Eastern bristlebird

South-East Queensland is in danger of losing one of the last remaining populations of the Eastern bristlebird, one of Australia’s most melodic songbirds, a study has shown.

9 March 2018

Concentrating at work can be hard at the best of times, but imagine how difficult it would be when infected with parasites.

8 March 2018
Placing pressure transducers in the inner lagoon of Temae, Moorea. Photo by V. Parravicini

The death of coral reefs is a more significant factor in the erosion of tropical coastlines than rising sea levels, an international study has revealed.

1 March 2018
Average number of times people change addresses

Australians are among the most mobile people in the world, with four in 10 changing address every five years, and nearly 15 per cent moving every year.

28 February 2018

Scientists are calling for immediate action to secure the world’s remaining intact forests, with a study finding most are at serious risk of being lost in the near term.

27 February 2018

Research into how modern birds run and walk is taking an international team of palaeontologists and biomechanics experts a step closer to accurately reconstructing the way extinct dinosaurs moved.

22 February 2018
Road construction: what is the loss?

No net loss – a buzz phrase in environmental policy – is an approach that aims to neutralise negative environmental impacts from human activities.

12 January 2018
White rhinos in Namibia Ikiwaner

The challenges of meeting African wildlife and livestock welfare needs will be the subject of a free symposium at the University of Queensland in October.

3 October 2017
Image: Tom Charlton

University of Queensland researchers have found that antivenoms produced using snakes from one region may perform poorly or fail completely against the same species of snakes from other regions.

4 September 2017
Map of dark matter made from gravitational lensing measurements of 26 million galaxies in the Dark Energy Survey.

University of Queensland researchers have joined an international team of more than 400 scientists from 26 institutions to create the most accurate measurement ever made of dark matter structure in the universe.

4 August 2017
Crystal structure at 2.1 Å resolution of the target enzyme, ADS lyase. The inset shows detailed structure of the active site.

The development of new drugs to fight a common fungal pathogen which kills half a million people globally each year is a step closer thanks to a University of Queensland-led study.

24 July 2017
The Mountain Gorilla is one of the species found to already be affected by climate change. Photo by Liana Joseph.

An international study published today involving University of Queensland research has found large numbers of threatened species have already been affected by climate change.

14 February 2017

Australia’s food-centric culture – illustrated by the popularity of dining out, healthy eating and television cooking shows – will benefit from a new $1 million facility at The University of Queensland.

9 February 2017
Hypothetical structural model of the assembly of TIR domains during signalling, from the SNC1 immunity receptor found in Arapidopsis plants. Individual subunits are shown in different colours, with β-strands shown as arrows and α-helices shown as cylinders.  Image: Bostjan Kobe.

A University of Queensland-led study has highlighted the minute details of how the plant’s immune system leads to its ability to resist disease.

31 January 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 evolutionary secrets of an extraordinary North American rodent are being uncovered by University of Queensland School of Biological Sciences researchers.

15 November 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
Passenger Pigeon. Credit: Louis Agassiz Fuertes

The dodo, the passenger pigeon and the Tasmanian tiger are well-known victims of extinction caused by human behaviour, but could their status be used to help conservation efforts from beyond the grave?

18 May 2016
Far Eastern Curlew in flight. Photo: D.S. Hovorka.

How do you reconcile the recreational needs of a city of two million people with the protection of migratory birds recovering after journeys half way around the planet?

22 April 2016
Tarwine, a fish commonly found in South East Queensland estuaries and rocky or sandy coastal areas.

Keen anglers heading out this long weekend should seek a quiet spot or prepare themselves for disappointment, new University of Queensland research shows.

21 April 2016