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
Lead author Dr R Salguero-Gómez collects demographic data in the field. Photo credit: R. Salguero-Gómez

Efforts to control invasive plant species and to help plants withstand extreme events could be boosted by a new international study led by researchers from The University of Queensland.

22 December 2015
An Acropora millepora colony releasing gametes during broadcast mass spawning

University of Queensland research has pinpointed artificial light as a threat to coral reproduction, in a discovery that will help guide reef and marine ecosystem protection plans.

15 December 2015
Seagrass ... part of the "blue carbon" ecology

The University of Queensland has an extensive portfolio of “blue carbon” research which seeks to better understand the role of oceans and their ecosystems in reducing carbon emissions and tackling climate change.

8 December 2015
Not all marine species are covered by marine protection areas (MPAs).

A new study led by University of Queensland researchers has found that more than 17,000 marine species worldwide remain largely unprotected.

7 December 2015
Australia and the UAE face many similar environmental challenges – including those relating to marine ecosystems and food security.

UQ's Global Change Institute and the Sharjah Research Academy in the United Arab Emirates have agreed to a broad research collaboration to address global warming.

7 December 2015
The SportsHub will provide 500 new casual parking spaces, undercover

Construction is racing ahead on St Lucia’s new SportsHub and 500-bay underground car park, adjacent to the UQ Centre.

7 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
Timor-Leste is one of the countries that will feel the worst impacts from climate change.

Twenty nations most endangered by climate change are expected to “bloc vote” at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris this week.

1 December 2015
The harlequin tuskfish is a predatory wrasse found on the Great Barrier Reef. It was found to express four classes of opsins, including the UV-sensitive SWS1 opsin, despite having UV-blocking ocular media. Photo: Steve Parish.

Understanding how fish "see" is helping a team of international scientists increase their knowledge of the Great Barrier Reef's biodiversity.

24 November 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

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

A University of Queensland project to develop a portable test to detect mosquitoes carrying dengue fever has won a $100,000 Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Global Grand Challenges grant.

13 November 2015
"e-waste being sent to landfill is growing at three-times the rate of other waste"

The average Australian will generate about two tonnes of waste each year – twice as much as 20 years ago – and that figure is still rising.

11 November 2015
The Global Change Institute won the David Oppenheim Award for Sustainable Architecture and the National Award for Interior Architecture at the Australian Institute of Architects’ Annual Awards.

The University of Queensland’s landmark six-star sustainability building has been recognised at the nation’s leading architecture awards.

9 November 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
Manta ray. Photograph by Dr Kathy Townsend, Moreton Bay Research Station.

A University of Queensland scientist is calling for volunteer divers to photograph the underside of manta rays in waters off the Western Australian coastline and upload them to Facebook as part of a research project.

19 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