Lisa Morrison

Lisa Morrison

Regional journalist (Great Southern)

Hails from: Denmark, Western Australia. Lisa has lived in Darwin, Fremantle and Esperance and is currently based in the picturesque city of Albany.

Past life: Lisa completed her mass communication degree majoring in print journalism at Murdoch University before taking up her current job as the environment, agriculture, wine and general news reporter for the Albany Advertiser newspaper. She enjoys writing for SNWA about scientific research and breakthroughs in the Great Southern.

Favourite science: Environment and conservation, space and social science.

Loves: When she’s not writing Lisa enjoys travelling, the beach, hiking, camping, nature photography and live music. She also likes to browse second-hand bookstores, read in parks, and catch up with family and friends over good food and wine.

The evolutionary history of a group of small, solitary marsupials native to Australasia requires further research to fill in knowledge gaps, a review by Perth academics suggests.

ONE of the world’s worst plant pathogens could occur across more of Australia and the globe in the future, climate modelling by Perth scientists suggests.

A WESTERN Australian first trial to return oysters to an Albany estuary is exceeding scientists’ expectations, a year into the ambitious project.

QUOKKAS are popular ‘selfie’ photograph subjects for visitors to Rottnest Island, but the 'happiest animal on earth' has less to smile about in the South West, a year after a devastating bushfire.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 09:00

New drug hope for babies with leukaemia

TELETHON Kids Institute (TKI) researchers have discovered a new drug combination to help babies battle a rare, aggressive type of leukaemia with grim cure rates.

Monday, 10 October 2016 09:00

New single test to detect plant viruses

WA RESEARCHERS have developed a single test to detect multiple viruses in imported plants, in a bid to improve Australia’s biosecurity, quarantine efficiency and increase profitability.

TINY marsupials endemic to WA's southwest show resilience in the face of disappearing food and shelter, a Perth study suggests.

A CASE of mistaken identity that took more than 16 years to detect recently culminated in a new species of vibrant sea creature confirmed in WA’s North West.

Saturday, 10 September 2016 06:00

Ocean microplastics pop up on south-west beaches

THEY may be tiny in size but microplastics are becoming a big problem for marine ecosystems, according to UWA Albany researcher Dr Harriet Paterson.

WITH the Olympic Games now in full swing in Rio de Janeiro, Edith Cowan University sports scientist Gregory Haff says the findings of the report into systemic doping during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics highlights the ever-present problem of doping in elite sports.

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