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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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Publication: Tracking changes of spiny trapdoor spiders

Australia’s arid zone has spread throughout history, and has had a transformative impact on many species. New research has investigated the evolutionary history of spiny trapdoor spiders, in response to changes in Australia’s arid environment. Published in Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, and co-authored by the Environment Institute’s Professor Andy Austin, the paper has been ranked as […]

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New report explores disaster risk in Greater Adelaide

The future is always uncertain but it’s best to be prepared, especially when it comes to potential disasters. The Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC (BNHCRC) has published a report exploring the risk of future disasters within Greater Adelaide. The Futures Greater Adelaide 2050: An exploration of disaster risk and the future report is designed to help decision makers plan […]

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Continental-scale research uncovers bounty of Australia rangelands

The secrets of understudied Australian rangelands, which make up 81% of the continent, have been exposed in a new publication. The Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) has published results of a large, continental-scale research program, detailing precise information about the vegetation and soil of Australian rangelands. Published in PLOS ONE by lead author Dr Greg […]

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Research illuminates light adaptation in insects

Perception of light is one of the most important developments in animal history.  Eyes appeared relatively late on the sensory scene but had immediate impact. A new publication explores the role of light-environments in the adaptation and development of biological characteristics. Published in Austral Entomology by lead author Dr Simon Tierney, this review focuses on insects […]

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Environment Institute Top 10 Publications 2016

It has been another productive year of research for the Environment Institute in 2016. Showcased below are 10 of our most pivotal journal articles of the year*. 1. Cultural innovation and megafauna interaction in the early settlement of arid Australia. Nature This paper describes research proving that humans occupied Australia’s arid interior and began developing sophisticated tools […]

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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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Media release: Increasing cost of natural hazards as climate changes

A new comprehensive study of Australian natural hazards paints a picture of increasing heatwaves and extreme bushfires as this century progresses, but with much more uncertainty about the future of storms and rainfall. Published today (Tuesday 8 November) in a special issue of the international journal Climatic Change, the study documents the historical record and projected […]

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Media Release: Humans settled Australia’s arid zone 49,000 years ago

New findings published today, involving University of Adelaide researchers, prove that humans occupied Australia’s arid interior and began developing sophisticated tools 10,000 years earlier than previously documented – around 49,000 years ago. Published in Nature, the findings from the Warratyi Rock Shelter in the desert region of northern South Australia, show it to contain the […]

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Media release: ‘Snotty gobble’ could be good weed controller

A native parasitic plant found commonly throughout south-eastern Australia, is showing great promise as a potential biological control agent against introduced weeds that cost millions of dollars every year to control. University of Adelaide research has found that the native vine Cassytha pubescens, better known as snotty gobble, is able to kill gorse, blackberry and […]

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