Winthrop Professor Carlos Duarte

Marine life on the move as oceans warm

Monday, 5 August 2013

Warming oceans are impacting the distribution and breeding patterns and habitat of marine life, re-arranging the broader marine landscape as species adjust to a changing climate, according to a three-year international study published today in Nature Climate Change.

Act local for the planet's health: experts

Friday, 1 March 2013

The idea of a planetary tipping point - where ecological systems around the world shift radically and irreversibly into decline - could lead unnecessarily to dangerous complacency or dread of catastrophe, according to an ecologist from The University of Western Australia.

Associate Professor Louise Barton

Soil carbon study to test nitrogen gas risk

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

A study led by The University of Western Australia is investigating whether increasing soil carbon in grain production to offset greenhouse gas emissions may also increase nitrous oxide emissions, which are nearly 300 times more damaging than carbon dioxide.

Polar bear by Joan Costa

Global warming affects Arctic and Antarctic regions differently

Monday, 18 February 2013

The robustness of food webs of Arctic and Antarctic ecosystems has been compared for the first time, revealing that global warming can affect the biodiversity of these ecosystems in different ways despite the similarities between them.

Professor Daniel Murphy to field site

New polar research provides vital information for planet

Thursday, 15 November 2012

The ways in which climate change affects polar regions are being researched by a soil scientist from The University of Western Australia.

Winthrop Professor Carlos M. Duarte

Major award for global change scientist

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

The ability of a world-renowned oceans scientist to inform the media and the wider community about his work has won a prestigious international award.

Winthrop Professor Malcolm McCulloch

Coral reef expert awarded Australia's leading Fellowship

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Premier's Fellow and research leader at The University of Western Australia's Oceans Institute and School of Earth and Environment, Winthrop Professor Malcolm McCulloch, has been awarded Australia's most prestigious research fellowship.

Ozone hole UV impacting marine life: study

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Ultraviolet radiation has caused a steep increase in deaths among marine animals and plants, according to an international team including scientists at the Oceans Institute of The University of Western Australia.

The Hon. Greg Combet AM, MP

Federal Climate Change Minister explains carbon price

Monday, 18 June 2012

The Federal Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, the Hon. Greg Combet AM, MP, delivered a public joint lecture on ‘Understanding Climate Change and the Carbon Price' to 250 guests at The University of Western Australia last week.

Julia Reisser stands next to the manta net onboard RV Southern Surveyor

First map of floating plastics to help save baby turtles

Monday, 18 June 2012

A PhD student at The University of Western Australia is creating the first map to show the distribution of floating marine plastics in Australian waters, and models that chart the likely pathways of these plastics and sea turtle hatchlings.