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

20 September 2016
Congo rainforest. Photo by Liana Joseph.

A University of Queensland-led international study released today reports catastrophic declines in wilderness areas around the world over the past 20 years.

9 September 2016

A study involving University of Queensland researchers has found that, despite economic and population growth, the physical impact of humans on the planet has slowed.

24 August 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

Researchers have distilled 40 years of coastal marine restoration studies into a set of powerful guidelines for anyone hoping to rejuvenate coastal habitats.

9 June 2016
The researchers at work in Moreton Bay

Moreton Bay’s beautiful blue waters are a popular tourist attraction and a sanctuary for diverse wildlife, but terrestrial mud is invading the sandy ocean floor.

1 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

A University of Queensland social scientist has confirmed 97 per cent of climate scientists agree global warming is caused by people.

13 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
Australia and the UAE face many similar environmental challenges – including those relating to marine ecosystems and food security.

UQ's Global Change Institute and the Sharjah Research Academy in the United Arab Emirates have agreed to a broad research collaboration to address global warming.

7 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
The Global Change Institute won the David Oppenheim Award for Sustainable Architecture and the National Award for Interior Architecture at the Australian Institute of Architects’ Annual Awards.

The University of Queensland’s landmark six-star sustainability building has been recognised at the nation’s leading architecture awards.

9 November 2015
Picture: The Indo-Pacific region holds most of the world’s mangrove forests.

Mangrove forests around the Indo-Pacific region could be submerged by 2070, according to international research published today.

15 October 2015
A before and after image of the bleaching in American Samoa: XL Catlin Seaview Survey.

A global coral bleaching event expected to heavily impact the Great Barrier Reef has been confirmed by scientists from The University of Queensland and the National Ocean Atmospheric Administration.

8 October 2015
Professor Saleem Ali

The University of Queensland has formally joined the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) to contribute to fighting extreme poverty and sustaining the planet.

1 October 2015
Dr Paul Dennis travelled to Antarctica for his research. Photo: Paul Dennis.

Climate change will have a major impact on life in Antarctica this century, according to a landmark study published in Nature Climate Change today.

29 September 2015
The water system in Manila was dramatically improved

Until 1997, water supplies in downtown Manila were beset with infrastructure problems such as leaks, widespread unauthorised access and contamination.

11 September 2015
Expedition leader Dr Manuel Gonzalez-Rivero driving the SVII in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

A team of marine biologists from The University of Queensland has witnessed first-hand the potentially damaging effects of rapidly rising ocean temperatures on coral reefs in Hawaii.

2 September 2015
New combinations of resident and migrant species will present unprecedented challenges for conservation planning.

Warming oceans will cause profound changes in the global distribution of marine species, new research shows.

26 August 2015