Our Research Bulletins

You can discover all about the latest research activities in the School of Veterinary and Life Sciences in our new 2015 Research Strategy booklet (Chinese version also available).  More about School of Veterinary and Life Sciences research can be found in the 2015 Annual Report.

You can see our bulletin about  2016 highlights in environmental, health and agricultural research

Animal and Human Health

Is aberrant vitamin A metabolism involved in human acute T cell leukaemia - 1.1 1.01 -  Vitamins gone bad: Vitamin A and human T cell leukaemia
1.02 -  Gene targeting for better flea control
1.03 -  Engineers and vets: working together for better bones
1.04 -  Utilising Antigen-Antibody Complexes to capture and enrich mixed cell forensic samples

Animal Production Health and Welfare

Animal behaviour as a measure of animal welfare - 2.01

2.01 -  Animal behaviour as a measure of animal welfare
2.02 -  Radical vitamins: Improving lamb meat quality by feeding vitamin E
2.03 -  It’s all in the breeding: Selective breeding to improve lamb muscle mass
2.04 -  Animal welfare

Crop Production and Biosecurity

Understanding and controlling nematode pests of crop plants - 3.01

3.01 -  The (nematode) worm has turned for better crop plants
3.02 -  A merry (and sustainable) Christmas: Adapting mines to agricultural crops on Christmas Island
3.03 -  When a little salt is good for you — using salinity to improve crop growth
3.04 -  Gene profiling bugs: A project to sequence 100 bacterial genomes
3.05 -  Lebeckia ambigua, a perennial for deep sandy soils
3.06 -  Overturning traditional tillage practice for rice crops reduces greenhouse gas emissions
3.07 -  Improving wheat: grain quality, nitrogen use efficiency and stress adaptability
3.08 -  Potato: international food security and export growth potential
3.09 -  Translational genomics for better barley and beer

Marine, Estuarine and Freshwater Science

Lebeckia ambigua, a perennial for deep sandy soils - 3.05

4.01 -  Inland fishes of the Pilbara province
4.02 -  How do people value the Kimberley coast?
4.03 -  Do riparian zones improve stream water quality in flat, sandy catchments?
4.05 -  What’s important to visitors at Port Smith, Eighty Mile Beach, Kimberley?
4.06 -  Krill — more than just whale food!
4.07 -  Biosecurity and invasive animal research
4.08 -  What’s that beetle? Diagnostic tools for exotic khapra beetle
4.09 -  Reducing wild dog impacts on livestock production industries

Ecology, People and Environment

Facilitating seedling recruitment in tuart: specific niche requirements - 5.01

5.01 -  Keeping the kids happy: Ashbeds facilitate tuart seedling recruitment
5.02 -  Seeing the forest for the trees: tree responses to drought and heat
5.03 -  Fertilisers and surfactants enhance seedling restoration success
5.04 -  Tuart canopy die-off during severe drought and heatwave
5.06 -  Understanding World Heritage from the local perspective on the Ningaloo Coast, Western Australia
5.07 -  What happens to fuels and fire potentials after drought-induced forest die-off?
5.08 -  Will our drying climate lead to the extinction of Perth’s wetland fauna?
5.09 -  Finding just the right recipe: nutrient requirements on Christmas Island
5.10 -  Evaluation of geotourism potential through geographic information systems
5.11 -  Fringe festival! How do closely related species stay separate?
5.12 -  Quenda; nature's gardeners
5.13 -  Can human-created wetlands sustain urban freshwater biodiversity?
5.14 -  Restocking of the Western School Prawn in the Swan-Canning Estuary
5.15 -  Lake Claremont
5.16 -  Lake Claremont
5.17 -  Prescribed burning in Perth’s bushlands: where, when and how much?
5.18 -  Cats, fire, and seismic lines; the secret life of bilbies in the West Kimberley

Wildlife Biology and Conservation

What can old-fashioned anatomy tell us about wildlife? 6.01

6.01 -  The anatomy of digging mammals
6.02 -  Turtles in the firing line: Red foxes caught red-handed
6.03 -  DNA detectives: using genes to identify illegal dumping of wild pigs
6.04 -  Judas camels betray their best mates!
6.05 -  Shelter me, feed me! Quokkas using plants for shelter and food
6.06 -  Parentage testing of the King's camels
6.07 -  Island hopping: insights from Kimberley island skinks inform conservation of island systems
6.08 -  Murdoch University Cetacean Research Unit
6.09 -  The rapid expansion and origin of feral cats in Australia
6.11 -  Sex-specific patterns in demography of bottlenose dolphins in coastal and estuarine waters
6.12 -  Seasonal cyclicity of associations, calving and distribution of adult female bottlenose dolphins
6.13 -  Identifying important resting habitats for the protection of Hawaiian spinner dolphins
6.14 -  Home ranges of bottlenose dolphins are habitat- and sex-specific
6.15 -  Estimating the abundance of inshore dolphins in the Kimberley, north-western Australia
6.16 -  Dolphin prey availability and calorific value in an estuarine and coastal environment
6.17 -  Measuring body condition of humpback whales using unmanned aerial vehicles
6.18 -  Stress, wildlife health and the conservation of a critically endangered marsupial, the woylie