Streamlining (Mining Amendment) Bill 2021

15 May 2021

The Government of Western Australia Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) is proposing important amendments to the Mining Act 1978, through the Streamlining (Mining Amendment) Bill 2021.  A summary of the Bill is available here.  The goal of the amendments is to simplify, […]

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Italian Research Day (Fremantle, 2021)

14 May 2021

On May 11, 2021, we were invited to showcase Econumerics’ work at the #ItalianResearchDay, in the beautiful Fremantle Maritime Museum. We heard stories of inspiring cross-sector partnerships between Italy and Australia, along with some insightful talks about #oceanscience, #blueeconomy, #university, #industry, #research, #sustainability, and #environmentalmanagement. […]

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Curtin University of Technology association

30 April 2021

We are extremely pleased to announce that Andrea's collaboration with Curtin University of Technology has been renewed to continue our collaboration in the acidic hypersaline lakes project. With field-work well underway and metagenomic sequencing data pouring in, we are now ready to start the analysis [...]
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Critical issues in evacuation planning (commentary)

08 April 2021

Emergencies are unforeseen combinations of circumstances (or their result), that call for immediate action. Particularly critical events may require egress or escape of people, away from an area containing imminent or ongoing threats, or hazards to lives and properties. To protect people’s lives and wellbeing, […]

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GIS data sourcing, comparison, and preparation for environmental modelling and assessment: a comparative analysis

05 February 2021

For geographic information system (GIS)-based environmental modelling and assessment, proper selection, collection, and pre-processing of primary or secondary data is paramount. To this end, several preliminary requirements have been identified (Reed, Brown et al. 2002), such as the need for the data to be complete, […]

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Challenges and approaches to marine conservation and fisheries management (commentary)

04 February 2021

Reconciling marine conservation and fisheries management presents many challenges. This short commentary discusses a selection of key concepts, by framing them into a unifying context. Starting from the managerial challenges, we consider the goal of executive decisions, and the tools needed to implement them, and monitor […]

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Ecological effects of lithium on aquatic biodiversity (review)

01 February 2021

Billions of electronic devices utilized daily worldwide depend on the energy supplied by high-performing lithium-ion batteries. As Li use grows rapidly and steadily, the risk of pollution, of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, is also likely to spread. To this end, understanding the broader effects on […]

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Busselton Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre fieldtrip

07 January 2021

The western ringtail possum (Pseudocheirus occidentalis) is a critically endangered small/medium sized arboreal marsupial, with a shrinking distribution in the wild, currently restricted to eucalypt forests in the south-western corner of Western Australia. Decline in abundance and range of this species can be attributed to […]

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