One research project aims to develop crop yield prediction systems using satellite data and biophysical crop modelling. iStockphoto

University of Queensland research projects to develop better batteries for renewable energy and a way of predicting crop yields from space have been funded under a joint Queensland-China scheme.

17 October 2017

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
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
Leucaena is harvested in eastern Indonesia, before being fed to cattle. Image: Max Shelton

Indonesian journalists have visited The University of Queensland to hear about a successful cattle fattening project in their nation’s east which is bringing significant economic benefits for smallholder cattle farmers.

17 May 2017
UQ's research will benefit Queensland and have global impact

University of Queensland researchers are celebrating a combined multi-million-dollar success in the Queensland Government’s Advance Queensland Fellowships scheme.

24 March 2017
Professor Neena Mitter ...  discovery will provide an environmentally sustainable alternative to chemicals and pesticides

A University of Queensland team has made a discovery that could help conquer the greatest threat to global food security – pests and diseases in plants.

10 January 2017
The 3D Water Atlas compiles and analyses data from Surat Basin bores. Photo iStock

An open access Water Atlas has gone online, giving the general public a 3D view of groundwater data from eastern Australia’s Surat Basin.

9 December 2016
From left, Professor Susanne Schmidt, Professor Heather Douglas and Associate Professor Kerrie Wilson

Three University of Queensland professors have been appointed to the Australian Research Council College of Experts for 2017.

25 November 2016
Dr Kerrie Wilson ... her research has a sustained benefit for the natural environment and on human wellbeing

Queensland conservation biologist Kerrie Wilson is a star in her field, and last night she was recognised with a medal to prove it.

18 November 2016
More than 300 people in Victoria and South Australia suffered food poisoning in salmonella outbreaks this year linked with bagged salads and sprouts.

Friendly bacteria may be introduced to bagged salad leaves to help ward off the possibility of salmonella and listeria outbreaks.

14 November 2016
Dr Kerrie Wilson ... her work seeks the most effective ways to protect ecosystems

The University of Queensland’s Associate Professor Kerrie Wilson has been awarded one of this year's Prime Minister's Prizes for Science – the Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year.

19 October 2016
The ocean is Melanesia’s lifeblood, sustaining a diverse range of natural assets such as fish stocks, coral reefs and mangroves. Photo: Catlin Seaview Survey

Marine scientists have proposed a prosperity path for Melanesia, in a report that values the region’s ocean assets at more than half a trillion US dollars.

18 October 2016

A $1.8 million partnership between The University of Queensland, the Queensland University of Technology and Dreamworld will see the Gold Coast theme park’s zoological department used as living koala genome bank to save the threatened species.

21 September 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
Australia's northern beef cattle industry

A multi-million dollar research and development program launched today will provide a massive boost to Australia’s vital northern beef cattle industry.

23 June 2016

Two University of Queensland law students have been putting their skills to the test in the Malaysian state of Sabah, in Borneo, through pro bono legal work.

2 March 2016
The majority of Queensland is in drought

Forests are the lungs of the planet, so surely planting more of them could only be a good thing.

15 February 2016
Southern hairy-nosed wombat.

Australia’s critically endangered northern hairy-nosed wombats might not know it yet, but researchers from The University of Queensland are working on a wee solution to their population problems.

6 January 2016

Climate forecasts to 2050 suggest sorghum is set to remain Queensland’s top crop as temperatures rise and rainfall decreases across the State.

16 November 2015
The water system in Manila was dramatically improved

Until 1997, water supplies in downtown Manila were beset with infrastructure problems such as leaks, widespread unauthorised access and contamination.

11 September 2015