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Workshop: Time for Research

The work-life-research balance can be hard to strike, let alone maintain. This new workshop hopes to help researchers manage the many demanding tasks of academia. Title: Workshop: Time for Research When: 11:30am – 2:30pm, Friday, March 17, 2017 Where: 214, The Braggs Cost: Free, but bookings recommended. As a busy academic do you feel like you never have […]

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Media Release: Warning! Ross River Virus could be next global epidemic

Australia’s Ross River Virus (RRV) could be the next mosquito-borne global epidemic according to a new research study led by the University of Adelaide and The Australian National University. The virus has been thought to be restricted largely to Australia and Papua New Guinea where it is harboured by marsupial animals, specifically kangaroos and wallabies, […]

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Cryptic but important genetic differences within species

As Charles Darwin noted, the physical differences between individuals of a species are  important for their future survival and success (or not). However there are also many not so obvious differences (known as cryptic variation) between individuals that give us important insights into the evolutionary and ecological history of a species. This information is important for how we make use of […]

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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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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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Professor Bob Hill calls for focus on ailing planet to reduce future illness

Environment Institute Director, and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Adelaide Professor Bob Hill, calls for a shift in focus from curing people once they are ill to instead supporting the healthiest society that we can, to help prevent much of the illness that will be endemic on an increasingly ailing planet. […]

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New paper points to future plant adaptation mechanism

As temperatures on Earth rise, it can be hard to predict how the environment will adapt. But thanks to our researchers, we have a little more insight into the adaptation mechanisms of plants. Dr Cesca McInerney and her former PhD student Allison Baczynsk have been analysing 56million year old plant and animal fossils from the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal […]

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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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