Science Network WA

Ferns may hold key to land rehabilitation

Ferns may have potential in rehabilitating land following work by WA researchers who investigated how ferns are able to survive in semi-arid environments of Australia.

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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.

Mar 04, 2015
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Banksias differ on resilience to climate change

Research into the germination requirements of four Banksia species (Proteaceae) endemic to the South West Australian Floristic Region (SWAFR) has found certain species may be more vulnerable to climate change ...

Feb 27, 2015
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Hidden physics make fish glitter

A theory borrowed from physics to understand how electrons move in semiconductors may explain the silvery mirror-like appearance of many fish, recent research suggests.

Feb 25, 2015
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Plants found to alter soil types

Exciting research has revealed some plants have the ability to alter soil types, suggesting opportunities may exist to re-engineer WA's hostile soils to better suit agricultural purposes.

Feb 23, 2015
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