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Monthly Archives: April 2012

ACAD Guest Speaker: Carlos Vuella – Podcast now available

Download a podcast of Dr Carlos Vuella’s presentation titled, ‘Forensic genetics for human remains identification: The EAAF experience’ presented by the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA. Dr Carlos Vulla, Scientific Director of the Forensic Genetics Laboratory, Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team (EAAF) & Director of the Laboratorio de Inmunogenética y Diagnostico Molecular gave a special presentation […]

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2012 Science Excellence Awards – Nominations now open

Nominations are now open for the 2012 South Australian Science Excellence Awards. This event recognises and rewards outstanding scientific endeavour, including its application in industry and the advancement of science and mathematics education. The Awards were first introduced in 2005, and since then the State Government has recognised the effort and achievement of more than […]

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Research Tuesdays – Life strikes back

The next installment in the University of Adelaide’s Research Tuesdays series involves Environment Institute member Professor Andrew Lowe. The seminar, titled ‘Life Strikes Back – How the explosion of knowledge in genomics is enhancing our ability to conserve species’ will explore the positive story unfolding in the field of biodiversity genomics. Andy Lowe will explain […]

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Saving forests? Take a leaf from insurance industry’s book

A group of environmental scientists, including Environment Institute member Professor Corey Bradshaw, say a problem-ridden economic model designed to slow deforestation can be improved by applying key concepts from the insurance industry. REDD (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) is a UN-promoted scheme that allows countries to trade in carbon credits to keep forests […]

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Australian Water Association: Young Water Professionals Technical presentation

The Australian Water Association’s SA branch Young Water Professionals are holding a technical session on Thursday 19th April. The session will cover the topic of the North South Interconnector System Project and include the following speakers: Josh Smith – Engineering Delivery Manager, Parsons Brinckerhoff Colin Bell – Owners Engineer/ Operations Manager, SA Water Steve Dangerfield […]

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NCCARF – Research call

The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) invites expressions of interest for a suite of up to 8 projects with a combined value of $600,000. These will synthesise the knowledge generated by NCCARF’s 140 research projects to provide targeted information for decision makers in each Australian state and territory. NCCARF seeks to fund a […]

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Official launch of TREND

The official launch of TREND – Transects for Environmental Monitoring and Decision Making – will be held on Friday 27th April at the National Wine Centre. TREND is a component of the Long Term Ecological Research Network, a long-term environmental monitoring program dedicated to recording information on Australian ecosystems and key species. TREND will be […]

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New Paper: Genetic structure of introduced swamp buffalo subpopulations in tropical Australia

A new paper involving Environment Institute members Barry Brook and Corey Bradshaw, as well as Clive Mc Mahon (Charles Darwin University), Yujiisagi, Shingo Kaneko (both from Kyoto University, Japan) and David Bowman (University of Tasmania) has recently been published in the journal Austral Ecology. The paper titled, ‘Genetic structure of introduced swamp buffalo subpopulations in […]

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Australian Society for Fish Biology and Oceania Chondrichthyan Society – Joint Conference and Symposium

The Australian Society for Fish Biology and Oceania Chondrichthyan Society Joint Conference and Symposium will be held in Adelaide on 15-18 July 2012. Hosted by the South Australian Research and Development Institute and The University of Adelaide, this conference will address the challenges of understanding the movement patterns of aquatic animals and their significance, featuring […]

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Pollen can protect mahogany from extinction

New research involving Environment Institute members Martin Breed and Andy Lowe, could help protect one of the world’s most globally threatened tree species – the big leaf mahogany – from extinction. Big leaf mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) is the most prized mahogany timber around the world. It is at risk of extinction in its native habitats […]

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