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Gene immigration continues despite fragmented landscapes
Human activity like clearing land for agriculture and mining does not threaten the ability of some plants to share genes via pollen carried by birds.
Improving the hunt for gold
A geologist is using conditional probability principles to improve the design of nuggetty gold mines.
Solid data to ensue from citizen app platform
The burgeoning 'citizen science' movement could be enlisted to survey wildlife right around the world, thanks to a new app designed by a team at Murdoch University.
Global fishing threatens endangered sharks
Western Australian researchers are conducting a global initiative to evaluate the importance of sharks for conservation and economic development, in a bid to slow global declines in shark numbers.
Fish monitoring stepped up in bid to stop invasive species
An invasive fish species currently occupying the Chapman River is being monitored in research exploring the effectiveness of different capture methods.
Moving beyond agricultural pesticides
The smart use of fertilisers could help reduce global dependence on pesticides in agriculture, and slow the trend of pests developing resistance to the chemicals meant to control them, new research suggests.
Forensic analysis of car paint
The use of statistical techniques to interpret chemical information has played a key role in developing a more discriminating model for the forensic analysis of car paint.
Astonishing diversity of western Australian sponge species uncovered with molecular technology
The immense diversity of sponge species in West Australian waters has been celebrated at the 9th World Sponge Conference earlier this month.
Startling genetic similarity in tammar wallabies
A national genome study into island populations of the tammar wallaby has revealed a startling level of genetic similarity between males on Garden Island.
Lupin prospects improve with pinpointed disease causation
The cause of a disease affecting the local lupin industry has been discovered in PhD research at UWA's Institute of Agriculture.
Urban bushland vital to Perth's birds
In a unique study of Perth and its surrounds, researchers have found the fragmentation of natural bushland is linked to an alarming decline in the numbers of native land birds.
Albany scientists produce sheep vaccine first
A world-first vaccine more than 25 years in the making is being developed in Albany and could be available in commercial quantities by the end of next year.
Pilbara water and climate prospects examined
THE CSIRO is part-way through a systematic investigation of the Pilbara's future climate and water resources.
Meteorite impact structure reveals mineral deposit hotspots
The world's largest and oldest meteorite impact structure has been discovered through research on the formation of gold deposits in WA's Eastern Goldfields.
Reef fossil find sets new age limit
An organic geochemist has found fat molecules within fossilised remains in the central Kimberley's Devonian Reef.