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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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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Seminar: Charged Polymer Membranes for Water Purification

Professor Benny Freeman from the University of Texas will present a seminar. Professor Freeman is a Fulbright Fellow and while the abstract sounds tech-heavy, it will be catered towards a general audience. Title: Ion Sorption, Diffusion and Transport in Charged Polymer Membranes When: 4:00pm, Monday, April 24, 2017 Where: Rennie Lecture Theatre Cost: Free Abstract Charged […]

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Workshop: Time for Research

The work-life-research balance can be hard to strike, let alone maintain. This new workshop hopes to help researchers manage the many demanding tasks of academia. Title: Workshop: Time for Research When: 11:30am – 2:30pm, Friday, March 17, 2017 Where: 214, The Braggs Cost: Free, but bookings recommended. As a busy academic do you feel like you never have […]

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Our next gen “Attenborough” filming new doco

It’s not every day that a film crew shows up to showcase your latest scientific discovery, but for Liz Reed, that’s exactly what happened. A new documentary by The Discovery Channel is following research by Liz Reed, fellow at the Environment Institute. Reed, along with collaborators University of Adelaide and the University of New England, made sensational fossil […]

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