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Oyster Reef Restoration Series: History of Australia’s Oyster Reefs

Aboriginal communities used Australia’s oyster reefs for thousands of years before European colonisation. More than just an abundant source of highly nutritious food, oysters provided an important trading resource for coastal communities, and their shells were used to fashion fishhooks and cutting tools. Enormous shell middens containing billions of shells attest to their cultural significant, […]

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Bronwyn Gillanders has been nominated for SA Scientist of the Year

Deputy Director of The Environment Institute Professor Bronwyn Gillanders has been nominated for Scientist of the Year at the South Australian Excellence Awards! Professor Gillanders researches population structure and connectivity, Cephalopod biology, ecology and fisheries, coastal carbon opportunities, ecological and environmental change and integrated marine management. The Spencer Gulf Ecosystem and Development Initiative is an integrated marine management […]

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Media Release: ‘Weedy’ fish species to take over our future oceans

University of Adelaide researchers have for the first time demonstrated that the ocean acidification expected in the future will reduce fish diversity significantly, with small ‘weedy’ species dominating marine environments. Published today in Current Biology, the researchers studied species interactions in natural marine environments at underwater volcanic vents, where concentrations of CO2 match those predicted […]

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Oyster Reef Restoration in Gulf St Vincent Project receives media attention

This morning Environment Institute member Dr Dominic Mcafee and Prof Sean Connell’s article in The Conversation was published. It was consequently also sent out in the daily the Conversation email of top stories. The Conversation article covers the history of the Oyster Reefs in Australia and their benefits to the marine environment they foster and support. For example, […]

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Guest Series: Restoring our State’s Oyster Reefs

Oysters; they’re delicious, healthy, and can get things happening in the bedroom. But there is a lot more to the humble oyster than being an enticing hor d’oeuvre. Oysters create ecosystems, clean up our pollution, protect our shorelines from storms, and can even slow the rate of climate change. Given the opportunity, oysters can provide […]

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Bioluminescent algae bloom on the Yorke Peninsula, Associate Professor Ivan Nagelkerken interviewed

Recently locals of Port Lincoln were delighted with a bioluminescent algal bloom, the species that produces this wondrous event is called Noctiluca scintillans or “sea sparkles”. This event occurs when optimal conditions arise, which includes high nutrient content in the water and warm temperatures. Marine ecologist and Environment Institute member Associate Professor Ivan Nagelkerken was interviewed by […]

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Can we tell fish environment from their earbones?

New research in to Reef Perch fish earbones led by Dr Gretchen Grammar from the Southern Seas Laboratory, with contributions from Christopher Izzo and Bronwyn Gillanders. The new study published in Ecological Monographs investigates whether the elements found in the hard structural components of fish an tell us about the fish’s environment. This paper was produced in collaboration […]

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LISTEN: Radio Adelaide Interview about how Climate Change is collapsing food webs

  Environment Institute members Professor Sean Connell, Associate Professor Ivan Nagelkerken, and PhD candidate Silvan Goldenberg spoke to Radio Adelaide recently. They discussed their recently published work on how climate change could possible destabilise our coastal food webs, and what we can do to help. Listen to their full interview Radio Adelaide’s website, or read their […]

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Goolwa cockles used to record our past – 3 min presentation on Elsevier Audio Slides

Elsevier is now offering the option to prepare and upload audio slides that will appear on the same page as your publication. AudioSlides are short, webcast-style presentations that are shown next to online articles on ScienceDirect. This format gives authors the opportunity to present their research in their own words, helping readers understand quickly what […]

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Ocean soundscape researchers hit SCOPE TV

Oceans aren’t as silent as you think – it’s a noisy place filled with snapping shrimp and crashing waves, as our researchers explain on the latest episode of SCOPE. Marine animals use sound to navigate through the ocean. Larvae for example use the sounds of the sea to find their way back home. Professor Ivan Nagelkerken […]

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