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Laura Weyrich

Dr Laura Weyrich will be part of Science Says! this Wednesday night.

It’s an evening in the style of the great panel shows – think mixing Mock the WeekSpicks and Specks, and just a dash of QI. Last years’ challenges included singing about gravity waves, solving how pandas can be encouraged to mate, and miming how rollercoasters might cure kidney stones.

The event is hosted by scientist and comedian Dr Joel Gilmore.
“Join us as brilliant scientists, gifted comedians and talented communicators use their wits and wittiness to uncover the top science discoveries of 2017 – and a few of the odder ones, too!”

Don’t miss out on tickets!

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In the ARC Funding round announced this morning, Environment Institute researchers received: 1 Discovery Indigenous,1 DECRA,1 Linkage Infrastructure Equipment and 5 Discovery Grants. Congratulations to Environment Institute leaders and members involved with the following successful ARC grants. Dr Ray Tobler has been awarded a Discovery Indigenous for the ongoing Aboriginal Hair Project with the SA […]

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Fresh Science is a national competition helping early-career researchers to become spokespeople for science. As part of the program EMCR will receive three days of science communication training and present at the Fresh Science in the Pub event. Jenna Crowe-Riddell is a Fulbright Scholar and is currently completing her PhD with Dr Kate Sanders who is a Future Fellow and Senior […]

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Dr Marc Jones has been awarded the Lazendorf paleoart prize by the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. The Society of Vertebrate Paleontology aims to the science of vertebrate paleontology and the conservation and preservation of fossil sites. This award is given for outstanding achievement in paleontological illustration and art. The artwork which won the prize is […]

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Totally Wild spoke to Molly Hennekam from the Centre of Applied Conservation Science and URAF about their conservation drones. The episode gave an overview of the places they’ve worked in such as studying Orangutan nests in Sumatra. URAF run regular drone training courses, if you’re interested in learning how to pilot drones. The schedule can […]

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An Australia-wide study of connections between environments and respiratory health, led by PhD Student Craig Liddicoat and published in Journal of Environmental Management, has found that living in the vicinity of biodiverse environments is strongly associated with a lowered incidence of respiratory disease.  The paper also included Environment Institute researchers, Profs Peng Bi, Michelle Waycott, Andrew Lowe […]

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New research published today in Current Biology describes a species of gastropod (sea snail) which lives in very acidic water near a CO2 vent in the southwest Pacific near New Zealand. This is the first instance of Sea snails growing in such acidic conditions, which is more than 30 times higher than normal seawater. Sea snails grow their […]

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TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading and has been organising events for thirty years. TEDx is an independently run event based on the original TED conference structure. Dr Dominic Mcafee, a marine ecologist who specialises in Shellfish ecology. His previous work has focused on studying the effects of climate change on shellfish […]

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Josephine Hyde is a PhD candidate at the Environment Institute’s Australian Centre for Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity (@DNArthropods). Josie has written an exclusive guest post for the Environment Institute blog on her research of microfauna in very isolated habitats in remote WA published in Marine and Freshwater Research. Studying freshwater animals may seem like a weird […]

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Children’s University Australia is an International arm of the program which focuses on giving children aged 7-14 experience outside their classrooms. It is an outreach initiative of the University of Adelaide and it encourages children to think outside the box with learning experiences at locations across the state including the State Library, SA Museum and […]

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