Five University of Adelaide researchers have collectively been awarded more than $4.5 million from the Federal Government to advance their work.
The researchers’ projects – which were awarded the most funding in the state – will focus on enhancing crop salt tolerance, understanding working memory, environmental policy, gene regulation in wheat; and the interplay between tectonics, climate and resources.
The five Future Fellows will increase their efforts to understand and improve other players in climate change, collaborative pathways to better environmental policy, brain health, drought and finding ways to future proof our crops.
Associate Professor Melissa Nursey-Bray, School of Social Sciences, Environment Institute member has awarded 2021 Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowships for: Pathways for Indigenous and Western knowledge into Environmental Policy. Awarded $1,038,892.
The aim of Associate Professor Nursey-Bray’s project is to identify the ways in which all knowledge, particularly Western and Indigenous knowledges, can work together to inform environmental policy, with a focus on climate change adaptation.
Using participatory methodologies and supported by an Indigenous-led advisory group, the project will partner with Indigenous Ranger groups to interrogate three key knowledge management concepts: integration, co-production and co-existence. Based on communities of practice, in the Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre Basin, the Fellowship seeks to produce mechanisms of knowledge co-existence and maintenance that will contribute to stronger environmental policies and create spaces for Indigenous voices to be represented within them.