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Block cropping pitted against integration method
A local study has revealed how different ways of planting and growing mallee (small to medium-sized Eucalyptus trees) around a pasture can affect overall biomass and crop production.
Resilient geckos crop up in the northwest of Australia
Research into a type of Fat-tailed gecko (Diplodactylus conspicillatus) in northern Australia has revealed it is not one species but seven.
Breakthrough in orchard seed surrogacy
Research which germinated plantlets from orchid seed 'surrogates' has boosted the survival prospects of threatened terrestrial orchids.
Field tests needed to help control feral cats
Local wildlife ecologists have analysed research into feral cat habitat use from around the world in a bid to better manage the pest, which is one of the major threats to biodiversity globally.
Banded ironstone formation theory challenges current thinking
A UWA geologist has proposed a hypothesis which threatens to overturn conventional notions of the way Banded Ironstone Formations (BIF) first evolved.
Pilbara digs debunk timeline for ancient tool development
Recent archaeological digs at Barrow Island and the Montebello Islands off the Pilbara coast have revealed a number of artefacts which have helped build a unique record of coastal habitation by early humans.
Premature wear on WA roads caused by wet base coat
The lifespan of some West Australian roads has been reduced thanks to the moisture susceptibility of a road construction material, research suggests.
Wild relatives vital to crop improvement
Wild relatives of the nutritious pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.) legume should be more actively collected and conserved as a genetic resource for improving crop yields, research suggests.
Mathematical formula boosts renewable energy efficiency
A mathmatical framework for rating transmission lines aims to help relieve power grid congestion to make more efficient use of renewable energy.
Cattle parasite found to be widespread
WA researchers have discovered widespread resistance to roundworm treatments across south-west beef cattle farms.