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Research Tuesdays: Conservation Drones

The next Research Tuesdays forum will be presented by Professor Lian Pin Koh from the Centre for Applied Conservation Science. Title: Conservation Drones When: 5:30pm, Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Where: Braggs Lecture Theatre Cost: Free, but bookings recommended Environmental conservation can be financially and physically challenging wherever it occurs, but particularly so in remote, hard-to-access, or […]

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Lian Pin Koh joins council for sustainable palm oil

Indonesia is at the centre of the palm oil industry. As the demand for palm oil increases around the world, concerns about the environmental impacts – including large-scale deforestation, loss of species’ habitat and forest fires – intensify. In response to this, a new initiative has been established to aid farmers in the sustainable production […]

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Technology is the key to conservation

A new paper has described technology as the key to conservation. From satellites to drones, technology has continually demonstrated its usefulness amongst conservationists. A group of international ecologists, incuding our very own Associate Professor Lian Pin Koh  from the newly minted Centre for Applied Conservation Science, published the paper about the benefits of technology in conservation. The paper, entitled  “Integration of […]

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First, do no harm. A guide to using drones to study wildlife.

University of Adelaide environmental researchers have called for a ‘code of best practice’ in using unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) for wildlife monitoring and protection, and other biological field research. The researchers, from the University’s Unmanned Research Aircraft Facility (URAF) or Adelaide Drone Hub, say that drones are a useful tool for field research and their […]

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Media Release: Call to minimise drone impact on wildlife

University of Adelaide environmental researchers have called for a ‘code of best practice’ in using unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) for wildlife monitoring and protection, and other biological field research. The researchers, from the University’s Unmanned Research Aircraft Facility (URAF) or Adelaide Drone Hub, say that drones are a useful tool for field research and their […]

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What do wombats, UAV’s and tiger snake venom have in common? They are the focus of our successful 2016 ARC Linkage grants!

Congratulations to Environment Institute researchers who have had success in todays 2016 ARC Linkage Grant announcement! The details of the three successful projects for the EI are below, with all the successful applicants Australia wide listed on the ARC website. Wombats as a model for evidence based management of native fauna Associate Professor Bertram Ostendorf; […]

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Lian Pin Koh speaks at Clinton Global Initiative

Associate Professor Lian Pin Koh had the honour of being invited by President Clinton, Secretary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton to participate in the Clinton Global Initiative University 2015 in Miami, Florida last week. Along with fellow panelists and participating students, he discussed how innovative technologies, including conservation drones, can help monitor wildlife and better inform campaigns against […]

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Lian Pin Koh invited plenary speaker at Clinton Global Initiative

Associate Professor Lian Pin Koh has been invited to be plenary speaker by President Clinton in the Clinton Global Initiative University Meeting March 6-8 2015 in Miami. The meeting will bring together more than 1,000 innovative student leaders to make Commitments to Action in CGI U’s five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate change, Peace […]

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Amphibian Biodiversity Halved by Logging of Several Trees

A new study published today in the journal Current Biology reports that selective logging or removal of just 6-8 trees from a 2.5 acre area halves the species of amphibians and removal of just 3-4 trees from the same area can half the species of mammals. In the published paper, Associate Professor Lian Pin Koh and Suzana Barivalova […]

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The One Use of Drones Everyone Can Agree on, Except for Poachers.

The 360-square-mile swath of wetlands and forests in the Himalayan foothills is difficult and costly to reach on foot, let alone patrol for poachers. But this is the responsibility of forest rangers in Nepal’s Chitwan National Park. Find out how University of Adelaide Lian Pin Koh’s drones are helping protect some of the world’s last […]

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