A Kimberley gorge where rock art is frequently found

The environmental and climate history of the past 60,000 years of Australia’s Kimberley region is set to be uncovered by a multidisciplinary team led by a University of Queensland scientist.

14 November 2018
The Amazon rain forest from the air.

The world’s last wilderness areas are rapidly disappearing, with explicit international conservation targets critically needed, according to University of Queensland-led research.

1 November 2018

Flu researcher Dr Kirsty Short has won a $25,000 fellowship for her work on the long-term links between obesity, the immune system and influenza.

30 October 2018
Pets can be especially vulnerable to snake bites

University of Queensland experts are available for comment on the current seasonal increase in snake numbers and the impacts on people and pets.

26 October 2018

A new approach to tackle conservation decisions in 3D marine environments could lead to better conservation outcomes.

19 October 2018

A Queensland scientist who describes his research as a cross between cooking and playing with Lego has been recognised in this year’s Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science.

17 October 2018
ibis

A University of Queensland researcher has uncovered how a French scientist and ibis researcher conducted the first test of evolution more than 50 years before Charles Darwin’s Origin of the Species.

28 September 2018
An example of an Australian lizard, in this case the Gippsland Water Dragon, running on two legs. (Credit: David Paul).

Robots may one day tackle obstacles and traverse uneven terrains thanks to collaborative research analysing the motion of lizards.

26 September 2018

The fossils of two extinct mice species have been discovered in caves in tropical Queensland by University of Queensland scientists tracking environment changes.

24 September 2018
Google search histories are revealing how ready countries are for climate change

What do you do if you have a question? You probably ‘Google it’.

12 September 2018

Peatlands are extremely effective at storing carbon, but an international study featuring a University of Queensland researcher has found climate change could stop that.

11 September 2018
Roger-Wepf-and-Hiroshi-Kato-in-front-of-the-microscope

Advanced health tools, battery technology and nanomaterials are all potential developments that could flow from a new microscope at The University of Queensland.

7 September 2018

Protected areas alone are not enough to save Australia’s threatened species, according to research from the Threatened Species Recovery Hub.

5 September 2018

The “chicken or egg” paradox was first proposed by philosophers in Ancient Greece to describe the problem of determining cause-and-effect.

3 September 2018
Samara Hegarty

University of Queensland graduate Samara Hegarty has been announced as a state finalist for a prestigious award, thanks to her vocational animal care training as a student.

3 September 2018

A research team from the Threatened Species Recovery Hub has made a breakthrough that could help dwindling numbers of Australian freshwater fish species.

3 September 2018
Brisbane city is a low-density destination for international students

International students from Asia prefer the low-density lifestyle they’ve experienced in Brisbane, according to a University of Queensland study.

16 August 2018

A Queensland rat, the grassland melomys, could be the origin of a koala retrovirus, which infects the majority of Australia’s koalas.

14 August 2018
Picture-of-Professor-Alison-Van-Eenennaam,

The wilder side of agricultural science will be in the spotlight in a series of University of Queensland public lectures featuring a renowned American animal scientist and genomics expert.

3 August 2018
UniDive-members-celebrate-their-2018-Healthy-Land-and-Water’s-Environmental-Guardians-Award.

An army of volunteer divers and researchers have won an environmental award for a project mapping the health of a reef off the South-East Queensland coast.

2 August 2018