The Environment Institute would like to welcome three new Advisory Board members:

  • Bruce Northcote, Director, Office DV&VP(R)
  • Ms Elanie Bensted, Chief Executive of ZooSA
  • Professor Chris Daniels, Director Cleland Wildlife Park.

Prof. Bruce Northcote is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Engagement) within the Division of Research & Innovation at the University of Adelaide. He is also CEO of TelAri Analytics – a commercial spin out from research in his previous role as Director of the Teletraffic Research Centre and the Centre for Defence Communications Information Networking. In those roles he brought his considerable private industry communications engineering consulting experience to the Defence sector.

Ms Elaine Bensted is Chief Executive, Zoos South Australia.  Since being in the role Elaine has led an improvement in the financial position of this conservation charity and an increase in Zoos SA membership base from 26,000 to over 40,000.  Elaine has previously held senior positions in State and Local Government, and the private sector in the finance industry.

Prof. Chris Daniels is Director of Cleland Wildlife Park (Department for Environment and Water, SA Government). He is also involved in many other environmental leadership activities focused on conserving wildlife and connecting people with nature. He has an obsessional interest in all animals, especially lizards.

“It’s an exciting time for the Environment Institute, with the Advisory Board extended to bring in new members Bruce, Elaine and Chris, who bring a great diversity of expertise that will help us to focus our aims to take full advantage of the many opportunities that exist in environmental research” says Professor Bob Hill, Director of the Environment Institute.

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We are delighted to announce that members of the Royal Zoological Society of South Australia have voted the Environment Institute’s Professor Kris Helgen as their newest Board member. Professor Helgen said he was, “excited by the opportunity for maintaining excellent rapport between the University and Adelaide and Monarto Zoos.” Professor Helgen is an expert on mammal evolution and […]

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This year’s third year marine ecology and biology field trip to Port MacDonnell was a huge success! A total of 32 students attended. We kicked off the trip by getting wet in the crystal clear waters of Ewens Ponds. Students snorkelled through the ponds making observations along the way, with a few spotting the iconic […]

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Upgrading to SmartStormwater Drains could be the future of urban rainwater tanks. Leading researcher Professor Holger R. Maier from School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering along with Water Technology and Optimatics in Adelaide have been working together to find solutions to prevent urban floods. Local governments are looking for innovative solutions to dealing with the increased […]

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The SA Climate Leaders Awards recognises the achievements of individuals and organisations who take action to address climate change in South Australia. Entries for the 2018 awards were received from many different industries and sectors, including local councils, the building industry, community organisations and more. The Environment Institute had two members nominated for this outstanding award. Associate […]

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The Waite Campus is the place to be on Thursday 1 November 2018! Not only famous for it’s ‘One Day Wine Sale’, Waite will also be hosting it’s third annual ‘Waite in the Spotlight’ event at Lirra Lirra. This is your chance to stock up on wines from the University of Adelaide ahead of the […]

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ARC Future Fellow and Senior Lecturer at the University of Adelaide, Dr Damien Fordham will be presenting a workshop to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in at Copenhagen, 8th-10th of October 2018. The IUCN is a membership Union uniquely composed of both government and civil society organisations. It provides public, private and non-governmental […]

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Leaf fossils discovered high in Australia’s Snowy Mountains have revealed a past history of warmer rainforest vegetation and a lack of snow, in contrast with the alpine vegetation and winter snow-covered slopes of today. University of Adelaide research, published in the American Journal of Botany, describes fossils of the iconic Australian tree, the Lilly Pilly, […]

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Sprigg lecture series: Dr Emma Sherratt – The shape of life, and the museum of possible forms Date: Tuesday 9th October, 2018 Time: 6pm – 7pm Where: Adelaide Museum (the Museum will open to guests at 5:30pm, with a complimentary glass of wine available prior to the talk) Bookings: Animal life is remarkable in its diversity, […]

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The Women in Water Breakfast series is back again for another breakfast to celebrate the success of Women in the workplace. Date: Friday 26th October, 2018 Time: 7:30am Location: Hilton Adelaide, 233 Victoria Square, Adelaide 5000 Book Here This event will address those who are working hard to tackle unconscious bias in the workplace. The panel […]

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