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Sean Connell Series: Moving ocean acidification research beyond its pioneering roots

 A new paper has been published in Food Webs recently, the paper was led by Giulia Ghedini, a PhD Candidate and her supervisor Professor Sean Connell investigate carbon dioxide and ocean acidification. Professor Sean Connell writes the following guest post: Tests of the ecological responses to field of ocean acidification started less than 10 years ago.  With the […]

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Guest Post: How King George Whiting have the potential to adapt to climate change.

A new study published in The Journal of Fish Ecology was lead by PhD candidate Nastaran Mazloum. The work featured contributions by Dr Zoe Doubleday and Professor Bronwyn Gillanders from the Southern Seas Ecology Laboratory within the Environment Institute, in collaboration with the University of Texas. The work investigated whether the swimming speeds of a fish are […]

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Sean Connell series: Can we predict tipping points for ecosystem collapse?

Professor Sean Connell, Dr Zoe Doubleday, Jonathon Leung and Samuel Owens from the Southern Seas Ecology Laboratory within the Environment Institute have published a new paper in Conservation Biology.  Their collaboration with SARDI, CQ University, UNSW, Norwegian Institute for Water Research, The University of Hong Kong investigated whether the way we view “healthy” ecosystems is not entirely accurate, […]

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Professor Kris Helgen has not one – but two journal covers this month!

New addition to the University of Adelaide and the Environment Institute, Professor Kris Helgen has already settled in and to celebrate has two journal covers this month! Prof Helgen’s work lead by The University of California in research collaboration which included Mpala Research Centre, Kenya, Stanford University, Duke University, Harvard University, Princeton University, National Museums […]

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Guest Post: 150 Years Not a Lizard

This month marks 150 years since the iconic New Zealand tuatara was recognised to be the only living member of a distinct reptile lineage entirely separate from lizards and snakes. Albert Günther, a zoologist was the first to recognise that the tuatara could not be grouped under the classification of “lizard”. His detailed anatomical description […]

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Media Release: Lost forests may help balance global carbon budget

An international team of scientists including from the University of Adelaide have discovered 467 million hectares of previously unreported forest – an area equivalent to 60% of the size of Australia, and increasing current estimates of global forest cover by 10%. Published today in Science, the scientists say that not only will the new finding […]

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New forest discovered which is 60% the landmass of Australia

An international team of scientists including Environment Institute Members have discovered previously unreported forest, published in Science today. Associate Professor Ben Sparrow, Postdoc Research Fellow Dr Greg Guerin and Professor Andrew Lowe were involved in the discovery of drylands forest which covers 467 million hectares. To put this in perspective, this new forest discover is […]

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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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New Paper: Rising CO2, Ocean Acidification and Food Web Collapse

A new paper published in Global Change Ecology shows our coastal food webs could be on the brink of collapse due to rising CO2 levels causing oceans acidification. The research led by Environment Institute Member, Silvan Goldenberg, a PhD candidate found that increased temperature and CO2 levels had an overall detrimental effect on their simulated ocean environment. Environment […]

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Frank Reith featured on front cover of The Advertiser’s Business Daily

Dr Frank Reith, ARC Future Fellow, was featured on the cover of the Saturday edition of the Advertiser’s Business Section. Dr Reith was interviewed about his work on the gold geochemical cycle, which was published in Chemical Geology. The Gold geochemical cycle is how gold is dispersed and dissolved in the Earth’s surface. His team […]

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