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A collaborative research team has discovered an important link between the eruption of Earth's hottest lavas, the location of some of the largest ore deposits and the emergence of the first land masses on the planet - the continents - more than 2500 million years ago.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are dying at twice the rate of other Australians from suicide, and among younger age groups the rate can be six times higher. In some communities, suicide clusters involving up to 20-plus deaths in a short time-frame take a terrible toll not only in terms of wasted lives, but also devastate communities and those left behind. Professor Pat Dudgeon, from The University of Western Australian's School of Indigenous Studies and a summit convenor said: "It's time that this terrible ‘gap' is closed, once and for all."
Research by a PhD student from UWA's Schoolof Agricultural and Resource Economics and Institute of Agriculture could help achieve greater efficiency in the farming of cotton, Pakistan's most important agricultural commodity.
Few people would know that spiders can catch and eat fish - sometimes fish more than twice as long and four times as heavy as them - yet it is a widespread phenomenon and the subject of a paper in the prestigious journal PLOS One published today.
Social networking is a buzz phrase right now, but a young researcher at The University of Western Australia is more interested in bee and wasp networks in the wheatbelt - and one offshoot of his work will be a greater knowledge of the native pollinators and pest-controllers operating in farming landscapes.
The newly formed Co-operative Enterprise Research Unit (CERU) at The University of Western Australia Business School will assist co-operative enterprises in Australia and worldwide realise their social and economic potential during the Co-operative Decade.
Professor Fiona Bull, Director of The University of Western Australia's Centre for the Built Environment and Health, has been appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire in the UK Queen's Birthday Honours for 2014.
Researchers at The University of Western Australia are seeking to interview health professionals involved in treating people with Parkinson's disease to investigate their experiences engaging with partners of those with Parkinson's.
John Kinder, a professor who has taught Italian culture and language at The University of Western Australia for 26 years, has been presented with the prestigious Commendatore della Stella d'Italia (Commander of the Star of Italy) award.
Half a century after conducting a plant experiment as part of his undergraduate Honours project, Adjunct Professor John Hamblin from The University of Western Australia's Institute of Agriculture (IOA) expects to see very positive results in 2015.
Premier and Science Minister Colin Barnett today announced the appointment of The University of Western Australia's Professor Peter Klinken as the new Chief Scientist of Western Australia, the third UWA researcher to be appointed to the role.
A researcher at The University of Western Australia is leading a national project using next generation sequencing to examine how even small changes to grapevines affect the quality and taste of the wine produced.