Goolwa cockles used to record our past – 3 min presentation on Elsevier Audio Slides

Elsevier is now offering the option to prepare and upload audio slides that will appear on the same page as your publication. AudioSlides are short, webcast-style presentations that are shown next to online articles on ScienceDirect. This format gives authors the opportunity to present their research in their own words, helping readers understand quickly what […]

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Science meets Parliament: 21-22 March 2017

Science meets Parliament sees 200 scientists and technologists gather in Canberra to meet face-to-face with MPs and Senators to share their science and develop some valuable professional skills. Networking opportunities, workshops and inspiring speakers will be spread over two full days at Old and New Parliament House. Registrations cost $1100 for general registrations, or $650 […]

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Fossils found reveal unseen ‘footprint’ maker

Fossils found in Morocco from the long-extinct group of sea creatures called trilobites, including rarely seen soft-body parts, may be previously unseen animals that left distinctive fossil ‘footprints’ around the ancient supercontinent Gondwana. The trilobites were a very common group of marine animals during the 300 million years of the Palaeozoic Era with hard, calcified, […]

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Environment Institute 10 Research Highlights 2016

1. Genetic profiling of trees helps convict timber thieves  Our researchers helped convict National Forest timber thieves in a landmark case in the United States. An international team including Dr Eleanor Dormontt and Professor Andy Lowe developed DNA markers for certain trees. This was used to create a DNA profiling reference database of trees which could be used in […]

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Environment Institute Top 10 Publications 2016

It has been another productive year of research for the Environment Institute in 2016. Showcased below are 10 of our most pivotal journal articles of the year*. 1. Cultural innovation and megafauna interaction in the early settlement of arid Australia. Nature This paper describes research proving that humans occupied Australia’s arid interior and began developing sophisticated tools […]

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Professor Bob Hill calls for focus on ailing planet to reduce future illness

Environment Institute Director, and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Adelaide Professor Bob Hill, calls for a shift in focus from curing people once they are ill to instead supporting the healthiest society that we can, to help prevent much of the illness that will be endemic on an increasingly ailing planet. […]

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Media Release: Platypus venom could hold key to diabetes treatment

Australian researchers have discovered remarkable evolutionary changes to insulin regulation in two of the nation’s most iconic native animal species – the platypus and the echidna – which could pave the way for new treatments for type 2 diabetes in humans. The findings, now published in the Nature journal Scientific Reports, reveal that the same […]

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Media Release: Call for global action to stamp out illegal timber trade

A group of conservation scientists and policy makers led by University of Adelaide researchers are calling for global action to combat the illegal timber trade. They say governments and organisations responsible for protecting wildlife and forests around the world and certification schemes need to “catch up with the science” and put in place policies and […]

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Media Release: Humans settled Australia’s arid zone 49,000 years ago

New findings published today, involving University of Adelaide researchers, prove that humans occupied Australia’s arid interior and began developing sophisticated tools 10,000 years earlier than previously documented – around 49,000 years ago. Published in Nature, the findings from the Warratyi Rock Shelter in the desert region of northern South Australia, show it to contain the […]

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New Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage

A seven-year, $45.7 million centre will investigate the beginning of Australia’s unique biodiversity and Indigenous heritage, while inspiring Australian children to engage with science. The Australia Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage will bring together 20 institutions and museums worldwide to unlock the history of Australia, Papua New Guinea and […]

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