Humpback_Whale

Many marine protected areas are often unnecessarily expensive and located in the wrong places, an international study has shown.

28 June 2018
UQ Global Change Institute Director Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg

Scientists have identified a portfolio of the world’s reefs most likely to survive the coming decades, using principles from the financial investment world.

28 June 2018
Orangutan

There is little evidence that a certification scheme for palm oil plantations is improving protection of critically endangered orangutans in Borneo, researchers say.

13 June 2018
Artist's impression of the Warwick Solar Farm

The University of Queensland is set to become the first major university in the world to offset 100 per cent of its electricity usage through its own renewable energy asset.

7 June 2018
A nesting green turtle

A study has revealed the diet of green turtles is more complex than previously thought, providing insights which could influence conservation and management strategies.

23 May 2018
Dr Nicholas Clark

Social media networks such as Twitter and Facebook have inspired a new method of describing how other species interact with one another.

17 May 2018
UQ PhD candidate Stephanie Avery-Gomm will be  presenting at the CEED Twitter Conference.

University of Queensland environmental scientists are trading travel for tweets in an effort to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions and improve accessibility leading talks in a new conference.

16 May 2018

The true cost of our desire to travel, from flights to souvenirs, has been determined through a comprehensive study that reveals global tourism is a significant and growing contributor to greenhouse gas emissions.

15 May 2018
Australian Water Association award winners

A University of Queensland research project to revolutionise the treatment of wastewater has won a national research innovation prize.

15 May 2018
Dr Alyce Swinbourne with a wombat

Monitoring wombats for behaviours such as pacing and rump-biting could help conservation efforts by increasing the success of captive breeding.

10 May 2018

The benefits of increasingly popular citizen science programs extend well beyond helping researchers to collect data, a study has shown.

6 April 2018
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

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
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
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