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Canola seeds studied for superior strains

UWA scientists are hoping a better molecular understanding of canola (Brassica napus L.) seed germination will enable them to breed superior cultivars, following research into strains that demonstrate contrasting germination ...

dateJul 02, 2015 in Ecology
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Bury weed problems with an occasional plough

Tossing topsoil around in Australia's often arid farming environment is not best practice, but modelling suggests an occasional turning of the soil can delay the rise of herbicide-resistant weeds.

dateAug 26, 2015 in Ecology
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Research aids disaster-recovery framework

Australian scientists have identified cost-effective ways to help marine populations 'bounce back' after major disturbances, using a case study of spangled emperor (Lethrinus nebulosis) at Ningaloo Reef.

dateAug 17, 2015 in Ecology
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Tracking project reveals roaming tiger sharks

THE sight of a shark's dorsal fin sticking out of the water usually strikes fear into the hearts of swimmers but for a group of WA researchers every time a tagged tiger shark's (Galeocerdo cuvier) dorsal fin stuck out of ...

dateJul 31, 2015 in Ecology
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Rescued turtles turn up new parasite

A wild turtle, left tethered to a stake through a hole stabbed into her neck, is one of five rescued western long-necked turtles (Chelodina colliei) subsequently found to host an entirely new species of Eimeria parasite.

dateJul 30, 2015 in Ecology
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