Mining, unfortunately, often required the displacement of people and property

University of Queensland researchers have published the first ever global dataset of mining-induced displacement and resettlement, giving mining companies an evidence base to develop best practice.

13 August 2019

Deforestation in Colombia has been linked to armed conflict and forests’ proximity to coca crops, the plant from which cocaine is derived.

13 August 2019

A phenomenon that makes coral spawn more than once a year is improving the resilience of the Great Barrier Reef.

6 August 2019

Understanding the internal energy flow – including the metabolism – of large ocean creatures like sharks and rays could be key to their survival in a changing climate, according to a new study.

1 August 2019

Volunteer snorkellers and scuba divers have been helping capture images of reef manta rays to better protect the threatened species.

1 August 2019

The fate of coral reefs under climate change could improve if management efforts take evolution and adaptation into account, according to an international study.

2 July 2019

Protected marine areas are often in the wrong locations to stop threats to biodiversity, according to international research led by a University of Queensland team.

5 June 2019

UQ experts are available to comment on issues relating to World Environment Day on 5 June. Journalists can contact the experts below or search by topic or name at UQ Experts.

4 June 2019

Unravelling the secrets of the relationship between coral and the algae living inside it will help prevent coral bleaching, University of Queensland researchers believe.

14 May 2019

Bee venom that can be used for cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and research into dementia, HIV and arthritis can now be easily and profitably harvested thanks to a University of Queensland student’s invention.

10 May 2019

A new national program to transform food waste into valuable products is being led by a University of Queensland researcher.

9 May 2019
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Two rescued koalas treated for a life-threatening disease will be released back into the wild by Queensland researchers as part of a project to help protect the threatened species and improve genetic diversity.

2 May 2019
Dr Louwrens Hoffman

University of Queensland researchers are investigating the use of maggots, locusts and other alternative proteins in a range of specialty foods.

1 May 2019

Climate change could affect occurrences of diseases like bird-flu and Ebola, with environmental factors playing a larger role than previously understood in animal-to-human disease transfer.

1 May 2019
More investment is needed in protected area management

Maintaining existing conservation areas might be a more cost-effective investment than expansion, according to new UQ-led research.

29 April 2019

The world needs a new international protected area target based on scientific evidence, according to a team including University of Queensland scientists.

11 April 2019

The first plan for conserving the river Nile’s highly threatened biodiversity has been developed by a University of Queensland-led team.

9 April 2019

For the first time, the Great Barrier Reef will be mapped in unprecedented 3D detail thanks to a collaboration between Australia’s lead managers of the Reef and spatial experts.

8 April 2019
Southbank's Rain Bank in Brisbane

Researchers from The University of Queensland have helped to develop a four-point plan to create more sustainable, liveable, prosperous and resilient cities.

27 March 2019

Warming coral reefs are losing their capacity to feed themselves from sunlight, making nutritious deep ocean water critical for their survival, according to a University of Queensland study.

26 March 2019