Photo of hunter in rugged Australian outback

Recreational hunters are under-utilised as a resource for wildlife management, according to a study from The University of Queensland.

3 June 2014
Wideband anemonefish from the Solitary Islands, Australia, tending eggs. Photo: Ian Shaw.

Research into reef fish species diversity will provide conservationists with new information to protect the Great Barrier Reef.

3 June 2014

University of Queensland Gatton student Emily Warwick is making plans for her career in agriculture thanks to a $5000 bursary from the Queensland Agriculture Teachers’ Association Award for Excellence in Agricultural Science.

22 May 2014
Indigenous elder Aunty Margaret, left, UQ Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Education) Professor Cindy Shannon and indigenous scholarship winner Taylah Gerloff.

Swimming with the fishes has just become a whole lot easier for University of Queensland Indigenous Science Scholarship winner Taylah Gerloff.

13 May 2014
A UQ study has shown the captive elephant population in Laos is declining as the elephants are not allowed to breed at a rate sufficient to sustain the population.  Photo courtesy of ElefantAsia.

The captive elephant population in Laos will be extinct in just over a century if current management practices do not change, a University of Queensland study has found.

5 May 2014
Three webcams were trained on the experiment 24/7.

As Cyclone Ita hit northern Australia last weekend, a much slower collision occurred in the world’s longest-running lab project, The University of Queensland’s Pitch Drop Experiment.

17 April 2014

Physicists at The University of Queensland and the Australian National University (ANU) have demonstrated a software-based quantum amplifier which has the potential to expand the use of ultra-secure quantum cryptographic communications.

18 March 2014
Bilby (image source: Wikipedia). Inset picture: Fossil teeth of the fossil bilby, Liyamayi dayi (photo by Kenny Travouillon).

An ancient fossil of the bilby, Australia’s answer to the Easter rabbit, has been discovered at the Riversleigh World Heritage site in north west Queensland.

17 March 2014
Professor Matt Cooper

Researchers have developed a new method for rapidly measuring the level of antibiotic molecules in the blood and how they work against bacteria, paving the way for personalised treatments for bacterial diseases.

3 March 2014
UQ Gatton welcomes more than 450 new students studying agriculture, animals, agribusiness and veterinary science.

There are three jobs available in agriculture for each university agricultural graduate, according to The University of Queensland’s Gatton Campus Director Janelle Zahmel.

25 February 2014
Joshua Soderholm: Chasing destructive storms.

A University of Queensland student has tackled South East Queensland’s fierce and unpredictable summer storms to improve thunderstorm forecasting.

24 February 2014
The Global Food Forum is an opportunity for senior secondary students to engage with one of the major challenges of the modern era – feeding nine billion people by the year 2050.

Young Queenslanders will debate the future of the world’s food alongside leading agriculture scientists from The University of Queensland and CSIRO, at an upcoming global forum in Brisbane. The Global Food Forum will be held at St Laurence’s...

11 February 2014
Nobbi Dragon.

University of Queensland researchers have found that naturally regrowing woodlands in the subtropics can help to reduce declines in Australia’s reptiles.

10 February 2014
Group A Streptococcus (green) shown to be growing inside of a cell (red, caputured by a fluorescence microscope).

Scientists from The University of Queensland have discovered that a microbe responsible for invasive bacterial Group A Streptococcus infections can bypass the immune system and multiply within infected cells.

30 January 2014
UQ's Moreton Bay Research Station provided accommodation for emergency crews and temporary parking for fire trucks in a two-week long firefighting effort.

The University of Queensland’s Moreton Bay Research Station provided sanctuary for 100 Queensland Fire and Emergency Service staff during North Stradbroke Island bushfires this month.

17 January 2014
A potential cancer cell extruding from an epithelium. Courtesy of Selwin Wu, Yap Lab, UQ's Institute for Molecular Bioscience.

University of Queensland researchers have discovered a protein in cells that could block the escape route of potentially cancerous cells and stop them spreading to other parts of the body.

15 January 2014
Photo of coral growth bands

University of Queensland researchers have found physical evidence in Great Barrier Reef corals of a little-known, long-term climate pattern in the Pacific Ocean. The Pacific Decadal Oscillation – discovered and named only in the 1990s – describes...

13 January 2014
A green turtle grazing on seagrass at Derawan Island in Indonesia (Photo by MJA Christianen).

Green turtle populations have expanded so much in Indonesia’s east coast islands’ marine protected areas (MPAs) that they are adopting new feeding habits, which are degrading the ecosystem and threatening their own conservation.

9 January 2014