How to feed nine billion hungry mouths by 2050?

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

By 2050, the world will be a different place.  There will be 50 per cent more people to feed on a planet that will still be the same size.

Mt Magnet 'Astrofest'

Starshow gives Mid West schools a sparkle

Thursday, 28 March 2013

If anyone had asked students from the Mid West what they did at school recently, they would have got an astonishing answer: weighing a galaxy.

Molecular study cuts the mustard for climate change

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

An ancient mustard plant that stars in modern Indian and Chinese cuisine - particularly in  pickles and mustard greens - and is an economically important oilseed crop has been studied internationally to improve commercial productivity.

Assistant Professor Marit Kragt

UWA scoops prestigious international prize - again

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

The University of Western Australia has another winner - the sixth in 40 years - in a big international essay prize that is open to young agricultural and resource economists anywhere in the world.

Dr Jens Zinke samples East Madagascar coral

Jekyll and Hyde corals tell different warming story

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Like the rings of a tree trunk, Strontium-to-calcium ratios (Sr/Ca) in coral skeletons have been widely used to determine past ocean temperatures from yearly banded corals.  However, scientists have now found that biological (growth) effects can overpower the climate information locked in the coral skeletons.

Associate Professor Guijun Yan

Superfast plant breeding slashes production times

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Many plant breeding projects - such as those aiming to increase food production - depend on getting ‘pure lines' of plants but this can take a lot of time as, up until now, it depended on self-pollination for several generations.

Roxanne Moore

UWA Fulbright scholar to focus on human rights

Monday, 25 March 2013

A former Principal Associate to WA Chief Justice Wayne Martin AC who aims to pursue a career in human rights has been awarded a 2013 Fulbright Western Australia Scholarship to undertake research in the United States.

Winner Kim Watkins and WA Pharmaceutical Society President John Harvey

UWA PhD student and lecturer wins model pharmacist award

Friday, 22 March 2013

A passion for community pharmacy and helping young pharmacists realise their potential as health professionals has seen a PhD student and tutor from The University of Western Australia honoured for being a role model to others in her profession.

Emma Downsborough

'Strong preference for local foods' study wins top award

Friday, 22 March 2013

There is a strong preference and demand for local food in WA, according to a researcher whose work earned her the highest award at a recent Young Professionals in Agriculture Forum (YPAF).

UWA graduates elect centenary leadership team

Thursday, 21 March 2013

On the 100th anniversary of its establishment, the Convocation of UWA Graduates has elected a new leadership team to chart its future direction.