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eScience. Arise Squid Overlords!

Climate change often means doom and gloom for most species on the planet, but thankfully, the cephalopods are different. Squids, octopus and cuttlefish are increasing in population around the world, even as oceans warm and become more acidic. The secret to their success may come down to their evolutionary adaptability, which enables them to cope with […]

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Young Einsteins: the EI featured in SALife mag

Affectionately dubbed “Young Einsteins”, The Environment Institute’s Dr Zoe Doubleday and Jarrod Hodgson are featured in this month’s SALife magazine. Dr Zoe Doubleday recently made international headlines with her research on cephalopods. She talks about her meteoric rise to media stardom, juggling interviews with the BBC and New York Times. Jarrod Hodgson, ecologist and avian detective, […]

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“Squidlings” take out the Peer Prize for Women!

Research on the worldwide rise of cephalopod populations has taken the world by storm recently, and now the “Squidlings” research team, led by Dr Zoe Doubleday and Professor Bronwyn Gillanders has taken out the inaugural “Peer Prize for Women“! The competition called for votes from the researchers’ “peers”. Only verified researchers were able to cast […]

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6 months, 60 experts and 37 threats to the Spencer Gulf- a lesson in rapid assessment

The Spencer Gulf covers an area of diverse marine habitats ranging from algal forests to mangroves. But increasingly, threats from climate change, fishing, invasive species and more pose an increasing threat to these fragile ecosystems. Dr Zoe Doubleday is part of a 60-person team to rapidly assess the multitude of threats to the many Spencer […]

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Academic Women’s Research Excellence Award

Dr. Zoe Doubleday from the Environment Institute was one of 12 outstanding University of Adelaide academics to be awarded the Academic Women’s Research Excellence Award.   The awards recognise, celebrate and promote academic women’s research excellence at the University of Adelaide.   Dr Doubleday will receive $5000 to support her research into cephalopod abundance as […]

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Podcast: Squid Inc.

Join Ewart Shaw from Radio Adelaide on his show Orbit, as he talks with the Environment Institute’s Dr Zoe Doubleday. Dr Zoe Doubleday explores the underwater world of the octopus and squid. With climate change transforming marine environments, how have these creatures fared? It turns out,they’re doing pretty well! Listen to the podcast to find out […]

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Cephalopods hit celebrity status worldwide due to population increase

Marine biology research published in the journal Current Biology has made a splash worldwide today, getting coverage in Science Mag, The Guardian, The Washington Post, and many more including an in-depth piece in The Atlantic by Ed Yong, and a live cross with ABC News 24. This paper now ranks in the top 0.02% of publications ever […]

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Media Release: Squids on the rise as oceans change

Unlike the declining populations of many fish species, the number of cephalopods (octopus, cuttlefish and squid) has increased in the world’s oceans over the past 60 years, a University of Adelaide study has found. The international team, led by researchers from the University’s Environment Institute, compiled a global database of cephalopod catch rates to investigate long-term trends […]

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Fish as proxies of ecological and environmental change

Human activities have shifted aquatic ecosystems far from prehistoric baseline states. A lack of long-term datasets that describe organisms and their habitats prior to human disturbance hampers the understanding of human-caused impacts. Fish are excellent, and largely underused, proxies that can reveal the degree, direction and scale of shifts in aquatic ecosystems. Time-based data sourced from contemporary, archived and […]

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World Oceans Day June 8

Guest blog by Dr Zoë Doubleday. Dr Doubleday is a Post-doctoral Fellow in the Marine Biology Program, School of Earth & Environmental Science at The University of Adelaide. She is currently working on a number of post-doc and student related projects and has a particular interest in the utilisation of hard calcified tissues, found in […]

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