Science, Research, Climate Change and Agriculture: Stories From The Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment
25 May 2023
Two of Western Sydney University’s outstanding researchers have been elected Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science in recognition of their exceptional contributions to their fields.
12 April 2023
Western Sydney University researchers will deliver smart new solutions for monitoring and managing horticultural crops in protected facilities ranging from polytunnels, glasshouses and vertical farms as part of a $6.8 million industry-oriented collaboration.
11 April 2023
For Fiona Backhouse, a PhD candidate in Behavioural Ecology at Western Sydney University’s Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, receiving the John Cairney Award for Outstanding Student Publication represents the culmination of four years of research into Albert’s lyrebirds.
19 January 2023
Professor Matthias Boer from Western Sydney University’s Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment will head the NSW Bushfire and Natural Hazards Research Centre, a new $8 million collaborative research centre.
12 May 2022
Western Sydney University will play a lead role in the NSW Government’s goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2050, following the announcement of a $15 million investment in the NSW Decarbonisation Innovation Hub.
25 August 2021
The aftermath of the Black Summer Bushfires will give researchers a rare standpoint to study the recovery of wild honey bees and other pollinators, providing important insight for growers facing future catastrophic events.
30 September 2021
Western Sydney University has launched its vision for an Australian-first Agri-Tech Hub, a planned 6-hectare, high-tech commercial, teaching and research greenhouse complex in the heart of the Hawkesbury, to boost jobs and opportunities for the region.
18 November 2021
A group of Western Sydney University academics have been named amongst the most-highly cited researchers in the world in the latest Clarivate Highly Cited (HiCis) Researchers list for 2021.
23 November 2021
A new online film series produced by the BBC is putting the spotlight on ground-breaking research by Western Sydney University that is revolutionising the future of food production.
1 February 2022
Western Sydney University researchers have contributed to a world-first study that estimates there are 73,000 tree species on Earth, including about 9,200 species yet to be discovered, of which 1,500 species are likely to be concentrated in northeast Australia and the Pacific Islands.