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WoW Meteorological Station at Waite Campus

During National Science Week, the Australian Meteorological Association (AMetA) and the Bureau of Meteorology presented “WOW – What’s the Weather?” at the Waite Campus. Paul Lainio and Mark Seaborn from the Bureau described weather forecasting, and the valuable role that people can play in observing and recording the weather using low-cost weather stations.   The Waite […]

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Caitlin Byrt’s Tall Poppy Success

Congratulations to Dr Caitlin Byrt, an ARC DECRA fellow working at both the Waite’s ARC Centres of Excellence with a recent focus on salt tolerance in plants, who has recently become a 2015 recipient of the prestigious Young Tall Poppy Science Award. Dr Byrt’s research involves engineering plants to improve their productivity for the food and fuel industries and has […]

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Stressed Plants Send Animal-like Signals

Research at The University of Adelaide’s Waite Campus has shown for the first time that, despite not having a nervous system, plants use signals normally associated with animals when they encounter stress. Published last week in the journal Nature Communications, the researchers at the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology reported how plants […]

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