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Media Release: Citizen Scientists wanted to solve echidna mysteries

The Australian public is being called on to help better understand and conserve our iconic native echidna, by collecting echidna scats (poo) and taking photographs wherever echidnas or scats are spotted. University of Adelaide researchers are launching a new citizen science project to address important questions about echidna numbers and distribution and to obtain material […]

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Goyder Water Research Institute Media Release: Coastal Carbon Ecosystems

The following Media Release has been reposted from Goyder Water Research Institute: Multidisciplinary research team working to determine the value of South Australia’s coastal carbon ecosystems The recently-commenced project Coastal Carbon Opportunities: demonstrating additionality and potential for future offsets in South Australia will see a multidisciplinary research team working to determine the value of the state’s coastal […]

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3D Scanning of the Naracoorte Caves

Dr Liz Reed and Dr Lee Arnold are featured in the Naracoorte Herald for their scans of the Naracoorte Cave called Shultz. The cave was scanned in a matter of hours using a 3D Scanner (HD LEICA geosystems 3D laser scanner) which uses lasers to record one million points per second in in virtually 360 degrees. These points […]

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Q&A with SA Scientist of the Year nominee Professor Bronwyn GIillanders

Marine Biologist Professor Bronwyn Gillanders is nominated for South Australian Scientist of the Year at the SA Excellence Awards. Kate Luders sat down with Prof Bronwyn Gillanders to talk about her recent highlights and the importance of science communication ahead of the announcement of the finalist at the SA Excellence Award Gala Dinner this Friday. […]

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Congratulations to our Tall Poppy Winners!

A big congratulations to the Environment Institute’s Dr Zoe Doubleday and Dr Laura Weyrich, who have been awarded prestigious Tall Poppy Awards. The Tall Poppy Awards recognise world-class researchers with a passion and commitment to communicating science. The awards are presented by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science. This year, 8 South Australians were […]

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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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EI Advisory Board welcomes Sandy Pitcher CE, DEWNR as the new Chair

The Environment Institute would like to welcome Sandy Pitcher Chief Executive of the Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources as the new Chair of the Advisory Board. Sandy brings close to a decade of experience at high levels of South Australian Government departments, her previous experience was at the Department of Premier and Cabinet. “The Environment Institute […]

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Tahlia Perry talks weird echidnas facts on ABC Radio

Tahlia Perry is leaping from one win to another, following her recent trip to Perth to represent the University of Adelaide and the Environment Institute at Famelab, she has been interviewed on ABC Radio NSW. She spoke to Tim Brunero about the weirdest things about echidnas, which is the subject of her PhD. She mentions […]

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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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ARC Linkage Project on Naracoorte Caves front cover of Naracoorte Herald

The $2 million ARC Linkage Grant announced last Wednesday led by Dr Lee Arnold and Dr Liz Reed, has featured on the front cover of the Naracoorte Herald today. The project as detailed in the Media Release, is led by Dr Lee Arnold and Dr Liz Reed in the University’s Environment Institute and School of […]

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