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National Tree Day 28 July

National Tree Day on Sunday 28 July and School Tree Day on Friday 26 July combine to make Australia’s largest tree planting event. National Tree Day present Australians with an opportunity to give something back to the environment we live in by planting native trees, grasses and shrubs in the local community. National Tree Day […]

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Prof Chris Stringer podcast available

The podcast from the presentation by Professor Chris Stringer is now available for download. The University of Adelaide and the South Australian Museum presented Professor Chris Stringer, Merit Researcher in the Earth Sciences Department at the Natural History Museum in London, on Friday 12 July 2013. The presentation titled The Origins of Our Species examined […]

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World’s rarest cat under threat from a changing climate.

A new international study including members of the Environment Institute, Damien Fordham and Barry Brook, has found the world’s most endangered cat species, the Iberian lynx, could be driven to extinction within 50 years due to climate change. Published today in Nature Climate Change, “We show that climate change could lead to a rapid and […]

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Bioinformatics ’13

Bioinformatics 13: Advanced Bioinformatics Workshop for Early Career Researchers 11-15 November 2013, The Univeristy of Adelaide, North Terrace Campus The Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD) is pleased to announce Bioinformatics 13: Advanced Bioinformatics Workshop for Early Career Researchers, which will be based on the very successful Bioinformatics 2012 workshop. This workshop is an intensive […]

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Water Wednesday podcast available

The podcast from the presentation by Professor David Chittleborough and Professor Graeme Dandy is now available for download. The Water Research Centre in conjunction with the Australian Water Association SA Branch presented a special Water Wednesday featuring Professor David Chittleborough from the School of Earth & Environmental Sciences and Professor Graeme Dandy from the School […]

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Live stream Prof Chris Stringer’s presentation tonight

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 July 2013 […]

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World Population Day 11 July

July 11 is World Population Day. World Population Day seeks to highlight the effects that human overpopulation can have on the natural environment, animal habitats and other humans. According to the United Nations, ‘human population has risen from 2.5 billion in 1950, to over 7 billion in 2011′. The theme for World Population Day 2013 […]

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Making national parks truly national.

Environment Insitute member Corey Bradshaw co-authored this piece on The Conversation on June 14, 2013. Australia boasts over 500 national parks covering 28 million hectares of land, or about 3.6% of Australia. You could be forgiven for thinking we’re doing well in the biodiversity-conservation game. But did you know that of those more than 500 […]

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The second industrial transformation of Australian landscapes.

Inarguably colonisation and industry have changed Australia’s environment since the first fleet set foot on NSW in the late 18th Century. This first industrial age was built on natural capital, driven by the need to populate and establish, with unprecedented changes to the natural environment. In some cases we have exceeded environmental and resource limits, […]

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