Sir David Attenborough, as he appears while introducing the interactive website

University of Queensland scientific research on the Great Barrier Reef is in the international spotlight with this week’s launch of an interactive website to complement a BBC television series to be released on 30 December.

23 December 2015

Unless you’ve been living in exile on Dagobah, you’ve probably noticed that Star Wars: Episode VII screened around Australia overnight.

17 December 2015
Courtesy: Australia Zoo

Australia’s saltwater crocodiles appear to be in hot water, with a University of Queensland study linking climate warming to shorter dives, putting the crocs’ survival at risk.

16 December 2015
Robbie Wilson’s research will enhance understanding of how native species cope with changing natural environments

The Australian Research Council has awarded five new Future Fellows at The University of Queensland, from a total of only 50 awarded across the nation.

16 December 2015
Paul Sattler

A man who has dedicated his career to conservation in Queensland has been honoured with The University of Queensland 2015 Gatton Gold Medal.

14 December 2015
Sally McGrouther

Sally McGrouther has every reason – in fact 25,000 of them – to feel special at her Science graduation ceremony at The University of Queensland on Saturday at 10am.

11 December 2015
Michael Jennings ... helping students create change, in themselves and in the world.

Two University of Queensland lecturers have won national teaching excellence awards at the 2015 Australian Awards for University Teaching presentation at Parliament House in Canberra last night.

9 December 2015
The Far Eastern Curlew are suffering rapid declines from loss of habitat along their flight path between Siberia and Australia. Photo: Dirk Hovorka.

University of Queensland scientists are calling for greater international collaboration to save the world’s migratory birds, with research finding more than 90 per cent of species are inadequately protected due to poorly coordinated conservation...

4 December 2015
A syphrid fly visiting coriander flowers.

Farmers who use pesticides that spare bees but kill other insects might be ignoring important sources of crop pollination, according to an Australian-led international study.

1 December 2015
UQ's 2016 New Colombo Plan scholars ... from left, Patrick Walsh, Isaac Bennett, Professor Monique Skidmore, Samuel Bullen, UQ's new Chancellor Peter Varghese, Foreign MInister Julie Bishop, Chloe Yap, Carmen Garratt, Lachlan Kenway and UQ Adjunct Research Professor Ian Kemish.

University of Queensland student Patrick Walsh was last night named the New Colombo Plan 2016 Fiji Fellow.

1 December 2015
Aedes vigilax. Credit Stephen Doggett (NSW Health Pathology)

Australian scientists have discovered a new virus carried by one of the country’s most common pest mosquitoes.

18 November 2015

Brisbane and Moreton Bay locals will have the chance to get up close and personal with a host of Australian animals when The University of Queensland’s Moreton Bay Research Station opens its doors to the public on Saturday (21 November).

17 November 2015
Scanning electron micrograph of Group A Streptococcus bacteria on primary human neutrophil. Credit: NIAID

An international study led by University of Queensland (UQ) researchers has tracked the re-emergence of a childhood disease which had largely disappeared over the past 100 years.

4 November 2015

Textbooks on methane-metabolising organisms might have to be rewritten after researchers in a University of Queensland-led international project today (23 October) announced discovery of two new organisms.

23 October 2015
The RV D. Hill research vessel.

An international research team led by University of Queensland scientists has returned from the Great Barrier Reef with historical insights that could predict how the reef will respond to future environmental change.

21 October 2015

Today, 21 October 2015, marks the day Marty McFly and Doc Brown arrive in the fictional future of the iconic film Back to the Future II. While we aren’t expecting the time-travelling duo, played by Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, to arrive...

21 October 2015
Picture: The Indo-Pacific region holds most of the world’s mangrove forests.

Mangrove forests around the Indo-Pacific region could be submerged by 2070, according to international research published today.

15 October 2015

Collecting the faeces of an extremely strong, 120kg sea turtle in the open ocean is no simple task.

2 October 2015
Dr Paul Dennis travelled to Antarctica for his research. Photo: Paul Dennis.

Climate change will have a major impact on life in Antarctica this century, according to a landmark study published in Nature Climate Change today.

29 September 2015
The living Komodo dragon and illustration showing how the osteoderm bone reinforces the scales and acts like body armour. Photo of the Komodo dragon by Bryan Fry, inset by Gilbert Price.

As if life wasn’t hard enough during the last Ice Age, research led by the University of Queensland has found Australia’s first human inhabitants had to contend with giant killer lizards

24 September 2015