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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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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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Guest Post: Tahlia Perry talks about her experience representing the University at FameLab

Did you know that eating a small amount of honey everyday can improve your gut health, Zebra Finch embryos can hear their parents  and some native plants are pollinated by birds and mammals instead of bees? These are some topics tackled FameLab which I was invited to attended in April in Western Australia. Communicating science is […]

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Talks at Facebook; Advertiser Feature; Unmanned Aircraft License Granted

It’s been a very busy, successful month for the Centre of Applied Conservation Science! Director of the Centre, Professor Lian Pin Koh was invited to speak at Facebook’s Privacy@Scale Conference which addressed teen privacy, Artifical Intelligence image recognition, data privacy and life saving technologies.   Prof Koh spoke about his unmanned drones project which is used […]

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Guest Post: Dr Laura Weyrich delights audiences at Pint of Science

Dr Laura Weyrich writes for us about speaking at Pint of Science, last month.   Speaking to the public about science has to be the best part of my job as a research scientist.  I’ve said that over and over again, and I genuinely mean it.  Sure, a bunch of scientist can get together and […]

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Guest Post: Two new species of Parasitic Wasps described!

Identifying, describing and giving names to new species is the art and science of taxonomy. It may seem trivial, but the more we know about how many species there are and how they differ from each other, the better we can conserve, protect and utilise the environment around us. Choeras is a genus of parasitoid […]

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Alan Cooper to be on the panel for The National Science Quiz this year

The National Science Quiz is here! Date: Sunday 25 June, 2017 Time: 2:00pm–3:30pm (doors open at 1:30pm) Venue: ANZAC Hall @ Prince Alfred College, 23 Dequetteville Terrace, Kent Town Join host Charlie Pickering as he exercises the expert mind of Australian Centre of Ancient DNA and The Environment Institute Alan Cooper. Also appearing on the panel […]

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ARC Future Fellow Dr Frank Reith is Gold on Radio

Environment Institute member, ARC Future Fellow Dr Frank Reith has been busy with interviews on National radio lately. Dr Reith has been interviewed on Radio Adelaide speaking about ways to process the gold that currently goes to waste from electronics and the mining sector. He continued his National tour of ABC Radio, with his next […]

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Science in The Pub: The Science of Ancient Australia

The theme of Science in the Pub this month was The Science of Ancient Australia. Two Environment Institute members discussed how their research has helped us understand the evolution of marsupials and the impact megafauna had on the ancient Australian environment. Dr Kieren Mitchell, discussed the evolution of Australian marsupials after the separation of the […]

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Workshop: The Other Side of Scientific Writing

The Environment Institute’s Dr Zoe Doubleday and Professor Sean Connell will host a workshop on scientific writing as part of the Faculty of Sciences’ Researcher Development series. Title: The Other Side of Scientific Writing: Increasing Reader Engagement and Readership When: 12 – 1pm, Friday, 21 April, 2017 Where: 213/214 Meeting Room, The Braggs Cost: Free, but bookings essential. […]

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