Case studies

Practical application is the primary goal of our work at HBI.  We keep ourselves rooted in the needs of industry and the greater public through projects that centre around them.

Securing the future of black cockatoos

Western Australia is home to three species of black cockatoos; the Carnaby’s cockatoo, Baudin’s cockatoo and the forest red-tailed black cockatoo. Populations of all three are in decline.

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Solving biosecurity threats sustainably

The demand for organic solutions to biosecurity problems is growing as the environmental impact of chemicals comes into sharper focus, both in industry and at home.

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Filling the Murray River to the bream

Murdoch researchers and recreational anglers, Dr Alan Cottingham and Dr Ben Roennfeldt, are on a mission to ensure a viable future for the Murray River black bream population after research found falling numbers of the fish.

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Drawing regional water supplies from the sun

Western Australia’s economic and regional development is dependent on secure and sustainable water supplies. As the cost of treating and delivering water to regional areas rises, Murdoch researchers are looking to solar-powered desalination plants as a sustainable solution.

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