The mysteries of the Perth Canyon, carved millions of years ago by the Swan River but now submerged deep beneath the waves 22 kilometres west of Rottnest Island, have been caught on camera for the first time by scientists at The University of Western Australia's Centre for Marine Futures and CSIRO.
Research into attachment between infants and their mothers indicates that it is protective against poor developmental outcomes. Disorganised patterns of attachment occur in 10% of the general population, but this can rise as high as 80% in high risk populations, including women with a serious mental illness (SMI).
Six young Australian men, including four graduates from The University of Western Australia, are planning to swim 34km across the English Channel in July to raise funds for a charity that is close to their hearts.
People make jokes about ‘too much testosterone’ in boys’ schools or football clubs.
But an excess of male hormones is not really a lot of fun. It has been found to be a potential risk factor for autism, a developmental problem in humans that results in them having difficulties in relating to and communicating with other people.
Aiming to provide the Australian wool industry with information about what potential buyers of wool clothing want, a team at The University of Western Australia is researching the intentions of ethical consumers around the world.
After a week at sea, our boutique team of 8 scientists have deployed 4 drifters in the Leeuwin Current and completed three onshore- offshore transects from Barrow Island and NW Cape, through mazes of oil and gas platforms.
New research funded by GRDC has revealed that manipulating crop row orientation can lead to increased crop yields and weed suppression in the winter cropping region of Western Australia.
Heavy reliance on herbicides for weed control has led to widespread resistance throughout Australia. With the discovery of new herbicides being a rare event there must be ongoing research to discover new methods of weed control that don’t require herbicide use.