QLD

  • Taking the cow piss out of our waterways
    Posted in: 2016, QLD

    Queensland Fresh Scientist ‘People’s Award’ winner finds how to stop cow urine running off our paddocks into rivers and creeks If carbon is added to paddocks where cows urinate it can reduce the runoff of nitrogen into waterways meaning more nutrients for pasture growth and cleaner creeks and rivers. This research finding is a win […]

  • Speaking ‘pedometer’ to help stroke victims
    Posted in: 2016, QLD

    Queensland Fresh Scientist develops an app to help stroke victims regain their speaking skills Embargoed 8am Tuesday 26 July 2016 For stroke survivors who suffer language difficulties a new ‘pedometer’ for measuring how often they talk each day holds promise for helping them to regain their communication skills.

  • Barramundi may run low on oxygen, but aren’t out of breath
    Posted in: 2015, QLD

    Barramundi are giving hope to our climate-vulnerable seafood future, with Queensland researchers finding that our beloved fish dinner can show resilience to warmer waters and decreased oxygen levels. “Warmer water means less available oxygen for breathing, and more energy required to sustain basic bodily functions,” explains Geoffrey Collins, a PhD student at James Cook University […]

  • What will make people act to save the Reef?
    Posted in: 2015, QLD

    While we have a good understanding of the science behind physical threats to the Great Barrier Reef – runoff, ocean acidification, rising temperatures – we have much less information about the human side. How do Australians see the Reef? Do they consider it under threat? What would move them to protect the Reef? Jeremy Goldberg […]