Edith Cowan University are undertaking a range of research projects to understand and manage one of Western Australia and the world’s most unique wetland locations.
RECENT research indicates Australia may be lacking in effective regional responses to climate change adaptation, with two key case studies showing a lack of coordination among local organisations.