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Next SPRIGG Lecture

The next Lecture in the Sprigg Series is titled “Novel insights into photosynthetic gas exchange revealed by stable isotopes”. The Seminar will be given by Dr Lucas Cernusak who is joining us from James Cook University, QLD. Dr Cernusak studies the controls for the process of gas exchange during photosynthesis, and applying his findings about […]

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Seminar: Nutrient Cycling in the Soil-Plan System Driven by Microbes and Influenced by Many Factors

Professor Petra Marschner, Soils, School of Agriculture Food & Wine at the Adelaide University will be presenting a seminar about nutrient cycling in the soil-plant systems. Professor Marschner joins us from the Waite Campus. Title: Nutrient Cycling in the Soil-Plan System Driven by Microbes and Influenced by Many Factors When: Friday, April 7, 2017 11:30am , […]

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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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Fossils found reveal unseen ‘footprint’ maker

Fossils found in Morocco from the long-extinct group of sea creatures called trilobites, including rarely seen soft-body parts, may be previously unseen animals that left distinctive fossil ‘footprints’ around the ancient supercontinent Gondwana. The trilobites were a very common group of marine animals during the 300 million years of the Palaeozoic Era with hard, calcified, […]

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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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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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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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Vodcast: “Testing the ocean bipolar seesaw” Professor Chris Turney

As part of the Sprigg Geobiology Seminar Series, Professor Chris Turney from the University of New South Wales presented a seminar on the 26th August, 2016 entitled “Testing the ocean bipolar seesaw: Using ancient New Zealand kauri (Agathis australis) to investigate the mechanisms of abrupt and extreme climate change” Abstract Contrasting Greenland and Antarctic temperature trends […]

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