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TV Spotlight for Frank Reith

Research from the EI has a huge international impact, as shown in a special episode of a German TV show featuring our very own Dr Frank Reith. Dr Frank Reith, aka the Man with the Gold Bug, has been featured in a TV special for German station ZDF. Reith was featured on Leschs Kosmos, a science […]

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Sprigg Seminar Series 2017

The Sprigg Geobiology Centre is hosting an exciting seminar series with presentations from distinguished speakers followed by open discussion and audience participation. Make sure you don’t miss out! Seminars start at 12.10pm on Fridays in the Mawson Lecture Theatre* – Mawson Building Date Presenter Affiliation/Title Organiser 3/03/2017 Martin Dietzel Graz Uni (Austria): Fractionation of Trace Elements […]

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Our next gen “Attenborough” filming new doco

It’s not every day that a film crew shows up to showcase your latest scientific discovery, but for Liz Reed, that’s exactly what happened. A new documentary by The Discovery Channel is following research by Liz Reed, fellow at the Environment Institute. Reed, along with collaborators University of Adelaide and the University of New England, made sensational fossil […]

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In the field with Dr John Tibby

Field trips are an essential part of research for many environmental scientists. But what happens on tour, doesn’t always stay on tour. Dr John Tibby shares an inside look from his latest trip to Fraser Island. Tibby and his team are looking to the past to understand just how bad droughts can get. His field trip […]

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Seminar: New methods to assess ocean oxygenation

The next Sprigg Seminar will be presented by Dr Babette Hoogakker from the University of Oxford with her talk entitled “New methods to assess ocean oxygenation in the past; examples from the Atlantic and Southern oceans.” Title: New methods to assess ocean oxygenation in the past; examples from the Atlantic and Southern oceans When: 4pm, Thursday 27 October, […]

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Research Tuesdays – Animal Dawn

The rise of animal life has fascinated humanity for centuries, yet its exact origins remain controversial. Could fossils being unearthed at Kangaroo Island’s internationally significant Emu Bay Shale help to finally resolve the debate? Attend Research Tuesdays free public lecture to find out more. When: Tuesday 9 February, 2016 5:30-6:30pm Where: The Braggs Lecture Theatre, […]

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10 exciting new PhD projects in environmental sciences

There are a number of exciting PhD opportunities related to palaeoclimatology, geochemistry and Quaternary science are on offer at the University of Adelaide. Applicants will be required to successfully apply for an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA), for which the deadline is October 31st, 2014. Depending on the project, postgraduates will be enrolled either in the […]

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Warming and ice melt on the Antarctic Peninsula – Dr Nerilie Abram Presentation now online

The presentation by Dr Nerilie Abram (ANU), entitled: “Warming and ice melt on the Antarctic Peninsula” presented by the Sprigg Geobiology Centre is now online. Abstract The Antarctic Peninsula has warmed faster than any other region of the southern hemisphere over the past 50 years. But the short observational records of Antarctic climate don’t allow […]

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Longest-lived animal survivor known to science now under threat

The Nautilus has long been prized for its unique shell, to be found in Renaissance Cabinets of curiosities and now sold on eBay for as much as AU$200. It isn’t hard to see why. Aside from the inherent beauty of the Nautilus, the shell has some enigmatic features that only add to the aesthetics. When […]

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Warming and ice melt on the Antarctic Peninsula – Dr Nerilie Abram

The Sprigg Geobiology Centre welcomes you to attend a seminar by Dr Nerilie Abram (ANU), entitled: “Warming and ice melt on the Antarctic Peninsula” Abstract: The Antarctic Peninsula has warmed faster than any other region of the southern hemisphere over the past 50 years. But the short observational records of Antarctic climate don’t allow for […]

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