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Guest Post: Two new species of Parasitic Wasps described!

Identifying, describing and giving names to new species is the art and science of taxonomy. It may seem trivial, but the more we know about how many species there are and how they differ from each other, the better we can conserve, protect and utilise the environment around us. Choeras is a genus of parasitoid […]

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Fossil find uncovers our ancient past

The ancient history of Earth is always fascinating. The fossil record shows creatures that once roamed, habitats that are now lost and describe an Earth that is both foreign and familiar. Research that uncovers more about our ancient land are compelling, like the latest from Dr Diego Garcia-Bellido. Garcia-Bellido and co-workers uncovered fossils in South Australia, […]

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Publication: Tracking changes of spiny trapdoor spiders

Australia’s arid zone has spread throughout history, and has had a transformative impact on many species. New research has investigated the evolutionary history of spiny trapdoor spiders, in response to changes in Australia’s arid environment. Published in Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, and co-authored by the Environment Institute’s Professor Andy Austin, the paper has been ranked as […]

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Research illuminates light adaptation in insects

Perception of light is one of the most important developments in animal history.  Eyes appeared relatively late on the sensory scene but had immediate impact. A new publication explores the role of light-environments in the adaptation and development of biological characteristics. Published in Austral Entomology by lead author Dr Simon Tierney, this review focuses on insects […]

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Media Release: Trapdoor spiders disappearing from Australian landscape

Recent surveys by Australian scientists have identified an apparent significant decline in the numbers of trapdoor spiders across southern Australia Famous for their carefully camouflaged burrows – some with lids or ‘trapdoors’ from which they launch themselves to catch their prey – trapdoor spiders are remarkable animals. The females of some species are known to […]

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A PechaKucha Night of Science

A PechaKucha Night of Science is coming to the South Australian Museum! For the uninitiated, PechaKucha is a presentation style in which presenters showcase their ideas through 20 slides, shown for 20 seconds each. Its a fun and fast-paced approach to presentations. The PechaKucha Night of Science is in celebration of National Biodiversity Month and will feature […]

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Hopbush climate adaptation: evidence from the genome

This is a guest post by Matthew Christmas. Matthew is a PhD researcher under the supervision of Professor Andy Lowe. Hopbush- the Aussie battler Widely distributed plants, such as the Australian native ‘hopbush’ (Dodonaea viscosa, right), have to face a spectrum of environmental conditions across their range. In the short term they can deal with environmental […]

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Vodcast: Fire, Air, Earth, Water – the elemental drivers of the Australian vegetation. Professor Bob Hill

As part of the Department of Ecology & Environmental Science Seminar Series Professor Bob Hill Executive Dean, Faculty of Sciences University of Adelaide, and Director, Environment Institute will presented a seminar entitled: Fire, Air, Earth, Water – the elemental drivers of the Australian vegetation. Abstract The living Australian vegetation is the end result of hundreds of millions of years of evolution, but […]

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Seminar: Fire, Air, Earth, Water – the elemental drivers of the Australian vegetation. Professor Bob Hill

As part of the Department of Ecology & Environmental Science Seminar Series Professor Bob Hill Executive Dean, Faculty of Sciences University of Adelaide, and Director, Environment Institute will present a seminar entitled: Fire, Air, Earth, Water – the elemental drivers of the Australian vegetation Abstract The living Australian vegetation is the end result of hundreds of millions of years of evolution, […]

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The 4th National Postgraduate Workshop in Systematics

The National Postgraduate Workshop in Systematics was held at the University of Adelaide from July 11th – 15th 2016. The workshop runs every second year and this year hosted 32 PhD students, 22 of which originate outside of Adelaide. Specialist staff delivered workshops and seminars on topics including DNA lab management, Phylogenetics, Tours of the State Herbarium and […]

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