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

The true cost of our desire to travel, from flights to souvenirs, has been determined through a comprehensive study that reveals global tourism is a significant and growing contributor to greenhouse gas emissions.

15 May 2018