The next Research Tuesdays forum will be presented by Professor Lian Pin Koh from the Centre for Applied Conservation Science. Title: Conservation Drones When: 5:30pm, Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Where: Braggs Lecture Theatre Cost: Free, but bookings recommended Environmental conservation can be financially and physically challenging wherever it occurs, but particularly so in remote, hard-to-access, or […]
Reaching a maximum length of 18 metres and weighing up to 21 tons, the whale shark (Rhincodon typus) is the world’s largest fish and is found circumglobally in tropical and temperate seas. Though we know surprisingly little about the natural history and behaviour of these massive animals, they are known to gather seasonally in large […]
Timor-Leste is getting a conservation boost with plans for a marine conservation program. In collaboration with the Centre for Applied Conservation Science at the University of Adelaide, Conservation International conducted a scoping study of cetaceans in Timor-Leste. In five days, 10 whale and dolphin species were recorded. Over 2,200 individuals were sighted. Local guides, fishermen, conservation groups and […]
Indonesia is at the centre of the palm oil industry. As the demand for palm oil increases around the world, concerns about the environmental impacts – including large-scale deforestation, loss of species’ habitat and forest fires – intensify. In response to this, a new initiative has been established to aid farmers in the sustainable production […]
A new paper has described technology as the key to conservation. From satellites to drones, technology has continually demonstrated its usefulness amongst conservationists. A group of international ecologists, incuding our very own Associate Professor Lian Pin Koh from the newly minted Centre for Applied Conservation Science, published the paper about the benefits of technology in conservation. The paper, entitled “Integration of […]
The University of Adelaide and global organisation Conservation International (CI) today announced a strategic partnership that will help boost conservation efforts in the Asia-Pacific region, including a global conservation drone program. The two organisations have established a joint Centre for Applied Conservation Science, and a philanthropic partnership to raise funds for the Centre’s activities and […]
Dr Zuzana Burivalova, postdoctoral research fellow from Princeton University, will presented a seminar on the 15th of July entitled “Using soundscapes to detect different degrees of tropical forest degradation”.
Dr Zuzana Burivalova, postdoctoral research fellow from Princeton University, will present a seminar entitled “Using soundscapes to detect different degrees of tropical forest degradation”. Abstract Communities and indigenous people play a fundamental role in tropical forest management and they are often efficient at preventing deforestation. In Papua New Guinea, the majority of land is officially […]