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Media Release: Microbes measure ecological restoration success

The success of ecological restoration projects around the world could be boosted using a potential new tool that monitors soil microbes. Published in the journal Molecular Ecology, University of Adelaide researchers have shown how the community of bacteria present in the soil of land that had been cleared and grazed for 100 years was returned […]

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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.

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New Paper: Trapped in desert springs: phylogeography of Australian desert spring snails

A new paper involving Environment Institute members Martin Breed, Michelle Guzik, Steven Cooper (also South Australian Museum) and Andrew Austin as well as Nicholas Murphy (La Trobe University) has recently been published in the Journal of Biogeography. The paper titled ‘Trapped in desert springs: phylogeography of Australian desert spring snails’ investigates the phylogeographical history and […]

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Pollen can protect mahogany from extinction

New research involving Environment Institute members Martin Breed and Andy Lowe, could help protect one of the world’s most globally threatened tree species – the big leaf mahogany – from extinction. Big leaf mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) is the most prized mahogany timber around the world. It is at risk of extinction in its native habitats […]

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Martin Breed – Travel Report From Costa Rica

Martin Breed reports on his recent field trip to Costa Rica. Martin Breed recently travelled to Costa Rica to attend meetings and fieldwork days with academics from CATIE, University of Costa Rica and the National University of Costa Rica. This was an opportunity for ACEBB to develop exciting new research opportunities. Several manuscripts will form […]

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