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TV Spotlight for Frank Reith

Research from the EI has a huge international impact, as shown in a special episode of a German TV show featuring our very own Dr Frank Reith. Dr Frank Reith, aka the Man with the Gold Bug, has been featured in a TV special for German station ZDF. Reith was featured on Leschs Kosmos, a science […]

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Sprigg Seminar Series 2017

The Sprigg Geobiology Centre is hosting an exciting seminar series with presentations from distinguished speakers followed by open discussion and audience participation. Make sure you don’t miss out! Seminars start at 12.10pm on Fridays in the Mawson Lecture Theatre* – Mawson Building Date Presenter Affiliation/Title Organiser 3/03/2017 Martin Dietzel Graz Uni (Austria): Fractionation of Trace Elements […]

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Vodcast: “Testing the ocean bipolar seesaw” Professor Chris Turney

As part of the Sprigg Geobiology Seminar Series, Professor Chris Turney from the University of New South Wales presented a seminar on the 26th August, 2016 entitled “Testing the ocean bipolar seesaw: Using ancient New Zealand kauri (Agathis australis) to investigate the mechanisms of abrupt and extreme climate change” Abstract Contrasting Greenland and Antarctic temperature trends […]

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Sprigg Geobiology Seminar: Five reasons why we might underestimate past climate change

As part of the Sprigg Geobiology Seminar Series, Associate Professor Greg Jordan, from the School of Biological Sciences, University of Tasmania will join us to deliver a seminar entitled “Five reasons why we might underestimate past climate change“. Biography: I am mainly interested in the evolution of vegetation and plant species, and work at both global and […]

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Warming and ice melt on the Antarctic Peninsula – Dr Nerilie Abram Presentation now online

The presentation by Dr Nerilie Abram (ANU), entitled: “Warming and ice melt on the Antarctic Peninsula” presented by the Sprigg Geobiology Centre is now online. Abstract The Antarctic Peninsula has warmed faster than any other region of the southern hemisphere over the past 50 years. But the short observational records of Antarctic climate don’t allow […]

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Warming and ice melt on the Antarctic Peninsula – Dr Nerilie Abram

The Sprigg Geobiology Centre welcomes you to attend a seminar by Dr Nerilie Abram (ANU), entitled: “Warming and ice melt on the Antarctic Peninsula” Abstract: The Antarctic Peninsula has warmed faster than any other region of the southern hemisphere over the past 50 years. But the short observational records of Antarctic climate don’t allow for […]

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Director of the Environment Institute, Professor Bob Hill to kick off the Sprigg Geobiology Centre Seminar Series

Director of the Environment Institute, Professor Bob Hill will give a seminar entitled ‘The Decline of the Great Southern Rainforests: Cenozoic climate change and vegetation responses‘ Professor Hill’s botanical research research has made significant contributions to the areas of palaeobotany, plant systematics, plant ecophysiology and applying research from these areas to interpreting changed that have […]

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Animal Armageddon scientist descends on Adelaide. Welcome to Peter Ward.

You may come to the conclusion that the research of Peter Ward is somewhat fatalistic. He did after all, coin the term Medea Hypothesis, which proposes that multicellular life as we know it is suicidal. However, the very poison of complex life may also be able to save it. Showcased in his TED talk, Peter […]

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The Carbon Key seminar recording on carbon levels and evolution now available

Recently, Environment Institute member Professor Martin Kennedy presented a seminar as part of the University of Adelaide’s Research Tuesdays Seminar Series entitled The Carbon Key. The Carbon Key outlined the relationship between carbon levels and the evolution and stability of complex life, and how understanding this relationship is allowing more accurate predictions of future change. […]

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The Sprigg Geobiology Centre Launch

The Environment Institute is pleased to announce the launch of a new research centre at the University of Adelaide, the Sprigg Geobiology Centre. The Sprigg Geobiology Centre is a new initiative of the University of Adelaide, developing expertise within geobiology. It aims to understand how organisms both alter and evolve in response to the environment, […]

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