Monthly Archives: July 2018
Economic Botany Today with Professor David Mabberley
Professor David Mabberley is returning to Adelaide Botanic Garden this October to deliver his fifth intimate lecture series – don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn from one of the world’s great botanical minds! Date: Wednesday and Thursday, 24-25 October 2018 Time: 9am to 5pm Where: Noel Lothian Hall, Adelaide Botanic Garden Cost: $550 […]
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Marine Biology study tour to Timor Leste led by Professor Bronwyn Gillanders
Recently, Professor Bronwyn Gillanders took a group of undergraduate science students to Timor Leste. Whilst there, the students completed PADI Open Water or PADI Advanced dive courses. They snorkelled on seagrass and coral reefs to view the diversity of corals, fish and other organisms. PADI Diving. Photo by William Goh The students undertook litter surveys […]
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Sprigg Lecture Series: Prof. Bronwyn Gillanders – Giant Australian Cuttlefish
What do we really know about the Giant Australian Cuttlefish? A recent dramatic decline and then rapid recovery of numbers of cuttlefish aggregating near Whyalla has sparked off new investigations. Professor Bronwyn Gillanders will present some of the scientific detective work that she and her team have done to unravel some of the species’ enigmatic […]
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Research Tuesdays: Protecting the Catch
Seafood has been a key dietary component for hundreds of millions of people for a long time. But the global ‘catch’ is under pressure. With the world’s population predicted to reach 9.6 billion by 2050, seafood demand is set to skyrocket. Yet, according to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization, almost 90% of fish stocks […]
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The Caterpillar Conundrum on ScopeTV with Erinn Fagan-Jeffries
University of Adelaide PHD student, Erinn Fagan-Jeffries has recently been featured on science-based show – Scope TV. Erinn is researching a group of parasitoid wasps that could help to reduce caterpillar numbers and boost food crops across the country. She has enlisted the help of citizen scientists to breed caterpillars and if wasps are found […]
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How will climate change impact South Australia’s flora?
Researchers at the University of Adelaide have identified the implications of climate change for South Australia’s plant species and the state’s biodiversity. “Climate change presents a significant threat to biodiversity,” warns Dr Greg Guerin of The University of Adelaide. “Climate change exacerbates existing problems around habitat loss and fragmentation, invasive species, pathogens, eutrophication, and altered […]
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VIDEO: How South Australian Oyster Reefs Are Being Created
In a previous blog post here, it was shown that University of Adelaide Researchers Dr Dominic McAphee and Professor Sean O’Connell together with industry partners, have successfully begun the $4.2 million project of rejuvenating the Windara Reef, bringing back 1 million oysters to date, in the Spencer Gulf of South Australia. The question is, how can this be achieved on such […]
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Massive Restored Reef Aims to bring South Australia’s Oysters Back
Researchers from the University of Adelaide have undertaken the largest oyster reef restoration project outside the United States in the coastal waters of Gulf St Vincent, near Ardrossan in South Australia. Construction began earlier this month with some 18,000 tonnes of limestone and 7 million baby oysters set to provide the initial foundations for a 20-hectare reef. […]
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2018 South Australian Science Excellence Awards Finalists
We’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate the following Environment Institute Members finalists for the 2018 South Australian Science Excellence Awards. Excellence in Research Collaboration The Aboriginal Heritage Project, partnership between the local members of the Aboriginal community, the SA Museum, the University of Adelaide, the University of New South Wales – ACAD Australian Centre […]
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Kangaroo Island Excavation Reveals Two New Organisms!
The Environment Institute’s Associate Professor Diego García-Bellido (@DGarcia-Bellido) from the Sprigg Geobiology Centre has just returned from another successful excavation of the Emu Bay Shale, the 515 million-year-old fossil site in Kangaroo Island. This season’s dig has produced new specimens of exquisitely-preserved Anomalocaris fossil eyes, and at least two new organisms, which are awaiting scientific description. […]
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