• UQ researcher Kusinara Wijayabandara seeks community help in tackling the invasive fireweed

    Scientists seek landholder help to combat toxic fireweed

    Fireweed is one of eastern Australia’s worst invasive species, and scientists are asking landholders for on-the-ground information about where it is growing and how they deal with it.

    17 January 2020
  • A short-eared possum wrapped in a blanket

    Fire fallout

    University of Queensland academics have discussed a number of issues that have emerged during Australia's unprecedented bushfire season.

    10 January 2020
  • New ‘umbrella’ species would massively improve conservation

    The protection of Australia’s threatened species could be improved by a factor of seven, if more efficient ‘umbrella’ species were prioritised for protection, according to University of Queensland research.

    7 January 2020
UQ's Engineering Precinct Battery system

The switch has been flicked on one of Queensland’s largest behind-the-meter battery storage systems, capable of powering 175 average homes for 24 hours.

6 January 2020

'Whoopi’ the manta ray – a regular visitor to Western Australia’s Ningaloo Reef – has helped University of Queensland and Murdoch University scientists study rays’ impressive ability to heal.

18 December 2019

With only about half of Earth’s terrestrial surface remaining as natural vegetation, a University of Queensland-led team has proposed an international goal to halt its continued loss.

17 December 2019
The SVII camera system piloted by Christophe Bailhache in Raja Ampat. ? Underwater Earth / XL Catlin Seaview Survey / Aaron Spence

More than one million high-resolution images from 860 of the world’s coral reefs have been made available to scientists by The University of Queensland and ocean conservation non-profit, Underwater Earth.

16 December 2019

Low-productivity agricultural land could be transformed into millions of hectares of conservation reserves across the world, according to University of Queensland-led research.

10 December 2019
Moreton Bay near Brisbane ... healthy oceans are critical to all life on Earth

Climate change is not being taken into account in the design and management of marine parks, according to research featuring University of Queensland scientists.

5 December 2019
 Trauma and infectious disease were the most common single diagnoses in koalas

It’s well known that South East Queensland koalas are doing it tough, and a University of Queensland study sheds new light on the multiple issues afflicting them.

29 November 2019

The noise and presence of boats can harm humpback whales’ ability to communicate and socialise, in some cases reducing their communication range by a factor of four.

28 November 2019

As thousands of wildfires and deforestation escalate in the Amazon rainforest, a team of international scientists has called for governments to enact six key goals to protect the vital wilderness.

20 November 2019
A worker jumps for joy at the Warwick Solar Farm project,

The University of Queensland has won a coveted Australasian Green Gown Award for its commitment to sustainability through the Warwick Solar Farm project in the inaugural 2030 Climate Action category.

19 November 2019

Healthy mangroves can help fight the consequences of climate change on coral reef fisheries, according to a University of Queensland-led study.

13 November 2019
A anemonefish in an anemone.

The fish made famous in 'Finding Nemo' can see ultraviolet (UV) light and may use it as a ‘secret channel’ to find both friends and food, according to researchers.

12 November 2019
Rhys Pirie receives his award in Berlin

University of Queensland PhD candidate Rhys Pirie is the first Australian to win Young Innovator of the Year at the world’s premier conference for research and innovation, Falling Walls Berlin.

11 November 2019

The combined toxicity of 22 of the most common pesticides found in waterways flowing into the Great Barrier Reef is in many cases not meeting pollution reduction targets.

25 October 2019

A rare element discovered in Great Barrier Reef coral skeletons will help scientists understand the environmental history of nearby regions.

21 October 2019