A study by The University of Western Australia and the University of Exeter in England have tested the cognitive abilities of magpies and found their learning ability and memory is significantly advanced.
Orientation for our incoming Semester 1 students is being held from 19 to 23 February. The involvement of academic staff is fundamental to the success of creating a wonderful experience and the opportunity to create connections with students before commencement of semester.
Research published today into the state of kelp forests around the world shows they are being degraded into flat seascapes carpeted by short, unwanted turf-algae – and the Western Australian coastline is one of the worst-affected areas.
An environmental economics researcher, a nanotechnology scientist developing new ways to fight cancer and a neuropsychologist from The University of Western Australia are among 80 women from 13 countries around the world selected to take part in the trip of a lifetime to Antarctica.
An advisory committee is set to guide the re-establishment of the Soil and Land Conservation Council with The University of Western Australia research fellow Associate Professor Frances Hoyle to serve as deputy chairperson. Better soil health helps to boost agricultural and pastoral production and create job opportunities across regional Western Australia.
The McGowan Government is set to resurrect the defunct Soil and Land Conservation Council to drive regenerative land practices across the State.
Tony O’Donnell was invited to talk at the 27th Annual GW Leeper Memorial Lecture on 17 November 2017. The lecture is a public lecture on soils hosted by University of Melbourne and this year it was a full house with 100 attendees. Tony’s talk focused on the distinct soil physicochemical properties of Western Australia and how they impact the structure and functioning of the soil microbiome in the region.