Environmental Sciences

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First Conservation Workshop for endangered Red Panda held in Bhutan

Friday 25 May 2018

Charles Sturt University’s Senior Researcher for the Institute for Land, Water and Society, Dr Joanne Millar, is leading a three year research project that aims to protect red panda habitat and the livelihoods of yak herder in the high altitude rangelands of Bhutan. Funded by the UK Darwin Initiative Fund, the project is focusing on severe land degradation, red panda habitat loss and herder wellbeing in the winter rangelands of Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary in remote eastern Bhutan.

CSU wins ‘Most Valuable Team Ribbon’ in 2018 University bioQuest

Monday 21 May 2018

A team of scientists from the Charles Sturt University (CSU) Institute for Land, Water and Society (ILWS) won a category award after last month competing in the QuestaGame University BioQuest.

Some do, some don’t: Women succeeding in ‘macho’ trades

Friday 4 May 2018

A lack of skilled workers in traditionally male-dominated trades has become a major problem in regional NSW, and a team of CSU researchers is investigating how women can help address the problem.

Support for national inquiry to break care-to-prison pathway

Tuesday 10 Apr 2018

There’s strong support from a CSU academic for a national review of the child protection laws and processes affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

Rare perch found near Murray River

Tuesday 3 Apr 2018

CSU researchers have found a population of rare Macquarie perch in an isolated creek flowing into the upper Murray River and are now working to conserve and grow the numbers of this threatened species.

Overseas study launches students’ minds

Wednesday 21 Mar 2018

University students can be transformed with overseas study says a CSU academic who recently led a student tour into the urban and rural areas of Cambodia.

Help find an Australian icon in the pub

Thursday 15 Mar 2018

Scouting pubs and clubs across south-eastern Australia might not seem a bad way to spend your study time, but for CSU researcher Mr Matt O’Connell, it is all in the name of science.

Finding refuges for endangered frogs

Friday 2 Mar 2018

A CSU expert is aiming to identify environmental refuges for endangered frogs being decimated by a disease found worldwide, including southern Australia.

New calls for evidence on viral biocontrol, in Science

Friday 23 Feb 2018

Virologists and ecologists, including a CSU expert, call for a demonstration of effectiveness and safety before the Australian Government releases a herpes virus to control exotic common carp.

Indian hawkers’ story reflects modern migrant dilemmas

Tuesday 20 Feb 2018

A CSU researcher believes the story of Indian ‘hawkers’, who plied their trade across south-eastern Australia in the late 1800s, is reflected in the current dilemmas facing migrants in regional Australia.

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