First global seagrass study sounds alarm bells

Thursday, 25 June 2009

A new study, co-authored by Professor Gary Kendrick in The University of Western Australia's School of Plant Biology, has shown that seagrass loss rates around the world are comparable to those reported for coral reefs, tropical rainforests and mangroves - with potential negative impacts for the more than one billion people who live within 50km of them.

COFS collaboration with Dalian University of Technology

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Research Associate Professor Christophe Gaudin, Centrifuge Manager at the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (COFS), has received funding of $144,265 from Dalian University of Technology in China for the 'Geotechnical Centrifuge Research' Project.

Physicists invent new type of amplifier

Monday, 22 June 2009

A team of physicists at The University of Western Australia has invented a new type of amplifier which is powered by light rather than electricity and could be used on spacecraft to help locate magnetic asteroids.

UWA academics awarded Australian Laureate Fellowships

Monday, 22 June 2009

Two researchers from The University of Western Australia - one who co-developed the world's most precise clock and the other, dedicated to finding ways of repairing ecosystems - have been awarded Australia's most prestigious research fellowships.

UWA lecture to explore our unique marine environment

Monday, 22 June 2009

One of Australia's leading marine scientists Professor Jessica Meeuwig will discuss the impact of human activities on the sustainability of our oceans at a free public lecture to be held at The University of Western Australia this Thursday.

UWA enters new virtual world

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

An international award-winning team from The University of Western Australia has taken on a new challenge to open up further opportunities for educational collaboration in a ‘virtual world'.

"Nature" paper gives clues to crucial fluid movements for ore deposit formation and earthquake triggering

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

New evidence from high-resolution computer tomography of deformed rocks helps us to understand how fluids move in the Earth's crust in 10-20km depth. 

UWA researcher gets $220,000 grant for bushfire prediction technology

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

A researcher at The University of Western Australia has been awarded $220,000 to develop technology that will help predict and even prevent potentially disastrous bushfires. 

Helping to hear life

Monday, 8 June 2009

The University of Western Australia has become a member of the first international network of the world's leading hearing implant centres - one of only two members in Australia. 

UWA to host 2009 Indian Rim Asian University Games

Thursday, 4 June 2009

The University of Western Australia will host up to 1,200 university students from nine countries in December as part of the 2009 Indian Rim Asian University Games.