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Environment Institute 2014 Highlights

It has been a busy year for the Environment Institute with some fantastic research moments! Our research on the evolution of birds from the t-rex in collaboration with the South Australian Museum was named as one of Science magazines breakthroughs of the year 2014. 2014 Highlights include: Outstanding results from the 2014 Australian Research Council […]

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Professor Peter Ward appointed Director of Sprigg Geobiology Centre

Professor Peter Ward has been appointed as Director of the Sprigg Geobiology Centre following the departure of Professor Martin Kennedy. The Environment Institute is very fortunate to have a person of Peter’s experience and quality to take on this role. Professor Peter Ward on his appointment: “I am both humbled and excited about this opportunity.” Peter is […]

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The 70’s are over. Leading environmental scientists worldwide support Nuclear energy

The 70’s are over. Professors Corey Bradshaw and Barry Brook’s latest research shows clearly that it is time for objective comparison of potential energy sources including nuclear, if we are to minimise net environmental damage. More than 60 leading environmental scientists from 14 countries around the world agree, and have signed an open letter in support […]

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Podcast. Hominids on holiday: an interview with Professor Katherine Freeman

Professor Katherine Freeman recently visited the Sprigg Geobiology Centre at the Environment Institute to talk about her research in a seminar entitled, “A haystack from a needle: using biomarkers to understand ancient forest structure”. In this interview with Ewart Shaw of Radio Adelaide, she discusses isotope biogeochemistry. Olduvai is a magic word for palaeontologists, the […]

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Dingos could increase profit margin for farmers

Late last year, Environment Institute researchers Dr Thomas Prowse and Prof. Corey Bradshaw published research that indicated that Dingos had been wrongly blamed for mainland marsupial extinctions. Now the same group, along with A/Prof Phill Cassey, show that despite the conventional perception of Dingos as a pest that needs to be controlled, Dingos could actually bring […]

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Vodcast: Survivors: the animals and plants that time has left behind. Richard Fortey

Professor Richard Fortey recently visited Adelaide University to present a public lecture entitled: “Survivors: the animals and plants that time has left behind.” Professor Fortey presented to a full house nearing 500 people keen to hear about the organisms from the past that continue to survive today. In this presentation, Professor Richard Fortey addresses the […]

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Shipping under focus in the Gulf

The Spencer Gulf Ecosystem & Development Initiative (SGEDI) will commence a study looking at shipping in the Spencer Gulf and will focus on: traffic pest management potential impacts on the environment. Professor Bronwyn Gillanders will lead the study and is the SGEDI science committee chair. Professor Gillanders explains that monitoring shipping is important as ships […]

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