Coral reefs are among the most threatened ecosystems on Earth

Global warming and acidifying oceans are creating an intense competition between coral and algae that both are set to lose.

18 March 2019

New research has revealed that human threats – like hunting and land clearing – are severely limiting the areas in which species can survive.

13 March 2019
Google search histories are revealing how ready countries are for climate change

What do you do if you have a question? You probably ‘Google it’.

12 September 2018
Placing pressure transducers in the inner lagoon of Temae, Moorea. Photo by V. Parravicini

The death of coral reefs is a more significant factor in the erosion of tropical coastlines than rising sea levels, an international study has revealed.

1 March 2018
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

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
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 world’s seagrass meadows are in trouble – but Australian scientists say early action can save them, even as sea levels rise.

25 September 2013
Red knots are one of the species already under pressure. Photo: ROB CLEMENS

Millions of shorebirds and some species could be lost as sea levels rise in coming decades, say UQ scientists who are working as part of an international environmental team.

6 May 2013
Hybrid black tip shark containing both Common and Australian black tip DNA.

A group of leading marine scientists has discovered that sharks on Australia's east coast display a mysterious tendency to interbreed, challenging several accepted scientific theories regarding shark behaviour.

22 December 2011
“The concentrating photovoltaic solar tracking array is a high-visibility flagship for the overall UQ solar project.” Professor Paul Meredith

The University of Queensland’s $7.75 million solar power system at St Lucia in Brisbane has reached a milestone, with installation completed on one of the project’s most visible components.

6 April 2011