Gwion Gwion rock art figures

Kimberley Gwion Gwion rock art figures dated at 12,000 years

Thursday, 6 February 2020

Archaeologists at The University of Western Australia are part of a national team of researchers that has been able to more accurately date a significant number of the Kimberley’s most remarkable ancient rock art to more than 10,000 years ago.

Associate Professor David Hogkinson addressing public at lectern

Climate change law lecture raises over $7000 for bushfires

Tuesday, 4 February 2020

The UWA Law School and the Law Society of WA, with the support of the WA community, held a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) fundraiser at the University Club of Western Australia on Thursday 30 January to raise money for the Australian Red Cross' bushfire efforts.

Over 220 attendees and donors from the Perth legal and wider community contributed more than $7,600 to the Australian Red Cross’s bushfire appeal through this event. 

Dirk Zeller

Recreational fishers targeting more sharks and rays

Thursday, 30 January 2020

A new study by an international team of scientists including researchers from The University of Western Australia, Universidade Federal de Sergipe in Brazil and the University of British Columbia has revealed an increase in the fishing of threatened sharks and rays.

Western Australian Pilbara pebble mouse

Survival of Australian species hinges on working together

Thursday, 30 January 2020

When faced with unfavourable environmental conditions, rodent species are likely to form social groups and work cooperatively, according to a new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Brendan O'Leary

Plants and animals sense nutrients the same way

Thursday, 30 January 2020

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have discovered that plants and animals use the same signalling process to manage their nutrient levels. The knowledge could help improve the use of energy in crops, leading to better yields in the future.

Todd Bond in his favourite environment

When science and industry work together to answer crucial ocean questions

Sunday, 26 January 2020

For Perth born and bred PhD candidate Todd Bond, the ocean has always been a major part of his life. So it’s probably little surprise his thesis is firmly anchored in the sea.

OI team prepare for an expedition of epic proportions

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

While many of us are settling back into the start of the year at work, a team of Oceans Institute researchers are getting ready for a ground-breaking second expedition to the depths of the ocean off Western Australia.

Arman

Seven UWA high achievers awarded Fulbright scholarships

Monday, 20 January 2020

A talented musician, a computer science student who studied how artificial intelligence can be used to solve complex medical problems and an oceanographer researching ways to harness energy during severe weather events are among seven researchers and graduates from The University of Western Australia who have received 2020 Fulbright scholarships.

mother holding baby

New clues in understanding how to prevent food allergies by breastfeeding

Monday, 20 January 2020

Breastfeeding mothers may be encouraged to eat eggs to help prevent babies from developing an egg allergy, according to new studies by researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Woman having her blood pressure checked by a doctor

Australia’s obesity epidemic leading to increased risk of cardiovascular disease

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Researchers from The University of Western Australia and the Royal Perth Hospital Medical Research Foundation are warning that Australia’s obesity epidemic is undermining expert attempts to reduce cardiovascular disease.