Sharks

Healthy sharks sustain healthy oceans

Monday, 24 July 2017

A team from The University of Western Australia has completed a four month research expedition looking for signs of healthy coral reefs in the remote Kimberley. They observed an unexpectedly high number of sharks in the region, suggesting sharks play a key role in regulating the health of coral reefs.

Two EMS Researchers win large grant for UWA

Friday, 21 July 2017

Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (EMS) researchers in the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems, Dr Mehrdad Kimiaei and Dr Hongwei An, have won a Cooperative Research Centres Project (CRC-P) Grant, a first for the University of Western Australia (UWA) and the oil and gas industry.

Dr Kimiaei and Dr An’s project is about design and manufacturing of an inaugural Australian work-class ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) for ultra-deep waters (up to 6000m). Their research investigates the structural integrity and forces on the ROV frame.

Tom Maclaurin

Student invention unlocks potential of pilotless aerial vehicles

Monday, 17 July 2017

A 19-year-old law student from The University of Western Australia has invented a pilotless aerial vehicle that is capable of flying five times longer than many drones currently on the market. The device also has the ability to conduct aerial surveillance at a fraction of the cost of current piloted aircraft.

Geckos and skinks

Geckos and skinks back from the brink

Friday, 30 June 2017

Researchers from The University of Western Australia are supporting a new project to trial the release of critically endangered blue-tailed skinks into a wild enclosure.

Dane Glenn examines roots grown in compacted soils

Engineering solutions manage agricultural soil compaction

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have published research that gives a new perspective on soil compaction management, a concern that costs WA’s agriculture industry an estimated $330 million per year.

Heavy agricultural machinery can compact surface soil, restricting crop and pasture root growth. This in turn can lead to other effects such as water erosion, dryland salinity and waterway degradation.

Alaska pollock

Ten million tonnes of fish dumped every year

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Industrial fishing fleets dump nearly 10 million tonnes of good fish back into the ocean every year, according to new joint research by The University of Western Australia and the University of British Columbia.

Professor Cynthia Kuhn from Duke Univeristy School of Medicine visits Perth

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Dr. Cynthia Kuhn is currently visiting Perth to further develop collaborations and share her expertise. Dr. Kuhn will be presenting at Telethon Kids Institute on 23 June 2017 at 12-1pm. The title of her presentation is "Brain maturation during adolescence and reward / threat systems".

UWA Engineering students to visit Broome

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematics Sciences (EMS) and 12 student ambassadors from the Faculty embark on a unique trip on Thursday 22 June, to explore Western Australia’s remote Broome region. The students will promote computing, engineering and mathematical sciences to high school students in the Kimberley while supporting the annual school sports carnival, the Kimberley Cup.

UWA Vice-Chancellor Dawn Freshwater signs agreement with ICAR

Lentils can beat the heat

Monday, 19 June 2017

Screening of lentil genotypes by a global team, including researchers from The University of Western Australia has revealed some significant traits in lentils that will allow the important grain legume to endure increasing global temperatures.