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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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From Birdsong Metrics to Ancient Arctic DNA: Selected Publications from the 1st Quarter, 2014

In the first quarter of 2014, researchers at The Environment Institute have published on a vast array of topics, from Ancient DNA in the Arctic, to birdsongs to recommendations for improvements to guidelines such as the Ecological Footprint in order to better inform policy makers. A selection of these publications is listed below. 1. Fifty […]

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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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Quenching the curiosity of everyday Australians.

Environment Institute members Corey Bradshaw and Barry Brook were part of a hand-picked group of 27 academic experts and science writers from across Australia who contributed to a very interesting publication released late last year by the Chief Scientist of Australia. The book, available for download as a pdf or to e-readers is entitled “The […]

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Biosecurity research positions available

We are currently seeking two individuals for a Research Assistant position and a Research Associate position. These positions are ARC funded positions in ‘Transport risk pathways for emerging invasive species’. Research Assistant within the School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, Invasion Ecology Group (http://www.cassey-invasion-ecology.org/). The successful applicant will be expected to engage […]

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Spencer Gulf Ecosystem & Development Initiative Workshops

Workshops to discuss the progress on the Spencer Gulf Ecosystem and Development Initiative (SGEDI) are being conducted in regional areas and Adelaide over the next four weeks. This is a four year program, led by the Environment Institute at the University of Adelaide. The program aims to provide all stakeholders with access to independent and […]

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TED Speaker and “Drones Ecologist” Lian Pin Koh joins the Environment Institute

His research has been featured in National Geographic, presented at TED Global 2013, named by Scientific American as in the Top 10 of “World Changing Ideas” and has been listed in the Nominet Trust “100 of the World’s Most Inspiring Social Innovations” list. So it is no surprise that the Environment Institute is very excited […]

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The second industrial transformation of Australian landscapes.

Inarguably colonisation and industry have changed Australia’s environment since the first fleet set foot on NSW in the late 18th Century. This first industrial age was built on natural capital, driven by the need to populate and establish, with unprecedented changes to the natural environment. In some cases we have exceeded environmental and resource limits, […]

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TEDx Adelaide Forum 4 May 2013

Environment Institute member Alan Cooper will be speaking at this year’s TEDx Adelaide forum on Saturday 4 May 2013. TEDx is a ideas forum and this year’s theme is Explore. Some of the brightest minds in the state will be discussing what it means to explore, what we explore and why. Where: Bonython Hall, 231-232 […]

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ARC Information Session: Discovery Projects & Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards 2014

The University of Adelaide’s Research Branch are holding an ARC Discovery Projects and Discovery Early Career Researcher Award information session. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the ARC Discovery Projects and Discovery Early Career Researcher Award grants schemes. The guest presenter will be Professor Gus Nathan, Director, Centre for Energy Technology. When: […]

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