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Two PhD Scholarships available in global change ecology

Joint PhD Scholarships in Macroecology and Biodiversity Conservation available now. Two enthusiastic PhD students are required to work on a hot topic in global change ecology: How do biological mechanisms mediate responses of biodiversity to climate – and human-driven change? The successful candidates will be enrolled in a dual award PhD program recently established between […]

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Prof. Hugh Possingham featured on ABC Late Night Live

Last week, incoming Chair of the Environment Institute Advisory Board, Prof. Possingham was featured on back to back ABC radio programs. Prof. Possingham spoke with Ian Dunt about the political landscape with Dr. Peter Burnett, to consider what is at stake when Australia’s key piece of environmental legislation is reviewed. Listen now on ABC Late […]

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EVENT: Professor Jodie Conduit speaking at the Professional Lecture Series for the University of Adelaide.

A new Environment Institute member, Professor Conduit’s research interests lies in understanding how to engage consumers in interactions with organisations. She looks at how they can engage with each other, which will allow them to work together to achieve meaningful and relevant outcomes, particularly in contexts for social inclusion and environmental sustainability. Date: Monday 27 Jul […]

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A broad diet helps tropical fish survive a range shift due to climate change

The global redistribution of marine and terrestrial species due to climate change is a major concern for conservation planners and resource managers. Now new research, using data from long term surveys of tropical fishes, indicates that traditional studies of this range shift phenomenon largely ignore the sequential nature of species movement. The study, published in […]

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ARC Funded PhD Opportunities in Past Climate Change

Sprigg Geobiology Centre and Department of Earth Sciences, University of Adelaide have two opportunities available for PhD students. Currently, there are two ARC Discovery projects related to climate change and lake sediments, which requires at least two PhD candidates. The projects will be working alongside Dr. Jonathan Tyler, Associate Prof. John Tibby and Dr. Cameron […]

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Professor Andy Lowe appointed as Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board Member

New landscape boards to partner with community groups, local government and industry to ensure our state’s regional landscapes and farming industries are thriving, resilient and sustainable. The Minister for Environment and Water David Speirs, has announced a ‘back-to-basics’ approach with the Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board one of nine new regional landscape boards in South […]

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Researchers develop new eDNA techniques to detect the rare Australian endemic Blind Cave Eel

University of Adelaide researchers have designed a new way to locate the Blind Cave Eel, paving the way to locate fauna in future. Groundwater is the largest source of unfrozen freshwater on Earth and can be extremely vulnerable due to overexploitation. Far from being a sterile habitat, groundwater is home to a wide variety of […]

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South Australia’s second large-scale oyster reef restoration will be constructed off the Adelaide metropolitan coast

A new shellfish reef is to be built at Glenelg, signalling a rapid transition from environmental amnesia to conservation action. In a stark contrast to the historical baseline of South Australian oyster reefs, University of Adelaide researchers’, Professor Sean Connell and Dr Heidi Alleway had discovered 1,500 km of Southern Australia coastline reefs had been lost […]

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Professor Hugh Possingham announced as new Chair for Environment Institute Advisory Board

Chief Scientist at The Nature Conservancy, Professor Possingham, joins the Environment Institute. We welcome Professor Hugh Possingham as the incoming Chair of the Environment Institute Advisory Board. Prof. Possingham was born in Adelaide and completed a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Applied Mathematics at the University of Adelaide in 1984. He was awarded the Rhodes Scholarship […]

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Call for entries with Virtual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) for 2020

The 3MT is a skills development activity that challenges Higher Degree by Research students to explain their research project to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes.. 3MT is a chance to practise research communication in a short format to a non-specialist audience with minimal presentation material. This years competition will be held in a virtual format (video […]

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