UWA School of Agriculture and Environment

Changing our understanding of the world’s natural resources

 

The UWA School of Agriculture and Environment is located in one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots. Surrounded by a wealth of agricultural, natural and mining resources, our location allows us to produce innovative research with worldwide application.

Our teaching and research benefit from a network of national and international collaborators, and our strong industry and government links are producing change in agricultural and environmental management, regional development, and urban policy and planning.

We have a strong track record in PhD supervision and external research grant success. The Australian Research Council rated Agricultural Science at UWA as 'above world standards' and Environmental Science at UWA as 'well above world standards' during the most recent Excellence in Research Australia assessment.

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1st in Australia and 18th in the world for Agricultural Sciences (ARWU 2019)

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1st in Australia and 19th in the world for Environmental Science and Engineering (ARWU 2019)

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42nd in the world for Agriculture and Forestry (QS 2019)

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Report aims to improve best practice in mine rehabilitation
Thu, 29 Aug 2019

A first-of-its-kind report led by The Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute aims to improve mining industry practice of how to define and measure successful mine-site rehabilitation criteria.

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Wool odour could be key to protecting sheep from flystrike
Mon, 22 Jul 2019

A global research project led by The University of Western Australia in collaboration with the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development Western Australia has identified compounds in Merino sheep wool that are attractive to Australian blowflies.

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Stressed sheep fleeced by their genes
Mon, 17 Jun 2019

Genetics play a large factor in determining the temperament of sheep and how they react to stress, a study carried out by The University of Western Australia has found.

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The UWA School of Agriculture and Environment hosts a number of events, seminars and workshops throughout the year for students, staff and members of the public. Details of all our upcoming events can be found on our events calendar below.

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