Kadambot Siddique

First Australian elected to African Academy of Sciences

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Western Australian academic Hackett Professor Kadambot Siddique, director of The University of Western Australia’s Institute of Agriculture, is the first Australian to be elected fellow of The African Academy of Sciences (AAS).

Iceberg

Report involving WA scientists holds the key to tackling climate change

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

A report involving WA scientists to help governments around the world tackle climate change will be presented at a public conference at The University of Western Australia on Thursday 1 November.

Dr Crystal LaFlamme and Associate Professor Marco Fiorentini

Life cycle of sulphur predicts location of valuable minerals

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

A team of researchers from The University of Western Australia and two Canadian universities has applied a first-of-its-kind technique that measures the long-term life cycle of sulphur, helping to explain the preferential location of high-value mineral deposits at the edges of ancient continents.

Large-Magellanic-Cloud

Magellanic Clouds duo may have been a trio

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Two of the closest galaxies to the Milky Way – the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds – may have had a third companion, astronomers believe.

In the Zone

Space exploration focus for conference

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Australia’s strategy with its Indo-Pacific partners to secure space, maintain the space environment and enhance earth observation capabilities will form the foundation of an international conference, hosted by the Perth USAsia Centre in collaboration with The University of Western Australia. 

Perth Festival

Experience Kings Park transformed into a nocturnal wonderland

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Kings Park will come alive next February, with an unforgettable 2019 Perth Festival Opening Weekend featuring the voice and images of celebrated UWA conservation biologist Professor Stephen Hopper.

Software

Software gift to boost students in earth sciences

Monday, 6 August 2018

Students and staff from The University of Western Australia’s School of Earth Sciences will benefit from a donation of important research software, valued at $2.3 million.

Dingo bone

Dingoes may provide clues to understanding how Australia evolved

Friday, 20 July 2018

Researchers from The University of Western Australia and the Australian National University have uncovered new evidence that suggests dingoes arrived in Australia between 3,348 and 3,081 years ago, more recently than previously thought.

Future Smart Foods: Rediscovering hidden treasures of NUS for Zero Hunger

Neglected and Underutilized Species to Achieve Zero Hunger (SDG 2)

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

An urgent call for decision makers to raise awareness of the nutritionally-dense and climate-resilient benefits of neglected and underutilized species (NUS) has been made in a book published this month by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.

Fossil

Fossil discovery paints new picture of the history of our ocean

Friday, 18 May 2018

A global research team including scientists from The University of Western Australia has discovered sea lily (isocrinid crinoids) fossils, providing new evidence the species lived in shallow water in the Southern Hemisphere millions of years longer than previously thought.

Typical Sclerotinia Rot on Canola

Promising Biocontrol for Sclerotinia Rot

Thursday, 8 March 2018

The potential for devastating crop diseases to be controlled biologically is one step closer after a discovery by researchers from The University of Western Australia and Huazhong Agricultural University in China.

Starfish

275 million-year-old starfish fossil found in Western Australia

Monday, 14 August 2017

A research team led by The University of Western Australia has discovered a 275 million-year-old fossilised starfish-like creature in the north-west town of Gascoyne Junction.

Test tubes

UWA finalists announced in Premier's Science Awards

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Ten academics from The University of Western Australia have been announced as finalists in the 2017 Premier’s Science Awards.

Coral

High temperatures, not ocean acidification is threatening the growth of coral

Thursday, 15 June 2017

The Achilles’ heel of coral growth is high temperatures, not ocean acidification, according to researchers from The University of Western Australia and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies. The research will be presented tomorrow in Canberra at the Coral Reef Futures Symposium.

Mineral exploration

Experts to discuss future of mineral exploration

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Global leaders will examine key issues and opportunities facing the minerals exploration sector at a summit to be held at The University of Western Australia between Wednesday 19 April and Friday 21 April.

Dr Andrew Pomeroy and Simon Jankowski

Fulbright scholars to advance coral reef and groundwater studies

Friday, 10 March 2017

A postgraduate hydrogeology student and a postdoctoral coral reef researcher from The University of Western Australia have received prestigious Fulbright Scholarships for 2017.

Laura Boykin

UWA scientist wins prestigious senior TED Fellowship

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

 

A research scientist from The University of Western Australia with a mission to increase food security in East Africa has been named the first Australian-based Senior TED Fellow in the history of the program.

 Ocean Glider sets sail for Sri Lanka

Ocean Glider sets sail for Sri Lanka

Friday, 4 November 2016

An ocean glider christened Challenger will set sail for Sri Lanka in the longest journey ever attempted by an autonomous underwater vehicle.

Dr Andrew Guzzomi

Seed flamer wins at WA Innovator of the Year

Thursday, 3 November 2016

A new tool that makes native seeds easier to handle has won researchers from The University of Western Australia and the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority a top prize at the 2016 WA Innovator of the Year awards.

Professor Ryan Lister

UWA awarded $17.8 million in national research funding

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

The University of Western Australia has received $17.8 million for 42 new research projects as part of the Australian Research Council’s major grants announcement.