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Holger Maier research team commended by Bushfire CRC

A research project by our very own Professor Holger Maier has been commended for its outstanding outcomes. The project is funded by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre (BNH CRC), a partnership between Australia and New Zealand’s fire and emergency service authorities, land management agencies and non-government organisations. The aim of the BNH CRC is […]

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Lian Pin Koh joins council for sustainable palm oil

Indonesia is at the centre of the palm oil industry. As the demand for palm oil increases around the world, concerns about the environmental impacts – including large-scale deforestation, loss of species’ habitat and forest fires – intensify. In response to this, a new initiative has been established to aid farmers in the sustainable production […]

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A PechaKucha Night of Science

A PechaKucha Night of Science is coming to the South Australian Museum! For the uninitiated, PechaKucha is a presentation style in which presenters showcase their ideas through 20 slides, shown for 20 seconds each. Its a fun and fast-paced approach to presentations. The PechaKucha Night of Science is in celebration of National Biodiversity Month and will feature […]

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Vodcast: “Testing the ocean bipolar seesaw” Professor Chris Turney

As part of the Sprigg Geobiology Seminar Series, Professor Chris Turney from the University of New South Wales presented a seminar on the 26th August, 2016 entitled “Testing the ocean bipolar seesaw: Using ancient New Zealand kauri (Agathis australis) to investigate the mechanisms of abrupt and extreme climate change” Abstract Contrasting Greenland and Antarctic temperature trends […]

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EI students in the 3 Minute Thesis Grand Finals

The faculty heats for the 3 Minute Thesis were held last night and two of the Environment Institute’s students placed in the top 3. Amy Ianella and Tanya Jayne, both from the School of Biological Sciences, came in 2nd and 3rd place respectively. Amy, along with the night’s overall winner Daniel Murnane from the School of Physical […]

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Twitterati: Our researchers on twitter

Our researchers and affiliates are all over social media- especially Twitter! Find out all the latest from the Environment Institute, straight from the horse’s mouth. Read their tweets, give them a follow and engage with this fantastic group of researchers! love it when I find some native wildlife happily living in suburbia pic.twitter.com/zGKfuFH99F — Jeremy […]

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Open letter to PM Malcolm Turnbull – There is No Planet B

A group of scientists and industry leaders have called on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to take action on climate change. In an open letter entitled There Is No Planet B, 154 Australian scientists urged the Government to address the root causes of climate change. “We are as humans conducting a massive science experiment with this […]

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Ocean warming and acidification are changing shark behaviour

As the Earth’s oceans warms, sea-dwelling creatures experience a raft of changes. While much attention has been directed towards small-bodied fishes, we know relatively little about the effects of ocean warming and acidification on large predators like sharks. A new publication by the Environment Institute’s Jennifer Pistevos, Associate Professor Ivan Nagelkerken, Dr Tullio Rossi and Professor […]

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Hopbush climate adaptation: evidence from the genome

This is a guest post by Matthew Christmas. Matthew is a PhD researcher under the supervision of Professor Andy Lowe. Hopbush- the Aussie battler Widely distributed plants, such as the Australian native ‘hopbush’ (Dodonaea viscosa, right), have to face a spectrum of environmental conditions across their range. In the short term they can deal with environmental […]

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Vodcast: Fire, Air, Earth, Water – the elemental drivers of the Australian vegetation. Professor Bob Hill

As part of the Department of Ecology & Environmental Science Seminar Series Professor Bob Hill Executive Dean, Faculty of Sciences University of Adelaide, and Director, Environment Institute will presented a seminar entitled: Fire, Air, Earth, Water – the elemental drivers of the Australian vegetation. Abstract The living Australian vegetation is the end result of hundreds of millions of years of evolution, but […]

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