News & Events
25/09/19 – Research paper on the spread of redclaw crayfish published
WRM’s principal ecologist Adam Harman, in collaboration with Dr Adrian Pinder from the Western Australian Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA), and with support from Fortescue Metals Group (FMG), recently had their research paper “Spread of redclaw crayfish into Pilbara natural waters” accepted for publication in the journal Bioinvasions Records. Way back in March 2016, WRM field […]
11/03/19 – Nakisa Takes Out ECU’s Top Student Conservation Award
We’d like to give a huge “congratulations!” to our very own Nakisa Shahrestani, who, on Friday the 22nd of Feb, took home the prestigious 2018 Perth Zoo Award for Research Towards Conservation at the ECU School of Science Prize Giving Ceremony. The award is given to the graduating Master by Research or PhD student deemed […]
26/02/19 – WRM’s electrofisher vessel draws a crowd at the WA Wetland Management Conference
World Wetlands Day (celebrated annually on the 2nd of February) is always a significant day for us passionate aquatic ecologists here at WRM. We usually like to mark the occasion by attending the annual Western Australian Wetland Management Conference, hosted by the Cockburn Wetlands Education Centre, just south of Perth. However, this year we went […]
05/02/19 – Thousands flock to meet WRM scientists at Scitech!
Over two days during the school holidays here in Perth, WRM’s Jess, Kim, Mel, Fintan and Emma were at Scitech, Western Australia’s premier and multi-award winning science museum, hosting a “Meet the Scientist” display. Over 2,000 children and their parents visited our interactive display, which was of course themed around our favourite subject: wetland science. Every […]
03/01/19 – $476 donated to protect critically endangered Western Swamp Tortoise
On November 30th, 2018, it was all smiles at morning tea as WRM hosted Jan Bant (pictured left), Chairperson of the Friends of the Western Swamp Tortoise (FoWST), who received a donation from WRM director Andrew Storey (pictured centre) of $476 on behalf of the friends group. To achieve this figure, a fantastic fundraising effort […]
09/10/18 – WRM hosts delegation of government officials responsible for wetland conservation in China
On Friday the 28th September, 2018, WRM hosted a delegation of over 20 government officials from the Chinese National Forestry and Grassland Administration (NFGA). The visit to the WRM office was part of their final leg of a week-long tour of Australia, during which they also visited the New South Wales Office of Environment and […]
31/05/18 – WRM’s Andrew, Kim, Fin and Emma now movie stars?
This year, the Roebuck Bay Working Group (RBWG) will show three films at Sun Pictures and Sun Cinemas in Broome, with the primary aim to educate locals and visitors about the high values of the Ramsar wetlands of Roebuck Bay and Eighty Mile Beach, and to call for everyone to play a part in caring for […]
10/05/18 – Celebrating 10 years of the Living Water Survey!
This year we celebrate 10 years of the Living Water Survey. Twice a year, for 10 years running, WRM have lead the Living Water Survey of Weeli Wolli Creek in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, alongside the Traditional Owners of Weeli Wolli Creek country, the Banyjima and Nyiyaparli people, and the Weeli Wolli Creek […]
26/04/18 – Introducing Mel Tucker, WRM’s Newest Team Member
Introducing Senior Environmental Consultant Melissa Tucker, WRM’s newest team member! Mel has a strong background in aquatic ecology. After earning honours in environmental biology at the University of Adelaide, with a thesis focussing on the development of chironomid (non-biting midge) larvae in waste water treatment plants, Mel has worked for a variety of aquatic ecology-focussed […]