UQ experts are available to comment on issues relating to World Environment Day on 5 June. Journalists can contact the experts below or search by topic or name at UQ Experts.

4 June 2019

University of Queensland researchers have found that humanity is at risk without more diverse, ambitious and area-specific conservation targets.

19 June 2018
Eastern bristlebird

South-East Queensland is in danger of losing one of the last remaining populations of the Eastern bristlebird, one of Australia’s most melodic songbirds, a study has shown.

9 March 2018
Road construction: what is the loss?

No net loss – a buzz phrase in environmental policy – is an approach that aims to neutralise negative environmental impacts from human activities.

12 January 2018
Federal election experts available for comment

A range of University of Queensland experts is available to comment on issues relating to the 2 July 2016 Federal Government election.

30 June 2016
Researchers say governments should not use offsets to meet existing commitments to manage protected areas.

Australian scientists have warned governments against using biodiversity offsetting to meet existing conservation commitments.

23 July 2015

The University of Queensland has welcomed 16 new Future Fellows as part of a major Australian Research Council funding announcement today.

23 July 2014
Nobbi Dragon.

University of Queensland researchers have found that naturally regrowing woodlands in the subtropics can help to reduce declines in Australia’s reptiles.

10 February 2014

With up to a billion hectares of wilderness likely to be cleared to feed the world in the coming half century and an area the size of China devoured by cities, leading environmental scientists are urging caution over the extent to which lost...

31 July 2012
UQ PhD student Justus Deikumah measure the bill-skull length of a Grey-Headed Bristlebill in South-West Ghana as part of his study of the health of birds post rainforest clearing.

The first ever study of the impact of habitat loss on the health and condition of birds in South-West Ghana will be conducted by a PhD student from The University of Queensland’s (UQ) School of Geography Planning and Environmental Management.

28 July 2011
The Southern Boobook Owl that temporarily took up roost atop the UQ Library

A Southern Boobook Owl caused quite the flap at UQ’s St Lucia campus this morning after perching itself above the entrance to the Social Sciences and Humanities Library.

24 June 2011

University of Queensland researchers are investigating whether habitat offsets could genuinely compensate for the removal of large old trees, the key feeding habitat for the endangered Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo in south-eastern Australia.

15 June 2010