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Tall Poppy Nominations open for 2018

Nominations are open for this year’s “Tall Poppy Award”, the prestigious annual Young Tall Poppy Science Awards aim to recognise the achievements of Australia’s outstanding young scientific researchers and communicators. Each year the Tall Poppy Awards recognise individuals who combine world-class research with a passionate commitment to communicating science and who demonstrate great leadership potential. […]

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Biodiverse soils … when the right kind of dirt may be good for you

Around the world, more and more people are living in cities, while our contact with natural biodiversity and soil is declining. At the same time, we have seen a rapid rise in rates of allergies, auto-immune and chronic inflammatory diseases. Now researchers are finding accumulating evidence that these two major trends may be linked, in […]

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A new Acheulean site in Northwest Spain sheds light on the complexity of European Prehistoric settlement 200-300 thousand years ago

An international team involving researchers from Adelaide and Griffith Universities have discovered a peculiar archaeological site (Porto Maior) in Spain, which records an exceptionally high density of “giant” handaxes that had previously only been found in Africa. This discovery may suggest the coexistence of at least two different human groups in the Iberian Peninsula about […]

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Sean Connell will speak at Science in the Pub in March

This month’s theme of Science in the Pub is “Re-wilding: The restoration of habitat to its natural state” How do we re-wild our environment? Why should we re-wild habitats? What are the advantages of re-wilding? Re-wilding is the restoration of habitat to its natural state. To restore an ecosystem so that little to no management of the habitat […]

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NESP Threatened Species Recovery Hub Adelaide Roadshow

The Threatened Species Recovery Hub of the National Environmental Science Program invites you to our Adelaide Research Roadshow on Thursday 12 April (the day after the SA NRM Science Conference http://nrmscience.org/ ) Morning session: Research in Brief Join us to hear about our latest innovations in applied threatened species research. Topics will include actions and management […]

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Abstracts for NRM Science Conference open now!

Abstracts and registrations are now open for the NRM Science Conference 2018. The theme for this year’s conference is Science for Policy in a Changing World. The conference will be an opportunity for NRM researchers and practitioners to come together to consider the new challenges science faces, and how scientists and policy makers can respond […]

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Media Release: Middle Earth preserved in giant bird dung

While the giant birds that once dominated New Zealand are all extinct, a study of their preserved dung (coprolites) has revealed many aspects of their ancient ecosystem, with important insights for ongoing conservation efforts. Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences today, the study, by the University of Adelaide’s Australian Centre for […]

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Seminar: Reducing regional water supply vulnerabilities and multi-city robustness conflicts when confronting a deeply uncertain future

This month, Prof Patrick Reed from Cornell College is visiting the University to give a seminar on his work on engineering design and decision support software to reduce vulnerabilities in regional water supply. Prof Reed’s primary research interests relate to sustainable water management given conflicting demands from renewable energy systems, ecosystem services, expanding populations, and […]

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Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Seminar: Double Header

This week’s Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Seminar will be held this Friday 9th February at 12:10-13:00 in the Benham lecture theatre. The speakers will be: Marlene Taja-Moreno (CCSP) Expanding the frontiers of epigenome analysis for studying human adaptation to environmental stressors (Supervisors: Drs Bastian Llamas, Jimmy Breen, Professor Alan Cooper) Matthew Williams (CCSP) Exploring the […]

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