Latest news from the region

Waterhole KimberleyAN INTER-disciplinary team has been developing a model to assess the likely ecological consequences of changing water-management practices in the central Kimberley.

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The winners in the 2013 WA Science Awards were announced by the Premier at an evening event on Thursday 21 November 2013.

mistletoe amyemaresizeA COMPREHENSIVE review of mistletoe species in the Kimberley has highlighted key differences in the species’ ability to re-establish after fire.

rareearthelementsRESEARCHERS and miners have collaborated to characterise rare earth element (REE) patterns and concentrations in the east Kimberley's Browns Range, producing an important model for its exploration in comparable terrains.

Published in Industry & Resources

DolphinSnubfinChristyHarringtonALMOST everyone has a unique dolphin story to regale if they spend time on the coast of the Dampier Peninsula where inshore dolphins regularly cavort.

Published in Fisheries & Water

IndigenousSurveyA KIMBERLEY Indigenous ranger group has been training to perform scientific vegetation surveys.

Bradshawrockart KimberleyNEW research has attributed the change between particular rock art styles in the Kimberley to a climate shift thousands of years ago, which indicates the demise of a society of early humans and the emergence of their successors.

rock wallabyTHE World Wildlife Fund and Indigenous rangers have commenced a survey of three Kimberley rock wallaby species.

Sugarbagbee copyrightmark-berkery_resizeTHE Kings Park Botanic Garden’s science director is leading a team studying the ecology and physiology of the wild sugarbag bee (Austroplebeia essingtoni).

helicopter AnnaSimonsenTRADITIONAL Owners are helping scientists from UWA and CSIRO conduct a genetic survey of insects in Kimberley vine thickets for bio-molecular analysis in bulk—a technique that comes under the heading of ‘eco-genomics’.