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Monthly Archives: November 2015

Podcast: Learning about climate from the distant past

Sarah Martin from Radio Adelaide spoke with Dr JonathanTyler, a paleoclimatologist and isotope geochemist from the University of Adelaide about his research into the history of the earth. Through tracing isotopes in ancient soil samples he is able to see how weather patterns have changed through the ages. Listen to the full interview.

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Media release: Seeing natural selection at work in ancient human DNA

  International research involving the University of Adelaide shows that the introduction of agriculture in Europe about 8500 years ago not only changed the way people lived but also left traces in their DNA. Published in Nature, the researchers show the direct results of adaptation to changing diets, environments, disease-causing organisms, social organisation on the […]

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Vodcast: The volatile future of Australia’s water

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. So how should […]

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Podcast: Impact of rising CO2 levels on global marine food chain

Marine ecologist Associate Professor Ivan Nagelkerken from the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute recently spoke with Steve Herman in a radio interview on VOA-Asia News about his research into the impacts of rising carbon dioxide levels and warming temperatures on our oceans’ food chain. Listen to the full interview. This story was also covered by CNN. […]

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Media release: Sharks’ hunting ability destroyed under climate change

The hunting ability and growth of sharks will be dramatically impacted by increased CO2 levels and warmer oceans expected by the end of the century, a University of Adelaide study has found. Published in the journal Scientific Reports, marine ecologists from the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute report long-term experiments that show warmer waters and […]

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Protecting Australia’s marine biodiversity

Meet research scientist Dr Sarah Catalano, featured in the University of Adelaide’s new research blog. Sarah’s research relates to marine parasitology and molecular evolution. Her PhD undertaken at the University of Adelaide has added an abundance of knowledge about the little known dicyemid faunal composition and ecology. She has formally described 10 new dicyemid species from […]

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Using computer modelling to save endangered species

Dr Damien Fordham, an ARC Future Fellow working in the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute was recently featured in the University’s new research blog. The causes and consequences of extinction, and developing predictive tools to be able to implement effective conservation strategies are major themes of Damien’s research. The conservation computer modelling tools that he […]

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Media release: $16.9 million for new Uni of Adelaide research

Reconstructing Australia’s pre-European genetic history, investigating possible cell wall weaknesses in the fungus that causes head blight disease in cereals, developing wearable antennas to monitor the aged, and investigating heat as a risk factor in work-related illness, are amongst the research projects funded under today’s announcement of $16.9 million for new research at the University […]

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Science Says!

The Science Says! tour kicks off this week in Adelaide on Thursday 5 November, 2015. It is an event of science and comedy in the style of the great panel shows (think Good News Week and Spicks and Specks). It’s science as you’ve never seen it before, with this year’s panelists including world leading researchers, gifted comedians, and professional science communicators […]

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