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Monthly Archives: November 2010

Dunstan Environment Dialogues: Biodiversity Begins At Home

Listen to Craig Gillespie speak about Biodiversity Begins At Home at last Wednesday’s Dunstan Dialogues. Visit our website to download other audio-visual from this event. ‘Biodiversity’ is the sum total of all living things on the planet, and it is organised into species, communities and ecosystems. Biodiversity provides us with food, materials and energy: we […]

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Angus Simpson awarded Premier’s Water Medal

At the South Australian Australian Water Association Awards held on November 19, Professor Angus Simpson was awarded the Premier’s Water Medal. This is a great accolade for Angus’ fantastic contribution to research , teaching and the Australian Water Industry. Director of the Water Research Centre Justin Brookes was at the awards, “The glowing account of […]

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Congratulations to our new Professor – Bronwyn Gillanders

Congratulations to Bronwyn Gillanders of the Environment Institute for her recent promotion to Professor. Bronwyn was recognised for her contribution and achievements to research and teaching within the University. Bronwyn Gillanders is the Director of the Marine Biology Program at The Environment Institute. Bronwyn’s research focuses on aquatic ecology, with particular emphasis on fish and […]

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Adelaide Airport working towards a cleaner greener business with the CET

Adelaide Airport aims to become an Australian leader in clean energy use thanks to a new three-year, $750,000 partnership with the University of Adelaide. Under the partnership – launched today by Transport and Energy Minister the Hon Patrick Conlon – the University’s Centre for Energy Technology (CET) will undertake research to develop clean energy solutions […]

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160 year old museum specimens identify rare parrot

A team of Australian researchers involving DNA experts from the University of Adelaide has identified a new, critically endangered species of ground parrot in Western Australia. The team, led by Australian Wildlife Conservancy‘s Dr Stephen Murphy, used DNA from museum specimens up to 160 years old to reveal that populations of ground parrots in eastern […]

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The Tightrope: A Millennium Assessment of Human Behaviour

Listen to Paul Ehrlich give his public seminar The Tightrope: A Millennium Assessment of Human Behaviour. The Environment Institute was proud to present Professor Paul Ehrlich’s final seminar The Tightrope: A Millennium Assessment of Human Behaviour on Thursday 11 November at the University of Adelaide. Professor Paul Ehrlich is one of the world’s leading experts […]

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Population, Resources and the Environment: Where We Stand Now

Listen to Paul Ehrlich speak about Population, Resources and the Environment and where we stand now. The Environment Institute was proud to present Professor Ehrlich on Tuesday November 9 at the Adelaide Town Hall. Paul Ehrlich’s final seminar The Tightrope: A Millennium Assessment of Human Behaviour will be presented tonight, Thursday 11 November, 5:30pm-6:30pm at […]

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Origins of first European farmers revealed

A team of international researchers led by ancient DNA experts from the Environment Institute, University of Adelaide has resolved the longstanding issue of the origins of the people who introduced farming to Europe some 8000 years ago. A detailed genetic study of one of the first farming communities in Europe, from central Germany, reveals marked […]

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Darwin’s Mistake: Creationism, Cultural Evolution and Conservation

Listen to Paul Ehrlich speak about Charles Darwin, creationism, cultural evolution and conservation. The Environment Institute was pleased to present Professor Paul Ehrlich, one of the world’s leading experts on population, who is visiting Adelaide during November. Paul presented his first of three seminars at the University of Adelaide titled: “Darwin’s Mistake: Creationism, Cultural Evolution […]

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CET paper wins award

At the recent conference entitled “Practical Responses to Climate Change” organised by Engineers Australia and held in Melbourne, a paper co-authored by Fiona Paton (PhD student), Graeme Dandy and Holger Maier won the best paper award. The paper was presented by Graeme Dandy and was one of 64 papers presented at the conference. The award […]

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