Last October PhD student Katrina
Davis travelled to Chile to start a project with the Facultad de Ciencias
Biologicas at La Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile. She joined researchers Professor Stefan
Gelcich, Professor Juan Carlos Castillo from La Catolica and Dr Duan Biggs, a
post doctorate from the Environmental Decisions Group at the University of
Queensland. Katrina writes about her
The decimation of a seaweed that provides vital habitat for an interdependent web of marine species off the WA coast, as a consequence of a record ocean heatwave, has been revealed in a paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B today (16 January).
Human activity - rather than climate change - has been found to be the main cause of catastrophic devastation to a southern Indian Ocean coral reef system similar to Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef.
The global rise of chronic inflammatory non-communicable diseases; technologies to assess water resources in a changing climate; and reducing international inequality in oral health are three research projects that have attracted Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) funding.
Inherited retinal disease is a major cause of vision impairment in early life - and a researcher at The University of Western Australia hopes a study in which he was involved will contribute towards the development of a drug-based treatment.
A major national and international genetic eye disease research project led by Australian researchers has identified a family of genes related to collagen that influence corneal thickness and disease risk. The cornea is the transparent outer covering of the eye.
A million times more energy than emitted from a dying star's supernova explosion has been detected in a huge outflow of charged particles from the centre of Earth's Milky Way galaxy, says a study co-authored by a leading astrophysicist from The University of Western Australia.