Monthly Archives: May 2013
World No Tobacco Day 31 May
Today is World No Tobacco Day and the World Health Organisation’s theme and message to governments is to Ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship. World No Tobacco Day aims to highlight the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocates for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. The World Health Organisation claims that ‘tobacco kills […]
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Snap the sea, see the future – Witness King Tides 25 May 2013
The Witness King Tides project needs you, and as many other coastal communities as possible, to take a photo or two this Saturday 25 May. Your photos of the impacts of high tides will form a comprehensive collection of snapshots of what our coastline could like in the future as a result of sea level […]
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Researchers: want to work at the Centre for Energy Technology?
Seeking: Researchers! The Centre for Energy Technology (CET) has secured long-term funding for a range of research projects to investigate clean energy technologies, particularly in the area of solar thermal and hybrid solar-combustion energy. As a result, CET are seeking expressions of interest for a range of positions from postgraduate scholarships, post doctorate and Research […]
Endangered species: could better tracking methods reduce vulnerability or extinction?
Guest blogger botanist Craig Costion has written an article on endangered species on Biodiversity Revolution‘s blog which describes a new approach to developing the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) classification for potentially endangered species for which no demographic information is available. The term ‘endangered species’ refers to species which fall under the IUCN’s […]
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How vulnerable are plant species to climate change?
In a study conducted using the native shrub Needle Bottlebrush, Environment Institute member Prof Andrew Lowe (and others) explore the vulnerability of plant species in the face of climate change in their paper Combining population genetics, species distribution modelling and field assessments to understand a species vulnerability to climate change. The aims of this […]
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World Migratory Bird Day 11-12 May
Guest blog by David Paton. Associate Professor Paton specialises in ecology, evolution and landscape science at the University of Adelaide. Migration usually refers to the regular annual movements of animals from one location (usually a breeding area) to another location (a non-breeding area). Migrations are much more prominent in the northern hemisphere than the southern […]
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Animal Evolution in Arid Australia Seminar Friday 3 May
Environment Institute member Professor Steven Cooper will present a seminar on his research ‘A New World Down Under: biodiversity and evolution of subterranean animals from the Australian arid zone’. About the speaker Professor Steven Cooper is a Principal Researcher at the South Australian Museum and an affiliate at the University of Adelaide, where he is […]
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A Brave New Green World: does a price on carbon help protect Australia’s biodiversity?
As Australia shifts to cut greenhouse gas emissions is it also possible to enhance our biodiversity? A new peer-reviewed paper by Environment Institute members Corey Bradshaw and Barry Brook (with others) directly addresses this question, showing “biodiversity-related enhancement schemes (including environmental plantings and invasive species reduction) can be compatible with carbon-sequestration initiatives”. The authors find […]
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