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Date: 12 Apr

Can tigers affect water quality?

Published date: 12/04/2018

Some of the subtle, surprising connections that form our world are being investigated by Dr Phuntsho Thinley, a Bhutanese researcher at the University of New England (UNE) who is researching...

Date: 22 Mar

UNE ag-tech research on display at the Sydney Easter Show

Published date: 22/03/2018

Man sitting at modern desk with banks of multiple computer screens displaying maps and data, in front of large windows revealing rural scene outsideA technology-assisted form of agriculture is being showcased in Orana Parade at the Sydney Royal Easter Show, where the University of New England (UNE) has set up its “Farm of...

Date: 22 Mar

SmartShepherd rounds up international award

Published date: 22/03/2018

David Rubie leaning on a paddock fenceAn agricultural start-up company based in UNE’s Smart Regional Incubator (SRI) has earned international recognition. SmartShepherd, the brainchild of Dave Rubie, pictured, and Glenn Vassallo, was this week named the...

Date: 22 Mar

Contemporary value of ancient burning practices

Published date: 22/03/2018

Michelle McKemey, with SLR camera over shoulder, standing in bush with fire in backgroundEcologist Michelle McKemey’s interest in Indigenous land management has been something of a slow burn. It crackled to life during a family trip around Australia, when she was just 11,...

Date: 22 Mar

A pat on the back for dung beetles

Published date: 22/03/2018

Woman with lab tweezers poised to pick up a beetleDung beetles are very picky creatures. This surprising fact has emerged as part of new knowledge being generated at the University of New England (UNE) about one of the few...

Date: 15 Mar

Postcard from Macquarie Island

Published date: 15/03/2018

University of New England (UNE) PhD student Kirsten Drew travelled to Macquarie Island last week aboard the Australian Antarctic Division resupply ship Aurora Australis. She will spend a week on...

Date: 15 Mar

The PhD that takes you pigging

Published date: 15/03/2018

A new path to a doctoral degree being offered by the University of New England (UNE) enables pest animal specialist Darren Marshall to upgrade his skills from his ute, chasing...

Date: 02 Mar

Studying fire as an ecological and cultural tool

Published date: 02/03/2018

UNE PhD student Michelle McKemey is working with the Banbai Nation, near Guyra, on a project to compare the effects of traditional Aboriginal “cultural burning” with typical fire reduction burns,...

Date: 22 Feb

The GRASS is greenest at UNE

Published date: 22/02/2018

group of peopleThe UNE Growing Regional and Agricultural Students in Science (GRASS) program has just celebrated its 10th year, and is still going from strength to strength.  Since the initial pilot of the Industry...

Date: 21 Feb

Assessing the real cost of wild dogs

Published date: 21/02/2018

wild dogsWild dogs pose a significant threat to livestock in the New England and, until now, calculating the economic cost of these cunning predators has proven difficult. Not to be outwitted,...


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