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Children’s University: Erinn Fagan-Jeffries

Children’s University Australia is an International arm of the program which focuses on giving children aged 7-14 experience outside their classrooms. It is an outreach initiative of the University of Adelaide and it encourages children to think outside the box with learning experiences at locations across the state including the State Library, SA Museum and […]

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Guest Post: Two new species of Parasitic Wasps described!

Identifying, describing and giving names to new species is the art and science of taxonomy. It may seem trivial, but the more we know about how many species there are and how they differ from each other, the better we can conserve, protect and utilise the environment around us. Choeras is a genus of parasitoid […]

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Exploring the world of life beneath us.

Erinn Fagan-Jeffries explains a whole new world of life under the Australian desert, Stygofauna in her presentation for the FameLab final. Congratulations and well done to Erinn for taking Adelaide research to the world stage in such stellar fashion! Abhimanya Veerakumarasivan from Malaysia was crowned the Winner, with his presentation explaining how genetics with transform future […]

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University of Adelaide represented at international FameLab

The biggest FameLab International Final yet kicks off on June 9, with 27 candidates from all over the world taking part in the final rounds at Cheltenham Science Festival! Erinn Fagan-Jeffries took out the Australian FameLab Competition, and has travelled to Cheltenham, UK to represent the University of Adelaide, and Australia, in this international science […]

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eScience. Caterpillar Killers

A parasitoid wasp procreates by laying it’s eggs inside a caterpillar. The larvae then eat the caterpillar from the inside out, taking care not to eat the caterpillars vital body parts too soon. Erin Fagan-Jeffries, a PhD student who recently won the FameLab competition for her presentation about her research, gives us all the gory details of […]

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Podcast: Gut contents reveal wasps’ favourite caterpillars

FameLab winner, Erinn Fagan-Jeffries, from the University of Adelaide describes how wasps can be used to save crops from attack by caterpillars in her winning presentation, which is now available as a podcast on ABC radio national. Wasps make perfect agents for biological control. Parasitic wasps choose specific caterpillars to lay their eggs, then when the […]

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FameLab Competition Winner

The Environment Institute would like to congratulate Erinn Fagan-Jeffries for winning the 2016 national science communication competition FameLab. Erinn spoke about her research on the taxonomy and systematics of parasitoid wasps in her talk ‘Protecting your potatoes: the caterpillar-killing wasps’. You can listen to her presentation available as a podcast on ABC radio national. She will […]

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