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Professor Gus Nathan is the founding director of the Centre for Energy Technology, who specialises in the transformation of heavy industry toward carbon-neutral energy and the production of solar fuels. Among his many awards, he is a recipient of a Discovery Outstanding Research Award by the Australian Research Council.

Here he speaks on CO2mitigation – A Cost or an Opportunity? At the public forum ‘Meeting Australia’s Climate Change Targets: Price, Opportunity and Pathways’ hosted by the Environment Institute and Centre for Energy Technology at the University of Adelaide on the 29th of April 2019.

Professor Nathan raises some key ideas such as, can Australia also export low-carbon steel?

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Genetic analysis has revealed that the ancestors of modern humans interbred with at least five different archaic human groups as they moved out of Africa and across Eurasia. While two of the archaic groups are currently known – the Neandertals and their sister group the Denisovans from Asia ¬– the others remain unnamed and have […]

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Congratulations to PhD student Ms Nicole Foster from the University of Adelaide, Marine Biology Program who was one of two, 2019 recipients of the Australian Academy of Science Max Day Environmental Science Fellowship Award. The award provides up to $20,000 for early-career researchers working on the conservation of Australia’s flora and fauna, the ecologically sustainable […]

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Together with international researchers, University of Adelaide were interviewed on the ABC Science Show about new genetic tools may hold the key to identifying the millions of species yet to be classified. Researchers have now described about 1.75 million species on our planet – but it’s believed there are millions more that haven’t been classified as yet. Completing an inventory of […]

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Professor Mike Young (Centre for Global Food and Resources) is best known for his contribution to the development of robust natural resource and environmental policies. In recent times, his research has focused on the development of market-based approaches to the resolution of water scarcity and quality issues. Here he speaks on ‘Limiting, sharing access to […]

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At the Environment Institute and Centre for Energy Technology‘s public forum ‘Meeting Australia’s Climate Change Targets: Price, Opportunity and Pathways’, Professor Bronwyn Gillanders spoke on ‘The world’s largest natural carbon sink on earth: The Ocean’. Professor Gillanders is the Deputy Director, Environment Institute and a marine biologist from the University of Adelaide. She is currently leading […]

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Dr Michelle Lim has been invited to speak to the Centre for Global Food and Resources and the SA branch of the Australasian Agricultural Resource Economics Society. She will present the following seminar. Title: Unprecedented global biodiversity decline – What does this mean for the economy, agriculture and human well-being? Date: Monday 8 July 2019 […]

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The Environmental Institute is proud to be supporting Associate Professor David Nogués-Bravo from the University of Copenhagen over the coming months. He will be presenting a seminar on: Macrogenetics: amplifying the phylogeography of genes in a changing world Date: Thursday 1st August, 2019 Time: 12:00pm Where: Benham Lecture Theatre RSVP: Not required, although please add to your calendar Future […]

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Congratulations to Dr Jenna Crowe-Riddell finalist in the 2019 SA Scientist Awards – PhD Research Excellence for her ​PhD in the evolution of cutaneous senses in marine snakes, University of Adelaide. Dr Jenna Crowe-Riddell is an influential scientist and science communicator who completed her thesis on the evolution of senses in sea snakes. Dr Crowe-Riddell […]

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The May 2019 Global Assessment of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) report highlighted the critical importance of biodiversity to human well-being. The report, so far the world’s largest biodiversity assessment, also concluded, however, that biodiversity is facing unprecedented threat from human activities with a million species facing extinction if we […]

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