The lifeblood of Timor-Leste’s agricultural sector – smallholder farming – is to be bolstered by collaborative University of Queensland-led research.

20 May 2019

A hormone produced by stressed plants could combat damage caused by salty soils, considerably increasing plant growth.

13 May 2019
UQ’s Centre for Animal Welfare and Ethics is working to improve animal welfare during farming, slaughter and transport

A new centre promoting animal welfare standards internationally is to be established in China, thanks to a University of Queensland-led project.

9 April 2019
A paddock showing a large tract of pasture dieback.

University of Queensland researchers trying to pinpoint the mystery killer behind ‘pasture dieback’ find their research is fascinating – but they would much prefer to watch grass grow.

28 February 2019
The winners are... Nanango State High School

Budding plant scientists from Nanango State High School have won the Overall Grand Champion prize at The University of Queensland Sunflower Competition for the second year in a row.

17 May 2018
We are just now beginning to understand the potentially irreplaceable services these animals can provide, says researcher Chris O'Bryan

Animal carnivores living in and around human habitation are declining at an unprecedented rate – but they may provide crucial benefits to human societies.

19 January 2018

Global US food and animal safety company Neogen Corporation is establishing an animal genomics facility at The University of Queensland Gatton campus in a move that will reinforce UQ’s capacity to support the livestock industry and animal breeders.

1 September 2017
Pteropus poliocephalus colony: image Justin Welbergen

Minimising the impact of viruses upon the pig industry is a major objective of a $3.83 million grant to international scientific collaborators, including a team from Queensland.

30 August 2017
Science Minister Leeanne Enoch and Dr Lee Hickey

Grain research technology that will help combat food shortages stemming from climate change and a burgeoning world population have helped a young researcher claim the title of Advance Queensland Young Tall Poppy Scientist of the Year.

14 August 2017
The grand champions

Nanango State High School outgrew all the competition in this year’s annual sunflower competition, taking the overall grand champion and an additional four awards.

16 May 2017

The welfare of millions of animals in China – which raises and slaughters more livestock than any other nation – is the focus of a project led by the University of Queensland’s School of Veterinary Science.

3 March 2017
Hypothetical structural model of the assembly of TIR domains during signalling, from the SNC1 immunity receptor found in Arapidopsis plants. Individual subunits are shown in different colours, with β-strands shown as arrows and α-helices shown as cylinders.  Image: Bostjan Kobe.

A University of Queensland-led study has highlighted the minute details of how the plant’s immune system leads to its ability to resist disease.

31 January 2017
Feral cat strolls through Australian rural area. Credit: Hugh McGregor.

Feral cats cover more than 99.8% of Australia’s land area, including its islands.

5 January 2017
Overharvesting and habitat conversion is imperilling species

University of Queensland-led research published in Nature has found that nearly three-quarters of the world’s threatened species are in peril because people are converting their habitat into agricultural lands and overharvesting species.

11 August 2016
European honeybee (left) and Australian native stingless bee

Native bees are falling victim to bad press, with the media glorifying European honey bees at the expense of hard-working Australian pollinators.

22 June 2016
Gabrielle Taylor from St Aidan's Anglican Girls College.

A giant two kilogram sunflower grown by Glasshouse Christian College has topped the 2016 University of Queensland Sunflower Competition.

18 May 2016

Australian cattle farming could become safer and cheaper thanks to the work of an animal genetics team at The University of Queensland.

18 April 2016
Dr Tamara Keeley with Adira and Akasha

A non-invasive pregnancy test for tigers developed at The University of Queensland has played a key role in the latest tiger cub births at Dreamworld on Queensland’s Gold Coast.

10 February 2016
Southern hairy-nosed wombat.

Australia’s critically endangered northern hairy-nosed wombats might not know it yet, but researchers from The University of Queensland are working on a wee solution to their population problems.

6 January 2016
Dr Tamara Keeley and a Lumholtz tree kangaroo

University of Queensland researchers and Dreamworld staff are celebrating the birth of one of Australia’s rarest species of tree kangaroo.

17 August 2015