Natayla Beer providing motivation to a person using a spin bike

How exercise conditions can shape post-workout food intake

Thursday, 27 February 2020

People who incorporate sprints into their exercise may be more likely to make healthier food choices after their workout, according to a new study by The University of Western Australia and James Cook University. 

Dirima Cuthbert

A love for the sea and passion for sustainability lead anthropologist Dirima to the Oceans Institute

Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Dirima Cuthbert is a ‘design anthropologist’ which she explains as using design thinking to get better outcomes. This is something she applies to her work at the Oceans Institute (OI) and her previous work in environmental sustainability around housing in Perth.

Federico

New technology to speed up the development of more resilient crops

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

A research collaboration led by The University of Western Australia has created a new technique that speeds up the development of seeds, producing better quality and more abundant pulse crops.

Inspiring oceans interest and ownership is key for Tina

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

You may have noticed a familiar face on the fifth floor, Tina Zhang from OceanWorks has joined the Oceans Institute’s science communication team!  

Heat stress experiment

High-tech lab goes to sea to find heat resistant corals

Monday, 10 February 2020

Marine scientists are using portable ship-borne aquaria in the search for heat-resistant corals that could survive warming ocean temperatures caused by climate change.

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.

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.

SBS R/V Falkor is off South West Australia studying unique deep-sea canyons and corals.

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

 

3 members of UWA School of Biological Sciences will embark on the oceanographic research vessel RV Falkor for an expedition off south east and south west of Albany.

The team are being invited to participate in Great Australian Deep Sea Coral and Canyon Adventure led by OI’s Dr Julie Trotter and Dr Paolo Montagna from the Institute of Polar Science (IPS) in Italy. The team of scientist will use the an array of equipment and instruments including a deep-sea remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to study the deep sea ecocsystems in the canyons.

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.