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Podcast: Protecting the ecology of the Spencer Gulf

Professor Bronwyn Gillanders from the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute was interviewed by Sarah Martin on Radio Adelaide’s The Sound of Science program about her thoughts on protecting the ecology of the Spencer Gulf. The Spencer Gulf is home to many unique sea creatures, such as the giant cuttlefish. In her interview, Professor Gillanders explores […]

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Podcast: Monotremes: animals of biological fascination

Professor Frank Grutzner is fascinated by monotremes. Monotremes are egg laying mammals, such as platypus and echidna. They are the oldest surviving mammalian lineage, and therefore provide a unique insight into the evolution and many aspects of genetics in all mammals. The extraordinary biology of monotremes also enables researchers to gain insights into human disease. […]

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Doctoral Research Medal winners

The Environment Institute congratulates Dr Sarah Catalano, Dr Owen Burnell and Dr Simon Divecha on winning Adelaide University Doctoral Research Medals. The University awards up to 15 Doctoral Research Medals for the highest quality PhD theses examined each year. Two of the four science University Research Medalists from 2014 were from the Marine Biology Group. […]

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Women’s Research Excellence Award

Dr Laura Weyrich from the Environment Institute’s Australian Centre of Ancient DNA (ACAD), was one of twelve outstanding University of Adelaide women researchers recognised in the University’s inaugural Women’s Research Excellence Awards. These awards, established to celebrate International Women’s Day, recognise, celebrate and promote academic women’s research excellence at the University of Adelaide. Dr Weyrich […]

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Podcast: The future of ancient DNA

The Australian Centre of Ancient DNA at the University of Adelaide use preserved genetic records recovered from ancient materials such as human and animal bones and teeth, plant remains and sediments to understand evolution and environmental changes through time. Professor Alan Cooper, Director of the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD) and Laureate Fellow of […]

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Conserving the seascape nursery

Mangroves and other coastal ecosystems are important nurseries for recreational and commercial finfish and shellfish species. Yet almost half of the global coverage of mangrove has been lost due to humans. To sustain their important ecosystem services adequate management is needed. However, evaluation of their nursery role for management purposes is largely based on protecting […]

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eScience: Losing oyster reefs to history

In the May 2015 eScience magazine, PhD student Heidi Alleway and her supervisor Professor Sean Connell highlight the importance of oyster reefs in maintaining a healthy marine environment. The article explores the history behind the large loss of natural oyster reefs in an effort to better understand how future conservation of oyster species can occur. “They (oyster […]

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Podcast: Exotic invasion stops here

Biosecurity is a key concern for Australia, especially as the trade in exotic bird and lizard species maintains popularity. Associate Professor Phill Cassey leads a research group from the University of Adelaide’s School of Biological Sciences that is working on ways to track these species and ensure they don’t get out of hand and create a threat […]

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Media Release: Volunteers help monitor River Torrens ducks

Six University of Adelaide volunteers braved the dark and cold in the early morning last Thursday 7 May to help University researchers investigate River Torrens ducks and other waterbirds for avian influenza. The six volunteers are among 50 members of the community who responded to the call for Duckwatch volunteers. They are helping wildlife veterinarian and PhD […]

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Mapping fire fuel load with a drone

The University of Adelaide’s Unmanned Research Aircraft Facility (URAF) and South Australia’s Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) are collaborating on new research initiatives to explore various applications of conservation drones for managing South Australia’s natural resources. One ongoing project is to use drones to map and quantify fire load before and after […]

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