Ocean Acidification

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Ocean Acidification

Ocean acidification caused by human development can alter the behaviour of baby corals, a new study shows.

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UQ News: http://www.uq.edu.au/news/index.html?article=24614

School of Biological Sciences

Natural morphine

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Natural morphine

Natural morphine-like compounds found in the human body are offering new hope to patients with untreatable chronic pain such as cancer-related pain.

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School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences

Link between seismic activity and gold deposits

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Link between seismic activity and gold deposits

An Australian authored research paper published today in the pre-eminent Nature Geoscience journal is attracting international attention for its findings that demonstrate a link between seismic activity and the precipitation of gold and other trace elements in earthquake fault zones.

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Sexiness doesn’t always have a downside

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Sexiness doesn’t always have a downside

UQ researchers have found that sexiness doesn't have to be a burden, at least not if you're a male threadfin rainbowfish.

The researchers have tested the evolutionary theory assumption that only the best individuals are able to bear the energetic or survival costs associated with the long, flamboyant fins of male threadfin rainbowfish.

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Isisford Bulldog fish emerges from 100 million year slumber

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Isisford Bulldog fish emerges from 100 million year slumber

The Central Western Queensland fossilised fish was unearthed in a 2005 dig led by The University of Queensland's Dr Steve Salisbury.

The image is a life-size reconstruction of the Isisford bulldog fish by model-maker Esben Horn of 10 Ton, Denmark.

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Integrated Vegetation Bands

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Integrated Vegetation Bands

This project is an Australian Research Council (ARC) funded study to investigate how land managers (farmers) may use native vegetation to achieve multiple land management outcomes. The project will provide the science of how water, soil, climate, carbon and biodiversity functions can be integrated in a manner that enhances the resilience of landscapes used for primary production. The approach is termed Integrated Vegetation Bands (IVB's).

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School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management: http://www.gpem.uq.edu.au/ivb

koalas' vulnerable status

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koalas' vulnerable status

On 30th April the Environment Minister, Tony Burke, listed the koala as Vulnerable.

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School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management: http://www.gpem.uq.edu.au/clive-abc-koalas-176352

ABC: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-04-30/ecologist-backs-koalas-vulnerable-status/3980330