Monthly Archives: July 2016
Intelligent Water Decisions research group making waves
Water is our most precious resource and one that needs careful and thoughtful management. Intelligent Water Decisions is a group to do just that – to transform the practice of water management through world-leading research. The group is coordinated by several researchers at the University of Adelaide, and is led by Associate Professor Seth Westra. To date, they have […]
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Vodcast: Using soundscapes to detect forest degradation, Dr Zuzana Burivalova
Dr Zuzana Burivalova, postdoctoral research fellow from Princeton University, will presented a seminar on the 15th of July entitled “Using soundscapes to detect different degrees of tropical forest degradation”.
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EI Researchers amongst finalists for SA Science Excellence Awards
Researchers from the Environment Institute have been honoured as finalists for the 2016 South Australian Science Excellence Awards. The awards recognise and reward outstanding scientific endeavour, including its application in industry and the advancement of science and mathematics education. Our congratulations goes to Dr Kieren Mitchell, who has been nominated for PhD Research Excellence and Early Career […]
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Underground tunnel proposed to save endangered bandicoots
Momentum is building for the construction of an underground tunnel that could help save the endangered southern brown bandicoot. The southern brown bandicoot is an endangered marsupial living in southern parts of Australia. The proposed tunnel would cross underneath Upper Sturt Road to connect bandicoot populations in Belair National Park and Mark Oliphant Conservation Park, […]
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Seminar: Are humans the dominant force for change in our atmosphere, seas and land?
The Field Geology Club of South Australia, the Royal Society of South Australia and the Geological Society of Australia (SA Division) jointly present the 2nd Ralph Tate Memorial Lecture by Associate Professor Victor Gostin. Abstract Human control of fire, some two million years ago, ushered in a totally new factor in the earth’s natural cycles. A further […]
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Seminar: Testing the ocean bipolar seesaw
As part of the Sprigg Geobiology Seminar Series, Professor Chris Turney from the University of New South Wales will present a seminar entitled “Testing the ocean bipolar seesaw: Using ancient New Zealand kauri (Agathis australis) to investigate the mechanisms of abrupt and extreme climate change” Abstract Contrasting Greenland and Antarctic temperature trends […]
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The 4th National Postgraduate Workshop in Systematics
The National Postgraduate Workshop in Systematics was held at the University of Adelaide from July 11th – 15th 2016. The workshop runs every second year and this year hosted 32 PhD students, 22 of which originate outside of Adelaide. Specialist staff delivered workshops and seminars on topics including DNA lab management, Phylogenetics, Tours of the State Herbarium and […]
Media release: NZ wren DNA analysis reshapes geological theory
A DNA analysis of living and extinct species of mysterious New Zealand wrens may change theories around the country’s geological and evolutionary past. A University of Adelaide study into New Zealand’s acanthisittid wrens has provided compelling evidence that, contrary to some suggestions, New Zealand was not completely submerged under the ocean around 21 to 25 […]
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Biological Sciences Postgraduate Symposium recap
The School of Biological Sciences at the University of Adelaide recently hosted their Annual Postgraduate Symposium. The symposium showcased the amazing academic achievements of the School’s postgraduate students through posters and talks, including the ever-exciting 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) School heats. Attendees were also treated to a panel session on the topic of “Communication and Collaboration”, featuring Dr Laura […]
The Atlas of Living Australia, Dr John La Salle
As part of the ACEBB Systematics workshop Dr John La Salle, Director of the Atlas of Living Australia at the CSIRO presented a seminar entitled “The Atlas of Living Australia: supporting biodiversity discovery, documentation and analysis”.