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Workshop: Impacts of prescribed burning on orchids and their pollinators

A workshop for researchers, conservation managers and community groups interested in the impacts of prescribed burning on orchids and their pollinators is to be held at the University of Adelaide. Dr Renate Faast and Anita Marquart will be presenting their research into the response of orchids and their pollinators to prescribed burns in the Mount […]

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University of Adelaide to host Professor Tim Flannery – The Climate Challenge Beyond the Paris Summit

The University of Adelaide’s Faculty of Sciences is hosting Professor Tim Flannery, Chief Councillor of the Climate Council, renowned climate scientist, author and commentator, to launch the University College London’s report ‘Climate Crisis: Emergency Actions to Protect Human Health’ and deliver a keynote address. The 2015 UNFFCCC Paris Climate Conference represents a pivotal point for international negotiations […]

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Dr Garcia-Bellido to speak at the Royal Society of Tasmania Winter Lecture Series

Dr Diego Garcia-Bellido from the University of Adelaide is to speak at the Royal Society of Tasmania Winter Lecture Series 2015. Lecture: The Cambrian explosion of life and rise of marine species When:    Wednesday 15 July 2015, 7:30pm to 9:00pm Where:   Stanley Burbury Theatre, University Centre, Sandy Bay Campus, Tasmania Further information: www.events.utas.edu.au […]

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Media release: How squabbling genes affect our biology: public lecture

Individual human genes can behave differently depending on whether they are inherited from the mother or the father. At a free public lecture at the University of Adelaide next week, leading Harvard University evolutionary geneticist Professor David Haig will speak about this genetic conflict and how it influences the way we develop. Professor Haig will […]

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Celebrate genetics in Adelaide in July

Celebrate genetics in Adelaide in July with two conferences that feature an outstanding set of 14 national and 12 international speakers and cover a wide range of topics in genetics research. The first conference will be the annual Genetics Society of Australasia conference, followed by a prestigious two-day Boden Research conference – Comparative Animal Genomics Down Under. […]

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Sir Ronald Fisher Lecture: Genomic imprinting and the divided self

Date/Time: Tuesday, 7 July 2015, 5:30 pm Location: Scott Theatre Cost: FREE Abstract: My mother’s kin are not my father’s kin and the interests of these two kin groups do not always coincide. Therefore, our genomes are sometimes divided against themselves over what choices maximise genetic fitness. This evolutionary conflict has resulted in genes evolving […]

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Debate: Should Australia embrace a nuclear future?

Ben Heard, Doctoral Candidate at the University of Adelaide recently spoke at a briefing session at the Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE). The session debated the pros and cons and policy around the peaceful use of nuclear power by Australia. Ben Heard discussed the case for nuclear […]

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Coming event: Can Australia become a low-carbon energy superpower?

A free public lecture at the University of Adelaide will hear from one of Australia’s best-known commentators on the economics of energy and climate change, Professor Ross Garnaut AO. On Tuesday 23 June, Professor Garnaut will present the 2015 Luxton Memorial Lecture at the University, entitled: Australia: Energy Superpower of the Low-Carbon World. He will […]

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Conservation Science Technology group to speak at Pint of Science festival

Professor Andy Lowe, Associate Professor Lian Pin Koh and Associate Professor Phillip Cassey will be speaking at the Pint of Science festival about practical solutions to the biodiversity crisis. Professor Andy Lowe will be talking on illegal logging and timber tracking techniques. Associate Professor Lian Pin Koh will be discussing drone technology for conservation management. Associate […]

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From the Cambrian of Kangaroo Island to the Ordovician of Morocco

Dr Diego Garcia-Bellido recently presented at the April 2015 Sprigg Lecture Series, held at the South Australian Museum. In his lecture entitled ‘From the Cambrian of Kangaroo Island to the Ordovician of Morocco,’ Dr Garcia-Bellido explored the Cambrian (541–485 million years ago or ‘Ma’) and the Ordovician (485–458 Ma) periods, which saw the sudden appearance […]

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