HIE ERA4

Excellence In Research Australia

 

The Hawkesbury Institute confirms its place in world research excellence:

  • 8 Fields Of Research rated as Well-Above World Standard (the highest ranking)
  • Continued strengths in previously highly-rated Fields Of Research
  • HIE's broad interdiscliplinary areas of expertise combine to offer excellence in the sciences

Latest News, Events And Highlights

4 July 2019

Parasitic Varroa mites magnify the damage from a common virus in honeybees that can cause deformities in the bees’ wings, according to a review published in the Annual Review of Virology.

26 June 2019

New evidence that a species of passerine bird, the native Superb Fairy-wren, can employ torpor that reduces their energy needs in cold conditions.

19 June 2019

Scientists have issued a new warning to humanity that efforts to address climate change demand that we include the immense roles played by microbes.

Jul 30

Participants at our Soil Biology Masterclass will learn how to adopt practices and strategies to enhance the life in soils and use the power of plant-soil-microbial relationships to unlock soil nutrients, produce healthier and more nutritious plants and understand how microbes drive modern farming success.

The Future Makers: Research From The Hawkesbury Institute

Future makers is the University's research showcase magazine, told through informative storytelling and multimedia. These four stories in Edition Two capture the Hawkesbury Institute's diverse and multidisciplinary expertise...

 

The Koala - Phascolarctos Cinereus

Dr Ben Moore and Dr Michaela Blyton found that the microbial community of a koala’s intestine can be artificially altered. Read More...

Prof Sally Power at PACE

Prof Sally Power explains that ‘extreme’ could become the new normal for pastoral conditions within the next 30 years. Read More...

Ground-dwelling larva

Assoc Prof Scott Johnson and Dr Ben Moore found that silicon strengthens plants and that plants under attack took up extra silicon from the soil to defend themselves. Read More...

Trees killed by drought

Assoc Prof Brendan Choat is investigating the physiological underpinnings of the widespread die-off of mangroves. Read More...


Excellence In Research Australia 4

 

85% of the University's assessed research has been ranked at world class or better in the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) national report.

Out of the University's eleven 5-Star Rankings in ERA4, HIE contributed strongly to much of the research that produced the 5-Star result.

 

ERA4 5-Star Badge

Ecological Applications, Soil Sciences, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Microbiology, Plant Biology, Zoology, Forestry Sciences

ERA4 4-Star Badge

Environmental Science & Management

Australian Research Council


Global Rankings And Research Quality

Western Sydney University is ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Our research was rated at 5 Stars for Ecological Applications, Soil Sciences, Ecology, Plant Biology, Forestry Sciences by the 2015 Excellence In Research Australia rankings conducted by the Australian Research Council (ARC).

Western Sydney University is ranked among the top 20 Australian universities for achievements in the prestigious Australian Research Council major grants. Nearly a third of the University's ARC grant income is achieved by the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment. Find out more...

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