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Professor Vaille Dawson During a research Trip to Java

Faculty excels in research funding

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Researchers at the UWA Faculty of Education lead a number of large research projects, including two initiatives granted extremely competitive federal funding this year.

Seed Bank think tank tackles global conservation

Friday, 23 January 2015

New approaches to rehabilitating mined areas may have germinated during a five-day international think-tank to advance seed technology research.

Two hour screen limit for kids 'virtually impossible' to enforce

Thursday, 22 January 2015

A world-first longitudinal study by The University of Western Australia researchers examining the links between mental health and screen use by children and teenagers has found that guidelines to limit screen-based media-use to less than two hours a day are out of date and ‘virtually impossible' to enforce.

A helping hand for Pygmy Hippos

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Nobody knows how many pygmy hippos remain in wild habitats in West Africa, but there are only about 350 in captivity world-wide and a researcher at The University of Western Australia is in a race against time to ensure the species' survival.

Road - stock image

A bold new transport future

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Professor Antonio Páez from McMaster University in Canada says we might soon be getting to our next destination using driverless taxis - and with the assistance of apps such as Uber.

Short-term debt enhances WA farm productivity

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Policy interventions that enable farmers to have access to short-term debt would improve technical efficiency of Western Australian broad acre farms, according to a study from The University of Western Australia. 

UWA signs up with North Metro Health Service

Thursday, 15 January 2015

More than 900,000 people in Perth's northern suburbs will potentially benefit from a new partnership between The University of Western Australia and North Metropolitan Health Service (NMHS) Mental Health. 

Predicting coral reef futures under climate change

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Researchers examining the impact of climate change on coral reefs have found a way to predict which reefs are likely to survive bleaching episodes and which won't. 

Dr Moses Laman

PNG Malaria research breakthrough

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Every minute, a child dies from malaria in Africa and with malaria parasites resistant to traditional treatments, a new finding by a researcher from Papua New Guinea - where malaria is also a serious concern - is good news.

Pacific Fishing

Can Pacific Islanders bank on a secure fisheries future?

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Traditional conservation measures, such as local ‘Tabus' - areas periodically closed to fishing - have typically been the sole approach to fisheries management in the tropical western Pacific.  A team of international experts is meeting in Albany this week to find out how effective these areas actually are in providing communities with long-term food security.