What sawfish really do with their saw

Monday, 13 June 2011

Scientists thought that sawfish used their saw to probe the seabed for food.  But a Cairns researcher has found that these large (5 metres or more) and endangered fish actually use the saw to locate and dismember free-swimming fish.

Workshop to create links to save desert ecology

Friday, 10 June 2011

A workshop to increase awareness of the significance of native plants and wildlife in Western Australia's arid zone will be held at The University of Western Australia.

Professor Carlos Duarte aboard the Hesperides

Catalyst marine special

Friday, 10 June 2011

In a special ocean science series on the ABC Catalyst program Dr Graham Phillips features Professor Carlos Duarte, Director of The University of Western Australia's Oceans Institute, who is leading a modern day voyage to recreate the path sailed by Spanish navigator Alejandro Malaspina more then 200 years ago.

End native versus alien wars: Expert

Thursday, 9 June 2011

It is time to drop the alien versus native species dichotomy in conservation, according to a group of eminent scientists concerned with the restoration of ecosystems around the world. 

Dr Hilde Tubex

Outstanding researcher takes up a prestigious ARC Future Fellowship with Crime Research Centre

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Dr Hilde Tubex will take up her recently awarded Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship in the Faculty of Law’s Crime Research Centre on 1st August.

Winthrop Professor Philippa Maddern

Coming to grips with modern Australia from historical perspective

Thursday, 9 June 2011

The $24.25 million Centre of Excellence in the History of the Emotions, a major collaboration of Australian and international researchers - hosted by The University of Western Australia - has been officially opened.

Help needed to sniff out most desirable truffle

Thursday, 9 June 2011

On the eve of truffle season in Australia food scientists at The University of Western Australia are calling for volunteers, who think they have a nose for truffles, to help identify what makes one gourmet fungi more desirable than another.

Prof Peter Eastwood and Elisa Robey PhD student at Sleep Centre

Sleep research to save Australia billions

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

With sleep disorders costing the Australian community $10 billion a year, the newly refurbished Centre for Sleep Science at The University of Western Australia will address the causes of poor sleep.

Mindful planet-manager urges intervention

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

The effectiveness of offsets and mitigation in restorating degraded ecosystems is questioned in an article published in BioScience.

Dr Alex Campbell turning the first sod

Construction of the UWA Albany Sciences Centre begins

Friday, 3 June 2011

A ceremony to mark the commencement of construction for The University of Western Australia’s new $6.2 million Sciences Centre was held on Friday 25 March.