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The Centre for Regional Development at the University of Western Australia is research intensive, focussing on understanding the major economic, social and environmental opportunities and challenges facing rural, regional and remote Australia. It was established in 1999 and has since undertaken research for, and disseminated scholarly and applied academic information to, a range of national and government agencies, private sector and community organisations and natural resource management groups.


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New monitoring technologies needed to let wildlife off the hook

New monitoring technologies needed to let wildlife off the hook

The creation of a new generation of major marine reserves will require innovative new monitoring techniques to understand the impact of these reserves on oceanic biodiversity, according to a new study led by The University of Western Australia.

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Crop productivity and WA heritage winners in latest ARC funding

Crop productivity and WA heritage winners in latest ARC funding

A project led by Dr Mark Waters from UWA to find new ways to improve crop productivity and one by UWA’s Professor Alistair Paterson to help preserve the heritage of the state’s north-west are winners in the latest round of funding grants from the Australian Research Council (ARC).

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UWA helping in the East African fight against crop devastating plagues

UWA helping in the East African fight against crop devastating plagues

A Rwandan Biosecurity Fellow’s visit to The University of Western Australia will help bring much-needed skills to African scientists trying to fight insect plagues threatening Africa’s food security.

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