Niassa National Reserve: one of Africa's last remaining wilderness areas - JB Deffontaines

Maps of the world’s most important wilderness areas are now freely available online following a University of Queensland-led study published today.

13 December 2017
An African elephant in Tanzania ... the extinction process begins earlier than scientists previously understood. (Image: Wikipedia Commons)

Skyrocketing prices for rare animal products can push species to extinction even when their populations are abundant, researchers say.

5 December 2017

Just three per cent of the Great Barrier Reef’s corals may hold the key to regenerating reefs damaged after major disturbances, new research reveals.

29 November 2017
5 King St in Brisbane will be the world’s tallest timber commercial building

Australia will soon hold the record for the world’s tallest timber office building at 5 King St Brisbane, and with the help of The University of Queensland’s new research hub, wooden skyscrapers could become the norm.

23 November 2017
His Excellency Taneti Maamau with Associate Professor Renuka Mahadevan.

For the first time since US President Barack Obama’s historic visit in 2014, The University of Queensland has welcomed another international president to its St Lucia campus – this time, a UQ alumnus.

8 November 2017
UQ has a range of experts available to talk to media during the Queensland election campaign. iStockphoto.

UQ has a range of experts available to talk to media during the Queensland election campaign.

30 October 2017
Nest predators: boodies, a type of bettong (above), Image: John Lawson; a brushtail possum (below), Image: Andrew Mercer; a woylie (below left), Image John Lawson; and the painted button quail (below right), Image Greg Miles.

Native marsupials reintroduced in south-western Australia are a threat to ground-dwelling birds, a UQ study has found.

24 October 2017
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

In a ground-breaking study, tiny sound recorders will be set up near the nests of south-eastern red-tailed black-cockatoos to monitor the nesting habits of the endangered species.

7 September 2017

UQ researchers are undertaking research on the potential effects of cat eradication on an island.

7 September 2017

Over the past 60 years, Australia has lost more than 90 per cent of a type of forest that once covered 130,000 square kilometres, and could be losing plants with important medicinal uses.

6 September 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
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
Goniobranchus_splendidus: fish use the yellow rim to identify the danger. Photo: Anne Winters

Predator animals have long been known to avoid devouring brightly coloured and patterned prey, and now an international study has revealed more about how they recognise toxic species.

23 August 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
Sir Wedginald

A young adult wedge-tailed eagle shot out of the sky near Gympie last month is recuperating after surgery at the UQ VETS Small Animal Hospital at Gatton.

7 August 2017
Some animals use fluorescence or ‘enhanced’ colours

University of Queensland researchers have developed new knowledge on how animals see and use colour, and how their colour vision has evolved.

4 August 2017
Chasing Coral

A new Netflix documentary, Chasing Coral, is about to hit the world’s small screens.

14 July 2017
A tidal energy turbine being towed out to a site in the Tamar

The Federal Government is backing a wave of investment in tidal electricity generation as experts tip that marine power will be the next big thing in renewable energy.

13 July 2017