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    Children’s Tales for Courageous Conservation

    Children’s Tales for Courageous Conservation

    Bedtime fables often teach young children about morals, hope, or love. But what can The Magic Pudding story ...

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    Biosecurity effectively slows down pathogen arrivals, new research

    Stronger biosecurity measures can reduce the spread of invasive plant pathogens despite a rise in global trade and travel, according to a new international study led by University of Canberra researcher

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    Intermittent streams send global CO2 levels running high

    A University of Canberra researcher participated in a global research project that analysed plant litter in seasonal streams and found the world’s river systems could be releasing much higher levels of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than previously thought

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    PhD grad’s gut feeling pays off

    Teresa Chavez-Capilla has graduated with a PhD after travelling from Spain to Canberra to examine the metabolism of different arsenic compounds found in food and how they are transformed in the gut and the liver

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    Water Dreaming sees UC scientist challenge Parliament

    Brad Moggridge’s research into traditional Aboriginal knowledge of water may deliver better ways to survive in one of the world’s driest continents

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    Turbulent future for Australia’s coasts: UC public lecture

    Leading researcher Emma Johnston has warned that climate change and increased nutrient flows are impacting Australia’s coastal zones

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