A Kimberley gorge where rock art is frequently found

The environmental and climate history of the past 60,000 years of Australia’s Kimberley region is set to be uncovered by a multidisciplinary team led by a University of Queensland scientist.

14 November 2018

The University of Queensland has a range of experts available to talk to media in relation to World Environment Day on 5 June and World Oceans Day on 8 June.

1 June 2018

Grab your smartphone and ruler - researchers from The University of Queensland want you to help collect vital hailstorm data.

10 October 2017
Nick McCarthy conducting field research

Bushfire research using radar meteorology has won a University of Queensland PhD student an international meteorology prize in the United States.

22 September 2017
Dr Joshua Soderholm ... undertook a two-year field campaign to help develop his thunderstorm map

A University of Queensland study has identified Springfield, Ipswich, Boonah, Beaudesert, Esk and Jimboomba as some of south-east Queensland’s most intense areas of thunderstorm activity.

20 December 2016
UQ researcher Nick McCarthy has won $5000 for his bushfire project.

Research into fighting fires with science has helped a University of Queensland student net $5000 in a national competition in the lead-up to World Science Festival Brisbane.

9 March 2016
The researcher’s field camp on site at what was previously believed to be Glacial Lake Victoria.

Antarctica is the driest continent on Earth, and always has been, with new research showing the previous “mega-lake theory” holds no water.

22 July 2014
UQ researchers uncover the disappearance of a pre-historic culture, predating present day aboriginal inhabitants. (Photo courtesy of Kimberley Foundation Australia)

A new study has shed light on the disappearance of a pre-historic culture, predating present day aboriginal inhabitants.

12 December 2012

Researchers at The University of Queensland have attracted $11.2 million in funding for 22 projects under the Australian Research Council’s Linkage Projects scheme, which supports joint research with industry and business partners.

1 June 2011
Tropical Cyclone Yasi, which devastated Queensland's coast during February 2011.

Floods, cyclones and severe storms have devastated much of Queensland in the space of a few short months and many people are now questioning whether this is a result of climate change.

28 February 2011
Associate Professor Hamish McGowan

As Mother Nature unleashes her fury this storm season, a group of UQ researchers will brave the elements to collect crucial data for more accurate warnings in South-East Queensland.

22 October 2009

A University of Queensland scientist has led groundbreaking research which shows that clearing of native vegetation has made recent Australian droughts hotter.

26 October 2007

Research by University of Queensland climatologists into Australia’s past climate has shown just how extreme our weather can be.

20 June 2007

The following University of Queensland experts will be available today for media comment on the Bureau of Meteorology’s data showing 2005 was the hottest year on record:

4 January 2006