An article written by Geoff Maslen titled "Decoding the great white mind" appeared in The Age Newspaper on Monday July 26th 2010. Professor Collin has been studying the white pointer and other species of sharks for more than two decades He is a member of UWA's school of animal biology and the UWA Oceans Institute. Six months ago, he was awarded the prestigious WA Premier's Fellowship and brought his entire team of 10 researchers from the University of Queensland to UWA
A team led by The University of Western Australia is one of six international finalists in a challenge to develop the next generation of fully autonomous robots that could undertake dangerous missions in hostile environments.
(Edited extract from speech by Professor Alan Robson, Vice-Chancellor, delivered at: The UWA Institute of Agriculture 2010 Industry Forum, 16 July 2010)
The challenges facing agriculture and food production in Australia and internationally are great. Demand for food is projected to double over the next 50 years from less land base. As such, productivity must be increased. This needs to occur in the context of climate change, increasing world population and a finite global water and fossil energy supply
Research projects from The University of Western Australia that are developing strategies for Australia's defence and national security were today named as national finalists in the 21st Annual Australian Museum Eureka Prizes.
Previously unknown species of bacteria are helping reduce the environmental impacts of alumina and aluminium production and saving the industries millions of dollars, a researcher at The University of Western Australia has found.