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Monthly Archives: July 2011

Water Wednesday – Desalination: Future directions for Australia’s world class facilities

Audio visual material from the Water Wednesday presentation is now available here. Water Wednesday – Desalination: Future directions for Australia’s world class facilities A special forum presented by the Water Research Centre and the Australian Water Association SA on 27 July 2011, at the University of Adelaide. This special joint Water Wednesday forum featured presentations […]

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Adaptive Sustainable Diversion Limits create Murray Darling water incentives

The Murray-Darling Basin Authority is about to release a draft plan for the management of the Murray-Darling Basin. Mike Young from the Environment Institute, The University of Adelaide, and Jim McColl, Resource Economist, Adelaide, discuss how sustainable diversion limits are being defined so that there is ongoing incentive for all to continue to search for […]

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DNA fingerprinting of timber helps track illegal logging

The application of DNA to timber tracking is another milestone in the valuable use of DNA in tackling crime. Australian Geographic recently featured an article on this technology that is generating significant interest in the timber industry. The DNA testing technology is developed by researchers from the Australian Centre for Evolutionary Biology & Biodiversity at […]

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National Tree Day

National Tree Day will be held on Sunday 31st July 2011, with Schools Tree Day taking place on the Friday 29th July 2011. Celebrating its 16th year in 2011, Australians work together to protect their natural environment by planting and caring for native trees and shrubs. Since its inception in 1996, more than 15 million […]

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ACEBB Seminar – Ancient Seafood on Kangaroo Island: Documenting the Rise of Animals Over Half a Billion Years Ago

Download a podcast of Dr John Paterson’s presentation on “Ancient Seafood on Kangaroo Island: Documenting the Rise of Animals Over Half a Billion Years Ago”, presented by the Australian Centre for Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity. Dr John Paterson is the Convenor and Senior Lecturer in Earth Sciences School of Environmental & Rural Science at University […]

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NRM Research and Innovation Network launches its first newsletter

The Environment Institute welcomes the first newsletter for the NRM Research and Innovation Network. The Network is a tool for information sharing where partnerships between users and providers of NRM science and research are fostered and strengthened. It aims to be a “one stop shop” where managers and researchers can share information at the intersections […]

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The Australian Government’s Climate Change Plan – Securing a Clean Energy Future

The Australian Government presented, on July 10, its plan on the Carbon Price for the 2012 – 2015 period and beyond. The plan, Clean Energy Future, is designed to transition Australia to a clean economy through four key initiatives – carbon pricing, renewable energy, energy efficiency and land management. Key elements of the plan are […]

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Kangaroo Island Tree Planting Festival

From 8-10 July the Environment Institute offered 10 postgraduate students the opportunity to be involved in re-instating large areas of habitat for some of KI’s rarest plant life. This year over 120,000 seedlings, many of them endemic to KI, were planted. The plantation took place at Kangaroo Island, Cygnet Park Sanctuary, 20km west of Kingscote. […]

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World Population Day

Monday, July 11 is World Population Day. In 1989, the United Nations (UN) Governing Council, focusing its attention on developing plans and programmes addressing the importance and urgency of population issues, recommended July 11 is observed by the International community as World Population Day. The unprecedented decrease in mortality in the last century has led […]

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Making a ‘machine’ for projecting and monitoring population persistence – Paul Sunnucks Presentation

Download a podcast of Paul Sunnucks presenting ‘Making a ‘machine’ for projecting and monitoring population persistence’ for the Environment Institute. ACEBB presented a free seminar by Paul Sunnucks, from the School of Biological Sciences, and Australian Centre for Biodiversity Faculty of Science, Monash University. Molecular ecology as a discipline was born around 20 years ago. […]

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