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Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned pro, social media can be a bit of a mine field. There are so many people to follow, so many pictures to like and so many tweets to retweet. We’ve simplified things a little for you, giving you our top picks for who to follow on Instagram and Twitter for all your environmental science needs.

For all your conservationist needs, follow these top 25 scientists on Twitter.

If you’re looking for environmental scientists or groups on Twitter, these 33 accounts are worth checking out.

Inspiring pictures more your thing? Here are 10 scientriffic Instagram accounts to follow.

And if you love science in general, environmental or not, we’ve got 100 scientists on Twitter waiting for you.

Don’t forget, you can also find the Environment Institute on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook! Get in touch, we’d love to share your research.

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The Palaeo Down Under 2 Conference is on in Adelaide this week, and for those that couldn’t make it, Monday’s keynote lecture is now online.

Entitled “Catching the second Ediacara wave: ecology and biology of the Ediacara Biota as recorded in South Australia” this engaging research is presented by Prof. Mary L. Droser, of the University of California, USA.

Prof Droser refers to the new action plan “The First Animal Life on Earth: An Action Plan for South Australia’s Ediacaran Fossils has been developed to provide a framework on how we can protect South Australia’s unique geological heritage, the Ediacaran Fossils.

The plan outlines actions for how we will work together to ensure this legacy is protected, celebrated, and shared with the world.

Check the website for the remaining keynote speakers for the week.

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Affectionately dubbed “Young Einsteins”, The Environment Institute’s Dr Zoe Doubleday and Jarrod Hodgson are featured in this month’s SALife magazine.

Dr Zoe Doubleday recently made international headlines with her research on cephalopods. She talks about her meteoric rise to media stardom, juggling interviews with the BBC and New York Times.

Jarrod Hodgson, ecologist and avian detective, channels mission impossible with his stealthy bird-spying research techniques. He places listening devices inside decoy eggs to listen to the heart-rate of birds.

Learn more about the people behind the papers by picking up a copy of this month’s SALife.

by Liam West

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Dr John La Salle, Director of the Atlas of Living Australia at the CSIRO will present a seminar entitled “The Atlas of Living Australia: supporting biodiversity discovery, documentation and analysis”. Abstract The Atlas of Living Australia is a globally recognised web based infrastructure to capture, aggregate, manage and analyse all classes of biodiversity data – as well as 470 […]

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Dr Zuzana Burivalova, postdoctoral research fellow from Princeton University, will present a seminar entitled “Using soundscapes to detect different degrees of tropical forest degradation”. Abstract Communities and indigenous people play a fundamental role in tropical forest management and they are often efficient at preventing deforestation. In Papua New Guinea, the majority of land is officially […]

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We regret to inform you that this seminar has been cancelled. Dr Jim Ascough, from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will be presenting a seminar on USDA’s research on modelling, optimisation, data acquisition and cloud computing in the agricultural sector. Title: From Small Models to Big Data: A Long-Term Perspective on the Past, Present, […]

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The Environment Institute is now showcasing the experiences of our students and staff in the form of their stunning photography on Instagram. Follow us at @environmentinstitute! Following on from the success of the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences Photo Competition, the Environment Institute will host the 2016 Environment Institute Photo Competition, which is open to Environment […]

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Research by the Environment Institute’s Jenna Crowe-Riddell has made international headlines, following media coverage of her research into sea snakes in Science Daily, Australian Geographic, Cosmos Magazine and more. The research, which was published in Open Biology, uncovered an extra sense for sea-dwelling snakes. “Land snakes and many lizards have small raised structures on the […]

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The School of Biological Sciences at the University of Adelaide will host the Annual Postgraduate Symposium. The symposium will showcase the amazing academic achievements of the School’s postgraduate students, as well the ever-exciting 3-Minute Thesis School heats! The topic of “Communication and Collaboration” will be discussed in a panel session featuring leaders in the field including […]

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Dr Laura Weyrich will present a seminar entitled “Lessons from neandertals: how your bacteria contribute to your health, your thoughts, and your past” at the next Sprigg Lecture Series at the SA Museum Abstract: Dr Laura Weyrich from the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA will uncover what it means to be human, given that the body actually contains […]

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