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Scientific Oration: Plants and Civilisation: Past, Present and Future

Please join the University Collections for an Oration by Professor Bob Hill, Executive Dean, Faculty of Sciences and Director, Environment Institute, The University of Adelaide 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start, concluding at 7.30pm Thursday 10 August 2017 Ira Raymond Room, Level 3 Hub Central, The University of Adelaide North Terrace Campus The rise of civilisation is inextricably linked […]

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Professor Bob Hill features in the Adelaidean: The fire next time

Professor Bob Hill was recently interviewed by the Adelaidean about his research into the interaction of climate change and botany. Research into how our vegetation has evolved as a result of fire in our landscape, and fossil records, are giving us the clues to learn more about climate change. In an effort to understand how climate […]

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Media release: Fossils reveal ancient shrublands in fiery landscape

New fossil evidence shows that Australia’s fire-prone shrubland open vegetation originated at least 70 million years ago – 40-50 million years earlier than previously thought. The findings, published online ahead of print in the American Journal of Botany, reject prevailing wisdom that Australia was covered with rainforest until 40 million years ago, and that currently […]

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