Mapping destruction and recovery using remote sensing data of the 2016 Waroona bushfire

17 December 2020

In January 2016, a catastrophic bushfire raged for 17 days, about 110 Km south of Perth, in Western Australia. The blaze burned more than 180 buildings, about 70,000 Ha of farmland and precious forest habitat, and killed two people.     Read this ArcGIS StoryMap to […]

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A GIS-based analysis of the Mundaring Weir catchment

Mundaring Weir is situated on the Darling Scarp, about 30 Km east of Perth, in Western Australia. The dam was constructed between 1898 and 1903, to impound the Helena River and deliver water to the thirsty and productive mining regions located inland. Today, about 100,000 […]

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Microbial Health of Topsoil Stored at Mine Sites Across Western Australia

26 February 2020

This large multidisciplinary study, led by the Curtin University ARC Center for Mine Site Restoration (Restoration Genetics) uses a variety of molecular approaches, to monitor the dynamics of floral communities and edaphic microbiota from multiple mining sites from Western Australia, and guide the restoration effort. [...]

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Biogeography of soil microbiomes from Western Australia: A geospatial analysis of the MicroBlitz data

24 February 2020

Biogeography of soil microbiomes from Western Australia A geospatial analysis of the MicroBlitz data Click on the link below to read the full story! ArcGIS StoryMap   MicroBlitz is a University of Western Australia initiative started in 2015 as a large observational study of genomic data [...]

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Targeted molecular audits of blue-green algae (AquaBiome phase 2)

19 February 2019

"Universal" 16S rDNA PCR primers, that supposedly amplify all bacterial taxa with equal efficiency, are designed to guarantee broad taxonomic representation and preserve the relative proportions of the various species, originally present in the community. These universal primers are routinely employed for exhaustive molecular surveys, [...]

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Restoration of the gut microflora in critical illness

01 February 2019

Persistent inflammation is a key driver of morbidity and mortality in critical illness. Evidence suggests that persistent inflammation at the time of intensive care unit (ICU) discharge predicts ICU readmission, hospital mortality and longer-term mortality. Homeostasis of the microbiome, the commensal organisms colonising human skin [...]

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Randomised trial of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID)

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are commonly used to treat the pain and inflammation, associated with a number of diseases or post-traumatic conditions. Correlations between NSAIDs and increased risks of gastric ulceration, acute kidney injury and bleeding secondary to platelet inhibition, especially during wound manipulation, have [...]

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Pedigree analysis in production animals

28 January 2019

Parentage testing of production animals, can be used for full pedigree reconstructions, for instance to link a lamb to its ewe and/or sire. This is useful for early predictions of breeding values, and improved rates of genetic gain. High-throughput genetic assays are also a rapid and […]

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