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A Periodic Table of Food for better health globally

University of Adelaide researchers are contributing to a global effort to quantify the makeup of the world’s food supply, enabling data-driven solutions to human and planetary health challenges such as biodiversity loss, climate change and malnutrition. The Period Table of Food Initiative (PTFI) is led by nine Centres of Excellence around the world, all collaborating […]

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Life in the deep field: a summer spent at Edgeworth David Base, Antarctica

We are thrilled to have Dr Isabelle Onley as our guest blogger today! She recently embarked on adventurous expedition with the Australian Antarctic Program to the remote Edgeworth David Base in East Antarctica. Follow along as she shares her incredible summer in the icy wilderness. In the summer of 2023/2024, I had the opportunity to participate […]

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EVENT: Wild Earth Oceania Film Festival

Get ready for an unforgettable cinematic experience at the Inaugural Wild Earth Oceania Film Festival, taking place in Adelaide from January 16th to 24th. This exciting week-long event features an impressive line-up of short films, as well as Opening and Closing Night Gala functions that are not to be missed. We’re thrilled to announce that […]

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Operationalising One Health in Australia

Despite our remarkable advances in modern medicine and public health, we are still facing the persistent emergence of new diseases. The relentless pace of urbanisation, coupled with intensive food production and agricultural practices, has resulted in a staggering 75% of emerging infectious diseases linked to animals. Demographic shifts, societal upheavals, and behavioural changes have given […]

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Nature of our Urban Home: How Greater Adelaide can support the biodiversity and climate crisis

The Environment Institute had an incredible evening at its second Nature Festival 2023 event titled “Nature of our Urban Home: How Greater Adelaide can support the biodiversity and climate crisis”. Nature of Our Urban Home featured a learned panel of Costa Georgiadis, a landscape architect and television presenter, currently hosting Gardening Australia on ABC, Dr […]

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Ocean acidification research is robust despite ebbs and flows

A new objective examination of almost a quarter-of-a-century of ocean acidification research shows that, despite challenges, experts in the field can have confidence in their research. The University of Adelaide’s Professor Sean Connell from the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology unit led the study. “In our field, the marine science community was galvanised by the demonstration of […]

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Nature Festival: Our Marine Home – What is the state of our ocean home, and how can we support it?

The Environment Institute was excited to welcome a cohort of passionate community members and practitioners to the first of its Nature Festival 2023 events titled “Our Marine Home – What is the state of our ocean home, and how can we support it?”.  The conversation was guided by University of Adelaide alumni Tiahni Adamson, a […]

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Readying Australia’s Nature Repair Market for Nature Positive Investments

The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW) recently published the ‘Review of the Agriculture Biodiversity Stewardship Pilots to inform the Nature Repair Market‘ report. The report was co-authored by Marsden Jacob, Prof John Rolfe and Environment Institute’s Associate Prof Patrick O’Connor. The Nature Repair Market rewards landholders for taking care of […]

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EVENT: Unleashing the power of trees for healthier communities

The Environment Institute and Green Adelaide are thrilled to be hosting a Public Lecture by Jon Dee. The evening will be an exciting event focused on harnessing the incredible potential of trees to create healthier communities followed by an engaging Q&A panel discussion. Trees are continuously undervalued in urban environments. Trees support community wellbeing, increase […]

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Invasive alien species a major threat to nature, people

A new international report, co-authored by Dr Phill Cassey from the University of Adelaide, has found that the number of alien species has been rising continuously for centuries in all regions, but are now increasing at unprecedented rates. The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services’s (IPBES) Assessment Report on Invasive Alien Species and their […]

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