Chimpanzee with large gonads

Showy male primates have smaller testicles

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Male primates equipped with all the bells and whistles to attract a female mate tend to have smaller gonads, according to a study by researchers at The University of Western Australia and University of Zurich.

Students inspired by agricultural science at UWA Future Farm

Students inspired by agricultural science at UWA Future Farm

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Breaking the city-country divide, Year 12 Geography students from Penrhos College recently had their third annual field day at The University of Western Australia’s Ridgefield Farm in Pingelly.

Sea urchin

Fearless sea urchins stripping underwater forests

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

A new study led by The University of Western Australia and the Centre of Advanced Studies of Blanes in Spain has found that sea urchins’ fear of predators plays a key role in the health of underwater forests, which are declining globally.

Shark Bay dolphin

Marine heatwave proves devastating to Shark Bay dolphins

Monday, 8 April 2019

A study by an international team of marine researchers, including The University of Western Australia, has found dolphin survival and reproductive rates suffered a significant decline following a 2011 marine heatwave affecting around 1,000km of Western Australia’s coastline.

RESULTS OF CONVOCATION ELECTIONS OF WARDEN, DEPUTY WARDEN, MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL OF CONVOCATION AND ONE MEMBER OF SENATE

Monday, 1 April 2019

Following the 12th March 2019 deadline for receipt of voting papers, a ballot was conducted by the Western Australian Electoral Commission, in the presence of scrutineer. 

Pursuant to section 71 of Statute No 9, and clause 20 of Statute No 12, the following candidates were officially declared elected at the 2019 Autumn Ordinary Meeting of Convocation.

Breastfeeding baby

LactaMap to support GPs caring for breastfeeding mums

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have launched a world-first online lactation care support system called LactaMap to support GPs help patients who have problems breastfeeding.

Male cricket tasting the chemicals on a female

Male crickets use female scent to rate fertility prospects

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

A new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia has found that male insects are able to use female scent to assess not only how many eggs she will produce but also the egg-laying potential of their daughters.

Native marsupial helping revive urban bushland in Perth's north

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

A native marsupial population that was successfully relocated to a pocket of urban bushland in the northern suburb of Craigie is now helping to regenerate the bush.

Wheat

Discovery to help wheat cope with salty soils

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Scientists from The University of Western Australia have discovered two enzymes that explain the sensitivity of wheat plants to salty soils.

Cyclone

UWA technology deployed to monitor Tropical Cyclone Veronica

Friday, 22 March 2019

New technology from The University of Western Australia has been deployed to measure the impact of Tropical Cyclone Veronica on ocean waves and the WA coastline.