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Lost Forests paper receives an abundance of media attention over the weekend

The recently published paper in Science coordinated by the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) and involving an international team of scientists including Professor Andrew Lowe and Associate Professor Ben Sparrow has been featured in National Geographic, The Daily Mail, Nature World News and IEE Acquired Engineering News. The research was  highlighted on ABC and ABC News 24 with the […]

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Media Release: Food sector to benefit from innovation push   

The University of Adelaide has announced a new focus on helping grow the food sector with the appointment of its inaugural Director of Food Innovation.  Professor Andrew Lowe will help develop partnerships with industry and government and act as the key interface with partners across the area of food innovation, to help maximise benefits to […]

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Professor Andrew Lowe is announced as Director of Food Innovation

The Autumn edition of the Alumni magazine Lumen features Environment Institute member Professor Andrew Lowe in his new position of Director of Food Innovation at the University of Adelaide. The creation of this position builds on the experience and expertise at the University of Adelaide, building on the FOODplus Research Centre based at the Waite campus with 260 […]

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Media Release: Lost forests may help balance global carbon budget

An international team of scientists including from the University of Adelaide have discovered 467 million hectares of previously unreported forest – an area equivalent to 60% of the size of Australia, and increasing current estimates of global forest cover by 10%. Published today in Science, the scientists say that not only will the new finding […]

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New forest discovered which is 60% the landmass of Australia

An international team of scientists including Environment Institute Members have discovered previously unreported forest, published in Science today. Associate Professor Ben Sparrow, Postdoc Research Fellow Dr Greg Guerin and Professor Andrew Lowe were involved in the discovery of drylands forest which covers 467 million hectares. To put this in perspective, this new forest discover is […]

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How is your revegetation project rewilding the microbiome?

After the success of ecological restoration projects around the world by University of Adelaide researchers, revegetation could be boosted using a potential new tool that monitors soil microbes. In a paper published in the journal Molecular Ecology, researchers have shown how the community of bacteria present in the soil of land that had been cleared and […]

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Bees hold the key to Unlocking Increased Crop Yields

What’s all the buzz about? Researchers from the University of Adelaide are mapping the activity of honeybees and native pollinators in areas of revegetation and native vegetation around different crops in South Australia. They will create a short-list of the most useful pollinating species and identify the plants used by the pollinators as sources of […]

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Media Release: Plant biodiversity and key threats mapped for South Australia

  Conservation biologists have published a landmark analysis of plant diversity across South Australia, identifying areas of exceptionally high diversity (biodiversity ‘hotspots’) and their key threats. Published in the journal PLOS ONE, the University of Adelaide research, in partnership with the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) and the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network, […]

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Core Values Awards

The Environment Institute congratulates Professor Andrew Lowe, Dr Anita Smyth, Dr Steve Morton and 15 others who as part of the Ecosystem Council and Ecosystem Science Long Term Plan Steering Committee were runners up and received a Highly Commended award at the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Australasia’s Core Values Awards. The award, announced […]

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New paper: Constraints to and conservation implications for climate change adaption in plants

PhD candidate Mr Matthew Christmas, Dr Martin Breed and Professor Andrew Lowe from the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute recently had a new research paper published in Conservation Genetics, entitled “Constraints to and conservation implications for climate change adaption in plants“. Climate change is having a widespread impact on plant and tree populations. This study focuses […]

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