Turtle hatchling

New threat revealed for baby turtles

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

New research has revealed that marine turtle hatchlings entering the ocean close to jetties have a high likelihood of being eaten.

Deep sea fish with enhanced vision

Deep sea fish can detect colour in the dark

Friday, 10 May 2019

A team of international researchers has found that deep-sea fish have developed surprisingly diverse vision that enables them to detect colour in the dark.

Australian ocean research

UWA part of a new era of Australian ocean research

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

The University of Western Australia will be at the forefront of a new era of research into the ‘blue economy’, following the announcement of Australia’s biggest Cooperative Research Centre (CRC).

Chimpanzee with large gonads

Showy male primates have smaller testicles

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Male primates equipped with all the bells and whistles to attract a female mate tend to have smaller gonads, according to a study by researchers at The University of Western Australia and University of Zurich.

Sea urchin

Fearless sea urchins stripping underwater forests

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

A new study led by The University of Western Australia and the Centre of Advanced Studies of Blanes in Spain has found that sea urchins’ fear of predators plays a key role in the health of underwater forests, which are declining globally.

Shark Bay dolphin

Marine heatwave proves devastating to Shark Bay dolphins

Monday, 8 April 2019

A study by an international team of marine researchers, including The University of Western Australia, has found dolphin survival and reproductive rates suffered a significant decline following a 2011 marine heatwave affecting around 1,000km of Western Australia’s coastline.

UWA

UWA recognised for research excellence

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

The University of Western Australia has been recognised in the 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) National Report and outcomes, improving on its outstanding 2015 results.

Male cricket tasting the chemicals on a female

Male crickets use female scent to rate fertility prospects

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

A new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia has found that male insects are able to use female scent to assess not only how many eggs she will produce but also the egg-laying potential of their daughters.

Native marsupial helping revive urban bushland in Perth's north

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

A native marsupial population that was successfully relocated to a pocket of urban bushland in the northern suburb of Craigie is now helping to regenerate the bush.

Study highlights ways to improve fishing practices

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Researchers from The University of Western Australia and Stanford University have confirmed eco-labels on seafood are a trusted way for consumers to ensure they are buying sustainable seafood products and also encourage the seafood industry to be more sustainable.

Shark deterrent research

Research finds some shark deterrents don't work as well

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Shark researchers from The University of Western Australia have found that one of the personal shark deterrents commercially available in WA is not effective in deterring sharks.

Professor Rashid Sumaila

Globally renowned fisheries economist Professor Rashid Sumaila visits UWA

Friday, 8 March 2019

Last week, the Sea Around Us – Indian Ocean in the School of Biological Sciences, supported by the Institute of Advanced Studies and the Forrest Research Foundation hosted the globally renowned fisheries economist, Professor Rashid Sumaila for a scholarly visit, a Master Class in fisheries economics and a Public Lecture.

Extinct bee

'Extinct' bee found on the outskirts of Perth

Friday, 8 March 2019

A native bee species believed to be extinct has been found during a survey of insect pollinators in a remnant of banksia woodland at Pinjar in Perth’s northern suburbs.

Slate pencil urchin

Study warns marine heatwaves causing massive destruction

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

A study by an international team of researchers including The University of Western Australia reveals the massive damage marine heatwaves are causing to the marine environment wherever they occur.

Dr Thiha Thaw and Dr Ngyein Min Zaw

UWA to host international researchers as part of a United Nations training program

Friday, 1 March 2019

The University of Western Australia is hosting three international researchers, two from Myanmar and one from the Philippines, in partnership with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

Jacqui Batley

Plant scientist awarded Nancy Millis Medal for Women in Science

Thursday, 28 February 2019

A plant scientist from The University of Western Australia who made significant breakthroughs in disease resistance in the oilseed crop canola has been awarded the prestigious 2019 Nancy Millis Medal for Women in Science.

Asad Prodhan

Awards and Achievements – January 2019

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students.

UWA staff and graduates recognised in Australia Day honours list

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

The University of Western Australia congratulates 21 of its graduates and five staff members who were recognised in this year’s Australia Day Honours List.

Termites

Termites help reduce the impact of drought on tropical rainforests

Friday, 11 January 2019

Researchers from The University of Western Australia in collaboration with the University of Liverpool, the Natural History Museum, London, and the University of Malaysia, Sabah, have discovered termites play a critical role in helping tropical rainforest plants survive drought.

UWA Oceans Institute provides free resource to schools

Friday, 14 December 2018

Amazing fish facts that help to explain the serious side of Western Australia’s marine environment and why it’s so important to protect it, as well as a species identification guide for young explorers are all in a new book available free to schools.