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Guest Post: How King George Whiting have the potential to adapt to climate change.

A new study published in The Journal of Fish Ecology was lead by PhD candidate Nastaran Mazloum. The work featured contributions by Dr Zoe Doubleday and Professor Bronwyn Gillanders from the Southern Seas Ecology Laboratory within the Environment Institute, in collaboration with the University of Texas. The work investigated whether the swimming speeds of a fish are […]

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Can we tell fish environment from their earbones?

New research in to Reef Perch fish earbones led by Dr Gretchen Grammar from the Southern Seas Laboratory, with contributions from Christopher Izzo and Bronwyn Gillanders. The new study published in Ecological Monographs investigates whether the elements found in the hard structural components of fish an tell us about the fish’s environment. This paper was produced in collaboration […]

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Morgan Disspain is honoured with University Doctoral Research Medal

A big congratulations to Morgan Disspain who has been awarded the University Doctoral Research Medal ahead of the graduation ceremony later this month. During her Ph.D Morgan investigated information that could be obtained from archaeological otoliths and how reliable this information may be as a palaeoenvironmental record. Congratulations Morgan!

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New research: Neo-Europe and its ecological consequences

Heidi Alleway, Professor Bronwyn Gillanders and Professor Sean Connell from the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute have found that the colonisation of Australia contributed to an overexploitation of inland fisheries species. Their paper entitled, ” ‘Neo-Europe’ and its ecological consequences: the example of systematic degradation in Australia’s inland fisheries,” published in Biology Letters, compared fish market […]

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Review of human effects on ecological connectivity in aquatic ecosystems

Professor Bronwyn Gillanders and Associate Professor Ivan Nagelkerken from the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute were among 17 scientists involved in an article published in Science of The Total Environment. The article entitled “Human effects on ecological connectivity in aquatic ecosystems: Integrating scientific approaches to support management and mitigation,” reviews human activities that effect the […]

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Science in the pub

Associate Professor Ivan Nagelkerken and Professor Bronwyn Gillanders from the Environment Institute represented the University of Adelaide at the latest Science in the Pub event – “Marine ecology: sea-ing the future?” held at the Avenues Tavern, Stepney. The scientists discussed South Australia’s marine life, the future of marine ecology in South Australia and how human […]

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New paper: Population structure in a teleost reflects marine biogeography across southern Australia

Professor Bronwyn Gillanders from the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute was one of eight researchers involved in an article published in Marine & Freshwater Research, entitled, “Population structure in a wide-ranging coastal teleost (Argyrosomus japonicus, Sciaenidae) reflects marine biogeography across southern Australia“. In an effort to aid conservation, fisheries management and restocking programs, the researchers […]

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Vodcast: Using hard structures to answer ecological questions

Professor Bronwyn Gillanders presented her Inaugural Lecture ‘Hard data’ at the recent Research Tuesdays Seminar Series. Bronwyn’s lecture exploring the fascinating ecological and environmental insights being revealed by marine organisms’ hard body parts can be viewed below:

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Research Tuesdays free public lecture – Hard data

Inaugural lecture by Professor Bronwyn Gillanders – The fascinating ecological and environmental insights being revealed by marine organisms’ hard body parts. Although marine waters present a challenging research environment, the remarkable data obtained there by the University of Adelaide’s Professor Bronwyn Gillanders and her team has proven well worth the effort. Studying the hard structures of […]

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Podcast: Protecting the ecology of the Spencer Gulf

Professor Bronwyn Gillanders from the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute was interviewed by Sarah Martin on Radio Adelaide’s The Sound of Science program about her thoughts on protecting the ecology of the Spencer Gulf. The Spencer Gulf is home to many unique sea creatures, such as the giant cuttlefish. In her interview, Professor Gillanders explores […]

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