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A MELBOURNE-based PhD student is assessing the conservation risk for freshwater fish in the Kimberley in the belief many are in danger of extinction but are not listed as threatened.

Published in Fisheries & Water

TWO marine biologists have found a red algae species that resembles a branching coral.

Published in Fisheries & Water

StirlingRange creativeworkerCREATIVE workers are more likely to be drawn to live in rural locations offering diverse physical landscapes and high socio-economic and cultural settings, according to new research.

Published in Social Science

Purple-crowned fairy-wren_Anja_SkroblinPOPULATIONS of the endangered purple-crowned fairy-wren have been found to be isolated across various sections of the Kimberley, hampering conservation efforts for the species.

Bestof2013AN ACTION packed year for science in Western Australia, we saw our Chief Scientist Lyn Beazley step down from the role, while the Premier Colin Barnett took on the Science Portfolio and opened the ‘Office of Science’.

Red Knot_RoebuckBay_Ric_ElseSCIENTISTS at the Royal Netherlands Institute of Sea Research have been sampling Roebuck Bay’s benthic marine life, as part of a larger study of migrating shorebirds.

YardieCreek caperange_stalagmitePALEOCLIMATIC reconstructions from West Australian stalagmites have demonstrated how historic climatic events still determine Australia’s current climate variability.

Baby pianoSUGAR is not the cause of hyperactivity in children, nor does classical music make babies smarter but some scientific evidence does exist supporting the popular notions that mobile phones, tight underwear and bike riding really could reduce sperm health.

Published in Health & Medicine

Conifer CallitrisglaucophyllaSOUTHERN hemisphere conifers’ reproductive habits have been uncovered in research monitoring their responses to environmental change.

sponges conferenceWATHE immense diversity of sponge species in West Australian waters has been celebrated at the 9th World Sponge Conference earlier this month.

Published in Fisheries & Water