Latest news from the region

WA RESEARCHERS believe they are first to develop a model for accurately estimating local water temperature in near real-time for marine protected areas (MPAs).

Published in Fisheries & Water

A RECORD number of deaths and strandings of humpback whales in Western Australia has raised concern about the impacts of climate change on ocean food webs.

Published in Fisheries & Water

MAPPING the response of wheat root systems is part of research aimed at avoiding the global food crisis experts predict will occur by 2050 as crops fail under the strain of future climates with less water, warmer temperatures and increased carbon dioxide.

Published in Agriculture & Food

ABORIGINAL Australians are more than twice as likely to suffer a stroke or traumatic brain injury than non-Aboriginal Australians, leading to acquired communications disorders (ACD) – and Edith Cowan University researchers are working to improve their rehabilitation prospects.

Published in Social Science

A MURDOCH University ecologist says it is not clear how effective traditional fox (Vulpes vulpes) poisoning is, as many baits may be taken by foxes but not eaten; or consumed by other animals.

WATER recovery of between 90 and 95 per cent from mine groundwater could be possible using a technique involving silica removal in reverse osmosis (RO) desalination.

INTRODUCED generalist plant viruses from other hosts that encounter native plant species for the first time pose a greater threat to plant biodiversity in southwest Australia than introduced specialist viruses, a recent study found. 

POORER school students and those with a disability require additional support to successfully manage the transition from primary to secondary school, according to a longitudinal study by Curtin University.

Published in Social Science

RESEARCHERS have developed an algorithm that can be used to simulate the hour-by-hour power output of both photovoltaic and concentrated solar thermal power systems for any location in the south-west corner of Australia.

Published in Energy

A STUDY of Western Australia’s agricultural zones has shown deeper potential for soil carbon sequestration, in areas where the strategy has previously proven extremely difficult.