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Seminar: The other side of scientific writing

The other side of scientific writing: increasing reader engagement and readership Publications are the universal currency for communication among scientists. But they are generally composed of dense, uninspiring language that can be laborious to wade through and difficult to understand. While objectivity and scholarship are cornerstones of scientific writing, there is another ingredient that is […]

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World Migratory Bird Day 11-12 May

Guest blog by David Paton. Associate Professor Paton specialises in ecology, evolution and landscape science at the University of Adelaide. Migration usually refers to the regular annual movements of animals from one location (usually a breeding area) to another location (a non-breeding area). Migrations are much more prominent in the northern hemisphere than the southern […]

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New paper: Evaluating options for sustainable energy mixes in South Korea using scenario analysis

A new paper involving Environment Institute members Corey Bradshaw and Barry W. Brook has recently been published in the journal Energy. The paper, titled Evaluating options for sustainable energy mixes in South Korea using scenario analysis, examines the possibilities for sustainable energy generation in South Korea. ABSTRACT To mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, coal-fired electricity infrastructure […]

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Jen’s amazing lotus flower (research)

The beautiful and amazing sacred lotus flower is of great cultural and religious significance throughout Asia. Nearly all parts of the plant are used in various Asian cuisines, the self-cleaning leaves have inspired modern engineering innovations, and it’s seeds have incredible longevity, some have even germinated when over1000 years old. One more trait makes the […]

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Biodiversity ‘Arks’ – anatomy of a Nature paper

Guest post by Mike Seyfang. Mike is a media coordinator with the University of Adelaide. This special edition ‘Talking Paper’ takes a look behind the scenes at the PROCESS of crafting a Nature paper (with 216 Authors). So, what is the big deal about getting your science published in Nature? For many researchers it is […]

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Talking Papers: Bison Epigenetics – a new tool to study rapid adaption to environmental change

Guest post by Mike Seyfang. Mike is a media coordinator with the University of Adelaide. Recent work from the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD) has attracted a lot of media attention with headlines such as “Ancient bison bones hold climate clues”, “How stressed bison got around the dictates of DNA” and “Bisons adapted to […]

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