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Sean Connell Series: Moving ocean acidification research beyond its pioneering roots

 A new paper has been published in Food Webs recently, the paper was led by Giulia Ghedini, a PhD Candidate and her supervisor Professor Sean Connell investigate carbon dioxide and ocean acidification. Professor Sean Connell writes the following guest post: Tests of the ecological responses to field of ocean acidification started less than 10 years ago.  With the […]

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Sean Connell series: Can we predict tipping points for ecosystem collapse?

Professor Sean Connell, Dr Zoe Doubleday, Jonathon Leung and Samuel Owens from the Southern Seas Ecology Laboratory within the Environment Institute have published a new paper in Conservation Biology.  Their collaboration with SARDI, CQ University, UNSW, Norwegian Institute for Water Research, The University of Hong Kong investigated whether the way we view “healthy” ecosystems is not entirely accurate, […]

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Food Webs study featured in The New York Times

Work led by PhD candidate Silvan Goldenberg, with contributions by Environment Institute Members Ivan Nagelkerken, Camilo Ferriera, Hadayet Ullah and Sean Connell was featured in the New York Times this weekend. Their paper published in Global Change Ecology was featured under the title “To Simulate Climate Change, Scientists Build Miniature Worlds”. The article was accompanied by […]

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LISTEN: Radio Adelaide Interview about how Climate Change is collapsing food webs

  Environment Institute members Professor Sean Connell, Associate Professor Ivan Nagelkerken, and PhD candidate Silvan Goldenberg spoke to Radio Adelaide recently. They discussed their recently published work on how climate change could possible destabilise our coastal food webs, and what we can do to help. Listen to their full interview Radio Adelaide’s website, or read their […]

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New Paper: Rising CO2, Ocean Acidification and Food Web Collapse

A new paper published in Global Change Ecology shows our coastal food webs could be on the brink of collapse due to rising CO2 levels causing oceans acidification. The research led by Environment Institute Member, Silvan Goldenberg, a PhD candidate found that increased temperature and CO2 levels had an overall detrimental effect on their simulated ocean environment. Environment […]

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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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Ocean acidification leaves fish lost at sea

Associate Professor Ivan Nagelkerken, Professor Sean Connell, Tullio Rossi and Jennifer Pistevos from the University of Adelaide were involved in an article published in the journal Biology Letters, entitled, “Lost at sea: ocean acidification undermines larval fish orientation via altered hearing and marine soundscape modification.” Their research highlights future complications for fish due to stresses […]

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Media release: Baby fish will be lost at sea in acidified oceans

The ability of baby fish to find a home, or other safe haven, to grow into adulthood will be severely impacted under predicted ocean acidification, University of Adelaide research has found. Published today in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the researchers report the interpretation of normal ocean sound cues which help baby […]

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Media release: Sharks’ hunting ability destroyed under climate change

The hunting ability and growth of sharks will be dramatically impacted by increased CO2 levels and warmer oceans expected by the end of the century, a University of Adelaide study has found. Published in the journal Scientific Reports, marine ecologists from the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute report long-term experiments that show warmer waters and […]

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Media release: Global marine analysis suggests food chain collapse

A world-first global analysis of marine responses to climbing human CO2 emissions has painted a grim picture of future fisheries and ocean ecosystems. Published today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), marine ecologists from the University of Adelaide say the expected ocean acidification and warming is likely to produce a […]

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