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1 August 2018 - 31 July 2019
Subject/journal group: All
The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for The University of Queensland (UQ) published between 1 August 2018 - 31 July 2019 which are tracked by the Nature Index.
Hover over the donut graph to view the FC output for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.
Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.
Outputs by subject (FC)
|Earth & Environmental Sciences||101||34.15|
Highlight of the month
Safest to be a seabird at the South Pole
Conservation efforts in Antarctica are biased towards charismatic creatures like penguins and seabirds.
Antarctic flora and fauna are as threatened by climate change, pollution and disruptive human activities as the rest of the world, despite being so remote, relatively untouched, and protected by international conservation treaties.
A team that included researchers from the University of Queensland used newly available biodiversity distribution data to assess protection measures across the entire continent. Antarctic Specially Protected Areas (ASPAs) cover just 2% of the continent, yet contain 44% of all Antarctic species, from lichens to seagulls. However, protection measures are uneven. Only a third of plant and moss species are in ASPAs, and skuas and penguins are found in more ASPAs than any other animal.
A more systematic approach to creating ASPAs, based on all the available biodiversity data, could help conservationists prioritize those species most vulnerable to external threats.
- Nature Communications 10, 946 (2019). doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-08915-6
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Residential green space in childhood is associated with lower risk of psychiatric disorders from adolescence into adulthood.
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1 August 2018 - 31 July 2019
International vs. domestic collaboration by FC
- 32.59% Domestic
- 67.41% International
Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.
Top 10 domestic collaborators by FC (166 total)
- The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia
- Domestic institution
Monash University, Australia
University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia
Australian National University (ANU), Australia
The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia
Griffith University, Australia
Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia
The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia
The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia
Top 10 international collaborators by FC (2076 total)
- The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia
- Foreign institution
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China
Stanford University, United States of America (USA)
French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK)
Harvard University, United States of America (USA)
The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (UK)
Max Planck Society, Germany
Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Germany
European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Germany
Swansea University, United Kingdom (UK)
Note: Collaboration is determined by the fractional count (FC), which is listed in parentheses.
Affiliated joint institutions and consortia
- Centro de Recursos Hídricos para la Agricultura y la Minería (CRHIAM), Chile
- ANZgene, Australia
- ARC Centre for Complex Systems (ACCS), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics (CAASTRO), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Design in Light Metals, Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Functional Nanomaterials, Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function (CIBF), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Legume Research (CILR), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers of Big Data, Big Models, New Insights (ACEMS), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematics and Statistics of Complex Systems (MASCOS), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology (CQC²T), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum-Atom Optics (ACQAO), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis (CoETP), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language, Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence in Advanced Molecular Imaging, Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology, Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies (FLEET), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposits (CODES), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls, Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence in Structural and Functional Microbial Genomics, Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence in Vision Science (ACEVS), Australia
- AuScope Limited, Australia
- Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics (ACPFG), Australia
- Australian Genome Research Facility (AGRF), Australia
- Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre (AID), Australia
- Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF), Australia
- Australian and New Zealand International Ocean Discovery Program Consortium (ANZIC), Australia
- Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners, Australia
- Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research's (CYSAR's), Australia
- Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC), Australia
- Dermatology Research Centre, Australia
- Expedition 318 Scientists, Netherlands
- Functional Annotation of the Mammalian Genome (FANTOM), Japan
- Genetic Factors for Osteoporosis (GEFOS) Consortium, Netherlands
- ICGC Breast Cancer Project: Triple Negative/Lobular/Other, United Kingdom (UK)
- International WaterCentre (IWC), Australia
- Kathleen Cuningham Foundation Consortium for Research into Familial Breast Cancer (kConFab), Australia
- Mater Research Institute - University of Queensland (MRI-UQ), Australia
- NERP Environmental Decisions Group (EDG), Australia
- NOAA-ARC Linkage Grant project, Australia
- NUS Synthetic Biology Research Consortium, Singapore
- National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT), Australia
- National Environmental Science Programme (NESP), Australia
- National Imaging Facility (NIF), Australia
- Queensland Children's Medical Research Institute (QCMRI), Australia
- Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation (QCIF), Australia
- Queensland Facility for Advanced Bioinformatics (QFAB), Australia
- Queensland Tropical Health Alliance (QTHA), Australia
- Stem Cells Australia, Australia
- Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN), Australia
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