Four researchers from The University of Western Australia will receive more than $3 million from the Australian Research Council Future Fellowship scheme to fund a diverse range of projects - from the origin of life on Earth and a history of Soviet war experiences to the future of crops in a phosphorus-scarce world, and 3D optical microscopy expected to facilitate unprecedented insights into the structure of tissue.
A collaborative research team has discovered an important link between the eruption of Earth's hottest lavas, the location of some of the largest ore deposits and the emergence of the first land masses on the planet - the continents - more than 2500 million years ago.
An international research team has generated the first comprehensive map of geology beneath the East Antarctic Ice Sheet that will help to understand long-term changes in the largest ice sheet on the planet.
A new study published in the international journal Nature Communications has revealed how Western Australia's coral reefs have been affected by changing ocean currents, rising sea surface temperatures and sea level variability.
An engineering researcher from The University of Western Australia has won an Australian Government science and innovation award for young people in agriculture to develop an intelligent sensor which will help detect water stress in grapevines in real time.
An internationally recognised plant nutrition expert, an Arts/Law graduate and a postdoctoral fellow from The University of Western Australia have been awarded Fulbright Scholarships for 2014, joining an elite worldwide group that includes Nobel Laureates and Pulitzer Prize winners in its ranks.
Researchers from The University of Western Australia have established the first Critical Zone Observatory in the southern hemisphere joining an international think tank to learn more about the earth's outer skin.
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).
It's well known that the dinosaurs were wiped out 66 million years ago when a meteor hit what is now southern Mexico but evidence is accumulating that the biggest extinction of all, 252.3m years ago, at the end of the Permian period, was also triggered by an impact that changed the climate.
Two world-leading researchers from The University of Western Australia will discuss some of the biggest challenges facing the gas industry today at Australia's largest event in that field - the Australian Gas Technology Conference and Exhibition (AGT) to be held at the Perth Exhibition Centre on July 1-3.
UWA's Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET) has formed a partnership with a leading seismic company HiSeis to expand high-resolution seismic profiling techniques into mineral exploration and mine development.
The more crop scientists know about how plant roots take up water and nutrients, the better able they will be to develop crop plants with roots that can cope with challenging soil and environmental conditions.
A leading early career scientist from The University of Western Australia has been appointed to a new Woodside Professorship in Computational Geoscience at UWA as part of a five-year program to establish the State as a world centre of excellence in geoscience.