Regional journalist (Kimberley)
Hails from: Australia
Past life: Geoff was a manager and breakfast announcer at Puranyangu-Rangka Kerrem Aboriginal radio, in Halls Creek.
Favourite science: Geoff's not sure if he has one! He enjoys biology, ecology, archaeology, palaeontology, geology, meteorology, astronomy and statistics.
Loves: Art, nature, photography, music, dance, theatre and stories.
THE jury is still out as to why hundreds of killer whales (orcas) flock to a location above the continental shelf near Bremer Bay on WA’s south coast.
Murdoch University marine science students say Ningaloo field camps at Coral Bay in WA’s North West are preparing them for employment in their chosen field.
CORE samples from north Kimberley springs may provide rock art scientists with a timeline of the region's climate history to help figure out why there was a sudden changes in cave painting styles.
FARMERS and gardeners may be surprised to learn that plants have a quick and hidden response to almost anything we humans do to them.
MANY people visit the WA Museum to see scientific and cultural displays without being aware of its vast research collection that can help us understand and conserve endangered species.
PLANT breeders are constantly working to produce higher-yielding crop varieties that are less susceptible to disease and extreme environmental conditions.
INDUSTRIAL saltworks in the Pilbara and an unusual saltwater lake in the Gascoyne have been identified as unlikely but important pit stops and feeding grounds for migrating shorebirds.
IMPROVED bush burning methods by Indigenous Rangers in the East Kimberley have been hailed for the resurgence of Gouldian finches (Erythrura gouldiae) in the region.
BUNBURY beachgoers may be unsettled to learn that the refreshing, blue stretch of water off the port city was preceded by a huge lava flow almost as large as WA itself and several kilometres thick in places.
DEMAND for WA’s native plant seeds is increasing for purposes ranging from revegetating former mine sites to high-end restaurants which use Aboriginal food plants in their cuisine.