Science, Research, Climate Change and Agriculture: Stories From The Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment



17 July 2023

Dr Manuel Esperon-Rodriguez from the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment has won the 2023 Research Impact Competition.

30 June 2023

New research led by Western Sydney University, in partnership with Hort Innovation, has delivered the most comprehensive assessment of pollination in apple crops in Australia by exploring pollination services provided by native and non-native bees for apple cultivation in Australia.

5 June 2023

Distinguished Professor Brajesh Singh from Western Sydney University’s Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment led a global team that calls for the inclusion of soil microbiomes in the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) One Health policy.

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.

Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment

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.

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