Monthly Archives: March 2016
Sea snakes are an under-studied and little understood creature. It is exactly this lack of information that compelled University of Adelaide PhD student and evolutionary biologist Jenna Crowe-Riddell to study them. Jenna is a Fullbright Scholarship holder completing her honours studies under the supervision of Dr Kate Sanders. She was recently interviewed by Radio Adelaide’s The Sound of […]
Many plants, and trees in particular, have been standing where they are today for 100s and even 1000s of years. How have they been able to cope with the changing conditions over such a long time? Will this intrinsic ability to stay put and cope with changing conditions help them survive the rapid and human-induced climate change […]
University of Adelaide forest DNA forensics research has helped convict National Forest timber thieves in a landmark case in the United States. Four defendants prosecuted for stealing Bigleaf maple wood from the Gifford Pinchot National Forest have pleaded guilty, in a case that marks the first time the US government has prosecuted for illegal interstate […]
Associate Professor Phill Cassey explains how the increasing discord between people and their environment is resulting in less pressure placed on politicians to advocate for preservation of our environment. He explains that no alien plant or animal has ever been completely eradicated from mainland Australia and won’t happen without unique new tools. Listen to the interview. […]
As the success of TV series like Silent Witness and CSI proves, the world’s hooked on small-screen forensics. But as this special Research Tuesdays Forum will show, our local expertise renders these stylised fictions dull by comparison. Featuring presentations from leading forensics-focused University of Adelaide researchers, you will hear how: dental evidence is gathered and […]
The Environment Institute would like to congratulate Jenna Crowe-Riddell for receiving a 2016 Australian-American Fulbright Scholarship to study at the University of Florida later this year. Jenna is a PhD student exploring the sensory biology of sea snakes.
After a hugely successful inaugural event in 2014, the SA NRM Science Conference is returning in April 2016! The conference will be once again coordinated by DEWNR and the SA NRM Research and Innovation Network (NRM RAIN), and will host loads of researchers from the Environment Institute. It will build on the success of the 2014 […]