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
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
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

The spread of introduced bird species around the world has mirrored the rise of global power and wealth, according to a new study that has mapped the movement of alien bird species.

16 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
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

A University of Queensland-led study involving researchers from three continents has found habitat destruction still far outstrips habitat protection across many parts of the planet.

7 December 2016

University of Queensland researchers are playing a key role in a NASA airborne mission designed to transform understanding of earth's valuable and ecologically sensitive coral reefs.

22 September 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

Issues critical to communities across the world will be discussed at an international symposium in Brisbane from September 22 to 25.

20 September 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

Urban and small island communities facing major social and environmental challenges will be the first to benefit from close to half a million dollars of joint investment by The University of Queensland and Indonesia’s national research organisation...

26 April 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
Cuicocha crater lake, Reserve Cotacachi-Cayapas, Ecuador (iStock)

Conservation research is not being done in the countries where it is most needed – a situation which is likely to undermine efforts to preserve global biodiversity.

30 March 2016
A before and after of coral bleaching in American Samoa: XL Catlin Seaview Survey.

The University of Queensland has been tasked with helping fight climate change on the Great Barrier Reef, just days after government agencies revealed an increase in coral bleaching and mortality.

15 March 2016
Green sea turtle

Toxic plastic is wreaking havoc on marine life – and University of Queensland researchers fear it could be making its way up the food chain and ending up on our dinner plates.

10 March 2016
Professor Ben Hankamer.

Global warming could occur more quickly than expected, according to a new model by University of Queensland and Griffith University researchers.

10 March 2016