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Biodiversity ‘Arks’ – anatomy of a Nature paper

Guest post by Mike Seyfang. Mike is a media coordinator with the University of Adelaide. This special edition ‘Talking Paper’ takes a look behind the scenes at the PROCESS of crafting a Nature paper (with 216 Authors). So, what is the big deal about getting your science published in Nature? For many researchers it is […]

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New Paper: Historical stocking data and 19th century DNA reveal human-induced changes to native diversity and distribution of cutthroat trout

A new paper involving Environment Institute members Jessica Metcalf (now University of Colorado), Alan Cooper and Jeremy Austin, as well as Sierra Stowell (University of Colorado), Chris Kennedy (Colorado Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office), Kevin Rogers (Colorado Parks and Wildlife), Daniel McDonald (University of Colorado), Janet Epp (Pisces Molecular, LLC), Kyle Keepers (University of Colorado) […]

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New Paper – At Limits of Life: Multidisciplinary Insights Reveal Environmental Constraints on Biotic Diversity in Continental Antarctica

A new paper written by Environment Institute member Mark Stevens (also SA Museum), Catarina Magalhaes (University of Porto), S. Craig Cary (University of Waikato & University of Delaware), Becky Ball (Arizona State University), Bryan Storey (University of Canterbury), Diana Hall (Colorado State University), Roman Turk (University of Salzburg) and Ulrike Ruprecht (University of Salzburg) has […]

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Water Wednesday podcasts now available

The podcasts from the Water Research Centre’s final Water Wednesday seminar held on 19 September 2012 are now available to download. This Water Wednesday forum, titled ‘Optimisation of Urban Water Supply Systems: A Pipe Dream?’ involved three international experts who spoke about recent developments in the optimisation of urban water supply systems and prospects for […]

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Dr Lee Arnold – Podcast now available

Download the podcast of Dr Lee Arnold’s presentation titled ‘‘Optical dating in a new light: Improved and extended-range chronologies using single-grain techniques’. The Environment Institute and the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing presented a free public seminar by Dr Lee Arnold from the Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana (CENIEH), on Tuesday […]

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NCCARF Fact Sheets – Wildlife corridors and climate change adaptation

The Adaptation Research Network for Terrestrial Biodiversity is one of eight research networks administered by the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF). It is hosted by James Cook University in Townsville, north Queensland. NCCARF are producing a series of information sheets covering different areas of climate change and the environment. Information sheet number 6 […]

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CEDA 2012 Climate Review: Science, Risk and Reality

On Friday 14th September CEDA (Committee for Economic Development in Australia), together with the support of Electranet and the University College London, welcomed members, guests and the public to a critical discussion on climate change at the Hilton in Adelaide, titled ‘2012 Climate Review: Science, Risk and Reality.’ A panel of internationally regarded thought leaders […]

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Conference presentations reach 30 000 views

In December 2011 the Australian Centre for Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity at the Environment Institute co-hosted the Fourth International Barcode of Life Conference at the University of Adelaide. The conference was the first international barcode conference held in the Southern Hemisphere and brought together 463 participants from 61 countries. It addressed a range of Barcoding […]

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Australian Biodiversity Month – Introducing ‘Biodiversity Revolution’

September is Australian Biodiversity month! Biodiversity Month is held each year and aims to promote the importance of protecting, conserving and improving biodiversity both within Australia and across the world. Professor Andrew Lowe, Director of the Australian Centre for Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity (ACEBB) says that, “We are in the midst of the greatest biodiversity […]

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Aussie wasp on the hunt for redback spiders

University of Adelaide researchers say a small native wasp that scientists had forgotten about for more than 200 years is now making a name for itself – as a predator of Australia’s most common dangerous spider, the redback. The wasp (Agenioideus nigricornis) was first described scientifically in 1775 by Danish entomologist Johan Christian Fabricius, thanks […]

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