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Environmental Linkage Grants

Congratulations to Environment Institute members Professor Alan Cooper and Professor Gus Nathan in securing funding in the following linkage projects: Alan Cooper Identifying the diversity and evolution of loci associated with adaptation to aridity/heat and salinity in ancient cereal crops Project Summary This project will use ancient grains of wheat, barley and rye to find […]

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ACEBB/EELS/EI Seminar Series podcasts available

The Environment Institute, the Australian Centre for Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity and the Ecology, Evolution and Landscape Science academic group in the School of Earth & Environmental Sciences hold a regular seminar series during semester. The series includes seminars with invited high-profile speakers from across the Institute’s subject areas, including marine and climate science, energy, […]

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Overgrazed land restoration study underway

  Monarto Zoo is playing host to an overgrazed land restoration study led by the University of Adelaide, with partners including Zoos South Australia and the University of Queensland. The purpose of the study, which will take 30 years to complete, is to identify the most effective methods in restoring overgrazed land back to native […]

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Water Wednesday: What the world should know about water

The Water Research Centre in conjunction with the Australian Water Association SA Branch would like to invite you to a special Water Wednesday on Wednesday 10 July 2013, celebrating the stellar careers of Professor David Chittleborough and Professor Graeme Dandy. With the impending retirements of Professor David Chittleborough from the School of Earth & Environmental […]

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Dr Marcel Cardillo – Australian Biodiversity Seminar Today

Ecology, Evolution and Landscape Sciences, The Environment Institute and the Australian Centre for Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity present Dr Marcel Cardillo, ARC QEII Fellow and Associate Professor of Evolution and Biodiversity, Australian National University, on Friday 14 June 2013. The presentation is titled ‘Origins of the southwest Australian biodiversity hotspot: ecological and macroevolutionary perspectives’. When: […]

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Assessing Future Drought and Megadrought Risk – Prof Jonathan Overpeck Seminar Today

The Sprigg Geobiology Centre, The Environment Institute and the Centre for Tectonics, Resources and Exploration present Professor Jonathan Overpeck, Departments of Geosciences and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Arizona, USA and visiting VCCCAR Fellow and Visiting Professor, School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne, on Friday 14 June 2013. The presentation is titled ‘Assessing Future Drought […]

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DNA Sequencing: Dr Mike Bunce podcast now available

The podcast for the presentation by Dr Mike Bunce is now available for download. The Environment Institute, the Ecology, Evolution and Landscape Science group and the Australian Centre for Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity presented Dr Mike Bunce, ARC future Fellow from the School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology at Murdoch University, on Thursday 30 May […]

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World Oceans Day June 8

Guest blog by Dr ZoĆ« Doubleday. Dr Doubleday is a Post-doctoral Fellow in the Marine Biology Program, School of Earth & Environmental Science at The University of Adelaide. She is currently working on a number of post-doc and student related projects and has a particular interest in the utilisation of hard calcified tissues, found in […]

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Prof Chris Stringer on The Origins of Our Species

  The University of Adelaide and the South Australian Museum present Professor Chris Stringer, Merit Researcher in the Earth Sciences Department at the Natural History Museum in London, on Friday 12 July 2013. The presentation is titled ‘The Origins of Our Species’ and examines human evolution from Neanderthals to modern humans.   When: Friday 12 […]

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