Irina Cattalini, Chief Executive Officer of WA Council of Social Service

Young guns shine in 40under40 Awards

Thursday, 20 March 2014

The University of Western Australia congratulates the 11 alumni named in this year's 40under40 Awards.

DAF researchers Andrew Taylor and Kristen Brodison

New smoke taint tool to help wine industry reduce risk

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

A smoke taint reduction tool to help the Australian wine industry recognise the danger periods for smoke taint in wine has been developed by researchers at the Department of Agriculture and Food and The University of Western Australia.

Crowsfoot grass in three pots show different responses to herbicide

Weed scientists to iron out farmers' frowns with assault on crowsfoot grass

Monday, 9 December 2013

Rubber, cotton, rice, palm oil, bananas, other fruits and vegetables - these are just some of the crops under threat from a weed that has recently developed resistance to some of the most powerful chemicals.

UWA leads international research teams on climate change

Monday, 9 December 2013

Two climate change projects led by The University of Western Australia - one a study into reporting on climate change in the media and another focusing on the challenge of ancient soils under modern land use - have been chosen for funding by the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN).

Scholarship winners Liam Ryan and Kimberley Adams

Graduates explore new ways of managing drought

Friday, 15 November 2013

A shared passion to minimise the adverse effects of drought on agricultural productivity has earned scholarships for two Agricultural Science students at The University of Western Australia.

Two-pronged approach to boost forest carbon storage

Monday, 21 October 2013

More carbon will sometimes be stored in forests if a bigger variety of tree species is planted along with key species - such as nitrogen fixing trees - that are known to contribute strongly to carbon storage, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia.

$775,000 boost for joint research efforts

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Research into honeybees, a clock for the Square Kilometre Array and the next generation ‘microscope in a needle' to find cancer will be among dozens of projects to receive a slice of almost $775,000 awarded by The University of Western Australia to collaborative research efforts across the globe.

UWA PhD student Jessie Moniodis

Breakthrough discovery could result in fragrant golden harvest

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Sandalwood oil - the ‘golden harvest' - is one of the world's most valuable essential oils, but increased demand has caused natural populations of sandalwood trees to diminish over the past century through harvesting, grazing animals and disease.

Winthrop Professor Stephen Powles

Guerilla tactics to target war on weeds: world expert

Monday, 26 August 2013

There is no ‘silver bullet' from the chemical industry to control farmers' biggest enemy, weeds - just ask the man known in agricultural circles as ‘the undeniable global leader in herbicide resistance'.

Winthrop Professor Carlos Duarte

Marine life on the move as oceans warm

Monday, 5 August 2013

Warming oceans are impacting the distribution and breeding patterns and habitat of marine life, re-arranging the broader marine landscape as species adjust to a changing climate, according to a three-year international study published today in Nature Climate Change.

Annisa, plant biologist

Stressed plants say it with flowers

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

With the world's population expected to reach nine billion by 2050 and hotter, drier conditions due to climate change, researchers are racing against time to develop new crop varieties and to ensure there will be enough food to feed the planet.

Bee keepers at work

New grants are the bees knees for one-third of what we eat

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

A leading international bee expert who has teamed with local beekeepers and experts has been awarded nearly $600,000 to help combat a global decline in bee health that threatens world food production.

Vance Matthews (left) and Kevin Croft enjoying coffee in moderation

The right amount of coffee

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Western Australian researchers hoping to demonstrate improved cardiovascular function among coffee lovers have found that drinking too much of the popular brew may actually be linked to worsening of the metabolic syndrome.

Professor Kingsley Dixon receiving his medal

Plant hero lauded

Monday, 27 May 2013

The life work, passion and achievements of a scientist with more than 20 years' experience in researching the ecology and conservation of Australian native plants and ecosystems have been recognised by one of the world's most prestigious scientific societies.

Strawberry fields forever and fungus-free

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Strawberries are one of the most economically important berry crops in the world, and a high value export crop for the Australian horticultural industry.

Improved wheat yields

Plant biology advances rapidly to help feed the world

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

A series of new discoveries in plant cell biology will help to increase the supply of food and energy for our rapidly growing global population, according to 12 of the world's leading plant biologists.

Plight of bees to premiere in Perth for Honey Week

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

An acclaimed feature-length documentary that has wowed audiences in 21 European countries with footage of the intimate lives of honeybees has a strong connection to bee researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Wheat farmers to reap benefits of UWA public lecture

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Helping Australian farmers by improving the salt tolerance of wheat is the topic of this year's Hector and Andrew Stewart Memorial Lecture at The University of Western Australia.

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.

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.