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Prof Megan Lewis joins Goyder Institute Board

The Goyder Institute has just appointed the Environment Institute’s Professor Megan Lewis as their newest Board member. Prof Lewis has extensive experience in remote sensing, vegetation ecology, and environmental science and management, making her an excellent addition to the Board. The Goyder Institute Board sets the strategic vision for the Goyder Institute. Prof Lewis will be […]

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Professor Meyer finalist for SA Climate Award

The Environment Institute’s Professor Wayne Meyer has been announced as a finalist for prestigious SA Climate Award. The Premier’s Climate Change Counsil SA Climate Leader Awards celebrate the achievements of individuals and organisations who take action to address climate change in South Australia. Professor Meyer was announced as a finalist for the award in the Individual […]

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Future Earth: providing the knowledge and support to achieve a sustainable world

Future Earth is an international hub to coordinate new, interdisciplinary approaches to research on three themes: Dynamic Planet, Global Sustainable Development and Transformations towards Sustainability. It also aims to be a platform for international engagement to ensure that knowledge is generated in partnership with society and users of science. It is open to scientists of […]

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New paper: Regional engagement and spatial modelling for natural resource management planning

Scientists from the University of Adelaide and CSIRO have been involved in a study examining the regional engagement and spatial modelling for natural resource management in South Australia. Professor Wayne Meyer from the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute was one of seven researchers involved in an article published in Sustainability Science. The study involved reviewing […]

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Media release: Fire damage to soils sets back bushfire recovery

Soils in areas hit by bushfires like the Sampson Flat fire may take several years to recover, say University of Adelaide soil scientists starting a new study into the effects of bushfires on soils. “Bushfire not only burns the vegetation above ground, but also organic matter in the soil,” says Professor Petra Marschner, soil scientist […]

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Podcast: Acting now to protect the landscapes of the future

Decisions we make today are the ones that will determine how the landscape will look in years to come. Changes in climate, commodity prices, food pressures and access to water that we are experiencing now will become more intense in the future and this means that we need to plan to adapt now. Sarah Martin […]

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Environment Institute 2014 Highlights

It has been a busy year for the Environment Institute with some fantastic research moments! Our research on the evolution of birds from the t-rex in collaboration with the South Australian Museum was named as one of Science magazines breakthroughs of the year 2014. 2014 Highlights include: Outstanding results from the 2014 Australian Research Council […]

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Vodcast: Satellite imagery tells a 25 year story – Erika Lawley

Land managers are keen to know whether vegetation cover and condition over large areas of arid Australia are being maintained despite various pressures such as grazing, feral animals, introduced weeds and climate change. To uncover the story of Australian arid vegetation, Erika Lawley with PhD supervisors Professor Megan Lewis and Associate Professor Bertram Ostendorf from the […]

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From Birdsong Metrics to Ancient Arctic DNA: Selected Publications from the 1st Quarter, 2014

In the first quarter of 2014, researchers at The Environment Institute have published on a vast array of topics, from Ancient DNA in the Arctic, to birdsongs to recommendations for improvements to guidelines such as the Ecological Footprint in order to better inform policy makers. A selection of these publications is listed below. 1. Fifty […]

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Congratulations to EI members !

Last week several members of the Environment Institute were honoured with awards. Martin Breed was awarded an SA Science Excellence Award for PhD Research Excellence in the Life and Environmental Sciences. In Martin’s words “I wanted to help make restoration more efficient and more effective; I hoped to improve the ecology of SA. Previous work […]

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