Science Network WA

Legwork needed to chronicle Banksia resilience

The Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW) and the University of WA (UWA) are calling on volunteer 'citizen scientists' to help determine if the range of one of WA's most well-known flora genera—the Banksia—is ...

dateFeb 02, 2015 in Ecology
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Stirling Range flora nears extinction

The soil-borne water mould Phytophthora cinnamomi (dieback) has rendered unique vegetation on the peaks of the Stirling Ranges in the Great Southern to the point of being critically endangered.

dateJan 29, 2015 in Ecology
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Smoke bush species show fire awareness

Signs of serotiny, an ecological adaptation in which seed release occurs in response to an environmental trigger rather than spontaneously at seed maturation, has been discovered in in two species of Conospermum.

dateJan 29, 2015 in Ecology
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Undersea pipes "shoulder" anchoring duties

Research off the north-west coast shows undersea pipelines tend to bury themselves in the seabed quicker than expected after they are deployed, resulting in potential cost savings for the petroleum industry.

dateJan 26, 2015 in Engineering
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Kalbarri abalone gets helping hand

Department of Fisheries staff and Kalbarri fishermen have released 24,000 Roe's abalone (Haliotis roei) onto reef platforms along the cliffs north of Kalbarri, to restock a population decimated by the marine ...

dateJan 23, 2015 in Ecology
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