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Monthly Archives: September 2016

Prof Gillanders nominated for Winnovation award

We are pleased to announced that Professor Bronwyn Gillanders has been named a finalist at this year’s Winnovation Awards by Women in Innovation SA. The Winnovation Awards celebrate the successes of female innovators in South Australia. Professor Gillanders has been recognised for her work with the Spencer Gulf Ecosystem & Development Initiative (SGEDI). The Initiative, which […]

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International acclaim for our forensic scientists

Forensic research students from the Environment Institute have been recognised across the world for their amazing research. Research students Felicia Bardan from the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD) and Duncan Jardine from the Advanced DNA Identification and Forensics Faculty won prizes at the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society (ANZFSS) conference in Auckland. The ANZFSS brings together scientists, law enforcers, […]

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Timber guide launched to crack down on illegal trafficking

A new guide on the illegal timber trade has been released in a global effort to clamp down on timber trafficking crimes. The Best Practice Guide for Forensic and Timber Identification was prepared by the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC), with a substantial contribution from the Environment Institute’s Dr Eleanor Dormontt. Dr Dormontt is […]

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Upcoming Seminar by Former Senator Robert Simms

Former Senator for the Australian Greens, Robert Simms, will present a seminar entitled “Influencing decision makers”. Title: Influencing decision makers When: 12:10pm Friday, October 21, 2016 Where: Lecture Theatre G10, Benham Building Robert Simms talks about how to promote your research to politicians, and discusses how this can inform political decision making.

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Media Release: Climate change will see some males get sexier

A common marine crustacean has shown researchers that it’s all set to beat climate change – the males will get more attractive to the females, with a resulting population explosion. The University of Adelaide study is the first to show how mating behaviour could change under the warmer waters and more acidic oceans brought by […]

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Upcoming Seminar by Dr Frédérik Saltré

The Environment Institute’s Dr Frédérik Saltré will present a seminar entitled “Unravelling what (or who) killed the world’s largest mammals over the last 50,000 years” Title: Unravelling what (or who) killed the world’s largest mammals over the last 50,000 years When: 12pm Friday, October 28, 2016 Where: Lecture Theatre G10, Benham Building   Abstract Megafauna extinctions during the […]

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Why are scenarios one of the best tools for planning?

Thinking about the future in decision making and planning processes is critical. In this article we look at one of the best tools to do this: Scenario planning. Thinking about the future reveals many questions When we think about how our own lives will change in the future, it is full of uncertainties. Missed or […]

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Seminar: Drones, the University and Beyond

The University of Adelaide’s Unmanned Research Aircraft Facility (URAF) invites you to join them for an information session and networking opportunity. Title: Drones, the University and Beyond When: 3pm, Friday October 7, 2016 Where: Room 313/314, Level 3, The Braggs This event is an opportunity to obtain a deeper insight into some of the URAF’s current projects, as […]

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DNA Detectives featured in New Scientist

The Environment Institute’s Dr Eleanor Dormontt has been featured in the latest edition of New Scientist, sharing her insights into the illegal timber trade. The New Scientist article delves into the promises of new technologies, such as DNA analysis, to hamper the illegal wildlife and timber trade. Dr Eleanor Dormontt speaks about the barriers to employing these potential […]

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Seminar: The role of ocean circulation changes as a climate driver

The next Sprigg Symposium will be presented by Dr Laurie Menviel, DECRA Fellow from the University of New South Wales. She will present a seminar entitled “The role of ocean circulation changes as a climate driver during the last glacial period” Title: The role of ocean circulation changes as a climate driver during the last glacial […]

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