Latest news from the region

A CLINIC set up to improve rural and remote men’s access to prostate cancer testing and diagnosis has been deemed an overwhelming success.

Published in Health & Medicine

SCIENTISTS will seek to understand the complex and interconnected processes that enable one of the world’s most biodiverse plant communities to survive in some of the planet’s poorest soils, in a three-year project conducted in the Mid West’s Kwongan shrublands.

SEVEN years after propagating its rare seeds, Kings Park scientists are celebrating the first flowers in their population of the elusive southern Queen of Sheba orchids (Thelymitra variegata).

AS TINY as a pinhead, red-legged earth mites (Halotydeus destructor) might be small, but they are costing Australian farmers up to $200 million in lost production every year.

Published in Agriculture & Food

ANTHROPOLOGICAL and historical research with Aboriginal artists and Traditional Owners along the Canning Stock Route has illustrated the importance of dreamtime stories as carriers of important ecological knowledge.

ALMONDS appear to be the fare of choice for many Australian birds with recent research finding a variety of bird species frequent almond orchards over other agricultural crops.

Published in Agriculture & Food

WILUNA residents will have tastier and healthier drinking water thanks to a $1.7 million water treatment plant upgrade.

Published in Fisheries & Water

AUSTRALIAN scientists have identified cost-effective ways to help marine populations ‘bounce back’ after major disturbances, using a case study of spangled emperor (Lethrinus nebulosis) at Ningaloo Reef.

Published in Fisheries & Water

INTERNATIONAL scientists who set sail from Fremantle today will use cutting edge technologies to peer five million years into the past to find clues about our future climate.

THE sight of a shark’s dorsal fin sticking out of the water usually strikes fear into the hearts of swimmers but for a group of WA researchers every time a tagged tiger shark’s (Galeocerdo cuvier) dorsal fin stuck out of the water represented another opportunity to gather more information.

Published in Fisheries & Water
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