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ACAD wins Eureka Prizes for Aboriginal Heritage Project!

We would like to congratulate the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA and the South Australian Museum for their Aboriginal Hair Project, which won a Eureka Prize for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Research last night. The black tie award ceremony awarded 17 awards for the best scientific research, citizen science and research in the last year within […]

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Media Release: Eureka Prize win for Aboriginal Heritage Project

A project creating the first genetic map of Aboriginal Australia before European arrival has won national recognition with the 2017 Eureka Prize for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Scientific Research. The Aboriginal Heritage Project is led by the University of Adelaide’s Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD) in partnership with the South Australian Museum, and in collaboration with […]

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Goyder Water Research Institute Media Release: Coastal Carbon Ecosystems

The following Media Release has been reposted from Goyder Water Research Institute: Multidisciplinary research team working to determine the value of South Australia’s coastal carbon ecosystems The recently-commenced project Coastal Carbon Opportunities: demonstrating additionality and potential for future offsets in South Australia will see a multidisciplinary research team working to determine the value of the state’s coastal […]

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Podcast: Dr Liz Reed’s Sold Out Sprigg Talk

Dr Liz Reed is an adjunct Professor and Honourary Research Fellow at the South Australian Museum. Dr Reed gave a talk at the Sprigg Lecture Series on the 15 August on her work with the Naracoorte caves, off the back of the announcement of a $2 million dollar Linkage grant. Dr Liz Reed has been […]

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Repost: “Dieback to domination: what have we learned in 45 years about the ecology of common reed?”

The following article was written by Dr Jasmin Packer for the Journal of Ecology, on the subject of her most recent paper – published in the journal – entitled Biological Flora of the British Isles: Phragmites australis. Reed beds throughout the world have been supporting animal and human populations since the last ice age. These reed […]

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Science in the Pub: Epigenetics

Dr Bastian Llamas, ARC Future Fellow, Australian Centre for DNA will speak at the Epigenetics Science in the Pub. Dr Llamas works with ancient DNA and was recently awarded an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship to create the first ultra high-quality Aboriginal Australian reference genome to explore human adaption to diverse environments. Where: Rob Roy […]

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Science in the Pub: Sustainability of Natural Resources

Professor Sean Connell will speak at the regional Science in the pub on the Fleurieu Peninsula next Tuesday night. Sean Connell is a Professor of Marine Biology and is involved in the Windara Reef which was recently launched by the South Australian Government, Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Science in the Pub – Fleurieu Penninsula Where: The […]

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3D Scanning of the Naracoorte Caves

Dr Liz Reed and Dr Lee Arnold are featured in the Naracoorte Herald for their scans of the Naracoorte Cave called Shultz. The cave was scanned in a matter of hours using a 3D Scanner (HD LEICA geosystems 3D laser scanner) which uses lasers to record one million points per second in in virtually 360 degrees. These points […]

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Prof Andy Austin is interviewed by Amanda Vanstone on ABC RN’s Counterpoint

Professor Andy Austin was interviewed by Amanda Vanstone on the ABC RN show “Counterpoint”, as a result of the recent press coverage which featured in USA Today, which has a daily readership of 7 million. Prof Austin spoke about his recent PLoS One, led by PhD candidate Sophie Harrison which challenges the previous theory the spiders arrived in Australia. Genetic analysis […]

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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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