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Monthly Archives: November 2019

EVENT: Dr Myall Tarren to present Science in the Pub Adelaide

Science in the Pub presents the Great Evolutionary Transitions in Animals and Plants Date: Friday 6th December 2019 Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm Where: The Rob Roy Hotel, 106 Halifax Street, Adelaide Bookings: Free, book here How did life leap from one single-cell entity in the ocean to the millions of animals, plants and bacteria we see today? […]

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Professor Bob Hill newest member of the Native Vegetation Council

The Native Vegetation Council (NVC) is an independent body which monitors the overall condition of the state’s vegetation. The council makes decisions on a wide range of matters concerning native vegetation in South Australia. Professor Bob Hill has been elected as the ministers nominee. In this role he will give expert advice on applications received […]

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Naracoorte welcomes the Mega Night of Science and Megafest Weekend

World renowned palaeontologist, Professor Mike Archer will take us on an amazing journey through Riversleigh World Heritage Area. Come see the weird and wonderful mammals that roamed Australia’s rainforests millions of years ago. When: Friday 23rd of November 2019 Time 6:30pm start Where: Naracoorte Town Hall RSVP: Not required, but please add to your calendar […]

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SEMINAR: Visiting Dr Seraina Klopfstein presenting on parasitoid wasps

Researcher from Naturhistorisches Museum, Switzerland visiting the University of Adelaide. Dr Seraina Klopfstein will be presenting on: Title: Pleasures and perils of dating trees with fossils. An example from pimpliform parasitoid wasps (hymenoptera, ichneumonidae) Date: Friday 29th November 2019 Time: 12:10pm – 1:00 pm Location: Benham Lecture Theatre, Benham Building, North Terrace Campus Cost: Free, no bookings […]

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New megafauna fossils unveiled at Naracoorte Caves

The South Australian Museum has loaned a complete Diprotodon skull and jaws for long term display in the Fossil Centre at the Naracoorte Caves World Heritage Area. Due to its age and condition the Diprotodon skull required many months of cleaning and preparation by SA Museum staff and volunteers. Marjorie Jones, a long term volunteer at […]

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Dr Dominic Mcafee wins Fresh Science competition

Hosted by the The British Elephant Pub, ten early-career scientists shared the story of their science. Ten Fresh Scientists revealed their discoveries using rhyme and reason in the time it took for a sparkler to burn. Dr Mcafee – a new member of the Environment Institute was voted best speaker. Dr Dominic Mcafee is a marine ecologist with a […]

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Nature opinion piece by Associate Professor Phill Cassey

During Associate Professor Phill Cassey’s long service leave, he contributed to Nature, a highly regarded journal in his field. In the ‘career column’ article, Associate Professor Cassey gave his perspective on higher-level academic promotion. In his post, he addresses higher-level diversity and equity in his workplace and outlines one proactive step his has implemented to support diversity at the […]

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University volunteers are recycling soft plastics with REDcycle

In conjunction with Ecoversity, volunteers at the University of Adelaide have launched soft plastic recycling with REDcycle. The University has moved to open plan recycling, which has seen communal recycling stations become a prominent feature of offices, kitchens and shared spaces. This has removed the need for the majority of individual bins and ensured people think […]

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PODCAST: Radio Adelaide speaks with Prof Bob Hill about PlanetFix

Adelaide’s independent radio station, Radio Adelaide spoke with Professor Bob Hill about his newest way to engage young people. Kirrilee Hay spoke with Professor Bob Hill, Director of the Environment Institute, University of Adelaide about PlanetFix competition. This new initiative, is aimed at giving South Australian high school students a voice about climate change. Professor […]

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Bandicoots key in researcher’s Airbnb success

Our team is investigating new ways to tackle the challenge of mass extinction. Research Fellow, Dr Jasmin Packer, is using innovation and design thinking to nurture people’s connection to nature – to help them help nature. Just 18 months ago, Jasmin and her family launched Hideyhole (as featured on Adelady), an ethical enterprise dedicated to […]

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