Western rainbowfish (melanotaenia australis)

Study to examine how mining and climate affect native fish

Friday, 20 July 2012

Researchers at The University of Western Australia will investigate how native freshwater fish in northwest Australia are dealing with changes to their habitat caused by climate change and mining.

Native plants join battle to save biodiversity hotspot

Thursday, 19 July 2012

South-western Australia is an important agricultural region and one of the world's top biodiversity hotspots - and researchers are trialling a new method to preserve the precious biodiversity that remains on and around farms.

Winthrop Professor Raymond da Silva Rosa

Women's retirement most at risk as poor investor sentiment continues

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Females and those aged 35-60 are at risk of not meeting their retirement objectives while weak investor sentiment continues, according to The University of Western Australia and Colonial First State Global Asset Management (CFSGAM) research.

Volunteers sought for study into sleep-depression links

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Researchers at The University of Western Australia are examining the importance of a good night's sleep when it comes to memory and mood in older adults.

Professor Fiona Bull

Pre-Olympic call for global action on physical inactivity

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

The global issue of physical inactivity should be recognised as pandemic, according to a research paper published today in the prestigious Lancet medical journal and launched in a special pre-Olympics event in London.

Assistant Professor Carolyn Harris Johnson

Family homicide expert dispels myths on ABC Radio

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Keeping the community informed and dispelling myths around family homicide after separation - so that danger signs may be recognised and crimes prevented - is the aim of a social worker and researcher at The University of Western Australia.

Winthrop Professor Osvaldo Almeida

Empathetic GPs may reduce depression and suicidal thoughts

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Between five and 10 per cent of people over 60 suffer from depression - a common and disabling disorder.  It is predicted that depression will be the second leading cause of disability worldwide within the next 10 years, making it a major public health problem.

$6.7 million to boost low-carbon farm research

Monday, 16 July 2012

Research at The University of Western Australia into new farming practices that will reduce greenhouses gases, sequester carbon and enhance sustainability has attracted $6.7 million Federal funding.

Professor Jessica Meeuwig

BBC features UWA marine researcher

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

A BBC documentary about the Indian Ocean, screening in Australia this week, features the work of UWA Oceans Institute researcher Professor Jessica Meeuwig.

Advanced Timber Concepts Research Centre closed

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

The Advanced Timber Concepts Research Centre (ATC) in the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts was established to administer the research work associated with a joint venture between The University of Western Australia and the Forest Products Commission.  The agreement expired in December 2010 and the ATC Research Centre has now closed.