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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.

dateMar 20, 2015 in Ecology
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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.

dateMar 18, 2015 in Ecology
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Freo leads the pack with greenie gardens

Factors like a sense of community and residents who are 'keeping up with the Jonses' are among complex drivers behind Australian's preferences for European, colonial style gardens over designs using native ...

dateMar 17, 2015 in Ecology
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Water jets help mobile oil rigs move on

The use of water jets to more easily extract the anchoring legs of mobile oil rigs from deep inside the ocean floor, allowing them to move to new worksites, is the focus of a study through the University ...

dateMar 11, 2015 in Environment
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Isolated boodies repopulate the mainland

Two populations of translocated boodies (Bettongia lesueur) which were set up to re-establish locally extinct species at Lorna Glen in the Murchison have created a thriving population made up of fertile hybrid ...

dateMar 09, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Facebook help a matter of timing

Getting a response to a request for assistance on social media may have more to do with your request's timing than how many followers you have, research suggests.

dateMar 04, 2015 in Internet
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