Ozone hole UV impacting marine life: study

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Ultraviolet radiation has caused a steep increase in deaths among marine animals and plants, according to an international team including scientists at the Oceans Institute of The University of Western Australia.

Associate Professor Rob Cover

Same-sex marriage not the answer: expert

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Same-sex marriage and anti-bullying policies will not prevent the high rate of suicide among young gay people, according to a researcher at The University of Western Australia.

Winthrop Professor Jon Emery

MoleMate cancer tester 'less accurate' than doctors' eyes

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Differentiating melanomas from other pigmented skin lesions in primary care is challenging - but a device used by Australian and British doctors to determine whether a patient has a melanoma has been found to be less accurate than GPs using their eyes and judgment, according to a researcher at The University of Western Australia.

Temperate Western Blue Devil (Paraplesiops meleagris)

Unprecedented Indian Ocean heatwave creates melting pot

Monday, 23 July 2012

An unprecedented Indian Ocean heatwave that peaked in March 2011 with large impacts on marine organisms at Jurien Bay, 250km north of Perth, may provide crucial insights into how extreme climatic events affect life in the sea, according to research led by The University of Western Australia.

World food demand research earns award for Economics PhD student

Monday, 23 July 2012

UWA Business School
Recent Economics PhD graduate Grace Gao has achieved a rare feat in academic circles - having her article published in the prestigious American Journal of Agricultural Economics.

"World Food Demand" was published in the January 2012 edition of the prestigious journal, which is ranked A* by The 2010 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) initiative.

Are ewe eating for two, three, four...?

Friday, 20 July 2012

The eating habits of a ewe affect the milk production of her daughters - so how can farmers' best ensure that lambs have a healthy start to life?

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.