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Top Altmetric Publications of 2017 from Environment Institute Researchers

Presenting the top Altmetric scores from Environment Institute Researchers: (only EI researchers have been listed here as authors, for full author list please follow t Weyrich, L.S., Duchene, S., Soubrier, J., Arriola, L., Llamas, B., Breen, J.,Haak, W, Cooper, A, Caramelli, D., Dresely, V. and Farrell, M., 2017. Neanderthal behaviour, diet, and disease inferred from […]

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Beyond the Elevator Pitch: How do we engage people in Science?

This is a guest post by PhD candidate Jenna Crowe-Riddell (@jcroweriddell), who participated in the Science Communication competition Fresh Science. Imagine you’re standing on a stage holding a lit party sparkler and you’ve been told to explain your research in the time it takes for the sparkler to go out. Oh, and your family, friends and supervisor […]

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Why is it important to understand how skulls deal with stress generated from bite force

Dr Marc Jones writes a guest post on his latest paper on bite force in reptiles Among animals there is great variation in skull shape, and this is related to a variety of environmental factors such as diet and life style. The shape of an animal’s skull is closely linked to its function: the skull […]

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Naracoorte Linkage Grant already giving back to community ahead of Jan start

The Naracoorte Caves Local Business Open Night was held late last month to bring together local businesses with representatives from the Naracoorte Lucindale Council, and the Naracoorte Caves. This initiative was hosted by in the Cave National Park, which is a World Heritage Site to provide an opportunity for the local community to stay in touch with […]

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Seminar: Model-based design of adaptive pathways for framing climate adaption

Kan Kwakkel is an Associate Professor at Delft University of Technology. His research focusses on model based approaches to support decision making in complex uncertain systems. He is an expert in many objective robust decision making, and the use of adaptation pathways. He has applied his research in a variety of domains including fresh water […]

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Small Mammals could hold some of the secrets of Naracoorte’s ancient ecosystems

Jessie Treloar is a PhD Student studying small mammal fossils in the Naracoorte caves, and took some time out to write a guest post for us. Deep below the ground near the town of Naracoorte lies ancient tombs of hundreds of thousands of animals in vast and naturally beautiful caves within the Naracoorte Caves World […]

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Media Release: Southern Ocean’s health affected by River Murray’s ebb and flow

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have found that reductions in the flow of water out of the River Murray could be harmful to marine life in the Southern Ocean. Up until now there has been almost no research into the effect of the river’s flow on the ocean beyond its mouth. In contrast, changes […]

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Kris Helgen features in new University advertisement

Professor Kristofer Helgen has named over 100 species of mammal and has travelled to over 50 countries through his work as a zoologist. In the new advertisement, Prof Helgen worked with the helpful students at Seacliff Primary school to rename some of the species he’s discovered with interesting results – we think they certainly have […]

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Fame Lab applications open for 2018

Since its birth at the Times Cheltenham Science Festival in 2005, FameLab has grown into one of the world’s leading science communication competitions. It aims to find, develop and mentor young science and engineering communicators. The result is a celebrated alumni of young scientists and engineers able to get everyone ‘talking science’ in the media-intensive […]

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