Research published today into the state of kelp forests around the world shows they are being degraded into flat seascapes carpeted by short, unwanted turf-algae – and the Western Australian coastline is one of the worst-affected areas.
An environmental economics researcher, a nanotechnology scientist developing new ways to fight cancer and a neuropsychologist from The University of Western Australia are among 80 women from 13 countries around the world selected to take part in the trip of a lifetime to Antarctica.
An advisory committee is set to guide the re-establishment of the Soil and Land Conservation Council with The University of Western Australia research fellow Associate Professor Frances Hoyle to serve as deputy chairperson. Better soil health helps to boost agricultural and pastoral production and create job opportunities across regional Western Australia.
The McGowan Government is set to resurrect the defunct Soil and Land Conservation Council to drive regenerative land practices across the State.
Tony O’Donnell was invited to talk at the 27th Annual GW Leeper Memorial Lecture on 17 November 2017. The lecture is a public lecture on soils hosted by University of Melbourne and this year it was a full house with 100 attendees. Tony’s talk focused on the distinct soil physicochemical properties of Western Australia and how they impact the structure and functioning of the soil microbiome in the region.
Our colleague in the School of Molecular Science – Tristan Clemons – has been nominated in the esteemed 40under40 Awards. Established in 2002 by BUSINESSNEWS, the 40under40 Awards program is designed to recognise and celebrate Western Australia's 40 leading business entrepreneurs under the age of 40.
Fish catches by Thailand’s distant-water fleet fishing throughout the Indo-Pacific are almost seven times higher than the numbers reported to the United Nations, according to new research carried out by The University of Western Australia and The University of British Columbia.
Researchers at The University of Western Australia have been awarded $675,400 in Federal Government funding to reconstruct plant communities that are resistant to invasion and resilient within disturbed landscapes in a biodiversity hotspot.