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Podcast: Dr Liz Reed’s Sold Out Sprigg Talk

Dr Liz Reed is an adjunct Professor and Honourary Research Fellow at the South Australian Museum. Dr Reed gave a talk at the Sprigg Lecture Series on the 15 August on her work with the Naracoorte caves, off the back of the announcement of a $2 million dollar Linkage grant. Dr Liz Reed has been […]

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3D Scanning of the Naracoorte Caves

Dr Liz Reed and Dr Lee Arnold are featured in the Naracoorte Herald for their scans of the Naracoorte Cave called Shultz. The cave was scanned in a matter of hours using a 3D Scanner (HD LEICA geosystems 3D laser scanner) which uses lasers to record one million points per second in in virtually 360 degrees. These points […]

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Call for Fellowship Applications: The Australian Climate and Water Exchange Research Initiative

2017 Australian Climate and Water Summer Institute We are inviting applications for a competitive fellowship to participate in this prestigious event. Organised by a consortium of government and research organisations, the Summer Institute offers around 15 of the most talented students and early career researchers a unique opportunity to work closely with peers and experts […]

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National Science Week Events

National Science Week is just around the corner so we’ve put together our pick of the best events Art and Science Tours at the Art Gallery of SA When: Monday, August 14 2017 till Friday, August 18 2017. 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Where: Art Gallery of South Australia Cost: Free This multi-site learning program […]

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Podcast: Kris Helgen speaks to ABC Radio Breakfast

Professor Kris Helgen spoke to Ali Clarke, on ABC Radio Adelaide this morning ahead of his inaugural public lecture tomorrow night, Wednesday 2 August. Prof Helgen talks about being inspired by animals and specifically mammals in very early on, and he has continued this passion in his quest to find out new species. He speaks about […]

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Guest Post: New ancient DNA study sheds light on the history of American peccaries

Today’s guest post comes from ACAD Honours student Tahlia Perry. You may recognise Tahlia’s name, as she has contributed to the Environment Institute blog previously on her experiences in the National Science Communication competition Famelab, and her follow up interview on ABC Radio. Tahlia writes about her Honours project at the Australian Centre for Ancient […]

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EI Advisory Board welcomes Sandy Pitcher CE, DEWNR as the new Chair

The Environment Institute would like to welcome Sandy Pitcher Chief Executive of the Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources as the new Chair of the Advisory Board. Sandy brings close to a decade of experience at high levels of South Australian Government departments, her previous experience was at the Department of Premier and Cabinet. “The Environment Institute […]

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Guest Travel Post: Georgina Falster attends prestigious Young Scientists Meeting in Spain

Recently, I had the opportunity to travel to Spain to attend the Past Global Changes Young Scientists Meeting and Open Science Meeting (PAGES YSM and OSM). There were 70 people at the Young Scientists Meeting workshop, and the group consisted largely of post-doctoral researchers and some late-stage PhD students. I was delighted to find out, […]

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ECR Network: Grant Writing Workshop

Want to know how to write a killer grant application? Let this workshop be your guide, led by the Environment Institute’s Professor Alan Cooper. Title: ECR Network: Grant Writing Workshop When: 5:30pm, Wednesday 26th July 2017 Where: The Science Exchange, 55 Exchange Place, Adelaide, SA, 5000 You’ll never go to a workshop as honest or useful as this. Find […]

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Population growth in South Australia “is good, is strong”, says State Government

Associate Professor Alan Gamlen, Director of the Hugo Centre Migration and Population Research was interviewed in the Advertiser recently. The article covered the reaction and political discussion population growth in response to a Deloitte report said SA needed to double its rate of population growth or face dire consequences. The Government said the population growth rate […]

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