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Jen’s amazing lotus flower (research)

The beautiful and amazing sacred lotus flower is of great cultural and religious significance throughout Asia. Nearly all parts of the plant are used in various Asian cuisines, the self-cleaning leaves have inspired modern engineering innovations, and it’s seeds have incredible longevity, some have even germinated when over1000 years old. One more trait makes the […]

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Future Fellowships for funding commencing in 2013 – now open

The Instructions to Applicants, Sample Application Form and Certification Proforma for the Future Fellowships scheme round are now available on the ARC website. Future Fellowships Proposals for funding commencing in 2013 are now available for drafting and submission in RMS, accessible via the ARC website. The closing date for submission of hard copies of Proposals […]

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ARC Information Session: Discovery Projects & Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards 2014

The University of Adelaide’s Research Branch are holding an ARC Discovery Projects and Discovery Early Career Researcher Award information session. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the ARC Discovery Projects and Discovery Early Career Researcher Award grants schemes. The guest presenter will be Professor Gus Nathan, Director, Centre for Energy Technology. When: […]

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New Paper: Exogenous and endogenous determinants of spatial aggregation patterns in Tibetan Plateau meadow vegetation

A new paper involving Environment Institute member Corey Bradshaw (also SARDI) as well as Jiajia Liu (Fudan University). Deyan Wu (Lanzhou University), Xiaoyu Peng (Lanzhou University) and Shurong Zhou (Fudan University) was recently published in the Journal of Plant Ecology. The paper titled ‘Exogenous and endogenous determinants of spatial aggregation patterns in Tibetan Plateau meadow […]

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Silver lining to coral reef climate cloud

A team of Researchers, led by Merinda Nash from Australian National University (ANU), have found parts of our coral reefs are more resistant to ocean acidification than first thought. The study was published in the journal Nature Climate Change today (Monday 10th December) and details their analyses of the mineral structure of coralline algae. The […]

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Guest Speaker: Xavier Lambin – Podcast now available

The podcast from the presentation by Xavier Lambin is now available to download. The Environment Institute presented Xavier Lambin from the School of Biological Sciences, The University of Aberdeen, UK on Monday 26th November 2012. The talk was titled“Continent -wide dampening of population cycles in keystone herbivores; patterns, likely processes and consequences for predators.” Download […]

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Ancient genes may explain modern threat to Tasmanian devils

Researchers at the University of Sydney and the University of Adelaide have discovered that Tasmanian devils had low immune gene diversity for hundreds, and possibly thousands, of years before the emergence of Devil Facial Tumour Disease. The study, published today in the journal Biology letters, involves Environment Institute member Jeremy Austin from the Australian Centre […]

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