End native versus alien wars: Expert

Thursday, 9 June 2011

It is time to drop the alien versus native species dichotomy in conservation, according to a group of eminent scientists concerned with the restoration of ecosystems around the world. 

Winthrop Professor Philippa Maddern

Coming to grips with modern Australia from historical perspective

Thursday, 9 June 2011

The $24.25 million Centre of Excellence in the History of the Emotions, a major collaboration of Australian and international researchers - hosted by The University of Western Australia - has been officially opened.

Help needed to sniff out most desirable truffle

Thursday, 9 June 2011

On the eve of truffle season in Australia food scientists at The University of Western Australia are calling for volunteers, who think they have a nose for truffles, to help identify what makes one gourmet fungi more desirable than another.

Prof Peter Eastwood and Elisa Robey PhD student at Sleep Centre

Sleep research to save Australia billions

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

With sleep disorders costing the Australian community $10 billion a year, the newly refurbished Centre for Sleep Science at The University of Western Australia will address the causes of poor sleep.

Mindful planet-manager urges intervention

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

The effectiveness of offsets and mitigation in restorating degraded ecosystems is questioned in an article published in BioScience.

Hot arts season for winter warmth

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Desert paintings, a literary lunch, a musical Bastille Day celebration, and a NAIDOC Week world premiere of a new work for violin, cello and didgeridoo are just some of the offerings at The University of Western Australia's contribution to the City of Perth's Winter Arts season 6-13 July.

Ocean gliders uncover underwater 'rivers' off Perth

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Oceanographers at The University of Western Australia have discovered the first underwater ‘rivers' to be identified in a sub-tropical region flowing along the ocean bed off Perth's coastline.

Winthrop Professor Steven Smith

UWA wins $3.2 million in research funding boost

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Projects by researchers at The University of Western Australia to design earthquake-resistant bridges and control crop insect pests were among those to attract funding in the latest round of Federal Government grants.

Memorial fund embodies life focus

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

High school students from Peel and the South-West will have the chance to experience life as a UWA student and consider a career in science, thanks to a memorial fund established by Alcoa of Australia.

Healthy Posidonia sinuosa seagrass meadow off Rottnest Island

WA/SA seagrass makes 'top 10' list of those facing extinction

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

A species of seagrass found only in western and southern Australian waters is at risk of extinction, according to a four-year international study.