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Adelaide is facing a dry future – it needs to start planning now

Written by Dr Mark Thyer and Dr Seth Westra Imagine a future where the yearly flow into one of the largest water reservoirs of a major Australian city could halve within 70 years. This is a scenario that Adelaide could face if the world continues on its current trajectory of high greenhouse gas emissions, according to […]

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Media Release: Oyster ecosystems a huge loss for South Australia

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have discovered the loss of one of the State’s most significant marine ecosystems, which may have disappeared some 70 years ago. For her PhD in the University’s School of Biological Sciences, Heidi Alleway and supervisor Professor Sean Connell identified the loss of oyster reefs, formed by the native oyster Ostrea angasi, from […]

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Lian Pin Koh invited plenary speaker at Clinton Global Initiative

Associate Professor Lian Pin Koh has been invited to be plenary speaker by President Clinton in the Clinton Global Initiative University Meeting March 6-8 2015 in Miami. The meeting will bring together more than 1,000 innovative student leaders to make Commitments to Action in CGI U’s five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate change, Peace […]

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UAE International Drones for Good Award

A 1 million dollar prize is up for grabs for the winner of the UAE Drones for Good Award, taking place in Dubai this week. The UAE Government are inviting “the most innovative and creative minds to find solutions that will improve people’s lives and provide positive technological solutions to modern day issues.” Associate Professor Lian […]

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Media Release: Prevention is better than cure for water ecology

New research from the University of Adelaide suggests monitoring ecosystems that appear to be stable is more effective than fixing them once they have collapsed. The study, led by PhD student Giulia Ghedini from the University’s Environment Institute, examined the canopy-forming algae that create extensive underwater forests all around Australia. The research is published in the prestigious international journal Ecology […]

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