Skip to content
  • Home / Blog Archives

Blog Archives

Bees hold the key to Unlocking Increased Crop Yields

What’s all the buzz about? Researchers from the University of Adelaide are mapping the activity of honeybees and native pollinators in areas of revegetation and native vegetation around different crops in South Australia. They will create a short-list of the most useful pollinating species and identify the plants used by the pollinators as sources of […]

Posted in Conservation Science and Technology, Plant Conservation, Plant Conservation Biology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Leave a comment

Media Release: Call for global action to stamp out illegal timber trade

A group of conservation scientists and policy makers led by University of Adelaide researchers are calling for global action to combat the illegal timber trade. They say governments and organisations responsible for protecting wildlife and forests around the world and certification schemes need to “catch up with the science” and put in place policies and […]

Posted in Conservation Science and Technology, Media Release, News | Tagged , |

Comments Off on Media Release: Call for global action to stamp out illegal timber trade

DNA Detectives featured in New Scientist

The Environment Institute’s Dr Eleanor Dormontt has been featured in the latest edition of New Scientist, sharing her insights into the illegal timber trade. The New Scientist article delves into the promises of new technologies, such as DNA analysis, to hamper the illegal wildlife and timber trade. Dr Eleanor Dormontt speaks about the barriers to employing these potential […]

Posted in Conservation Science and Technology | Tagged , |

Comments Off on DNA Detectives featured in New Scientist

Restoring South Australia’s native vegetation

Since the middle of last century, an area the size of Russia has been degraded around the world. Our challenge today is to restore this land. Professor Andy Lowe talks us through the key challenges of environmental restoration. Sourcing seeds, monitoring outcomes, habitat fragmentation and climate change are all issues that must be faced for effective, wide-spread […]

Posted in Conservation Science and Technology, Seminars | Tagged |

Comments Off on Restoring South Australia’s native vegetation

We’re kidding ourselves if we think we can ‘reset’ Earth’s damaged ecosystems

Researchers advise against trying to reach a “Garden of Eden” when it comes to restoration efforts. Dr Martin Breed and Professor Andy Lowe have published a response to recent research in Nature. They have also written a summary of their stance at The Conversation.

Posted in Conservation Science and Technology, Plant Conservation, Publications | Tagged , |

Comments Off on We’re kidding ourselves if we think we can ‘reset’ Earth’s damaged ecosystems

Launch of new centres and high flying research

The Centre for Conservation Science and Technology (CCoST) and The Australian Bioactive Compounds Centre (ABCC) were officially launched on Thursday the 14th of April. The Centre for Conservation Science and Technology (CCoST) is a provider of innovative science and technology methods and analysis to deliver practical and affordable solutions to the most pressing conservation and […]

Posted in Australian Bioactive Compounds Centre, Conservation Science and Technology, News | Tagged , |

Comments Off on Launch of new centres and high flying research

SCOPE TV explores citizen science smartphone app

On Saturday the 9th April, Professor Andy Lowe was a guest presenter on Channel 11’s youth science program, Scope.   The episode was about the Transects for Environmental Decision-making (TREND) Citizen Science App and the value of citizen science. The Terrestrial Ecosystems component of the TREND is one of the seven major subcontinental transects that make […]

Posted in Conservation Science and Technology, News, Plant Conservation | Tagged |

Comments Off on SCOPE TV explores citizen science smartphone app

Podcast: DNA matching helps convict traders of illegal timber

Dr Eleanor Dormontt was recently part of a team to provide vital genetic information used in a successful prosecution of illegal timber traders in the US. Eleanor was recently interviewed by Robyn Williams for the ABC Radio National Science Show. As she explains, when the value of the products made from that single tree can be in excess […]

Posted in Conservation Science and Technology, News, Plant Conservation | Tagged , , |

Comments Off on Podcast: DNA matching helps convict traders of illegal timber

Hot tip: how to give the land a break after a fire

Professor Andy Lowe was interviewed by Simon Royal for 7:30 SA about how removing sheep from the land for a period time could provide just the helping hand the land needs to fully recover after a fire. Nine months after the devastating Eden Valley fire, Andy Lowe visits farmer Brenton Newman at Sanderston, 80km east […]

Posted in Conservation Science and Technology, News | Tagged , , , |

Comments Off on Hot tip: how to give the land a break after a fire

From Birdsong Metrics to Ancient Arctic DNA: Selected Publications from the 1st Quarter, 2014

In the first quarter of 2014, researchers at The Environment Institute have published on a vast array of topics, from Ancient DNA in the Arctic, to birdsongs to recommendations for improvements to guidelines such as the Ecological Footprint in order to better inform policy makers. A selection of these publications is listed below. 1. Fifty […]

Posted in ACAD, ACEBB, Climate, GEL, LFP, MBP, Publications, SpriggCentre, WRC | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Comments Off on From Birdsong Metrics to Ancient Arctic DNA: Selected Publications from the 1st Quarter, 2014
Environment Institute
Address

The University of Adelaide SA 5005 AUSTRALIA

Contact
Phone: +61 8 8313 0543
Fax: +61 8 8313 3670