Sustainable livestock production will benefit from a new China-Australia Joint Research Centre for Ruminant Production between The University of Western Australia and Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University in China.
Scientists have discovered the key for large marine seaweeds to alleviate environmental stress. The answer to a healthy kelp life is to support one another in dense underwater forests, overcoming stressful surrounding marine environments.
The University of Western Australia’s Professor Ryan Lister has been awarded a $50,000 2015 Metcalf Prize, from the National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia, in recognition of his leadership in stem cell research.
Helping to feed the world may seem like the province of agricultural research, but it is also the challenge of academic and student researchers at The University of Western Australia working in computational biology and information technology – and an enthusiastic team of undergraduates recently made it into the finals of the Incite Awards run by the WA Information Technology and Telecommunications Alliance.
Local, community-based farming system groups are more readily able to serve the specific information needs of farmers, than large, geographically dispersed groups. They are also more effective at engaging members in group activities, according to a study conducted by researchers from The University of Western Australia.