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Monthly Archives: March 2012

New Paper: Context-Dependency in the Effects of Nutrient Loading and Consumers on the Availability of Space in Marine Rocky Environments

A new paper written by Environment Institute members Fabio Bulleri (also from the University of Pisa and the University of Sassari, Italy), Bayden Russell and Sean Connell has recently been published in the journal PLoS one. The paper, titled ‘Context-Dependency in the Effects of Nutrient Loading and Consumers on the Availability of Space in Marine […]

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New Paper published in Science

A new paper involving Environment Institute member Barry Brook as well as Susan Rule (Australian National University & James Cook University), Simon Haberle (Australian National University), Chris Turney (University of New South Wales), Peter Kershaw (Monash University) and Christopher Johnson (University of Tasmania) has recently been published in the journal Science. The paper titled ‘The […]

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University of Adelaide to host TERN 3rd Annual Symposium

The Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) will have its 3rd Annual National Symposium at the National Wine Centre, Adelaide, on 28-29 March. The University of Adelaide is a founding partner in TERN, and two key research facilities are based at the University. TERN relies on hi-tech equipment in the field and sophisticated data collection and […]

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New Paper: Phylogenetics and genetic diversity of the Cotesia flavipes complex of parasitoid wasps (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), biological control agents of lepidopteran stemborers

A new paper involving Environment Institute members Kate Muirhead, Steve Donnellan and Andy Austin, as well as Nick Murphy from La Trobe University and Nader Sallam from BSES Limited has recently been published in the Journal Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. The paper is titled ‘Phylogenetics and genetic diversity of the Cotesia flavipes complex of parasitoid […]

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2012 Peter Cullen Trust ‘Science to Policy Leadership Program’

Applications are now open for the 2012 Peter Cullen Trust ‘Science to Policy Leadership Program.’ This program is aimed at mid-career ‘rising stars’ working in science, policy or river, rural or urban water management and focuses on building leadership and communication skills specifically geared to bringing about positive change in water and catchment management in […]

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New Paper – A test of the senses: Fish select novel habitats by responding to multiple cues

A new paper involving Environment Institute member Ivan Nagelkerken, as well as Chantal Huijbers, Pauline Lössbroek, Ines Schulten, Andjin Siegenthaler (all from the Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands), Marc Holderied and Stephen Simpson (both from the University of Bristol, UK) has recently been published in the journal Ecology. The paper, titled ‘A test of the […]

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New Paper: Stability of Strong Species Interactions Resist the Synergistic Effects of Local and Global Pollution in Kelp Forests

A new paper written by Laura Falkenberg, PhD student in the School of Earth and Environmental Science at The University of Adelaide, as well as Environment Institute members Bayden Russell and Sean Connell, has recently been published in the Journal PLoS ONE. The paper, titled ‘Stability of Strong Species Interactions Resist the Synergistic Effects of […]

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The ACEAS Great Debate: Will European land use devastate Australia’s unique biodiversity?

The RiAus in association with The Australian Centre for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (ACEAS) present ‘The ACEAS Great Debate.’ This debate will involve some of Australia’s top scientists and land managers debating questions around Australia’s landscape and how our unique diversity has been affected since the arrival of Europeans 224 years ago. Questions that will […]

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Nature Conservation Society – Conservation Biology Grant Now Open

Applications for the Nature Conservation Society of South Australia‘s Conservation Biology Grant are now open. The Nature Conservation Society of South Australia is a voluntary body with members drawn from all parts of the State. The Society’s primary objective is to foster the conservation of the State’s wildlife and natural habitats. The Conservation Biology Grant […]

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Science Behind the Headlines: The Murray-Darling Basin Plan

The latest event in the RiAus‘s Science Behind the Headlines series is titled “The Murray-Darling Basin”. The aim of this series is to explore the science behind topical or newsworthy events to clarify the scientific standpoint or the central conflict in the scientific realm and to delve into why a specific scientific topic might or […]

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