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Researchers release UNHaRMED, a system to support natural hazard risk reduction

Funded by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre, members of the Environment Institute have designed a system to help avert future catastrophic disasters. UNHaRMED (Unified Natural Hazard Risk Mitigation Exploratory Decision) support system, is an interactive modelling platform designed to support policy makers in considering the long term impacts of disaster risk, mitigation and […]

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EVENT: Professor Tim Cavagnaro speaks at Waite Research Institute Webinar Series

Reflecting on experience with soil health and goals of achieving a carbon neutral Adelaide, our Environment Institute member will be speaking to the Waite Research Institute audience. In this open seminar, Professor Tim Cavagnaro will present results from two areas of research, both of which are focused on the greater Adelaide region. Abstract: Two tales of a […]

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Publication from the Heat and Habitat in Cities Symposium features Professor Veronica Soebarto

The Environment Institute was proud to support the Heat and Habitat in Cities Symposium late in 2019. The event was held at the National Wine Centre on the 9 – 10 December, 2019 and hosted by the School of Architecture and Built Environment at the University of Adelaide. The Heat and Habitat in Cities Symposium brought together international and […]

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Research Tuesdays – Notifications from Nature with Prof Andy Lowe

We’re delighted to have our member Professor Andy Lowe speaking at this popular series. Digital technology is pulling us away from nature, the allure of screens entrancing young and old the world over. However ironically, it’s also becoming one of the environment’s most valuable allies. Date: Tuesday 10th November 2020 Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm ACST Register: Zoom […]

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Our researchers are a key part of the Goyder Institute’s Citizen Science outreach

Environment Institute members, Associate Professor Luke Mosley and Professor Michelle Waycott research is helping the Coorong community. Goyder Institute for Water Research scientists are excited to be working together with citizen scientists as part of Phase 1 of the Healthy Coorong Healthy Basin Program (HCHB). November 2020 marks the 35th anniversary of the Coorong and Lakes Alexandrina and […]

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EVENT: Nature Festival – Picnic with Bubbles and Bandicoots

An exclusive slow picnic & wildlife event in the Adelaide Hills. Enjoy some child-free time as you unwind & connect with nature. Peaceful, private and informative: A truly unique picnic in nature. Unwind in your own private picnic site beside a babbling creek nestled under old gums while keeping an eye out for our resident […]

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Professor Hugh Possingham announced as Queensland’s new Chief Scientist

Recently completing his role as Chief Scientist of The Nature Conservancy, Professor Possingham has been announced as Queensland’s Chief Scientist. We congratulate our new Chair on his next appointment with the Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist. His expertise in mathematical and theoretical applied ecology will no doubt be invaluable in this new position. Professor Possingham’s past includes Chair […]

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Unique Komodo dragons under threat by climate change

The world’s largest lizard, the Komodo dragon, could be driven to extinction by climate change unless significant measures to intervene are taken soon. A new international study, led by the University of Adelaide and Deakin University, has found that the impact of both global warming and sea-level rise threatens the extinction of Komodo dragons, which […]

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ONLINE EVENT: join the Honours Seminars for Ecology and Evolution

Support the latest Ecology and Evolution mid-year honours students as they present online. This seminar is open for all to join this week. It will be run via zoom and will cover an interesting and diverse range projects. Date: Thursday 24th September Where: Benham Meeting Room When: 1:00pm – 4:30pm Online: via Zoom. Please contact Damien […]

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The world’s leading aquatic scientific societies with 80,000+ members urgently call for cuts to global greenhouse gas emissions

Dire consequences for freshwater and marine resources without significant and fast action. In an unprecedented statement released recently, the American Fisheries Society (AFS) joined forces with 110 aquatic scientific societies representing more than 80,000 scientists across the world to sound a climate change alarm.  The societies call for drastically curtailed global greenhouse gas emissions to […]

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