Up to 54 per cent of the high seas fishing industry would be unprofitable without large government subsidies, according to a global research collaboration including The University of Western Australia.
Researchers from The University of Western Australia have discovered male bottlenose dolphins can retain individual vocal labels, or “names”, to help recognise friends and rivals in their social network, much like humans.
A University of Western Australia study has found that although the number of dentists in rural and remote areas increased in recent years, it is still not keeping apace with the growth in demand and there is still a divide between access to dental treatment in cities compared to regional areas.
A global study led by a team from The University of Western Australia and the Marine Biological Association of the UK has found that kelp forests take in more than twice the amount of carbon dioxide than previously thought, which can help mitigate the impact of climate change.
An invention to monitor leukemia cells in the blood, methods to develop better medicines with fewer side-effects and an app to help school students develop skills for the future workplace were big winners at this year’s University of Western Australia IQ Awards.