ECR Network: Grant Writing Workshop

Want to know how to write a killer grant application? Let this workshop be your guide, led by the Environment Institute’s Professor Alan Cooper. Title: ECR Network: Grant Writing Workshop When: 5:30pm, Wednesday 26th July 2017 Where: The Science Exchange, 55 Exchange Place, Adelaide, SA, 5000 You’ll never go to a workshop as honest or useful as this. Find […]

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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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Are you the next Superstar of STEM?

Calling all women in STEM! New opportunity to smash gender stereotypes and become a superstar of STEM! Superstars of STEM is a new program by Science & Technology of Australia, geared to increasing the public visibility of women in STEM. The program will see 30 of the nation’s most dynamic and inspiring female scientists and technologists complete […]

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Sprigg Lecture to Feature Alan Cooper

The Sprigg Lecture Series is an opportunity for the public to engage with the latest research and thinking around scientific and culture discoveries. The next Sprigg Lecture will be presented by Professor Alan Cooper, who will talk about the Aboriginal Heritage Project. The Aboriginal Heritage Project is a collaborative effort between the Australian Centre for […]

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Media Release: Bacteria with Midas touch for efficient gold processing

Special ‘nugget-producing’ bacteria may hold the key to more efficient processing of gold ore, mine tailings and recycled electronics, as well as aid in exploration for new deposits, University of Adelaide research has shown. For more than 10 years, University of Adelaide researchers have been investigating the role of microorganisms in gold transformation. In the […]

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New paper rewrites the biology of common wetland reed

A new study by the Environment Institute’s Dr Jasmin Packer has uncovered the biology of phragmites australis, a globally important plant native to the British Isles. Phragmites are a type of wetland reed, with phragmite australis being one of the most common. The reeds are vital to wildlife and conservation as they provide a nesting site for birds […]

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Tasmanian devil myth busted in new paper

Tasmanian Devils are a precious Australian icon that now dwell only on the island of Tasmania. The devils were once wild across mainland Australia, but went extinct around 3000 years ago. But could some of those devils have survived on the mainland? Are there any populations left? Environment Institute researchers searched for answers. The myth of […]

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Pint of Science with Laura Weyrich

Pint of Science is coming to Adelaide, bringing together science enthusiasts over a nice, cold bevvy. This year’s Pint of Science will feature our very own Dr Laura Weyrich. Weyrich is an expert on ancient DNA and the original palaeo diet. Using DNA sequencing of ancient dental tar, she reconstructs diets of Neanderthals long gone. […]

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Media Release: Megafaunal extinctions driven by too much moisture

Studies of bones from Ice Age megafaunal animals across Eurasia and the Americas have revealed that major increases in environmental moisture occurred just before many species suddenly became extinct around 11-15,000 years ago. The persistent moisture resulting from melting permafrost and glaciers caused widespread glacial-age grasslands to be rapidly replaced by peatlands and bogs, fragmenting […]

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New Paper: Understanding Biological Invasions

Invasive species cost us billions of dollars each year and pose a grave threat to native fauna and flora. New research proposes a framework to develop a global network for invasion science to stop the threat from invasive species. Published in the journal Biological Invasion, the research addresses fundamental gaps in our understanding of invasive […]

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