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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Media release: Three-year research project described in just 3 minutes

A research thesis explained in just three minutes is the challenge for ten of the University of Adelaide’s PhD students at a free public event on Tuesday 8 September. The special Research Tuesdays event will see two finalists from each of the University’s five faculties compete to represent the University in the national Three Minute […]

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Vodcast: Using hard structures to answer ecological questions

Professor Bronwyn Gillanders presented her Inaugural Lecture ‘Hard data’ at the recent Research Tuesdays Seminar Series. Bronwyn’s lecture exploring the fascinating ecological and environmental insights being revealed by marine organisms’ hard body parts can be viewed below:

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Media release: Fire damage to soils sets back bushfire recovery

Soils in areas hit by bushfires like the Sampson Flat fire may take several years to recover, say University of Adelaide soil scientists starting a new study into the effects of bushfires on soils. “Bushfire not only burns the vegetation above ground, but also organic matter in the soil,” says Professor Petra Marschner, soil scientist […]

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Volunteers needed for black-eared miner surveys

Rebecca Boulton and the Black-eared Miner Recovery Team need a number of enthusiastic volunteers to help walk transects throughout the Riverland Biosphere to record miners and other threatened mallee birds. They are attempting to repeat extensive surveys that were completed back in 2000-02 and again in 2007 using distance sampling to take a snap-shot of […]

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Podcast: Forecasting ocean acidification

What will our oceans of the future look like? Associate Professor Ivan Nagelkerken from the University of Adelaide spoke to Radio Adelaide‘s Sarah Martin about his research looking at fish behaviour and marine habitat around carbon dioxide vents in a bid to forecast how marine environments respond to future increases in carbon dioxide. Listen to […]

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Underwater study reveals effects of ocean acidification

Associate Professor Ivan Nagelkerken from the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute was interviewed by The Lead about his research into the effects of ocean acidification on marine environments. The research undertaken by Ivan Nagelkerken, Bayden Russell, Bronwyn Gillanders and Sean Connell, has been published in Nature Climate Change. The study details how predicted ocean acidification from climate […]

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Drones to assist with Dingo Fence monitoring

The University of Adelaide’s Unmanned Research Aircraft Facility (URAF) recently featured in an article by The Lead. The URAF will be involved in a trial using their drones to monitor the Dingo Fence in outback Australia. The Dingo Fence, which was established to protect livestock from attacks by wild dogs and native dingos runs continuously […]

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A drone’s-eye view of conservation

Associate Professor Lian Pin Koh from the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute was interviewed by Virgin Unite about using drones for conservation. “These light weight autonomous flying vehicles can track animals in their natural habitat, monitor the health of rain forests, even combat crime by detecting poachers via thermal imaging.” Read the full article to […]

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The Great Southern Reef – have you heard of it?

Professor Sean Connell from the University of Adelaide was one of the authors on a collaborative article among six scientists across Southern Australia published in The Conversation. The article highlights the need to increase awareness of the true value of the Great Southern Reef so that it can be managed effectively now and for future […]

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Podcast: Spider discovery is not for the faint hearted

University of Adelaide’s School of Biological Sciences PhD student, Sophie Harrison, has discovered several new species of trapdoor spiders through her research. Sophie spoke with The Sound of Science about her work on a family of trapdoor spiders and her hope to use this research to protect these newly identified species of spiders. Listen to the […]

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