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Call for presentations – Lake Eyre Basin Biennial Conference

The 6th Biennial Lake Eyre Basin Conference is to be held from 17-19 September 2013 with the theme Basin Voice: shared understanding and action for a sustainable LEB future and the Ministerial Forum is calling for presentations at the event. The call is open for oral and poster presentations to address the conference theme and […]

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TEDx Adelaide Forum 4 May 2013

Environment Institute member Alan Cooper will be speaking at this year’s TEDx Adelaide forum on Saturday 4 May 2013. TEDx is a ideas forum and this year’s theme is Explore. Some of the brightest minds in the state will be discussing what it means to explore, what we explore and why. Where: Bonython Hall, 231-232 […]

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Listen to Margie Mayfield talk about her research into plant communities

Listen to the podcast from Margie Mayfield’s seminar on 17 April about plant communities in a changing world. The Environment Institute’s Global Ecology Laboratory presented Dr Margie Mayfield, Senior Lecturer in Plant Ecology at the University of Queensland on Wednesday 17 April 2013. Her research broadly focuses on how plant and insect communities reassemble, persist […]

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New paper: Spatial and temporal predictions of inter-decadal trends in Indian Ocean whale sharks

A new paper involving Environment Institute member Corey Bradshaw has recently been published in the journal Marine Ecology Progress Series. The paper, titled Spatial and temporal predictions of inter-decadal trends in Indian Ocean whale sharks, examines the movement patterns of whale sharks in the Indian Ocean and the effect of climate variations on sightings. ABSTRACT […]

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World Environment Day Awards – Call for Nominations

Nominations are now open nationally for the United Nations Association of Australia (UNAA) 2013 World Environment Day Awards. Individuals, organisations, businesses, local councils, schools, journalists and community groups are all invited to nominate. The awards recognise innovative and outstanding environmental programs and initiatives across Australia. Nominations close on Monday 22 April for the Prime Minister’s […]

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World Heritage Day 18 April

18 April is World Heritage Day, a day where we celebrate cultural heritage and how we can protect and preserve it for future generations. This year’s theme is the Heritage of Education which focuses on how education in schools, universities, libraries and academies was practised in a wide range of buildings, and their subsequent place […]

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The Carbon Key seminar recording on carbon levels and evolution now available

Recently, Environment Institute member Professor Martin Kennedy presented a seminar as part of the University of Adelaide’s Research Tuesdays Seminar Series entitled The Carbon Key. The Carbon Key outlined the relationship between carbon levels and the evolution and stability of complex life, and how understanding this relationship is allowing more accurate predictions of future change. […]

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New paper: Evaluating options for sustainable energy mixes in South Korea using scenario analysis

A new paper involving Environment Institute members Corey Bradshaw and Barry W. Brook has recently been published in the journal Energy. The paper, titled Evaluating options for sustainable energy mixes in South Korea using scenario analysis, examines the possibilities for sustainable energy generation in South Korea. ABSTRACT To mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, coal-fired electricity infrastructure […]

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Guest Speaker Paul Ehrlich podcast now available

The podcast for the presentation by Professor Paul Ehrlich is now available for download. The Environment Institute and the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the Australian National University presented Professor Paul Ehrlich, Bing Professor of Population Studies in the department of Biological Sciences at Stanford University on Thursday 21 March 2013 in Canberra. […]

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ethology Investigates: Invasive Species online conference

Be a part of the next ethology Investigates online conference from 15-17 April 2013. Hosted by Mark Hauber, Phill Cassey, Naomi Langmore and Bard Stokke, the conference will highlight new theories and discuss recent findings on the behaviour of invasive species and their impact on the host environment. Animals today are regularly confronted with ever-changing […]

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