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Our next gen “Attenborough” filming new doco

It’s not every day that a film crew shows up to showcase your latest scientific discovery, but for Liz Reed, that’s exactly what happened. A new documentary by The Discovery Channel is following research by Liz Reed, fellow at the Environment Institute. Reed, along with collaborators University of Adelaide and the University of New England, made sensational fossil […]

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Naracoorte’s famous cave for hire: 150 years of weddings, parties and ping-pong tournaments

Naracoorte is home to a cave that has played host to hundreds of events, including jazz festivals, intimate family weddings, opera performances and in the year 2000 — even the Olympic Torch relay. Blanche cave is also home to significant fossil discoveries, including the remains of an indigenous man. His bones were stolen from the […]

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Rare fossil find in Naracoorte Caves

A recent ABC news story has reported on a rare fossil find in the Naracoorte Caves area. Researchers have found 50,000 year old bones from the largest carnivorous Australian mammal in the Pleistocene epoch, the marsupial lion, in the south east of South Australia. Researchers from the University of Adelaide and the University of New […]

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e-Science. Underground archives: Naracoorte fossil caves and their record of deeptime

The work of Dr Liz Reed has been featured in the July 2015 e-Science Magazine. In the feature, Dr Reed explores how the fossils found in Naracoorte Caves in South Australia can be used to address present and future conservation questions about species diversification, human impacts, adaption to climate change and extinction. “Sediments, bones and […]

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