Google Earth opens window to ancient landscape

Friday, 11 February 2011

A researcher at The University of Western Australia has used Google Earth imagery to identify almost 2,000 archaeological remains in Saudi Arabia that may lead to better understanding of the pre-Islamic human landscape.

Winthrop Professor Susan Prescott

The nation's best medical research

Thursday, 10 February 2011

The work of two of The University of Western Australia's medical researchers has been showcased among Australia's best research projects in a new publication launched by the Federal Minister for Mental Health and Ageing Mark Butler.

Smoking causes brain cell loss and cognitive decline

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Older smokers damage their grey matter and lose cognitive function at a greater rate than non smokers according to a new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Power of Music 2011 Concert Series Launch

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

A balmy summer evening was the perfect backdrop for the launch of the UWA School of Music Power of Music 2011 Concert Series.  On the lawn outside the Eileen Joyce Studio last evening, the School of Music patrons, staff, students and friends celebrated the unveiling of this year's innovative programme. 

Sandalwood

‘Wooden gold’ to oil wheels of commerce again

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Before the discovery of gold in Western Australia, the harvest and export of sandalwood kept the young colony solvent, and even helped pay for the colonists' thirst for China tea. 

Today, almost 170 years since it was first exported from Fremantle, the insignificant parasitic tree may be poised to contribute to the economy again, with world demand outstripping supply.

Grants foster global collaboration on kelp research

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Research grants from the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) and The UWA Research Collaboration Awards will help to form an ‘Algal Research Coalition' with partners from around the world.

Fussy females go for dominant types

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

In a world first, a recent study at The University of Western Australia has explored the evolutionary effects of female mate-choice and male/male competition in one environment.

New Holland Honeyeater feeding on Banksia coccinea by D. McGinn.

Animal pollinators essential for mining site restoration

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Ecological restoration of mining sites will not be successful long-term unless more attention is paid to returning the pollinators on which plants depend for reproduction and genetic viability.

WA's incredible underground orchid

Monday, 7 February 2011

Rhizanthella gardneri is a cute, quirky and critically endangered orchid that lives all its life underground.  It even blooms underground, making it virtually unique amongst plants.

Winthrop Professor Matthew Knuimanat the Department of Health awards

UWA state's top public health research university

Friday, 4 February 2011

The School of Population Health played a major part in UWA being recognised as the top West Australian university in public health and health services research.