Monthly Archives: March 2011

World Water Day – Tuesday 22 March

Today is World Water Day! This year’s theme is ‘Water for cities: Responding to the Urban Challenge‘. World Water Day is an initiative that grew from the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) held in Rio de Janeiro. You can find out more about todays events or join the WWD 2011 social […]

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Brave New Climate Reaches One Million Hits!

Congratulations Barry Brook – your Brave New Climate site has attracted one million hits! Professor Barry Brook’s blog on climate change has just achieved a major milestone – one million page hits. Professor Brook is one of Australia’s leading environmental climate experts at the University of Adelaide. The blog, called Brave New Climate, has been […]

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Predicting distribution shifts of Grey Nurse Sharks. Guest Blogger Guanfang Su

This week is Seaweek and guest blogger Guanfang Su describes her research on predicting distributional shifts of large marine vertebrates around Australia. Guanfang Su comes from Shandong, China. She is currently undertaking her PhD in the Global Ecology Lab within the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Adelaide. She works with fantastic […]

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Where are the whale sharks going? Guest Blogger Ana Sequeira

This week is Seaweek and guest blogger Ana Sequeira describes how whale shark distribution might be shifting according to seasonal environmental predictors. Ana Sequeira is a PhD student at the University of Adelaide. Her main research interests are to develop models applied to the marine environment to describe key environmental processes, species distribution patterns and […]

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Seaweek – Spotlight on Marine Science

March 6-12 is Seaweek – “Spotlight on Marine Science” March 6-12 is Seaweek, this year’s theme is ‘Spotlight on Marine Science’. Seaweek profiles marine science endeavours exploring the earth’s least understood habitat, the marine environments of the world. The theme also provides a focus for students in schools and for communities to inform and inspire […]

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Cricket Plague – Should we be jumping for cover?

Guest Blogger Dr John Jennings explains why there is little to worry about with the sudden increase in crickets in Australia. Guest post by Dr John Jennings, Dr John Jennings is a Senior Lecturer in Entomology, School of Earth & Environmental Sciences at The University of Adelaide. Apart from undergraduate teaching and postgraduate supervision, John […]

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