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How is your revegetation project rewilding the microbiome?

After the success of ecological restoration projects around the world by University of Adelaide researchers, revegetation could be boosted using a potential new tool that monitors soil microbes. In a paper published in the journal Molecular Ecology, researchers have shown how the community of bacteria present in the soil of land that had been cleared and […]

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Climate adaptation webinar coming to computer near you

The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility are hosting a series of webinars to tackle issues in climate adaptation. Each webinar will feature two experts, and provide an opportunity for you, the viewer, to ask questions and join the discussion online. The webinars are free, but registrations is recommended: Trade, Aid and Tourism Under Climate Change […]

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TV Spotlight for Frank Reith

Research from the EI has a huge international impact, as shown in a special episode of a German TV show featuring our very own Dr Frank Reith. Dr Frank Reith, aka the Man with the Gold Bug, has been featured in a TV special for German station ZDF. Reith was featured on Leschs Kosmos, a science […]

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Bees hold the key to Unlocking Increased Crop Yields

What’s all the buzz about? Researchers from the University of Adelaide are mapping the activity of honeybees and native pollinators in areas of revegetation and native vegetation around different crops in South Australia. They will create a short-list of the most useful pollinating species and identify the plants used by the pollinators as sources of […]

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Nominate a scientist this Science Awards season!

Its awards season! Yes, even the science community has an awards season which includes some very prestigious honours to some very deserving scientists. Here are four awards that you should apply or nominate someone for. SA Science Excellence Awards The South Australian Science Excellence Awards recognise and reward outstanding scientific endeavour, including its application in industry […]

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Media Release: Microbes measure ecological restoration success

The success of ecological restoration projects around the world could be boosted using a potential new tool that monitors soil microbes. Published in the journal Molecular Ecology, University of Adelaide researchers have shown how the community of bacteria present in the soil of land that had been cleared and grazed for 100 years was returned […]

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Get Your Abstracts In for Australian Rangelands Conference

Rangelands of Australia will be under investigation at the Australian Rangelands Society 19th Biennial Conference. The conference will be held in Port August, South Australia from 25 – 28 September, 2017. The theme of this year’s conference is “Transition to Transformation” and will examine the sustainable use of rangelands. The program has been released, which includes […]

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Media Release: Dental plaque DNA shows Neandertals used ‘aspirin’

Ancient DNA found in the dental plaque of Neandertals – our nearest extinct relative – has provided remarkable new insights into their behaviour, diet and evolutionary history, including their use of plant-based medicine to treat pain and illness. Published today in the journal Nature, an international team led by the University of Adelaide’s Australian Centre […]

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Media Release: Aboriginal hair shows 50,000 years connection to country

DNA in hair samples collected from Aboriginal people across Australia in the early to mid-1900s has revealed that populations have been continuously present in the same regions for up to 50,000 years – soon after the peopling of Australia. Published today in the journal Nature, the findings reinforce Aboriginal communities’ strong connection to country and […]

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Sprigg Seminar Series 2017

The Sprigg Geobiology Centre is hosting an exciting seminar series with presentations from distinguished speakers followed by open discussion and audience participation. Make sure you don’t miss out! Seminars start at 12.10pm on Fridays in the Mawson Lecture Theatre* – Mawson Building Date Presenter Affiliation/Title Organiser 3/03/2017 Martin Dietzel Graz Uni (Austria): Fractionation of Trace Elements […]

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