Seagrass, mangroves and salt-marsh ecosystems are able to develop strategies for climate change adaptation and mitigation, according to a new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia.
Two students from The University of Western Australia determined to highlight the humanitarian and development work done by engineers globally have created the Global Humanitarian Engineering Awards (GHEA) to honour their socially responsible colleagues.
The threat to food production as a result of warming temperatures associated with climate change has triggered a collaboration between two of the hottest countries in the world to determine how future livestock production is about to be affected.
Many surface soils in Western Australia are already storing as much carbon as they can, according to research at The University of Western Australia and in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture and Food WA (DAFWA) and grower groups.
A giant inflatable plant cell, world experts on farm production and smarter ways to grow crops and produce livestock sustainably in increasingly hotter, drier conditions will headline a big program of events at this year's UWA Future Farm 2050 Field Day at Pingelly on Friday September 6.
UWA staff are driving
one of only a handful of totally electric cars in Western Australia.
Facilities Management, which is committed to sustainability,
took delivery of the Mitsubishi Innovative Electric Vehicle (i-MiEV) in mid-May
and, in its first week, about a dozen staff clocked up close to 300 kilometres
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.
Giant ancient corals off the coast of Madagascar have revealed that climate swings thousands of kilometres away in the Pacific Ocean have a major impact on rainfall variations in the Western Indian Ocean, adding new insight to managing water resources in a warming climate.
The University of Western Australia was announced this week as the State's first Fair Trade University following its decision to switch to ethical and environmentally sustainable products in the workplace.
Both Shark Bay, Western Australia and Florida Bay, Miami, are home to subtropical marine environments with similar geological chemical and biological characteristics but, according to The University of Western Australia's leading marine ecologist, we're not taking advantage of science that could lead to better sustainable management of these bays.
The Perth Research Hub for an innovative new research centre that will focus on engineering, the social sciences and humanities, ecology, urban design and urban climatology, and water resources technology has been officially launched at The University of Western Australia by the State Minister for Water, Bill Marmion.