An acclaimed feature-length documentary that has wowed audiences in 21 European countries with footage of the intimate lives of honeybees has a strong connection to bee researchers at The University of Western Australia.
An ancient mustard plant that stars in modern Indian and Chinese cuisine - particularly in pickles and mustard greens - and is an economically important oilseed crop has been studied internationally to improve commercial productivity.
Many plant breeding projects - such as those aiming to increase food production - depend on getting ‘pure lines' of plants but this can take a lot of time as, up until now, it depended on self-pollination for several generations.
New York University Stern School of Business Professor David Yermack will explain the financial effects of CEOs' holidays in a public lecture at The University of Western Australia's Business School.
Professor Yermack, a visiting professor at the UWA Business School, will present his findings on trends in news announcements made by public companies before, during and after chief executives go on holiday.
He will also explain how these patterns in public announcements can create trading opportunities for investors.
A young plant biologist who developed a passion for the environment when he took up surfing in primary school has been awarded a 2013 Fulbright Western Australia Scholarship to undertake research in the US.
The University of Western Australia was announced this week as the State's first Fair Trade University following its decision to switch to ethical and environmentally sustainable products in the workplace.