Giant mantas can grow up to seven metres across, weighing up to 1350kg, but the average size is four to five metres.  Photo: Andrea Marshall

Research revealing that giant manta rays are deep-sea predators is likely to be critical to efforts to protect the species.

30 November 2016
Dr Kerrie Wilson ... her research has a sustained benefit for the natural environment and on human wellbeing

Queensland conservation biologist Kerrie Wilson is a star in her field, and last night she was recognised with a medal to prove it.

18 November 2016

Every aspect of life on Earth has already been impacted by global changes in temperature from human-induced climate change according to a new international study involving researchers from The University of Queensland.

10 November 2016
Dr Alize Ferrari (Queensland Centre for Mental Health),  Associate Professor Margaret Mayfield, School of Biological Sciences and Director of the Ecology Centre and Dr Eugenia Sampayo, School of Biological Sciences and ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies

Three University of Queensland researchers have been honoured in the inaugural Women in Research Citation Awards for their influential work in public health and plant and marine ecology.

26 October 2016
Dr Kerrie Wilson ... her work seeks the most effective ways to protect ecosystems

The University of Queensland’s Associate Professor Kerrie Wilson has been awarded one of this year's Prime Minister's Prizes for Science – the Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year.

19 October 2016
The ocean is Melanesia’s lifeblood, sustaining a diverse range of natural assets such as fish stocks, coral reefs and mangroves. Photo: Catlin Seaview Survey

Marine scientists have proposed a prosperity path for Melanesia, in a report that values the region’s ocean assets at more than half a trillion US dollars.

18 October 2016
Bathing in the Ganges river. Photo: Rabin Chakrabarti

The University of Queensland’s leadership on water solutions will be heard by 3500 global delegates at the World Water Congress and Exhibition this week.

10 October 2016

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
The UQ research team - Ms Christiana Agyei, Dr David Muller, Professor Mark Kendall, Dr Germain Fernando and Mr Nick Owens.

Needle-free Nanopatch technology developed at The University of Queensland has been used to successfully deliver an inactivated poliovirus vaccine.

26 February 2016
The Austral Launch Vehicle during its first successful use. Photo by J.R.Llobet.

Researchers at The University of Queensland have moved one step closer to sending small satellites into space via a reusable launch system.

24 December 2015
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

More than 100,000 people spread across more than 190 countries have joined a free University of Queensland Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to help prepare them for English language testing.

18 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