Science Network WA

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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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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Baited video cameras help detect deep sea fish

Using baited longlines in conjunction with baited remote underwater video systems (BRUVs) has improved the way in which deep water fish stocks are monitored for conservation purposes.

Feb 09, 2015
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Public support found in how you pose the question

Changing the way information about emission reduction costs is communicated as well as sharing information about fellow Australian's policy preferences can increase public support for higher emission cuts, ...

Feb 18, 2015
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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 ...

Feb 02, 2015
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