Ecology and conservation
Our researchers work collaboratively to improve ecological understanding and conservation activities. Their work is influencing policy and driving change to reduce human impact on the environment.
Marine Futures Laboratory
Our research focuses on marine ecological questions relevant to conservation and largely explores the influence of human activities on marine ecosystems.
Sea Around Us - Indian Ocean
We investigate, assess and communicate the impact of fisheries on the marine ecosystems of the world, and offer mitigating solutions to a range of stakeholders
Threatened Species Recovery Hub
The Threatened Species Recovery Hub brings together leading ecological experts to carry out research that improves the management of Australia’s threatened species.
Termites help reduce the impact of drought on tropical rainforests
Researchers from The University of Western Australia in collaboration with the University of Liverpool, the Natural History Museum, London, and the University of Malaysia, Sabah, have discovered termites play a critical role in helping tropical rainforest plants survive drought.Read more
Fish at home on subsea oil and gas pipelines
A research project carried out by The University of Western Australia on a BHP subsea oil and gas pipeline off the north-west coast of Australia has found the pipeline has two to three times more the commercial value of fish than surrounding areas in deep waters.Read more
Seagrass adaptation and acclimation responses to extreme climatic events genomics and gene expression
Restoring and maintaining balance in our natural environment
Our environmental research at UWA is protecting biodiversity and helping keep man-made climate change in check.
Computational biology researchers answer biological questions using big data mathematics, statistics and computer science.
The evolutionary biology research group studies species’ evolutionary processes such as sexual selection, genetic diversity and competition.
School of Biological Sciences
The School of Biological Sciences is advancing our understanding of the Earth’s living organisms and creating sustainable futures through conservation.