Dr Owen Duncan

Wheat genome decoded to enhance food security

Thursday, 20 April 2017

University of Western Australia researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology have published the most comprehensive analysis of a wheat genome as part of a United Kingdom-led consortium. The new sequencing of the bread wheat genome, led by the Earlham Institute, identified complete sets of genes and proteins essential to important agronomic traits.

David Mackey

UWA science funding to support medical breakthroughs

Thursday, 3 November 2016

The University of Western Australia has been awarded grants totalling more than $3.5 million to support health and medical research projects through the Federal Government’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding scheme.

Dr Andrew Guzzomi

Seed flamer wins at WA Innovator of the Year

Thursday, 3 November 2016

A new tool that makes native seeds easier to handle has won researchers from The University of Western Australia and the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority a top prize at the 2016 WA Innovator of the Year awards.

Greenhouse gas reduction researchers Marit Kragt (left) and Nikki Dumbrell at th

Grain growers well set for positive greenhouse role

Monday, 11 July 2016

Agriculture remains a target in the world’s push to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but local studies show the industry here has ready-to-hand options that should not compromise production or profitability.

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Strong preference for local foods

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Western Australian consumers have a strong preference and willingness to pay for local foods according to a study published by researchers from The University of Western Australia.

Swan Valley Honey Festival

Swan Valley Honey Fest, the place to bee this Sunday

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Right now, thousands of workers live outdoors in tiny wooden sheds in Australia, even though their labour is valued at $6 billion in this country alone. They are vegetarians who neither eat fruit, nor veggies, but help produce the meat we eat.

Jacob Hawkins

China's changing diet linked to higher emissions

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

China’s rapidly changing diet has ramifications not only for the supply of land and water, but also for energy supplies and greenhouse gas emissions, according to research at The University of Western Australia.

Hot spots

UWA expert says more 'green' needed to cool Perth's suburban hotspots

Thursday, 4 February 2016

An environmental engineering expert at The University of Western Australia said ‘greening’ the suburbs of Perth will help reduce the emerging urban health crisis of heatwaves.

Dr Mark Waters

Crop productivity and WA heritage winners in latest ARC funding

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

A project led by Dr Mark Waters from UWA to find new ways to improve crop productivity and one by UWA’s Professor Alistair Paterson to help preserve the heritage of the state’s north-west are winners in the latest round of funding grants from the Australian Research Council (ARC).

James Mushayija

UWA helping in the East African fight against crop devastating plagues

Thursday, 26 November 2015

A Rwandan Biosecurity Fellow’s visit to The University of Western Australia will help bring much-needed skills to African scientists trying to fight insect plagues threatening Africa’s food security.

Local researchers take on G20 challenge to make energy efficient wheat

Friday, 6 November 2015

Western Australian researchers will contribute to a G20 nations plan to strengthen future, global food security by making more energy efficient wheat.

Arctic expedition Lara Gracia-Corral

Arctic study finds CO2 helps plants grow but only at low temperatures

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

A new international study involving researchers from The University of Western Australia has found that carbon dioxide (CO2) has a positive effect on producing organic material at low temperatures in the Arctic Ocean, but that this effect disappears once temperatures increase.

Soil sampling

Nitrogen loss in soils unearthed

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have challenged the current understanding about which microorganisms carry out important nitrogen transformations in semi-arid agricultural soils.


Professor Wallace Cowling

Small changes have large benefits for crop breeding

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have developed a new method for breeding crops that will improve the potential for long-term, sustainable genetic improvement.

Harnessing social capital can boost crop production

Friday, 5 June 2015

Agricultural development in Timor-Leste and other developing countries can be improved by harnessing social relationships, according to a study carried out by researchers from The University of Western Australia.

Forrest Research Foundation Scholarships attract world's best minds

Friday, 29 May 2015

Andrew and Nicola Forrest today announced the first recipients of the prestigious Forrest Research Foundation Scholarships – with the five recipients flying in from around the world to accept their scholarship.

Assistant Professor Ram Pandit

Torment turns to tents in humanitarian disaster

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Imagine the torment of finding out, when you were thousands of kilometres away in another country, that your parents’ village was not far from the epicentre of a massive earthquake.

This is exactly what happened to Assistant Professor Ram Pandit from the School of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

Little did A/Professor Pandit know, while he was enjoying the sunshine at tranquil Matilda Bay where the Nepalese community was celebrating a child’s birthday on ANZAC Day, that his home nation had been rocked by an 11.56am quake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale.
 

Professor David Hopkins

Renowned soil scientist to give Hector and Andrew Stewart Memorial Lecture

Friday, 20 February 2015

Internationally renowned soil scientist Professor David Hopkins will deliver the 2015 Hector and Andrew Stewart Memorial Lecture, hosted by The University of Western Australia's Institute of Agriculture, next month.

Professor Jim Barrow  - 1982

UWA soil scientists honoured for challenging ideas

Monday, 2 February 2015

A soil scientist from The University of Western Australia has been honoured in the latest issue of a leading international publication, the European Journal of Soil Science, for explaining the way nutrients especially phosphate react with soil and contributing to our understanding of plant nutrition.

Pilbara landscape

Seed Bank think tank tackles global conservation

Friday, 23 January 2015

New approaches to rehabilitating mined areas may have germinated during a five-day international think-tank to advance seed technology research.