Researchers are investigating why a broadleaf herbicide used successfully to control weeds in agriculture for the past 60 years is now no longer effective against the crop weed, wild radish, in the Western Australian Wheatbelt.
Pioneering research into improving dementia care for Aboriginal Australians has been featured in Ten of the Best Research Projects 2012 - a publication that showcases the work of some of the nation's top medical researchers.
New molecular techniques showing that an iconic palm only grows in central Australia because humans moved it there thousands of years ago pose the question: should we still regard this as a native species? And if it's not native, what implications does this have for species conservation and management?
The National Library of Australia is offering Summer Scholarships to research students in the disciplines of Australian literature, Australian history and cultural studies, librarianship, archives administration or museum studies, and biographical research.
Western Australia will lead the world's biggest, longest and most comprehensive study of language and literacy development after being awarded a prestigious international grant involving The University of Western Australia and two US universities.