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58th Scientific Meeting of the Australian Mammal Society

Registration for the 58th Scientific Meeting of the Australian Mammal Society opens tomorrow (June 1st). The organising committee welcomes all those interested in Australian mammals, their ecology, biology, management and conservation to join them in Port Augusta on September 23-27 2012. You will be treated to an exciting scientific and social program including both marine […]

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Guest Speaker – Dr Erik Sperling

The Environment Institute presents a free public seminar by Dr Erik Sperling from the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University, USA on Tuesday 5th June. The talk is titled ‘Oxygen, ecology, and the Cambrian radiation of animals’. Erik Sperling is Agouron post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at […]

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New Paper: The influence of rate heterogeneity among sites on the time dependence of molecular rates

A new paper involving Environment Institute members Julien Soubrier, Clio Der Sarkissian and Alan Cooper as well as Mike Steel (University of Canterbury), Michael Lee (SA Museum), Stepane Guindon (University of Auckland) and Simon Ho (University of Sydney) has recently been published in the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution. The paper titled ‘The influence of […]

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Young Water Professionals Annual Forum

The Australian Water Association’s SA Branch Young Water Professionals Annual Forum will be held on Thursday 7th June 2012. The forum will examine the current state of the water sector and the political drivers guiding the industry’s future. Topics include: Water reform and the National Water Initiative Managing water resources in a changing climate Adapting […]

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New Paper – Divergent molecular lineages and not-so-cryptic species: the first descriptions of stygobitic chiltoniid amphipods (Talitroidea: Chiltoniidae) from Western Australia

A new paper involving Environment Institute members Rachael King (also SA Museum), Tessa Bradford (also CSIRO Land & Water), Andrew Austin and Steven Cooper (also SA Museum) as well as William Humphreys (WA Museum and University of Western Australia) has recently been published in the Journal of Crustacean Biology. The paper, titled ‘Divergent molecular lineages […]

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ACAD Guest speaker: Johannes Krause – Podcast now available

Download a podcast of Associate Professor Johannes Krause presentation titled, ‘The Genome of the Black Death’ presented by the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD). Assoc. Professor Johannes Krause from the Institute for Archaeological Sciences University of Tübingen, Germany gave a special presentation on Thursday 17th May 2012. The talk focused on Assoc. Professor Krause’s […]

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Research Tuesdays: Life strikes back – Video now available

Environment Institute member Professor Andrew Lowe presented the latest Research Tuesdays seminar held by the University of Adelaide on Tuesday 8th May. The seminar was titled ‘Life strikes back – How the explosion of knowledge in genomics is enhancing our ability to conserve species’ and explored the positive story unfolding in the field of biodiversity […]

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Is pro-nuclear the best option for our make-or-break century?

Environment Institute members Barry Brook and Corey Bradshaw are taking part in an event held by the Town of Walkerville on Saturday 9th June 2012. Mayor Heather Wright (Town of Walkerville) invites you to take part in a public conversation on the pro-nuclear power debate. Four scientific professionals and commentators offer four perspectives on a […]

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ACEBB Guest Speaker: Peter Banks – Podcast now available

Download a podcast of Associate Professor Peter Banks presentation titled, ‘New directions in ecologically based pest management: using behavioural ecology to reduce black rat impacts’ presented by the Australian Centre for Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity (ACEBB). Assoc. Professor Peter Banks, Conservation Biologist at the School of Biological Sciences, the University of Sydney gave a special […]

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New Paper: Accuracy of species identification by fisheries observers in a north Australian shark fishery

A new paper involving Environment Institute member Corey Bradshaw, as well as Bree Tillett (Charles Darwin University & Australian Institute of Marine Science), Iain Field (Charles Darwin University, Australian Institute of Marine Science and Macquarie University), Grant Johnson (Northern Territory Fisheries), Rik Buckworth (Northern Territory Fisheries & CSIRO), Mark Meekan (Australian Institute of Marine Science) […]

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