Dingo bone

Dingoes may provide clues to understanding how Australia evolved

Friday, 20 July 2018

Researchers from The University of Western Australia and the Australian National University have uncovered new evidence that suggests dingoes arrived in Australia between 3,348 and 3,081 years ago, more recently than previously thought.

Glasshouse study involving the screening of 266 chickpea reference set

Chickpea can mine phosphorus bound in soils

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Research by The University of Western Australia will help unlock phosphorus bound in soils, and improve crop production.

Seabird credit Dan Bayley

Eradicate rats to bolster coral reefs

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Rat control should be considered an urgent conservation priority on many remote tropical islands to protect vulnerable coral reefs, according to an international research collaboration including The University of Western Australia.

Albany wave buoy

New wave energy technology creates a splash in Albany

Thursday, 12 July 2018

New technology to measure ocean waves and currents with greater accuracy than ever before is being deployed off the Albany coast this week, as part of the new Wave Energy Research Centre, an initiative led by The University of Western Australia.

Mouse penis

Study finds shape not size matters in male mice

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Male mice exposed to other male competitors have thicker penis bones according to a new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia, published today in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.

The ball tampering episode in South Africa shocked Australians

Cheating in sport: how can we embed ethics and values?

Friday, 6 July 2018

Sports organisations must focus on encouraging value-led behaviour in their athletes following the Australian cricketers’ damaging ball-tampering episode in South Africa, according to UWA sport psychologist Dr Sandy Gordon.

UWA

UWA partners AgTech hub to accelerate innovation

Thursday, 5 July 2018

The University of Western Australia and agribusiness technology commercialisation hub Oterra have signed a collaboration agreement in a drive to accelerate innovation in agriculture and food technology.

Susannah Cramp

Pollinators of endangered flower captured in action

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

An endangered Feather Flower, unique to this region, has been the focus of scientific investigations which potentially provide an important link in ensuring its on-going survival. The Latin name for Feather Flowers is Verticordia, meaning ‘Turner of hearts’ referring to their exquisite beauty.

Susannah Cramp

Pollinators of endangered flower captured in action

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

An endangered Feather Flower, unique to this region, has been the focus of scientific investigations which potentially provide an important link in ensuring its on-going survival. The Latin name for Feather Flowers is Verticordia, meaning ‘Turner of hearts’ referring to their exquisite beauty.

Boost to life sciences and innovation research

New hub to boost life sciences and innovation research

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

An initiative to grow Western Australia’s life sciences and innovation sector and boost local research capability was announced today as part of a collaboration between the State Government, The University of Western Australia and MTPConnect.