Plant pathologists and chemists from The University of Western Australia, in collaboration with the CSIRO Plant Industry in Brisbane and the Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia, have identified the mycotoxin profile associated with an isolated outbreak of Fusarium head blight (FHB) in south-western Australia in 2003. The findings highlight the ongoing potential threat to WA crops.
A study involving the collaboration between researchers at The University of Western Australia and the Spanish National Research Council has shown that warming of Mediterranean seawater over this century, under a moderately optimistic scenario of greenhouse gas emissions, is likely to cause the functional extinction of these seagrass meadows.
Researchers at The University of Western Australia have contributed to the first global analysis of carbon stored in seagrasses which shows they can hold as much carbon as the world's temperate and tropical forests.
A leading UK scientist who helped map the bacterial ecosystems of British soil in a world-first study will join The University of Western Australia to lead an expert team in soil rehabilitation research.
The University of Western Australia has unveiled a major step forward in cancer care for Western Australians with the opening of the State's first laboratory to translate new scientific discoveries based on the latest research in cancer biology into new advanced pathology tests.