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

UQ scientists have been awarded four of the six 2012 Queensland Young Tall Poppy Science Awards to benefit the community, announced tonight.

26 November 2012

Life in the world’s oceans faces far greater change and risk of large-scale extinctions than at any previous time in human history, a team of the world’s leading marine scientists has warned.

21 August 2012

Coral reefs in the Indo-Pacific region, including the Great Barrier Reef, recover faster from major stresses than their Caribbean counterparts, leading marine scientists said today.

11 July 2012

With aquaculture on track to overtake global fisheries, a new aquaculture book from The University of Queensland will help industry and students look to the future.

13 April 2012
The magnitude of habitat loss/fragmentation effects were greatest in regions 
with high maximum temperatures

In a world first, University of Queensland and CSIRO scientists have measured the relationship between current climate, climate change and habitat loss on plants and animals on a global scale.

5 January 2012
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 UQ Solar Array underpins a number of cutting-edge research projects, in diverse fields including physics, engineering, economics and sustainability.

15 July 2011
2010 Social Change Award winner Sharad Sharma

Nominations are open for the world’s only communication for social change award, offered by The University of Queensland.

20 May 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
UQ student Danielle Nilsson with an orangutan at Melbourne Zoo

Living in the jungle with orangutans while creating awareness about deforestation is a dream for The University of Queensland's Danielle Nilsson, but she needs your help to make it a reality.

11 March 2011
Master of Environmental Management student Cole Gainer

A UQ postgraduate has swapped St Lucia for New York after starting a coveted internship with the United Nations.

25 February 2011

The thinning ozone layer in the upper atmosphere may be a key factor in the collapse of frog populations worldwide, new research shows.

17 February 2011
Brisbane company RedFlow delivers a prototype zinc-bromine battery-based energy storage system

World-leading research into the application of large-scale electricity storage will begin at The University of Queensland early next year.

21 October 2010

A study by UQ researchers reveals that corals are more adapted to smaller ecological niches than previously thought, and provides new insights into the processes that generate diversity on coral reefs.

10 June 2010
Green office representative Bridget Waugh and school manager Heather Dixon from the School of Social Science, which won the 2010 Most Improved Award

Staff at The University of Queensland are embracing the green office culture, with 87 volunteers promoting environmental practices and awareness across all four campuses.

4 June 2010

Farming kangaroos is an issue most Australians would rather hop away from, but an upcoming UQ seminar will explore why it might be time to revisit the debate.

27 May 2010
Parliamentary Secretary for Innovation and Industry Richard Marles, TERN Board Chair Andrew Campbell and TERN Director Professor Stuart Phinn, launching TERN under a flux tower at TERN’s research site in Samford Valley, Brisbane.

The national Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network, backed by $55 million Federal Government funding, will be launched today in Brisbane.

27 April 2010

Distinguished ARC Laureate Fellow and eminent Pew Fellow, Professor Peter J Mumby has been appointed to a newly created position as Professor in UQ's School of Biological Sciences from April 1, 2010.

31 March 2010