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Podcast for David Lodge seminar now available.

The podcast from the seminar by David Lodge Prevention is better than the cure: Research priorities for global biosecurity is now available. Professor Lodge is one of the world’s leading researchers working in global change biology and invasion ecology. With expertise in land-water links, invasive species, and environmental policy, his research critically examines how our […]

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Water Wednesday Bryson Bates Podcast Available

It’s National Water Week, and to celebrate we’re releasing the latest Water Wednesday podcast. Dr Bryson Bates was a Theme Leader for CSIRO’s Climate Adaptation Flagship from 2008 to 2013, and is an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Civil, Environmental and mining at the University of Adelaide. He spoke at the Water Wednesday about […]

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Mysterious ancient human crossed Wallace’s Line

  Scientists have proposed that the most recently discovered ancient human relatives – the Denisovans – somehow managed to cross one of the world’s most prominent marine barriers in Indonesia, and later interbred with modern humans moving through the area on the way to Australia and New Guinea. Three years ago the genetic analysis of […]

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Ancient DNA unravels Europe’s genetic diversity

Ancient DNA recovered from a time series of skeletons in Germany spanning 4,000 years of prehistory has been used to reconstruct the first detailed genetic history of modern-day Europeans. The study, published today in Science, reveals dramatic population changes with waves of prehistoric migration, not only from the accepted path via the Near East, but […]

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Water Wednesday – Climate Change and Flood Risk

When: Wedesday October 9, 2013 Time: 5:30- 7:00pm Where: Horace Lamb Lecture Theatre, University of Adelaide Hosted by the Australian Water Association South Australia and the Water Research Centre. Speaker: Dr Bryson Bates, CSIRO Climate Adaptation Flagship. Dr Bryson Bates was a Theme Leader for CSIRO’s Climate Adaptation Flagship from 2008 to 2013, and is […]

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Ecological Armageddon in forest fragments

An international team of scientists including the University of Adelaide’s Professor Corey Bradshaw has found that species living in rainforest fragments could be far more likely to disappear than was previously assumed. Published today in the leading journal Science, the researchers outlined a study spanning two decades in which they witnessed the near-complete extinction of […]

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