Chasing Coral

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

14 July 2017
The research vessel JOIDES Resolution, photo by Arito Sakaguchi, IODP/TAMU. Wikipedia Creative Commons.

Climate change around Antarctica can severely affect Australia’s rainfall and even influence the distribution of wet and dry zones across southeast Asia, an international study has revealed.

11 May 2017
The shy and nocturnal night parrots live in remote and rugged areas

Ensuring one of Australia’s most high-profile threatened bird species does not disappear a second time is the mission of a University of Queensland researcher.

29 March 2017
Swiss ketch Fleur de Passion

A Swiss yacht on an epic research expedition to map the world’s oceans will host University of Queensland marine scientists on the Great Barrier Reef in March and April

22 March 2017
US Secretary of State John Kerry signs the COP21 UN Climate Change agreement.

As the dust settles following Donald Trump’s shock US presidential win, researchers from Queensland, South Africa and the US believe it is not all doom and gloom for the environmental community.

15 December 2016
James Watson's research on declining wilderness features at number 59 on the Altmetric Top 100 'most discussed' journal articles of 2016.

A list of the world’s top-100 ‘most-discussed’ journal articles of 2016 features research from The University of Queensland in 16th and 59th spots.

14 December 2016
Giant mantas can grow up to seven metres across, weighing up to 1350kg, but the average size is four to five metres.  Photo: Andrea Marshall

Research revealing that giant manta rays are deep-sea predators is likely to be critical to efforts to protect the species.

30 November 2016

Every aspect of life on Earth has already been impacted by global changes in temperature from human-induced climate change according to a new international study involving researchers from The University of Queensland.

10 November 2016
Dr Alize Ferrari (Queensland Centre for Mental Health),  Associate Professor Margaret Mayfield, School of Biological Sciences and Director of the Ecology Centre and Dr Eugenia Sampayo, School of Biological Sciences and ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies

Three University of Queensland researchers have been honoured in the inaugural Women in Research Citation Awards for their influential work in public health and plant and marine ecology.

26 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

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

20 September 2016
A school of Blackspotted rubberlip form a dense school on a reef in the Western Indian Ocean. Photo: Tane Sinclair-Taylor.

Researchers including University of Queensland and Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED) scientists have discovered a handful of “bright spots” among the world’s embattled coral reefs, offering the promise of a radical new approach...

16 June 2016
Bleaching on Lizard Island 2016. Photo: XL Catlin Seaview Survey.

More than half of the corals in many parts of the Great Barrier Reef are dying as unprecedented mass bleaching spreads across Australia’s coral reefs.

20 April 2016
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
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

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
Increased levels of CO2 in the ocean could alter the rate at which calcium carbonate dissolves in mussels, shell fish and other creatures.

International ocean scientists have issued a blunt warning to world leaders ahead of the November 2015 climate change negotiations in Paris (COP21).

3 July 2015
The 3.275 megawatt array is built on a 10ha former airstrip

Sunshine is being turned into energy and knowledge at The University of Queensland’s Gatton campus, where the state’s largest solar array was switched on today.

27 March 2015
Using the state-of-the-art Dalio Foundation exploration vessel 'MV Alucia' as their base, UQ researchers will spend three weeks’ investigating the waters in and around Queensland’s reef systems.

University of Queensland marine neuroscientists are plunging to new depths in submersibles on the Great Barrier Reef and in the Coral Sea.

30 October 2014
The Queensland node of the centre will be led by Professor Graeme Hammer from UQ’s Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation.

Queensland scientists will play a key role in a new Australian research centre working to increase major food crop yields. University of Queensland researchers will form the Queensland node of the $22 million Australian Research Council Centre of...

24 October 2014