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Next SPRIGG Lecture

The next Lecture in the Sprigg Series is titled “Novel insights into photosynthetic gas exchange revealed by stable isotopes”. The Seminar will be given by Dr Lucas Cernusak who is joining us from James Cook University, QLD. Dr Cernusak studies the controls for the process of gas exchange during photosynthesis, and applying his findings about […]

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Science in The Pub: The Science of Ancient Australia

The theme of Science in the Pub this month was The Science of Ancient Australia. Two Environment Institute members discussed how their research has helped us understand the evolution of marsupials and the impact megafauna had on the ancient Australian environment. Dr Kieren Mitchell, discussed the evolution of Australian marsupials after the separation of the […]

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4 Reasons why your PhD will benefit from OzEWEX

In December 2016, the Intelligent Water Decisions Group had three PhD students participate in the prestigious OzEWEX Summer Institute. They discovered that the Summer Institute was really beneficial. Read on to find out why.   What is the OzEWEX Summer institute? The acronym OzEWEX stands for the Australian Energy and Water Exchanges initiative. It is […]

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Upcoming Event: Science at the Shine Dome

Every year, Science at the Shine Dome celebrates the rich achievements of Australia’s foremost physical and biological scientists. The 3-day festival is an opportunity for scientists and the public alike to learn new knowledge and will be capped off by the Life on the loose symposium. The Life on the loose: species and invasion control […]

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#STEMSelfie celebrates women in science

Who run the world? Women in STEM! And now social media is behind a push to celebrate the amazing women contributing to the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.The #STEMSelfies campaign challenges stereotypes of what it means to be a scientist. The campaign encourages women in STEM to take selfies promoting their great work.The […]

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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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Win TEDx Adelaide double passes by joining our Instagram competition!

Just a few weeks ago, we launched our Instagram page, giving you a glimpse into the life of our researchers. To celebrate the launch, we’re giving you the chance to win double pass tickets to TEDxAdelaide, August 26th, 2016 There are two ways to score these tickets: 1. By entering your photo into our competition (if you’re […]

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Vodcast: Using soundscapes to detect forest degradation, Dr Zuzana Burivalova

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”.

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Seminar: Are humans the dominant force for change in our atmosphere, seas and land?

The Field Geology Club of South Australia, the Royal Society of South Australia and the Geological Society of Australia (SA Division) jointly present the 2nd Ralph Tate Memorial Lecture by Associate Professor Victor Gostin. Abstract Human control of fire, some two million years ago, ushered in a totally new factor in the earth’s natural cycles. A further […]

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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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