News

26
Mar
2015

Astron's Dr Mehdi Ravanbakhsh has paper published today on fish detection

Astron's Senior Remote Sensing Analyst Dr Mehdi Ravanbakhsh had his paper published today in The Photogrammetric Record.… more

25
Mar
2015

Australia's biggest national park to be created in WA's Kimberley as mining companies relinquish tenement

A five million hectare slice of Western Australia's Kimberley region will become the country's largest national park after the State...… more

19
Mar
2015

Invasive toads give a boost to crimson finches

A finch species in Australia is getting help from an unexpected ally: invasive cane toads that have poisoned many of the lizards that...… more

13
Mar
2015

Astron in panel discussion at Communicate to Inspire Conference

Astron's Biodiversity Manager Dr Stuart Pearse took part in a panel discussion at the Communicate to Inspire Conference held on Thursday...… more

12
Mar
2015

Astron's Senior Remote Sensing Analyst presenting at the Locate15 Conference

Astron's Senior Remote Sensing Analyst Dr Mehdi Ravanbakhsh is presenting at the Locate15 Conference in Brisbane. … more

4
Mar
2015

Astron partnership brings to light Margaret River biodiversity

Cape to Cape Catchment Group has partnered with Astron who will provide guidance on survey methods and data collection for the Margaret...… more

27
Feb
2015

Astron attends AMEC Mining and the Environment Conference

Astron's Principal Scientist Katina De Sousa attended the AMEC Mining and the Environment Conference held in Perth earlier this week. … more

25
Feb
2015

10-year plan for Pilbara islands released

The State Government today reaffirmed its commitment to the ongoing protection of one of Western Australia's most important conservation...… more

20
Feb
2015

Is localised removal of buffel grass beneficial for bird species?

Researchers at Charles Darwin University have investigated whether removal of the invasive Cenchrus ciliaris (buffel grass) affects the...… more

20
Feb
2015

Jarrah forest resistant to climate variability

Astron Senior Scientist Dr Aaron Gove along with colleagues from UWA and Alcoa used a range of analytical techniques to examine the...… more

17
Feb
2015

Astron and ECU Internship

In early 2014, Astron and Edith Cowan University (ECU) School of Natural Sciences commenced implementing a workplace internship designed...… more

9
Feb
2015

Astron Businesses Merge

Astron Environmental Services Pty Ltd (Astron) and Astron Soil and Water Pty Ltd (ASW) announced that they have entered into an agreement...… more

3
Feb
2015

Buffel grass declared a weed in South Australia, but graziers say 'king of pastures' supports cattle industry

Buffel grass, which many graziers consider the "king of pastures", has officially been declared a weed in South Australia.… more

30
Jan
2015

Improving native seed survival rates key to rehabilitating Pilbara mine sites

Even the plants best adapted to survive the harsh conditions of Western Australia's Pilbara region, native flora, are struggling to set...… more

29
Jan
2015

Astron proud to launch new website & social media

The team at Astron is extremely thrilled to announce the launch of our new website and social media channels, building on Astron's online...… more

24
Jan
2015

Astron harnesses the power of sap flow technology

Astron successfully utilises sap flow sensors to enable plant water use to be monitored remotely in real time throughout the day. … more

23
Jan
2015

Prickly pest now 'marked' in Western Australia

Cacti which pose a threat to agricultural land and the environment have been added to a list of ‘marked' pest plants in Western...… more

23
Jan
2015

South West plant community on the critical list

Scientists have classified a small, geographically-restricted ecosystem in the South West as critically endangered, according to a...… more

21
Jan
2015

Worlds largest lead mine placed into care and maintenance

Two hundred mining jobs will go in Western Australia, with the world's largest lead mine being placed into care and maintenance. Roslyn...… more

20
Jan
2015

Western ringtail possum recovery plan open for public comment

As part of the process for national endorsement of the Western Australian Western Ringtail Possum Recovery Plan, in accordance with the...… more

14
Jan
2015

10-year plan for Leeuwin-Naturaliste capes

The State Government has released a 10-year management plan for the South-West's national parks and reserves - home to some of Western...… more

13
Jan
2015

BHP to host seed bank 'think tank'

BHP has partnered with the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (BGPA) to hold an interactive ‘think thank' as part of a...… more

12
Jan
2015

MRF returns $1 billion in bonds

More than $1 billion has been returned to Western Australia's mining industry since the introduction of the Mining Rehabilitation Fund...… more

23
Dec
2014

Bilateral Agreements to streamline environmental approvals

The Western Australian and Commonwealth Governments' progression to a One-Stop Shop for environmental assessments and approvals is making...… more

22
Dec
2014

Extra protection for WA's native species

Nine fauna and flora species have been added to Western Australia's threatened species lists.… more

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