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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Seminar: Past climate variability in south-eastern Australia: progress and potential from sediment archives

“Records of past climate which span decades through millennia are crucial for establishing baseline climate variability to place modern and future change in context. Such records provide new insights into the drivers of long term regional climate change and help constrain the probability of climate extremes. Our understanding of long term climate variability stems from a range of […]

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A minute with our Finalists for the #SAScience Awards

SA Scientist of the Year Finalist: Professor Bronwyn Gillanders Prof Gillanders has three main areas of research: calcified structures in fish such as their earbones, multi use management systems for the Spencer gulf and cephalopods. Read our exclusive Q&A with Prof Gillanders     Tall Poppy Winner: Dr Laura Weyrich Dr Weyrich works on Ancient DNA […]

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Call for Fellowship Applications: The Australian Climate and Water Exchange Research Initiative

2017 Australian Climate and Water Summer Institute We are inviting applications for a competitive fellowship to participate in this prestigious event. Organised by a consortium of government and research organisations, the Summer Institute offers around 15 of the most talented students and early career researchers a unique opportunity to work closely with peers and experts […]

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Seminar: The other side of scientific writing

The other side of scientific writing: increasing reader engagement and readership Publications are the universal currency for communication among scientists. But they are generally composed of dense, uninspiring language that can be laborious to wade through and difficult to understand. While objectivity and scholarship are cornerstones of scientific writing, there is another ingredient that is […]

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Media Release: Eradicating exotic pests with ‘infertility genes’ may be possible

University of Adelaide researchers have shown that it may be possible to eradicate populations of invasive pest animals through the inheritance of a negative gene – a technique known as gene drive. Invasive pests cost agricultural industries around the world hundreds of millions of dollars and are a major threat to biodiversity and the environment. […]

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‘Gene drives’ could wipe out whole populations of pests in one fell swoop

Pest species are not news to continental Australia: animals either deliberately introduced or brought here accidentally by boat have wreaked havoc for decades. Gene driving is a technique that aims to humanely spread a “faulty” gene through a population and triggers population collapse. Environment Institute Researchers Thomas Prowse, Phillip Cassey, Talia Wittmann and Paul Thomas suggests this […]

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Q&A with SA Scientist of the Year nominee Professor Bronwyn GIillanders

Marine Biologist Professor Bronwyn Gillanders is nominated for South Australian Scientist of the Year at the SA Excellence Awards. Kate Luders sat down with Prof Bronwyn Gillanders to talk about her recent highlights and the importance of science communication ahead of the announcement of the finalist at the SA Excellence Award Gala Dinner this Friday. […]

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National Science Week Events

National Science Week is just around the corner so we’ve put together our pick of the best events Art and Science Tours at the Art Gallery of SA When: Monday, August 14 2017 till Friday, August 18 2017. 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Where: Art Gallery of South Australia Cost: Free This multi-site learning program […]

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Vodcast: The Life of Mammals in a Fast Changing World

Professor Kris Helgen gave his Inaugural Professorial Lecture at the University of Adelaide. Prof Helgen completed his PhD at The University of Adelaide on a Fulbright Scholarship, after completing his BA (Biology) from Harvard University. Prof Helgen spoke about how Natural History Museums have been significant in his career, and how important the records and […]

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Scientific Oration: Plants and Civilisation: Past, Present and Future

Please join the University Collections for an Oration by Professor Bob Hill, Executive Dean, Faculty of Sciences and Director, Environment Institute, The University of Adelaide 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start, concluding at 7.30pm Thursday 10 August 2017 Ira Raymond Room, Level 3 Hub Central, The University of Adelaide North Terrace Campus The rise of civilisation is inextricably linked […]

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