Environment & Conservation
WA SCIENTISTS are using laser technology to determine the most carbon-rich areas of southwest forests that may act as a refuge for biodiversity during climate change.
BLOOD parasites called Trypanosoma have been implicated in the population decline of a critically endangered marsupial.
SCIENTISTS in Australia, Europe and the USA have been studying environmental drivers of beta diversity in flowering plants.
A STUDY of nectar-feeding birds found in Western Australia has uncovered a significant correlation between their digestive physiology and foraging preferences.
PUBLIC preferences and values must be considered if the use of systematic conservation planning is to attract public and policy support according to a recent UWA study.
TWO new species of kangaroo paw have been discovered in WA’s biodiversity hotspot – the south-west of Australia – thanks to DNA sequencing.
HUMAN behaviour could be a major contributing factor in the transmission of parasitic infections to wildlife, research being conducted across WA suggests.
A LARGE database of historical articles about rabbits has contributed to the creation of a five-year program searching internationally for new biological agents to control Australia’s most widespread animal pest.
NEW research suggests the decline of Eucalyptus Wandoo, a species endemic to WA’s south-west, could be an indicator of the potential effects of climate change on native fauna.
A NEW citizen science project aimed at identifying the key breeding and feeding sites of the endangered Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoos across the Wheatbelt and Great Southern regions could potentially aid in the species' conservation.