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Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Crawford Fund Training Scheme (SA)

The Crawford fund provides funding for short courses for scientists from developing countries that are related to agricultural and food security. Applications can be made at any time. Funding is provided to the fund from the Commonwealth in association with ACIAR and from the State Government through PIRSA. Dr Albert Rovira has been coordinating the […]

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New Paper: Dispersal Patterns of Coastal Fish: Implications for Designing Networks of Marine Protected Areas

A new paper involving Environment Institute member Bronwyn Gillanders, Director of the Marine Biology Program, as well as Antonio Di Franco, Giuseppe De Benedetto, Antonio Pennetta, Paolo Guidetti all from the University of Salento, Italy and Giulio A. De Leo from the University of Parma, Italy has recently been published in the Journal PLoS ONE. […]

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New Paper: Decoupling of component and ensemble density feedbacks in birds and mammals

A new paper involving Environment Institute members Salvador Herrando-Perez, Steven Delean, Barry Brook and Corey Bradshaw has recently been published in the Ecological Society of America Journal. The paper is titled ‘Decoupling of component and ensemble density feedbacks in birds and mammals’ and tests the hypothesis that the strength of ensemble density feedback must augment […]

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ACAD Guest Speaker: Professor Keith Dobney – Podcast now available

Download a podcast of Professor Keith Dobney’s presentation titled, ‘From falconry to farming: new ways of exploring the “Neolithic Revolution” through the fossil vertebrate record’ presented by the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA. Keith Dobney is visiting from the Department of Archaeology, University of Aberdeen, UK. Professor Dobney’s key research themes include the origins of […]

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New Paper: Man and megafauna in Tasmania: closing the gap

A new paper involving Environment Institute members Alan Cooper and Nicolas Rawlence, from the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA, as well as Richard Gillespie (University of Wollongong/Australian National University), Aaron Camens (The University of Adelaide), Trevor Worthy (University of New South Wales), Craig Reid (Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery), Fiona Bertuch and Vladimir Levchenko […]

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River Murray Public Meeting: Beyond The Draft Plan – Where To From Here?

Environment Institute member David Paton will be speaking at a public meeting on the Murray Darling Basin Authority’s Draft Plan. The meeting, presented by Senator Sarah Hanson-Young and Senator Bob Brown, will discuss the implications of the draft plan and survival of the river system. Speakers include: Senator Bob Brown, Leaders of the Australian Greens […]

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Mike Young new Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser chair of Australian Studies at Harvard University

Mike Young, founding Environment Insitute Executive Director, will today be announced as the Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser chair of Australian Studies at Harvard University for next year. The Chair in Australian Studies at Harvard University was established in 1976 through a grant by the Australian Government, in recognition of the American Bicentenary, to further […]

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2012 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes Now Open

Australia’s premier science awards program, the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes is now open for 2012. Presented annually by the Australian Museum, the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes reward excellence in the fields of research & innovation, leadership & commercialisation, school science and science journalism & communication. The Eureka Prizes are a unique partnership between government organisations, […]

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ACAD Guest Speaker – Professor Keith Dobney

The Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD) presents a seminar by guest speaker Professor Keith Dobney from the Department of Archaeology, University of Aberdeen, UK. The talk is titled ‘From falconry to farming: new ways of exploring the “Neolithic Revolution” through the fossil vertebrate record.’ In this presentation, Keith will discuss the results of diverse […]

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Water Wednesday – Murray Darling Basin Plan: Striking the right balance

The Water Research Centre in conjunction with Australian Water Association SA Branch present Water Wednesday on 29 February 2012. This special joint Water Wednesday forum will feature a presentation from Professor Barry Hart, an independent member of the Murray Darling Basin Authority, on the Draft Basin Plan which is currently out for public review. Following […]

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