Fellowship recipients

Early career researchers awarded science PhD Fellowships

Thursday, 15 August 2019

Seven early career researchers from The University of Western Australia are among 13 recipients to receive prestigious Western Australian Government Science Industry PhD Fellowships.

Dr Maryam Abdolahpour

How ecology and seagrass drove a change in focus for hydraulics engineer Maryam

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

As an expert in hydraulics and environmental fluid mechanics, Dr Maryam Abdolahpour could have expected to spend time in oceans research, but she probably never imagined the role of seagrass would play in her career.

Dr Alan Jamieson

Reaching the deepest points in each of the Earth’s five oceans

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Dr Alan Jamieson from Newcastle University in the UK, didn’t set out to be a deep-sea biologist, an adventurer, or even a marine biologist. 

Naomi Longa

Art and science combine to spread coral reef conservation message

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

It might be more than 4,500kms from the world-renowned diving hotspot of Kimbe Bay in Papua New Guinea to UWA in Perth, but for Melanesian marine biologist Naomi Longa it was a journey well worth making.

Two researchers collecting coral samples at the bottom of Ningaloo Reef

Research aims to preserve the future of Ningaloo Reef corals

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Researchers at The University of Western Australia are a step closer to discovering more about the health of our oceans after analysing how coral in Ningaloo Reef formed.

Shark

Industrial fishing poses threat to sharks

Friday, 26 July 2019

An international team of more than 150 scientists from 26 countries including Dr Ana Sequeira from The University of Western Australia Oceans Institute have found even the most remote parts of the ocean offer sharks little protection from industrialised fishing fleets.

Jock Clough

UWA Oceans Institute announces new External Advisory Board

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

A new External Advisory Board for The University of Western Australia’s Oceans Institute has been announced today which includes four new directors who will join current directors Mr Jock Clough and Dr Larry Madin.

Seahorse

Funding boost for IMOS infrastructure in Western Australia

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Marine and climate researchers in Western Australia are set to benefit from new funding provided by the Government of Western Australia.

Marie-Lise Schlappy and Professor Simon Biggs

Aspiring to greater things

Monday, 22 July 2019

The Oceans Institute’s Dr Marie-Lise Schläppy is already looking forward to 2020, after winning an Aspire Award for Professional Development.

Dr Andy Lewis and Naomi Longa

Conservation, coral and art - an exhibition not to miss

Friday, 19 July 2019

Antoni Gaudi said ‘Nothing is art if it does not come from nature’. 

Peter Veth, Rebecca Prince-Ruiz, Peter Whish-Wilson

AMSA 2019 hailed a major success

Friday, 12 July 2019

Fifty UWA Oceans Institute members have participated in AMSA’s landmark Marine Science for a Blue Economy conference in Fremantle this week.

Ana Sequeira

Martial arts and global marine megafauna movements? All in a day’s work for Ana

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Dr Ana Sequeira had always dreamed of working in marine science but it was completing an internship at Lisbon’s Oceanarium in her home country Portugal that cemented her ambition.

Johanna Zimmerhackel

How a passion for sharks led to a study in economics

Friday, 5 July 2019

Johanna Zimmerhackel has always had a passion for sharks but as a marine biologist, she probably never imagined she’d delve quite so deeply into economics.

OI beach clean up team

OI beach clean crew tackle polystyrene spill

Thursday, 4 July 2019

A UWA Oceans Institute team got a little more than they bargained for during a clean-up on Cottesloe Beach to kick off Plastic Free July last weekend.

View of Winthrop Hall

UWA in top 10 subject rankings

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) has placed The University of Western Australia in the world’s top 10 in Mining and Mineral Engineering (5th) and Marine/Ocean Engineering (7th).

Slate pencil urchin

Study finds remote climate 'events' can drive marine heatwaves

Monday, 17 June 2019

A new international study involving The University of Western Australia has found marine heatwaves can be influenced by climate ‘events’ that take place thousands of kilometres away.

WA technology

Funding boost for world-class research

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

The University of Western Australia and partner organisations will benefit from $67.5 million in overall funding to provide world-class equipment to advance scientific research in Western Australia and support WA jobs in STEM industries.

Shark Bay dolphin with sponge

Male dolphins like sponging for mates

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

When it comes to making friends, it appears dolphins are just like us and form close friendships with other dolphins that have a common interest, according to new research led by The University of Western Australia.

coral reef

Study finds ocean acidification threatens coral reef systems

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

A new study led by The University of Western Australia has found the future of the world’s coral reefs is under threat from ocean acidification with many corals unable to adapt to the conditions.

Turtle hatchling

New threat revealed for baby turtles

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

New research has revealed that marine turtle hatchlings entering the ocean close to jetties have a high likelihood of being eaten.