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Podcast: The impact of feast and famine

University of Adelaide PhD candidate Grace Hodder recently spoke with Sarah Martin from Radio Adelaide about her research project on the ecology of the diamond firetail, a threatened bird species of the Mt Lofty Ranges. Grace’s research under the supervision of Associate Professor David Paton is focused on determining whether their declining numbers is due […]

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New paper: Regional engagement and spatial modelling for natural resource management planning

Scientists from the University of Adelaide and CSIRO have been involved in a study examining the regional engagement and spatial modelling for natural resource management in South Australia. Professor Wayne Meyer from the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute was one of seven researchers involved in an article published in Sustainability Science. The study involved reviewing […]

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Core Values Awards

The Environment Institute congratulates Professor Andrew Lowe, Dr Anita Smyth, Dr Steve Morton and 15 others who as part of the Ecosystem Council and Ecosystem Science Long Term Plan Steering Committee were runners up and received a Highly Commended award at the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Australasia’s Core Values Awards. The award, announced […]

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e-Science. You need a hole in your head

Research undertaken by Associate Professor Phillip Cassey, Professor Roger Seymour, Dr Edward Snelling and Sophie Angove from the University of Adelaide was highlighted in the latest e-Science Magazine. It is not known how humans evolved to the state of being able to think and reason because brain metabolic rates have not been able to be measured in […]

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Waterisk – A Research Tuesdays Forum

In the World Economic Forum’s recently released 2015 global risk assessment, the threat identified as having the greatest potential impact was “water crises”. As our population grows and climate changes, the effective management of water resources will become increasingly critical; not just for the survival of communities and industries, but entire regions, with so-called “water […]

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Flying drones to save the environment

“The novel use of drones as a conservation tool means we can navigate remote rain forests, monitor endangered animals and fight against wildlife crime.” Watch as University of Adelaide researcher Associate Professor Lian Pin Koh explains this game-changer for conservation research. Find out about this – and other exciting research on the new University of […]

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The oceans are changing too fast for marine life to keep up

Associate Professor Ivan Nagelkerken from the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute recently wrote an article for The Conversation discussing the results of a study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. The study that he undertook with colleague Professor Sean Connell analysed over 600 experiments world wide to identify patterns in the impact of ocean […]

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Media release: Global marine analysis suggests food chain collapse

A world-first global analysis of marine responses to climbing human CO2 emissions has painted a grim picture of future fisheries and ocean ecosystems. Published today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), marine ecologists from the University of Adelaide say the expected ocean acidification and warming is likely to produce a […]

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eScience. Fossil Flowers: Gaining glimpses of an ancient forest

Find out how plant life evolved on earth in the latest e-Science Magazine. Dr John Conran, Associate Professor Daphne Lee and Dr Uwe Kaulfuss went fossil-hunting in New Zealand’s Foulden Maar to discover the history of flowering plants. Read the full article.

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New paper: Constraints to and conservation implications for climate change adaption in plants

PhD candidate Mr Matthew Christmas, Dr Martin Breed and Professor Andrew Lowe from the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute recently had a new research paper published in Conservation Genetics, entitled “Constraints to and conservation implications for climate change adaption in plants“. Climate change is having a widespread impact on plant and tree populations. This study focuses […]

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