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Spencer Gulf Ecosystem & Development Initiative Update

The Spencer Gulf Ecosystem & Development Initiative (SGEDI) is reducing costs, aiding development and answering environmental challenges for one of South Australia’s leading economic development zones. The SGEDI Science Update and Outcomes May 2015 is now available as an ebrochure.

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Celebrate genetics in Adelaide in July

Celebrate genetics in Adelaide in July with two conferences that feature an outstanding set of 14 national and 12 international speakers and cover a wide range of topics in genetics research. The first conference will be the annual Genetics Society of Australasia conference, followed by a prestigious two-day Boden Research conference – Comparative Animal Genomics Down Under. […]

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Sir Ronald Fisher Lecture: Genomic imprinting and the divided self

Date/Time: Tuesday, 7 July 2015, 5:30 pm Location: Scott Theatre Cost: FREE Abstract: My mother’s kin are not my father’s kin and the interests of these two kin groups do not always coincide. Therefore, our genomes are sometimes divided against themselves over what choices maximise genetic fitness. This evolutionary conflict has resulted in genes evolving […]

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Habitat isolation can effect the future of marine amphipods

Habitat isolation challenges species dispersal to colonise and occupy new locations. A paper published in Biology Letters by Dr Pablo Munguia entitled ‘Role of sources and temporal sinks in a marine amphipod,’ explores how populations can survive in isolated habitats, and how new populations of a small marine crustacean respond to habitat isolation. The results suggest that newly […]

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Media release: Data bank launched for global access to ancient DNA

Medical and other researchers and science teachers around the world will be able to compare ancient DNA from humans from thousands of years ago with the genetics of modern day humans, thanks to a new world-first open access databank at the University of Adelaide’s Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD). The Online Ancient Genome Repository (OAGR) […]

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Debate: Should Australia embrace a nuclear future?

Ben Heard, Doctoral Candidate at the University of Adelaide recently spoke at a briefing session at the Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE). The session debated the pros and cons and policy around the peaceful use of nuclear power by Australia. Ben Heard discussed the case for nuclear […]

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Coming event: Can Australia become a low-carbon energy superpower?

A free public lecture at the University of Adelaide will hear from one of Australia’s best-known commentators on the economics of energy and climate change, Professor Ross Garnaut AO. On Tuesday 23 June, Professor Garnaut will present the 2015 Luxton Memorial Lecture at the University, entitled: Australia: Energy Superpower of the Low-Carbon World. He will […]

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Media release: SA needs to look beyond wind for its clean energy

South Australia cannot complete its move to clean energy through a continued focus on wind energy. This is the conclusion of the most comprehensive review to date of renewable energy in the state, conducted by researchers in the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute. The success of wind power (27% of the state’s energy and 3-4% […]

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New frontiers in marine movement ecology

Dr Pablo Munguia from the University of Adelaide was one of three researchers involved in a paper entitled ‘Frontiers in marine movement ecology: mechanisms and consequences of migration and dispersal in marine habitats,’ published in Biology Letters. The paper explores the state of ‘marine movement ecology’ from small invertebrates to the largest fish, inhabiting benthic and pelagic realms. […]

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New tarantula species discovered in Northern Territory

Adelaide University PhD student, Sophie Harrison has made an exciting new discovery of a previously unrecorded species of tarantula in the Northern Territory’s Judbarra/Gregory National Park. She said the tarantula ‘is so different they’ll make a new genus for it.’ Sophie is part of the SPECIES discovery program Bush Blitz, that has recently uncovered seven […]

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