Monthly Archives: October 2017
Not all green spaces made the same, quality needs to be high for health benefits
An Australia-wide study of connections between environments and respiratory health, led by PhD Student Craig Liddicoat and published in Journal of Environmental Management, has found that living in the vicinity of biodiverse environments is strongly associated with a lowered incidence of respiratory disease. The paper also included Environment Institute researchers, Profs Peng Bi, Michelle Waycott, Andrew Lowe […]
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Sea Snails adapt to extreme acidity levels, living in CO2 vent off NZ
New research published today in Current Biology describes a species of gastropod (sea snail) which lives in very acidic water near a CO2 vent in the southwest Pacific near New Zealand. This is the first instance of Sea snails growing in such acidic conditions, which is more than 30 times higher than normal seawater. Sea snails grow their […]
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Dr Dom Mcaffee has been chosen to speak at TEDxAdelaide
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading and has been organising events for thirty years. TEDx is an independently run event based on the original TED conference structure. Dr Dominic Mcafee, a marine ecologist who specialises in Shellfish ecology. His previous work has focused on studying the effects of climate change on shellfish […]
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Guest Blog: Josie Hyde is studying Freshwater microfauna – in the desert
Josephine Hyde is a PhD candidate at the Environment Institute’s Australian Centre for Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity (@DNArthropods). Josie has written an exclusive guest post for the Environment Institute blog on her research of microfauna in very isolated habitats in remote WA published in Marine and Freshwater Research. Studying freshwater animals may seem like a weird […]
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Children’s University: Erinn Fagan-Jeffries
Children’s University Australia is an International arm of the program which focuses on giving children aged 7-14 experience outside their classrooms. It is an outreach initiative of the University of Adelaide and it encourages children to think outside the box with learning experiences at locations across the state including the State Library, SA Museum and […]
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Media Release: Climate Change Champion and Pacific Island Leader launches Centre for Applied Conservation Science in Adelaide
Former President of the Republic of Kiribati and Conservation International (CI) Distinguished Fellow Anote Tong will officially launch the Centre for Applied Conservation Science at the University of Adelaide today. Tong, who is known globally for his efforts in raising awareness for climate change and his work to protect marine areas, highlighted the need for […]
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#EpicDuckChallenge: How accurate are different wildlife monitoring approaches?
This is a big week for the Centre of Applied Conservation Science! Conservation International members are in Adelaide to hold their AGM ahead of the launch of the centre at Union House, North Terrace Campus this Friday. PhD candidate Jarrod Hodgson, who is a researcher at the Unmanned Research Aircraft Facility gave us a preview […]
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Undergrad students get private look at Naracoorte caves
Undergraduate Bachelor of Sciences students at the University of Adelaide travelled to Naracoorte for a private, upclose look at both the caves and the fossils found within them. Forty six students who were enrolled in the Evolution of the Australian Biota course had a four day field trip to the UNESCO World Hertiage Listed caves. Environment […]
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Naracoorte Caves featured on SBS News
The Naracoorte caves were featured on SBS nightly news in September this year. The story was filmed down in the Naracoorte caves and SBS spoke to Environment Institute member Dr Liz Reed about the important work being carried out in the cave systems. Dr Liz Reed, Dr Lee Arnold and Professor Robert Hill were PIs on […]
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October’s Science in the Pub is on ecology!
This month’s Science in the Pub held at the Rob Roy Hotel has a focus on ecology. Environment Institute member Dr Marc Jones who is an ARC DECRA Fellow, and Honorary researcher at the South Australian Museum is speaking this Friday. Dr Jones has received wide spread media coverage this year with his most recent […]
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