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).

Thestias

Citizen scientists name planet

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Volunteers from the Perth based citizen astronomy project theSkyNet have won the right to name a planet around a distant star as part of a global contest run by the International Astronomical Union (IAU).

Protein research

$2 million boost for cancer research

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Research across Australia into how cancers begin and spread will be supported through a $2 million grant provided by the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) to the Australian Synchrotron.

Mali delegation sign MOU

Mali looks to WA to develop its meat and livestock industry

Monday, 7 December 2015

On Monday 7 December, a delegation from Mali, signed a Memoranda of Understanding between The University of Western Australia and two Malian universities specialising in agricultural sciences.

James Mushayija

UWA helping in the East African fight against crop devastating plagues

Thursday, 26 November 2015

A Rwandan Biosecurity Fellow’s visit to The University of Western Australia will help bring much-needed skills to African scientists trying to fight insect plagues threatening Africa’s food security.

UWA's Summer Music Academy seeking talented young musicians

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Talented young music students are invited to apply for The University of Western Australia's Summer Music Academy from December 7 to 11.

UWA

UWA supports move to City of Perth

Thursday, 19 November 2015

The University of Western Australia congratulates the State Liberal and Labor parties for supporting new laws to bring the Crawley campus of the State’s oldest university entirely within the City of Perth.