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Media Release: Naracoorte Caves to be focus of $2m research project

A University of Adelaide-led research project will focus on the rich fossil history of Naracoorte Caves and cement its place on the world science stage.  Announced today, the project has been awarded $669,000 by the Australian Government through the Australian Research Council (ARC)’s Linkage Projects scheme which promotes collaborative projects between universities, industry, government and […]

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Alan Cooper to be on the panel for The National Science Quiz this year

The National Science Quiz is here! Date: Sunday 25 June, 2017 Time: 2:00pm–3:30pm (doors open at 1:30pm) Venue: ANZAC Hall @ Prince Alfred College, 23 Dequetteville Terrace, Kent Town Join host Charlie Pickering as he exercises the expert mind of Australian Centre of Ancient DNA and The Environment Institute Alan Cooper. Also appearing on the panel […]

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Seminar: Sustainable Landscape Partnerships by Conservation International

The next speaker in the Department of Ecology & Environmental Science Seminar Series will be Simon Badcock, Senior Terrestrial Program Advisor at Conservation International. Title: Reflections on the implementation of the Sustainable Landscapes Partnership, North Sumatra, Indonesia: Challenges, lessons learnt and future opportunities When: 12:10pm, Friday 26th May 2017 Where: Napier 102 Lecture Theatre In […]

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Sean Connell Series: Moving ocean acidification research beyond its pioneering roots

 A new paper has been published in Food Webs recently, the paper was led by Giulia Ghedini, a PhD Candidate and her supervisor Professor Sean Connell investigate carbon dioxide and ocean acidification. Professor Sean Connell writes the following guest post: Tests of the ecological responses to field of ocean acidification started less than 10 years ago.  With the […]

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Guest Post: How King George Whiting have the potential to adapt to climate change.

A new study published in The Journal of Fish Ecology was lead by PhD candidate Nastaran Mazloum. The work featured contributions by Dr Zoe Doubleday and Professor Bronwyn Gillanders from the Southern Seas Ecology Laboratory within the Environment Institute, in collaboration with the University of Texas. The work investigated whether the swimming speeds of a fish are […]

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Sean Connell series: Can we predict tipping points for ecosystem collapse?

Professor Sean Connell, Dr Zoe Doubleday, Jonathon Leung and Samuel Owens from the Southern Seas Ecology Laboratory within the Environment Institute have published a new paper in Conservation Biology.  Their collaboration with SARDI, CQ University, UNSW, Norwegian Institute for Water Research, The University of Hong Kong investigated whether the way we view “healthy” ecosystems is not entirely accurate, […]

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Next SPRIGG Lecture

The next Lecture in the Sprigg Series is titled “Novel insights into photosynthetic gas exchange revealed by stable isotopes”. The Seminar will be given by Dr Lucas Cernusak who is joining us from James Cook University, QLD. Dr Cernusak studies the controls for the process of gas exchange during photosynthesis, and applying his findings about […]

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Professor Kris Helgen has not one – but two journal covers this month!

New addition to the University of Adelaide and the Environment Institute, Professor Kris Helgen has already settled in and to celebrate has two journal covers this month! Prof Helgen’s work lead by The University of California in research collaboration which included Mpala Research Centre, Kenya, Stanford University, Duke University, Harvard University, Princeton University, National Museums […]

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Lost Forests paper receives an abundance of media attention over the weekend

The recently published paper in Science coordinated by the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) and involving an international team of scientists including Professor Andrew Lowe and Associate Professor Ben Sparrow has been featured in National Geographic, The Daily Mail, Nature World News and IEE Acquired Engineering News. The research was  highlighted on ABC and ABC News 24 with the […]

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Food Webs study featured in The New York Times

Work led by PhD candidate Silvan Goldenberg, with contributions by Environment Institute Members Ivan Nagelkerken, Camilo Ferriera, Hadayet Ullah and Sean Connell was featured in the New York Times this weekend. Their paper published in Global Change Ecology was featured under the title “To Simulate Climate Change, Scientists Build Miniature Worlds”. The article was accompanied by […]

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