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Wombats Through Time and Space Conference 2018

The Wombat Conference will be a celebration of research into all things wombat, and the 20th anniversary of the first edition of the Wombat book, fondly known as ‘The Wombat Bible’. When: 17th – 19th September 2018 Where: The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia 5005 Book: Eventbrite – Early bird and single day tickets available. This 3-day […]

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2018 SA Climate Leaders Awards

The SA Climate Leaders Awards are shining a light on action being taken by individuals, the community, business and government to address climate change in South Australia. An initiative of the Premier’s Climate Change Council, the awards showcase the innovative work happening across South Australia to grow the future sustainability and resilience of our state through […]

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A Night of Science – Naracoorte

As a part of National Science Week, the South Australian Museum and University of Adelaide Palaeontologists are hosting a special evening event in Naracoorte, South Australia’s South East Region where you have the opportunity to meet leading scientists and hear about their exciting research! Date: Friday, 17th August 2018 Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm Where: Naracoorte Town Hall 95 Smith Street, Naracoorte […]

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2018 South Australian Science Excellence Award – Winners

On Friday night, the Science Excellence Awards Dinner event was held at the Adelaide Convention Centre. It was a wonderful event which showcased the inspirational research advancing both South Australia and the world. The Environment Institute was represented by the following nominees: Excellence in Research Collaboration The Aboriginal Heritage Project, partnership between the local members […]

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New Director for the Centre for Applied Conservation Science

We are delighted to announce that Associate Professor Phill Cassey succeeded directorship of the Centre for Applied Conservation Science (established in 2016). Phill is a world-acclaimed Conservation Biologist in the School of Biological Sciences at The Adelaide University, with the Environment Institute. He intends to develop the Centre as a research hub for global conservation […]

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Professor Bronwyn Gillanders featured on ABC Landline – Cuttlefish brings tourism to Whyalla

Once know as a ‘dirty, industrial city’, Whyalla, South Australia is becoming a tourism mecca for those wanting to see spawning cuttlefish between May and August each year. It is the only place known to have thousands of these colourful creatures mate (many times), lay their eggs and die before their offspring are born, in one […]

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Fungi Film Festival – An Entertaining Night for the Community

The community is invited to join the Natural Resources SA Murray-Darling Basin (SAMDB) for a fun night of information and entertainment to celebrate National Science Week 11-19 August. When: 5:00pm – 8:30pm, Friday 17 August Where: Ukaria Cultural Centre, Mount Barker Summit Bookings: Eventbrite Natural Resources SAMDB project officer Katie Irvine said “Come along and be […]

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Feral Rabbits are Losing the Battle against Two Biological Control Agents

A new study has shown how two biological control agents have been effective in reducing the numbers of feral rabbits in Australia. Using data from the largest wild rabbit study in the world, scientists have examined the long-term interaction of myxoma and rabbit haemorrhagic disease viruses. The research was published in the Journal of Animal […]

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Guest Blog Post by James Nankivell – Investigating the Diversity of Sea Snakes in Western Australia

Guest blog post by Honors Student – James Nankivell As part of my honours project investigating the diversity of sea snakes in Western Australia, I was lucky enough to spend a week in WA conducting fieldwork as part of team from the University of Adelaide. I am specifically looking at species boundaries of widespread sea […]

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Economic Botany Today with Professor David Mabberley

Professor David Mabberley is returning to Adelaide Botanic Garden this October to deliver his fifth intimate lecture series – don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn from one of the world’s great botanical minds! Date: Wednesday and Thursday, 24-25 October 2018 Time: 9am to 5pm Where: Noel Lothian Hall, Adelaide Botanic Garden Cost: $550 […]

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