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Media Release: Baby fish led astray by high CO2 in oceans

Baby fish will find it harder to reach secure shelters in future acidified oceans – putting fish populations at risk, new research from the University of Adelaide has concluded. Published today in the Nature journal Scientific Reports, the researchers described how barramundi larvae in high CO2 conditions, predicted for the turn of the century, turn […]

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Dr Nina Welti from CSIRO to give April Sprigg Seminar

Dr Nina Welti from CSIRO will be giving a Sprigg Geobiology Series seminar on “Ecological connectivity of the River Murray: How are riverine trophic pathways influenced by river management?” Where: , Mawson Lecture Theatre, Mawson Building, University of Adelaide. When: Friday 20th April, 3-4 pm Dr Welti is investigating what the influence of raising infrastructure assets on […]

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Dwarfism in Island Emu paper recieves wide spread media attention

Dr Vicki Thomson‘s latest paper in Biology Letters has been featured in the Advertiser, Indaily, ABC News and Phys.org  and Science Newsline Biology The paper also featured Dr Kieran Mitchell, Associate Professor Jeremy Austin and Prof Alan Cooper was released yesterday with an accompanying media release. Read her full article in the Advertiser below:  

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Repost: Smaller emus on smaller islands

The following piece has been reposted from Dr Vicki Thompson’s blog VickiThomson.com     “Have you ever wondered how animals evolve when they are on a permanent diet? Over long time frames? Well, looking at what happens on islands is a perfect way to find this out. In our recent study (‘Genetic diversity and drivers of […]

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Media Release: Island emus’ size related to size of island homes

Emus that lived isolated on Australia’s offshore islands until the 19th century, including Kangaroo Island, King Island and Tasmania, were smaller versions of their larger mainland relatives – and their overall body size correlated to the size of the islands they inhabited. Published today in the journal Biology Letters, this was the surprise finding of […]

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“Godzilla” plays important part in dating the Naracoorte Caves

The Naracoorte Herald covered a new laser scanner nicknamed “Godzilla” being used at the Naracoorte caves. The scanner is able to date sand grains contained within cave sediment. The scanner picks up low level radiation accumulation in the grains accumulated from the surrounding environment which is contained until exposed to light. This means the scanner […]

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Jenna Crowe-Riddell is a finalist for Channel 9 Young Achiever Awards

Jenna Crowe-Riddell is a finalist for the University of Adelaide STEM Award, in the Channel 9 Young Achievers Award. These awards highlight and award young people for significant contributions in their categories. There is a people’s choice component of these awards: so please vote for her through this Facebook poll  https://www.facebook.com/SAYoungAchiever/app/126231547426086/?app_data=%7B%7D Jenna is currently completing […]

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