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Monthly Archives: October 2014

Media Release: Ancient fossils confirmed among our strangest cousins

More than 100 years since they were first discovered, some of the world’s most bizarre fossils have been identified as distant relatives of humans, thanks to the work of University of Adelaide researchers. The fossils belong to 500-million-year-old blind water creatures, known to scientists as “vetulicolians” (pronounced: ve-TOO-lee-coal-ee-ans). Alien-like in appearance, these marine creatures were […]

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Modelling species distributions in fragmented landscapes: Seminar & short course presented by Fangliang He

The Environment Institute welcomes Professor Fangliang He, who visits Adelaide in October to present a seminar and a short course. Fangliang is professor and Canada Research Chair in Biodiversity and landscape modelling at the University of Alberta,¬†Edmonton, Canada/Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China. His research focusses on¬†understanding how and why species disperse, colonize, and persist in […]

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PhD position: Reconstructing Australian megafaunal extinction histories using luminescence dating techniques.

A PhD scholarship is available as part of an Australian Research Council (ARC) funded project entitled “Trying times: Millennial to million year chronologies for improved reconstructions of Australian megafaunal extinctions.” This 3-year PhD scholarship is open to domestic and international students, and includes a living stipend of AU$25,850 per year. The planned starting date is […]

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