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Congratulations to our Environment Institute members who have been awarded over $2.8M across five ARC Discovery Projects and two ARC LIEF Project.

The 2022 Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Projects awarded to Environment Institute members are:

Professor Bronwyn Gillanders, School of Biological Sciences, will investigate how to enhance population stability of fish despite volatile environmental conditions. $509,000.

Professor Veronica Soebarto  the School of Architecture and Built Environment and Professor Dino Pisaniello School of Public Health will advance knowledge about housing design and indoor environment to improve the wellbeing of older people with low socioeconomic status in South Australia. $375,000.

Associate Professor Diego García-Bellido from the School of Biological Sciences will lead a team to investigate the world’s oldest faunal succession in the fossil record by determining the presence and extent of a sedimentary gap, and confirming the role of time in the control of fossil distribution. $488,000.

 

Professor Christian Doonan & Professor Chris Sumby from the School of Physical Sciences will lead a team to develop new industrial catalysts. $476,000.

Associate Professor Alec Zuo and Professor Sarah Wheeler from the School of Economics and Public Policy will investigate the impacts of changing water ownership and reforms on Australian water markets. $234,878.

The 2022 Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment & Facilities funding awarded to Environment Institute members are:

Professor Alan Collins (School of Physical Sciences) and Professor Bronwyn Gillanders (School of Biological Sciences). Mass spectrometry for mass geochronology. This project aims to establish a new facility for developing and applying novel geochronological and geo/biochemical techniques to a diverse range of rock and mineral samples. Expected outcomes of the project are an enhanced understanding of Earth evolution over geological time, improved tracing of marine ecosystems, and increased knowledge of the formation and localisation of metal-rich ore bodies needed for modern society. $389,526

Associate Professor Kate Sanders; Adjunct Professor Andrew Austin; Professor Steven Cooper; Professor Michelle Waycott; Associate Professor Jeremy Austin (School of Biological Sciences). Enhancing the SA Regional Facility for Molecular Ecology & Evolution. This project seeks to enhance and upgrade the equipment of the South Australian Regional Facility for Molecular Ecology & Evolution. This enhanced capacity will also provide significant benefits for students, by providing cutting-edge training that keeps them at the forefront of technological advances in genome sequencing. $361,354

More details about the 2022 Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Projects and Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities are available including a full list of all the researchers involved in each project.

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Researchers from the University of Adelaide have found that the way fish interact in groups is being upset by ocean acidification and global warming. “Fish show gregarious behaviour and cluster in shoals which helps them to acquire food and for protection against predators,” said project leader Professor Ivan Nagelkerken from the University of Adelaide’s Environment […]

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In a major international coup for South Australia, Adelaide has been named the world’s second National Park City which will further enhance the city’s reputation as the most liveable in the country. The UK-based National Park City Foundation confirmed Adelaide’s status of National Park City at the World Urban Park Congress on Friday night, making […]

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University of Adelaide scientists have developed a new simple, inexpensive and fast method to detect and measure very low concentrations of agricultural lime in soils, which is generally a time consuming and difficult exercise. The research is published in leading soil science journal Geoderma. PhD student and lead author of the study Ruby Hume, developed this […]

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The Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc. (MSSANZ), awards outstanding contributors every two years. Professor Holger Maier was awarded the medal this year for ‘exceptional research contributions to modelling and simulation, and for promoting the aims of the Society’. He became a fellow of the Society in 2017 and was one of the Plenary […]

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Researchers and citizen scientists from iBandi are delighted to have their explainer video released this week. The iBandi video as was shown at the SA Science Excellence and Innovation Awards as the team were finalists for 2021. iBandi aims to connect citizen scientists with scientists to find, share, and prioritise unoccupied blackberry habitat within bushland for endangered […]

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The Goyder Institute Partners were recently awarded the Australian Water Association’s SA Branch R&D Award for the Institute’s second term research program. This is a wonderful recognition of the quality and impact of the Institute’s research, with the award acknowledging its significant contribution to a sustainable and prosperous water future for South Australia and Australia. […]

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We are delighted to have had four Environment Institute members/teams as finalists at the SA Science Excellence and Innovations Awards 2021. Congratulations to Echidna CSI, winner of the SA Citizen Science and Engagement Awards – Outstanding Science and Research. The Echidna Conservation Science Initiative (Echidna CSI) brings together world-leading ecological and molecular researchers, students, and the […]

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A mystery from World War II has finally been solved by the ACAD team at the University of Adelaide. HMAS Sydney II was destroyed off the West Australian coast in World War II. The 19th of November 2021 marked the 80th Anniversary of the sinking. All 645 Australians on the ship died, but one body was […]

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Environment Institute member, Professor Paul Babie has been appointed the ninth holder of the Bonython Chair in Law. Professor Paul Babie joined the Adelaide Law School in 1999, and is Associate Dean of Law (International) and Director of the Research Unit for the Study of Society, Ethics, and Law. He has previously been Associate Dean of Law (Research) […]

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