Restoring and maintaining balance in our natural environment
1st in Australia and 18th in the world for Environmental Science and Engineering (ARWU 2018)
32nd in the world for Agriculture and Forestry (QS 2018)
Find a selection of current projects in this research theme here:
Seagrass adaptation and acclimation responses to extreme climatic events genomics and gene expression
Earth’s oldest crust exposed in East Pilbara
Researchers from The University of Western Australia and the Queensland University of Technology have unveiled how the Australian continent formed and evolved long before the evolution of the Earth’s present day tectonic plates.Read more
Research in this area addresses origins and evolutionary processes of a species, its genetic variations and how its evolutionary development has enabled it to adapt to its surroundings.Read more about Evolutionary biology
Ecology and conservation
Ecology and conservation research investigates species’ interactions with each other and their environment, ecosystems and their conservation.Read more about Ecology and conservation
Computational biology studies biological questions using mathematics, statistics and computer science.Read more about Computational biology
Environmental science at UWA uses interdisciplinary research to find solutions to the challenges and pressures facing our environment, and to support sustainable development.Read more about Environmental science
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Science is uncovering exactly how it has the power to change our world for the better
As a leading Australian research-intensive university, UWA’s Faculty of Science is at the forefront of discovery.
PhD opportunities in Science
You can research your PhD at UWA and join leading academics and researchers on innovative projects answering the world’s big questions through our PhD opportunities in Science.
The Faculty of Science connects several disciplines to explore big questions facing humanity across human, environmental and agricultural sciences.