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

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

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

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

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

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
A plains-wanderer

A successful rabbit cull two decades ago has had unforeseen consequences, with a study finding wedge-tailed eagles are now preying on one of Australia’s rarest birds.

19 March 2019
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

A stocktake of Australia’s animal havens – conservation areas free of cats and foxes – has found that they have already prevented 13 mammal extinctions.

5 March 2019

Research has shown that invasive or pest species are a major problem for four out of five Australian threatened species, with rabbits, feral pigs and cats among the most destructive.

20 February 2019
A turtle on the sand

A trial of ways to cool turtle nests is underway in Queensland’s Far North as global warming threatens turtle populations throughout the tropics.

11 February 2019
A brightly coloured fish swims over a coral from the "twilight zone'.

Corals lurking in deeper, darker waters could one day help to replenish shallow water reefs under threat from ocean warming and bleaching events, according to researchers.

6 February 2019

The Threatened Species Recovery Hub has rejected reports by the Courier-Mail media outlet that the Hub is an anti-coal activist group and is involved in a review of Adani coal mine environmental plans.

21 January 2019
A spectacled flying fox hangs from a branch

The mass death of flying foxes in extreme heat in North Queensland last month underscores the importance of University of Queensland wildlife research released today.

21 December 2018
Sampling invertebrates within deep mudflats in Gladstone, Australia. (Credit: Chi-Yeung Choi)

Artificial intelligence and extensive satellite imagery have allowed researchers to map the world’s intertidal zones for the first time, revealing a significant loss of the crucial ecosystem.

20 December 2018
Feral donkeys in the Kimberley: photo Jaana Dielenberg

Invasive species and habitat loss are the biggest threats to Australian biodiversity, according to new research by the Threatened Species Recovery Hub in partnership with The University of Queensland.

11 December 2018
Soil revealed after vegetation is cleared on a block of land

Australia has some of the highest rates of private land deforestation in the world, despite policies designed to prevent the practice.

29 November 2018
A humpback whale

Humpback whales sing increasingly complex songs, but University of Queensland researchers have discovered they may suddenly switch to something simpler, in a ‘cultural revolution’.

22 November 2018