Last week saw the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the chimpanzee enclosure at Monarto Zoo, which coincided with a visit to Adelaide by world-renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall, who opened the enclosure back in 2008. This most recent visit was for the last stop in the Australian leg of her global Rewind the Future […]
As the world’s second largest economy, China is among the 12 mega-biodiverse countries in the world. Rapid urbanization and industrialization have brought severe threats to and increased pressure on the country’s biodiversity and ecosystem. Prof QIN Tianbao, China’s most prominent international environmental lawyer, will give a presentation regarding China’s role in global efforts to protect […]
As Australians head to the polls in a few weeks, University of Adelaide experts are coming together in a free public forum, to provide insights on the feasibility, price, technology and pathways to achieve our emissions targets for 2050. ‘Meeting Australia’s Climate Change Targets: Price, Opportunity and Pathways’ is a joint initiative of the Environment […]
University of Adelaide conservation biologist Dr. Jasmin Packer is working to find ways to conserve and promote bandicoot populations in the Mt Lofty Ranges. Dr. Packer was featured recently on the ABC’s Gardening Australia, to demonstrate some of the novel conservation work she’s been doing, building ‘Bandicoot Bungalows’ to provide better connectivity between habitat fragments. […]
Sea snakes, best known from shallow tropical waters, have been recorded swimming at 250 metres in the deep-sea ‘twilight zone’, smashing the previous diving record of 133 metres held by sea snakes. Footage of a sea snake swimming at 245 metres deep, and another sea snake at 239 metres has been provided to University of […]
Replanting urban environments with native flora could be a cost effective way to improve public health because it will help ‘rewild’ the environmental and human microbiota, University of Adelaide researchers say. In a new paper, published in Frontiers in Microbiology, researchers say that humans – thought of as ‘holobionts’, a symbiosis of host and microorganisms […]
New Environment Institute member Professor Volker Hessel scoops $16 million EU grant for SCOPE project
Did you catch this fantastic news for Professor Volker Hessel? Professor Hessel, who is also our newest Environment Institute member, along with a team of international researchers, has won a $16M EU grant to investigate the use of new kinds of plasma energy to revolutionize fertilizer production. Congratulations!