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7000 year old German farmer helps uncover genetic history of Europeans

Researchers Prof Alan Cooper and Dr Wolfgang Haak from the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA along with an international team of experts have sequenced the genomes of a ~7,000-year-old farmer from Germany and eight ~8,000-year-old hunter-gatherers from Luxembourg and Sweden. The findings have been published in Nature today. Upon analysis of the genomes, researchers found that most present-day Europeans derive from […]

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Vodcast: Satellite imagery tells a 25 year story – Erika Lawley

Land managers are keen to know whether vegetation cover and condition over large areas of arid Australia are being maintained despite various pressures such as grazing, feral animals, introduced weeds and climate change. To uncover the story of Australian arid vegetation, Erika Lawley with PhD supervisors Professor Megan Lewis and Associate Professor Bertram Ostendorf from the […]

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Environment Institute eNewsletter September 2014

5. September 2014   Here is a snapshot of what’s been happening at the Environment Institute in 2014: Prof Alan Cooper awarded prestigious Laureate Fellowship Internationally renowned Richard Fortey to give keynote lecture at Adelaide University Natural History of Spencer Gulf Book Launched by Minister Brock Assoc Prof Mike Lee’s Science publication explains how birds evolved […]

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Internationally renowned Richard Fortey to give keynote lecture at Adelaide University

The Environment Institute and the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA are honoured to present a public lecture by one of the most accomplished science writers and biologists of this time, Richard Fortey. Prof Fortey is senior paleontologist at the Natural History Museum in London and is a world expert on trilobites. When: November 28th, 2014, 5:30-7:00 […]

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