Characeans

Aquatic plants likely to undergo dramatic changes

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Some freshwater plants are expected to undergo radical changes as bicarbonate concentrations increase in lakes due to acidification, deforestation and use of nitrogen fertilisers according to a new study led by The University of Western Australia.

Charlotte Birkmanis

The Naked Scientist comes calling for Charlotte

Monday, 18 November 2019

The Ocean Institute’s Charlotte Birkmanis will hone her science communication skills with some of the best in the world, after winning an internship with BBC’s The Naked Scientists.

Gouldian Finch (Erythrura gouldiae) grassfinch birds drinking water

DNA may hold the clue to protecting endangered species

Friday, 15 November 2019

A new method for analysing DNA collected from waterways which can help identify endangered bird species has been developed with the help of researchers from The University of Western Australia.

Robyn Owens, Celia Hammond and researchers

Five early career researchers awarded federal funding

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Five researchers at The University of Western Australia have been awarded almost $2.05 million in Federal Government funding for projects that range from investigating Australian rare breed poultry and livestock conservation to working out whether cutting-edge cognitive approaches can help those with severe anxiety.

Andrew Guzzomi and Michael Walsh accepting the award

Weed chipper recognised in WA Innovator of the Year awards

Thursday, 7 November 2019

A mechanical weed chipper designed by engineers and researchers from UWA and The University of Sydney last night won the Rio Tinto Emerging Innovation award category at the 2019 WA Innovator of the Year awards.

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Marine research the winner in collaboration between UWA Oceans Institute and University of Mumbai

Thursday, 7 November 2019

The University of Western Australia’s Oceans Institute and the Sindhu Swadhyay Sanstha School of Integrated Aquatic Education at the University of Mumbai in India have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote marine research links across the Indian Ocean.

Dr Qiuhong Ke

Postdoctoral researcher wins ACS Medal for UWA thesis

Thursday, 7 November 2019

A postdoctoral researcher developing new methods for skeleton-based action recognition, Dr Qiuhong Ke, has won the inaugural Australian Computer Society (ACS) 1962 Medal for her University of Western Australia (UWA) PhD thesis.

Power plant cooling towers during the day

Experts tackle climate change: ideas for a state policy

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Leading State and international climate change experts will examine impacts including climate change and child health, liveable towns and cities and living within the carbon budget at a symposium to be held at The University of Western Australia next Monday 11 November.

Associate Professor Hayley Christian with her dog Lenny

Dogs are more than companions, they are great for our mental wellbeing

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

A study published in the Journal of Public Health by Oxford University Press and led by The University of Western Australia and Telethon Kids Institute has highlighted the positive impact dog ownership has on our mental health. 

Bacterial filaments

Research offers insight into how oldest fossils formed

Thursday, 31 October 2019

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have uncovered evidence of a new type of fossilisation that may explain how some of Earth’s oldest microfossils formed and might even help scientists detect evidence of past life on other planets.