Global US food and animal safety company Neogen Corporation is establishing an animal genomics facility at The University of Queensland Gatton campus in a move that will reinforce UQ’s capacity to support the livestock industry and animal breeders.

1 September 2017
Key factors affecting leaf size were night temperatures and risk of frost damage

Why is a banana leaf a million times bigger than a common heather leaf? And why are leaves generally much larger in tropical jungles than in temperate forests and deserts?

1 September 2017
Humpback whale 'spy hopping': Pic courtesy BRAHSS

A new international study has measured the effect of loud sounds on migrating humpback whales as concern grows as oceans become noisier.

17 August 2017
Science Minister Leeanne Enoch and Dr Lee Hickey

Grain research technology that will help combat food shortages stemming from climate change and a burgeoning world population have helped a young researcher claim the title of Advance Queensland Young Tall Poppy Scientist of the Year.

14 August 2017

A range of University of Queensland experts is available to comment on issues around the Federal Budget. Journalists can search by topic or name at UQ Experts or contact the following experts.

10 May 2017
Habitats are turned into dry land - Image: Nick Murray

An international team of citizen scientists and researchers has identified a major contributor to the dramatic decline of migratory shorebird populations in Australia.

11 April 2017
2011 floods, Queensland - State Library of Queensland image

History has a devastating tendency to repeat itself when it comes to extreme flooding in South-East Queensland, researchers behind a new study have warned.

11 January 2017
The new School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Resources and energy, climate change, urbanisation, population growth, conservation and sustainability will be areas of focus for a new University of Queensland school.

9 January 2017
More and more species are being lost to fishers

Millions of people who depend on fisheries will benefit if targets to protect coastal marine areas in reserves are doubled or trebled.

6 January 2017
US Secretary of State John Kerry signs the COP21 UN Climate Change agreement.

As the dust settles following Donald Trump’s shock US presidential win, researchers from Queensland, South Africa and the US believe it is not all doom and gloom for the environmental community.

15 December 2016
Wolf Creek - by Jeremy Ringma

An international study involving University of Queensland researchers has found that protected areas have been largely successful at safeguarding wildlife within their boundaries, particularly in wealthier, more developed countries.

5 September 2016

A study involving University of Queensland researchers has found that, despite economic and population growth, the physical impact of humans on the planet has slowed.

24 August 2016
Overharvesting and habitat conversion is imperilling species

University of Queensland-led research published in Nature has found that nearly three-quarters of the world’s threatened species are in peril because people are converting their habitat into agricultural lands and overharvesting species.

11 August 2016
Kristy Guerin wanted to be a vulcanologist from age 12

As a 12-year-old in Western Australia, Kristy Guerin wanted to become a vulcanologist – despite the absence of volcanoes in Australia.

19 July 2016
Bridie Schultz

University of Queensland research into the chilled storage of koala semen has major implications for the assisted breeding and genetic diversity of captive and wild populations.

28 June 2016
30 minutes in the outdoors has significant health benefits

People who visit parks for 30 minutes or more each week are much less likely to have high blood pressure or poor mental health than those who don’t, according to new research by Australian and UK environmental scientists.

24 June 2016
Increases in seaweed threaten corals

Regulating overfishing could protect Pacific coral reefs from strangulation by seaweed, according to new findings by a University of Queensland scientist.

23 June 2016
Coral in Malaysia

A six-year collaboration between the Malaysian Government and University of Queensland researchers has resulted in the creation of the Malaysia’s biggest marine protected area.

21 June 2016

Researchers have distilled 40 years of coastal marine restoration studies into a set of powerful guidelines for anyone hoping to rejuvenate coastal habitats.

9 June 2016

One of the most feared animals on earth will be the subject of a new University of Queensland and Cornell University Massive Open Online Course (MOOC).

27 May 2016