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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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Media release: Barramundi populations at risk from acid oceans

Wild barramundi populations are likely to be at risk under ocean acidification, a new University of Adelaide study has found. Published in the journal Oecologia, the study is the first to show that even freshwater fish which only spend a small portion of their lifecycle in the ocean are likely to be seriously affected under […]

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Prof Gillanders nominated for Winnovation award

We are pleased to announced that Professor Bronwyn Gillanders has been named a finalist at this year’s Winnovation Awards by Women in Innovation SA. The Winnovation Awards celebrate the successes of female innovators in South Australia. Professor Gillanders has been recognised for her work with the Spencer Gulf Ecosystem & Development Initiative (SGEDI). The Initiative, which […]

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Media Release: Climate change will see some males get sexier

A common marine crustacean has shown researchers that it’s all set to beat climate change – the males will get more attractive to the females, with a resulting population explosion. The University of Adelaide study is the first to show how mating behaviour could change under the warmer waters and more acidic oceans brought by […]

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Bronwyn Gillanders honoured with K Radway Allen Award

Professor Bronwyn Gillanders has been recognised for her extraordinary contributions to fish and fisheries sciences. Prof Gillanders was awarded the K Radway Allen Award, the highest award granted by the Australian Society for Fish Biology (ASFB). She is the first South Australian and first woman to receive this prestigious award. The award was presented at a joint […]

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Media release: Nutrient pollution is changing sounds in the sea

Nutrient pollution emptying into seas from cities, towns and agricultural land is changing the sounds made by marine life – and potentially upsetting navigational cues for fish and other sea creatures, a new University of Adelaide study has found. Published online in the journal Landscape Ecology, the research found that marine ecosystems degraded by ‘eutrophication’, […]

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Ocean warming and acidification are changing shark behaviour

As the Earth’s oceans warms, sea-dwelling creatures experience a raft of changes. While much attention has been directed towards small-bodied fishes, we know relatively little about the effects of ocean warming and acidification on large predators like sharks. A new publication by the Environment Institute’s Jennifer Pistevos, Associate Professor Ivan Nagelkerken, Dr Tullio Rossi and Professor […]

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Young Einsteins: the EI featured in SALife mag

Affectionately dubbed “Young Einsteins”, The Environment Institute’s Dr Zoe Doubleday and Jarrod Hodgson are featured in this month’s SALife magazine. Dr Zoe Doubleday recently made international headlines with her research on cephalopods. She talks about her meteoric rise to media stardom, juggling interviews with the BBC and New York Times. Jarrod Hodgson, ecologist and avian detective, […]

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New artificial reef to be built to support local marine habitats

A new $600,000 artificial reef system is to be built south of Ardrossan, informed by research by the Environment Institute’s Professor Sean Connell and PIRSA’s Dr Heidi Alleway. The artificial reef, which is to be constructed from limestone, oyster shells and live native oysters, is part of a $3.52m State Government initiative to enhance the experience […]

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