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Australian researchers discover 850 new species

Australian researchers have discovered a large number of new species of invertebrate animals living in underground water, caves and “micro-caverns” amid the harsh conditions of the Australian outback. The national team of 18 researchers discovered 850 new species of invertebrates, including various insects, small crustaceans, spiders, worms and many others. The team, led by Professor […]

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Catalyst story on Giant Cuttlefish in the Spencer Gulf

View the Catalyst story shown last night on ABC1 with Associate Professor Bronwyn Gillanders discussing the Giant Cuttlefish and potential threats to its habitat from a desalination plant proposed for Point Lowly in the Spencer Gulf. [view story and transcript or link to The Environment Insitute webpage]

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Environmental Monitoring Technologies Industry Cluster Event

Based on the success of the inaugural Environmental Monitoring Technologies Industry Cluster, we plan to host another event from 9:30am – 11:00am, 29 September at Mercure Grosvenor Hotel, 125 North Terrace. The purpose of these cluster events is to collectively discover market opportunities for environmental monitoring businesses, encourage clusters of complimentary skills to form and […]

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50 years of invasion ecology – the legacy of Charles Elton

Listen to a podcast of Professor Dave Richardson presenting the Science Series Seminar, 50 years of invasion ecology – the legacy of Charles Elton. Invasion ecology is the study of the human-mediated introduction of organisms, especially to areas outside the potential range of given organisms as defined by their natural dispersal mechanisms and biogeographical barriers. […]

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Congratulations to our Future Fellows

Alan Cooper Sean Connell Phillip Cassey South Australia has recently been awarded 8 of the prestigious ARC Future Fellowships, 5 of these going to the University of Adelaide. Of the University of Adelaide recipients 3 are members of the Environment Institute. Professor Alan Cooper (Australian Centre for Ancient DNA, University of Adelaide) – From Biodiversity […]

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Investigating DNA barcoding options for the identification of Caladenia (Orchidaceae) species

Farrington, L., P. MacGillivray, R. Faast, and A. Austin. 2009. Investigating DNA barcoding options for the identification of Caladenia (Orchidaceae) species. Australian Journal of Botany 57:276-286. DOI: 10.1071/BT08138

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Stephen Lincoln Energy Today and Tomorrow

Listen to a podcast of Prof. Stephen Lincoln from The University of Adelaide, entitled “Energy today and tomorrow”. Alternatively you might like to view the slidecast. This seminar is brought to you by The Environment Institute at The University of Adelaide.

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Conservation value of cacao agroforestry for amphibians and reptiles in South-East Asia: combining correlative models with follow-up field experiments

Wanger, T. C., A. Saro, D. T. Iskandar, B. W. Brook, N. S. Sodhi, Y. Clough, and T. Tscharntke. 2009. Conservation value of cacao agroforestry for amphibians and reptiles in South-East Asia: combining correlative models with follow-up field experiments. Journal of Applied Ecology 46:823-832. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2009.01663.x

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Professor Andy Lowe on FiveAA Adelaide

Listen here to Professor Andy Lowe appearing as a guest on FiveAA’s Michael Keelan’s Weekend, The Green Room.

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Wayne Meyer What future for landscape futures?

Listen to a podcast of Prof. Wayne Meyer from The University of Adelaide, entitled “What future for Landscape Futures? Climate, soil, water, biota, economics and people – researching complexity”. Alternatively you might like to view the slidecast. This seminar is brought to you by The Environment Institute at The University of Adelaide.

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