Simrat Labana (ACIAR – New Delhi) flanked by girls who have collected weeds from

Legume production vastly improves in International Year of Pulses 2016

Thursday, 4 February 2016

A five-year project led by researchers from The University of Western Australia to improve food and nutritional security has exceeded expectations by delivering a 45% increase in lentil production over five years.

Led by Professor William Erskine from UWA’s Centre for Plant Breeding and Genetics, and Institute of Agriculture, the five-year project was funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) to revitalise pulse production in Bangladesh without affecting rice cropping.

Hot spots

UWA expert says more 'green' needed to cool Perth's suburban hotspots

Thursday, 4 February 2016

An environmental engineering expert at The University of Western Australia said ‘greening’ the suburbs of Perth will help reduce the emerging urban health crisis of heatwaves.

Christopher Etherton-Beer

New trial to help stroke rehabilitation

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

The University of Western Australia’s Centre for Health and Ageing will use a grant from the National Stroke Foundation to fund new rehabilitation therapy for stroke survivors.

The study will explore the effectiveness of non-invasive brain stimulation techniques such as transcranial direct current stimulation to help improve attention and reduce fatigue.

UWA’s Associate Professor Christopher Etherton-Beer, who will lead it, said the work is a vital part of recovery.

Shark acoustic system

New underwater acoustic system searching for sharks

Friday, 29 January 2016

A researcher from the School of Physics at The University of Western Australia has kicked off a project to test a cutting-edge acoustic system to detect sharks as they approach Perth beaches.

Dr Sue Jenkins

Outstanding achievers honoured on Australia Day

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

The University of Western Australia congratulates the outstanding members of its community for being recognised in this year’s Australia Day honours.

Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Study shows genes may help reptile embryos cope with climate change

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have discovered that the ability of sea turtles to respond to heat stress varies with their genes and is inherited.

Research uncovers how to better manage crops grown on gravel soils

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

A study into gravel soils by researchers at The University of Western Australia may help farmers growing crops on soils with high gravel content optimise the amount of fertiliser they apply.

The glasshouse study found that the concentration of phosphorus in the matrix of gravel soils from residual and applied fertiliser had a greater effect on wheat growth, than the total amount of phosphorus in the pot.

New monitoring technologies needed to let wildlife off the hook

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

The creation of a new generation of major marine reserves will require innovative new monitoring techniques to understand the impact of these reserves on oceanic biodiversity, according to a new study led by The University of Western Australia.

The Australian newspaper's Innovation Challenge award goes to team led by EECE's Associate Professor Robert McLaughlin and Professor David Sampson

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

A team of biomedical engineers and doctors, led by EECE Associate Professor Robert McLaughlin and Professor David Sampson, from The University of Western Australia has won The Australian newspaper’s Innovation Challenge for developing the world’s smallest handheld microscope.

Dr Mark Waters

Crop productivity and WA heritage winners in latest ARC funding

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

A project led by Dr Mark Waters from UWA to find new ways to improve crop productivity and one by UWA’s Professor Alistair Paterson to help preserve the heritage of the state’s north-west are winners in the latest round of funding grants from the Australian Research Council (ARC).