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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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Prof Chris Stringer podcast available

The podcast from the presentation by Professor Chris Stringer is now available for download. The University of Adelaide and the South Australian Museum presented Professor Chris Stringer, Merit Researcher in the Earth Sciences Department at the Natural History Museum in London, on Friday 12 July 2013. The presentation titled The Origins of Our Species examined […]

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Live stream Prof Chris Stringer’s presentation tonight

The University of Adelaide and the South Australian Museum present Professor Chris Stringer, Merit Researcher in the Earth Sciences Department at the Natural History Museum in London, on Friday 12 July 2013. The presentation is titled ‘The Origins of Our Species’ and examines human evolution from Neanderthals to modern humans. When: Friday 12 July 2013 […]

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Dr Marcel Cardillo – Australian Biodiversity Seminar Today

Ecology, Evolution and Landscape Sciences, The Environment Institute and the Australian Centre for Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity present Dr Marcel Cardillo, ARC QEII Fellow and Associate Professor of Evolution and Biodiversity, Australian National University, on Friday 14 June 2013. The presentation is titled ‘Origins of the southwest Australian biodiversity hotspot: ecological and macroevolutionary perspectives’. When: […]

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Prof Chris Stringer on The Origins of Our Species

  The University of Adelaide and the South Australian Museum present Professor Chris Stringer, Merit Researcher in the Earth Sciences Department at the Natural History Museum in London, on Friday 12 July 2013. The presentation is titled ‘The Origins of Our Species’ and examines human evolution from Neanderthals to modern humans.   When: Friday 12 […]

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Issue 4 of e-Science out now!

Issue 4 of the Faculty of Sciences e-Science Magazine is out now! The new and exciting Issue 4 of e-Science features: How fossils reveal the hot and wet world of the Eocene The possibilities of plastic solar cells How evolution is helping to make better wine The effects of deforestation on genetic diversity of forest […]

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Darwin’s Mistake: Creationism, Cultural Evolution and Conservation

Listen to Paul Ehrlich speak about Charles Darwin, creationism, cultural evolution and conservation. The Environment Institute was pleased to present Professor Paul Ehrlich, one of the world’s leading experts on population, who is visiting Adelaide during November. Paul presented his first of three seminars at the University of Adelaide titled: “Darwin’s Mistake: Creationism, Cultural Evolution […]

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Paul Rymer- Pollinator-mediated floral evolution and speciation in southern African Iridaceae

Listen to Paul Rymer’s seminar on Pollinator-mediatied floral evolution and speciation in southern Afriacan Iridaceae. Download the podcast here. Paul is a Marie Curie Fellow at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Imperial Collgege London. Abstract: Explaining the rapid diversification of flowering plants remains one of the greatest challenges facing evolutionary biologists. The pollinator-shift hypothesis […]

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Roger Butlin “Winkles and the origin of species”

Roger Butlin gave a seminar for the Australian Centre for Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity called “Winkles and the origin of species” Listen to the podcast here

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