A group of Western Australian botanical experts have teamed up to understand the ‘personal space’ of plant species in different environments, in a bid to improve the restoration rates for native landscapes.
A new test for detecting multiple parasites in koalas has been developed by a Perth veterinarian and post-doctoral scientist. The technology will help us understand why so many of the iconic Australian species are becoming sick and dying. Koalas have suffered population declines of over 50 per cent in some Australian states.
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