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Plant roots: biological plow or plug?

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

With Western Australia a water limited environment, at least for much of every year, a better understanding of water balance and how plants affect it should improve land use productivity.

Oceans Institute has four recipients of UWA Research Development Awards for 2011

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Four  members of the UWA Oceans Institute staff are recipients of  UWA Research Development Awards for 2011.

Monica Gagliano, Ryan Lowe, Ivan Haigh and Christine Hanson recieved the awards announced last month.

 

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Centre to Study Our Unique Marine Estate

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

A new $63 million Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre based at The University of Western Australia will boost marine science capacity in Australia, according to UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Robson.

Expert urges Perth to follow Europe's lead and get moving

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Perth would become a healthier city where people would rely less on cars, even ‘green' ones,  and more on ‘active transportation' - a combination of public transport, walking and cycling - if  researchers at The University of Western Australia had their way.

UWA Energy and Minerals Institute links great minds and industry

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

The University of Western Australia's Energy and Minerals Institute will be launched this Friday.

Soil scientist digs up dirt on crime

Friday, 27 August 2010

A soil scientist at The University of Western Australia could help solve some of the nation’s most notorious murders.

What's in a gnome? UWA researchers explore neighbourhood safety and health

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

The association between neighbourhood and house design and walking as a measure of sense of community has been explored in two papers published recently in international journals by researchers at The University of Western Australia.

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World-beating scientists talk biology

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

How variations in human DNA sequence can impact disease evolution and the health risks of climate change are just some of the topics to be discussed at this week's 20th annual Combined Biological Sciences Meeting (CBSM) to be held at The University of Western Australia.

Associate Professor Mark Tibbett

Soil scientist digs up dirt on crime

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

A soil scientist at The University of Western Australia could help solve some of the nation's most notorious murders.

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Picture This: Tourism in the Social Media Age

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But in the case of the travel industry, says The University of Western Australia Business School PhD student Sharifah Fatimah Syed-Ahmad, pictures could be worth considerably more.

The Malaysian student is currently finishing her thesis on the topic of ‘Social media as a marketing tool.' As part of her research, she has looked at word-of-mouth in the travel industry, and the ways in which businesses can create their own social media profiles.