Skip to content
  • Home / Monthly Archives: November 2014

Monthly Archives: November 2014

Burning the midnight oil – conservation of orang-utans, tigers and elephants in Malaysia: public lecture by Melvin Gumal

The Environment Institute is proud to present a public lecture by Dr. Melvin Gumal. When: Monday 8th December 2014, 5:30-6:30pm Where: Napier G03, North Terrace Campus, Adelaide University Cost: Free, please register for this event. Download Flyer Over the past 20 years this veteran conservationist has been working with stakeholders at all levels of society to help protect […]

Posted in Conservation Science and Technology, Events, Seminars | Tagged |

Comments Off on Burning the midnight oil – conservation of orang-utans, tigers and elephants in Malaysia: public lecture by Melvin Gumal

Science in the Pub. The bees knees: The importance of pollinators and their recent decline

Professor Corey Bradshaw will be one of the panelists at the upcoming Science at the Pub events. When: Friday, December 5th, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Arrive at 5:30pm for free nibbles and to ensure you get a seat!) Where: The Brunswick Hotel 207 Gilbert Street, Adelaide, SA 5000 More info: Science at the Pub webpage The topic: […]

Posted in Events, GEL | Tagged |

Comments Off on Science in the Pub. The bees knees: The importance of pollinators and their recent decline

Vodcast: Interactions between climate change and biological invasions – Franck Courchamp

The Environment Institute recently hosted Franck Courchamp, who visited Adelaide from Paris to present a seminar entitled: “Interactions between climate change and biological invasions”. To quote Franck: “I have been working for years on biological invasions. You know, the species that are put into regions in which they don’t belong and that just expend madly and outcompete […]

Posted in GEL, Podcast, Seminars | Tagged , , , |

Comments Off on Vodcast: Interactions between climate change and biological invasions – Franck Courchamp

Seminar: A haystack from a needle: using biomarkers to understand ancient forest structure – Prof Katherine Freeman

The Sprigg Geobiology Centre is pleased to announce that Professor Katherine Freeman will give a seminar entitled “A haystack from a needle: using biomarkers to understand ancient forest structure” When: Friday December 5, 2014, at 12:10 Where: Mawson Lecture Theatre Professor Katherine Freeman is an elected member of the United States National Academy of Sciences, […]

Posted in Events, Sprigg Geobiology Centre | Tagged |

Comments Off on Seminar: A haystack from a needle: using biomarkers to understand ancient forest structure – Prof Katherine Freeman

Corey Bradshaw appointed to Sir Hubert Wilkins Chair in Climate Change

The Environment Institute congratulates Professor Corey Bradshaw on his appointment to the Sir Hubert Wilkins Chair in Climate Change. Corey will take on this title from the 1st January 2015. Corey has an international reputation as a scientist with interests in climate change and its impacts on ecosystems and biodiversity, and will no doubt build a […]

Posted in GEL, News | Tagged |

Comments Off on Corey Bradshaw appointed to Sir Hubert Wilkins Chair in Climate Change

Spencer Gulf project makes waves through Adelaide

The Spencer Gulf Ecosystem and Development Initiative has attracted media attention this week as Port Pirie lead smelter, Nyrstar joins the growing list of industry leaders currently supporting the project. “This initiative is unique because it is the first time a truly holistic approach is being undertaken with all the key players” said Professor Bronwyn Gillanders to […]

Posted in MBP, News, Podcast, SGEDI | Tagged , |

Comments Off on Spencer Gulf project makes waves through Adelaide

With 30 000 lenses, these fossils don’t need glasses

Dr Diego Garcia-Bellido has been conducting some interesting work on Emu Bay in Kangaroo Island. The most recent research was published in BMC Evolutionary Biology and involved the controversial findings that bizzare fossils called “vetulicolians” were in fact, distant cousins of humans. The new vetulicolian fossils discovered at the Emu Bay site are an astounding 500 million years […]

Posted in ACEBB | Tagged , , , |

Comments Off on With 30 000 lenses, these fossils don’t need glasses

Environment Institute researcher to headline WOMAD Planet Talks

Professor of Marine Biology Bronwyn Gillanders will present at the WOMAD Planet Talks in March next year. Bronwyn will join other speakers Bob Brown, Andrew Denton and Vandana Shiva amongst others. Go to the WOMAD website for more information.

Posted in Events, MBP, News | Tagged , , |

Comments Off on Environment Institute researcher to headline WOMAD Planet Talks

Sustainable development of Spencer Gulf supported by new partner

Nyrstar is yet another company joining the growing list of major industry players who have joined the Environment Institute’s Spencer Gulf Ecosystem and Development Initiative to promote sustainable development in the Gulf. Nystar is a mining and metals company and along with BHP Billiton, Santos, Alinta, Arrium Mining, Centrex Metals and Flinders Ports is now a […]

Posted in News, SGEDI | Tagged |

Comments Off on Sustainable development of Spencer Gulf supported by new partner

Media Release: Climate change, not modern human activity responsible for Tassie Devil decline

Not many people realise that the Tasmanian devil was once widespread in mainland Australia, but today it is restricted to the island of Tasmania where devil facial tumour disease and low genetic diversity threaten its long-term survival. New research has found that Tasmanian devils have survived two major population declines in the last 50,000 years. […]

Posted in ACAD, Media Release | Tagged |

Comments Off on Media Release: Climate change, not modern human activity responsible for Tassie Devil decline
Environment Institute
Address

The University of Adelaide SA 5005 AUSTRALIA

Contact
Phone: +61 8 8313 0543
Fax: +61 8 8313 3670