Protected areas alone are not enough to save Australia’s threatened species, according to research from the Threatened Species Recovery Hub.

5 September 2018
Staghorn  corals  recently  killed  by  the  mass  bleaching  start  to  get  covered  by  a  thick  layer  of  filamentous  algae.  Image: Pedro Frade

A team of international marine scientists working with The University of Queensland has found evidence to suggest the 2016 coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef also affected deep reefs.

5 September 2018
Brisbane city is a low-density destination for international students

International students from Asia prefer the low-density lifestyle they’ve experienced in Brisbane, according to a University of Queensland study.

16 August 2018

Sixty emerging leaders from African agricultural industries are in Queensland for an intensive development program to help them tackle challenges of sustainable economic development in their own countries.

6 August 2018

A landmark research study is close to a breakthrough that would turn hospital waste into a product that can be used in agriculture or water treatment.

6 August 2018
UniDive-members-celebrate-their-2018-Healthy-Land-and-Water’s-Environmental-Guardians-Award.

An army of volunteer divers and researchers have won an environmental award for a project mapping the health of a reef off the South-East Queensland coast.

2 August 2018
A researcher swims with a whale shark

A citizen science initiative collecting data on the world’s biggest fish is a finalist at Australia’s premier science awards.

31 July 2018

An international study led by University of Queensland scientists has found that only 13 per cent of the ocean can still be classified as wilderness.

27 July 2018

Researchers from The University of Queensland, along with other institutions, are contesting recent claims that scientists shouldn’t share or publish the locations of their discoveries.

26 July 2018
Broken and dead coral will be recycled to help protect and grow the Great Barrier Reef.

Broken and dead coral will be recycled to help protect and grow the Great Barrier Reef in a collaborative project involving University of Queensland researchers.

23 July 2018
Reefs experiencing flood and poor water quality

The Great Barrier Reef is losing its ability to recover from disturbances, but effective local management could revive its capacity to bounce back.

19 July 2018
Humpback_Whale

Many marine protected areas are often unnecessarily expensive and located in the wrong places, an international study has shown.

28 June 2018
UQ Global Change Institute Director Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg

Scientists have identified a portfolio of the world’s reefs most likely to survive the coming decades, using principles from the financial investment world.

28 June 2018
Orangutan

There is little evidence that a certification scheme for palm oil plantations is improving protection of critically endangered orangutans in Borneo, researchers say.

13 June 2018
Artist's impression of the Warwick Solar Farm

The University of Queensland is set to become the first major university in the world to offset 100 per cent of its electricity usage through its own renewable energy asset.

7 June 2018

The University of Queensland is part of a global mapping and monitoring partnership using satellite imagery and big data processing to respond to the crisis facing coral reefs.

5 June 2018

A two-year study by University of Queensland researchers has found the amount of algae on a coral reef is influenced by interaction between light and temperature, as well as by human impacts.

28 May 2018
A nesting green turtle

A study has revealed the diet of green turtles is more complex than previously thought, providing insights which could influence conservation and management strategies.

23 May 2018
Dr Nicholas Clark

Social media networks such as Twitter and Facebook have inspired a new method of describing how other species interact with one another.

17 May 2018
UQ PhD candidate Stephanie Avery-Gomm will be  presenting at the CEED Twitter Conference.

University of Queensland environmental scientists are trading travel for tweets in an effort to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions and improve accessibility leading talks in a new conference.

16 May 2018