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New Paper: Trapped in desert springs: phylogeography of Australian desert spring snails

A new paper involving Environment Institute members Martin Breed, Michelle Guzik, Steven Cooper (also South Australian Museum) and Andrew Austin as well as Nicholas Murphy (La Trobe University) has recently been published in the Journal of Biogeography. The paper titled ‘Trapped in desert springs: phylogeography of Australian desert spring snails’ investigates the phylogeographical history and […]

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National SHaRED system to protect lifetime of research

Environmental scientists right across Australia will have access to a ground breaking system for storing and publishing all-important data collected in the field thanks to a new online tool being developed by University of Adelaide scientists. “This project is aimed at safeguarding many lifetimes of vital information collected about Australian ecosystems,” says Professor Andrew Lowe […]

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New Paper: Long-term breeding phenology shift in royal penguins

A new paper involving Environment Institute members Corey Bradshaw, Barry Brook and Damien Fordham as well as Mark Hindell (University of Tasmania), Knowles Kerry (Australian Antarctic Division), Cindy Hull (University of Tasmania) and Clive McMahon (University of Tasmania and Charles Darwin University) has recently been published in the journal Ecology and Evolution. The paper titled […]

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Talking Papers: Bison Epigenetics – a new tool to study rapid adaption to environmental change

Guest post by Mike Seyfang. Mike is a media coordinator with the University of Adelaide. Recent work from the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD) has attracted a lot of media attention with headlines such as “Ancient bison bones hold climate clues”, “How stressed bison got around the dictates of DNA” and “Bisons adapted to […]

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‘China’s Economic Growth, Energy and Environmental Sustainability’ – Confucius Institute’s China Briefing

Environment Institute member Simon Divecha is taking part in the next ‘China Briefing’ event held by the University of Adelaide’s Confucius Institute on Wednesday 11th July. The Confucius Institute’s China Briefings provide up to date knowledge of the most recent developments in China’s political, economic and cultural spheres that are of the most concern to […]

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New Paper: How avian incubation behaviour influences egg surface temperatures: relationships with egg position, development and clutch size

A new paper involving Environment Institute members Rebecca Boulton (an honorary senior research fellow) and Phill Cassey has recently been publihed in the Journal of Avian Biology. The paper, titled ‘How avian incubation behaviour influences egg surface temperatures: relationships with egg position, development and clutch size’ explains the results of a study of the great […]

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New Paper: Ancient DNA identifies post-glacial recolonisation, not recent bottlenecks, as the primary driver of contemporary mtDNA phylogeography and diversity in Scandinavian brown bears

A new paper involving Environment Institute members Sarah Bray, Jeremy Austin (also Museum Victoria), Jessica Metcalf (also University of Colorado), Christina Adler (also University of Sydney) and Alan Cooper as well as Kjartan Østbye (University of Oslo & Hedmark University College, Norway), Elvind Østbye (University of Oslo), Stein-Erik Lauritzen (University of Bergen, Norway), Kim Aaris-Sørensen […]

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The TERN Ecosystem Science Scholarship

The TERN Geospatial Scholarship is an opportunity for a developing ecologist or spatial scientist to gain valuable experience while contributing to the leading-edge science of the University of Adelaide and the Terrestrial Ecosystems Research Network (TERN). The successful candidate will complete an ecology or GIS project related to the South Australian Transect for Environmental Monitoring […]

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New paper – Density dependence: an ecological Tower of Babel

A new paper involving Environment Institute members Salvador Herrando-Perez, Steven Delean, Barry Brook and Corey Bradshaw has recently been published in the journal Oecologia. The paper titled, ‘Density dependence: an ecological Tower of Babel’ examines the vocabulary of density dependence used in the modern ecological literature from the foundational language developed by Smith, Allee, Haldane, […]

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New Paper: Effects of Marine Reserves versus Nursery Habitat Availability on Structure of Reef Fish Communities

A new paper involving Environment Institute member Ivan Nagelkerken, as well as Monique Grol (from the Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands) and Peter Mumby (from the University of Queensland) has recently been published in the journal PLoS ONE. The paper, titled ‘Effects of Marine Reserves versus Nursery Habitat Availability on Structure of Reef Fish Communities’, […]

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