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An apple a day is bringing the bees out to play

Scientists are exploring the use of mobile polliniser units to improve cross-pollination in netted apple orchards in a new trial being delivered through Hort Innovation in partnership with the University of Adelaide.  Over the past 14 months, scientists have been working with apple growers in the Adelaide Hills as part of the project, which aims […]

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Public health risk of the bat souvenir trade

Little is known about the global bat souvenir trade, its extent and impact on bat populations and forest ecosystems, and the potential risks posed to public health with bats known carriers of zoonotic diseases. In a preliminary study, published in Frontiers in Veterinary Science, researchers at the University of Adelaide identified over a 15-day period (May […]

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Are we ignoring cost-effective biodiversity measures?

Environmental DNA (or eDNA) profiling is being used increasingly to analyse a range of substrates and historical samples, apparently even thin air, but what about soil? Join Professor Andy Lowe as he investigates an important and cost-effective method of environmental DNA profiling. Monitoring the state of our environment is the only way we can be […]

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Research informing Coorong South Lagoon’s future management of aquatic plants and algae

Plants play a critical role in aquatic ecosystems, providing habitat and food that support the diversity and abundance of invertebrates, fish and birds. This is the case for the Coorong, with the presence and location of aquatic plants (seagrasses) and algae affected by the environmental conditions of the water and sediment. The hypersaline and nutrient-enriched […]

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Tall Poppy winners announced for 2021

Five University of Adelaide researchers have won 2021 South Australian Young Tall Poppy Science Awards. The Tall Poppy Awards, an initiative of the Australian Institute of Policy and Science, recognise the achievements of Australian scientists and their commitment to sharing their research and passion for science with the broader community. The Environment Institue is proud to have […]

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Echidna CSI finalist in the 2021 Eureka Prize

The University of Adelaide’s Echidna Conservation Science Initiative (EchidnaCSI) is a finalist in the Australian Museum’s 2021 Eureka Prizes. EchidnaCSI is a citizen science project where members of the public across Australia are encouraged to take photos of echidnas found in their local area through a dedicated phone app, and collect echidna scat (poo) for molecular analysis of […]

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Professor Alan Collins receives ARC Linkage Grant

The University of Adelaide has been awarded $1,965,291 in linkage grants by the Australian Research Council to undertake research that will bring benefits in the meat, hemp, mining and performing arts industries. The ARC’s Linkage Program promotes national and international research partnerships between researchers and business, industry, community organisations and other publicly funded research agencies. […]

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Associate Professor Melissa Nursey-Bray awarded Future Fellowship

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 […]

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Unregulated reptile trade in US has major influence on Australians’ desire for illegal reptiles

The transnational smuggling of live animals poses a threat to Australia’s biodiversity, conservation, environmental biosecurity, animal welfare, and human health and wellbeing. In a study published in Conversation Letters, researchers at the University of Adelaide compared the illegal smuggling of live reptiles – including lizards, snakes and turtles – into Australia, to the unregulated pet trade […]

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SA’s top 50 influential people in the environment sector

As the nation’s leader in waste management, renewable energy and climate change action, South Australia’s most prominent individuals in the environment sector have been named by The Advertiser. The states’ wealth of talented and knowledgeable leaders has been selected by a panel of experts who were able to select the most influential people over the past […]

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