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New paper lends support that a changing climate is causing species distribution changes in the alpine Sikkim Himalaya

A new paper involving Environment Institute member Barry Brook as well as Yasmeen Telwala (University of Dehli), Kumar Manish (University of Dehli) and Maharaj K Pandit (University of Dehli & National University of Singapore) has recently been published in the journal PLoS One. The paper titled ‘Climate-Induced Elevational Range Shifts and Increase in Plant Species […]

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Paul Ehrlich to headline ‘The Planet Talks’ program at WOMADelaide

WOMADelaide has announced the full program for its innovative Planet Talks program. The festival is to be held in Adelaide 8-11 March 2013. The Planet Talks is a series of environmentally-focused discussions and panels – a legacy of the WOMAD Earth Station event staged in 2011 and now a part of WOMADelaide. The Talks will […]

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Biodiversity Brief Issue 1 out now!

Conserving biodiversity and dealing with the effects of climate change are two of the biggest challenges facing the world today. Species are disappearing at an unprecedented rate, while entire ecosystems are collapsing due to biodiversity loss or the inability of species to cope with a changing climate. But there are actions that can be taken […]

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Listen to Merinda Nash talk about her research into the effects of ocean acidification on tropical red algae and the discovery of dolomite.

Listen to the podcast from the recent seminar by Merinda Nash. The Environment Institute’s Sprigg Geobiology Centre presented Merinda Nash from the Electronic Materials Engineering, Research School of Physics, Australian National University on Thursday 21st February 2013. The talk was titled ‘Conditions constraining biomineralised dolomite in living tropical calcifying red algae offers insight into past […]

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‘Switch’ Energy Documentary – Exclusive Adelaide Screening

The University of Adelaide and Arcos Films would like to invite you to the exclusive Adelaide screening of Switch, a new award-winning documentary that moves past the politics to deliver the straight answers on energy. Documentary screening followed by Q&A with Director Harry Lynch Tuesday, 12th March 2013 Time: 6:00pm (6:30pm start) – 8:30pm Where: […]

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EI research shows broad-scale trends in climatic and environmental change in Australia over the past 30 ka

A new paper involving Environment Institute member John Tibby as well as L. Petherick (Queensland University of Technology & The University of Queensland), H. Bostock (National Institute of Water and Atmosphere), T.J. Cohen (The University of Wollongong), K. Fitzsimmons (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology), M.-S. Fletcher (Australian National University & University of Chile), P.Moss […]

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EI scientists use preserved bacteria on ancient teeth to track the evolution of diseases

Researchers from the Environment Institute’s Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD) have led an International research team that have used DNA preserved in calcified bacteria on the teeth of ancient human skeletons to shed light on the health consequences of the evolving diet and behaviour from the Stone Age to the modern day. The ancient […]

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New paper analysing DNA of prehistoric remains in North East Europe

A new paper involving Environment Institute members Clio Der Sarkissian, Alan Cooper and Wolfgang Haak as well as Oleg Balanovsky(Russian Academy of Medical Sciences & Russian Academy of Sciences), Valery Zaporozhchenko (Russian Academy of Medical Sciences), Elena Balanovska (Russian Academy of Medical Sciences),Guido Brandt (Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz), Kurt W. Alt (Johannes Gutenberg University […]

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Case Study: A monitoring technique for the Springs of the Great Artesian Basin

Environment Institute members Davina White and Megan Lewis were recently asked to prepare a case study for Digital Globe. Digital Globe is a leading global provider of commercial high-resolution earth imagery products and services. Both researchers were requested to provide a case study to Digital Globe titled ‘A monitoring technique for the Spring of the […]

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Getting the Message Across, Talking Science – SARDI Seminar series

The South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) presents a seminar by Dr Paul Willis on Thursday 21st February 2013. The talk is titled ‘Getting the Message Across, Talking Science.’ Dr Paul Willis is the Director of the Royal Institute Australia (RiAus) and will be talking about his early career and how he became the […]

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