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Dr Julian Hume at the Adelaide University

Visiting Artist Julian Hume – Art and the Palaeontological Record

Internationally renowned, Dr Julian Hume, Natural History Museum London, is in Adelaide working on a collaborative palaeontological art project, to produce two paintings depicting megafauna and biodiversity. He will be speaking about the paintings, his work and taking audience questions. When: Friday 25th May 2018, 6:30pm – 7:15pm Where: Braggs Lecture Theatre, University of Adelaide, North Terrace Campus Cost: Free Public […]

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Restoring degraded lands

Restoring the Astronomical Scale of Degraded Lands Around the World

After extensive analysis of degraded lands around the earth, Adelaide University researchers are on the path to restore vast ecosystems. Governments and NGOs are currently committing to the restoration of degraded ecosystems on scales that would have been unimaginable 50 years ago. However, even with broad policy support and the substantial funding, questions remain about […]

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Transitions Film Festival May 18-27 – Adelaide

The Transitions Film Festival is a visionary film festival dedicated to showcasing the big ideas, trailblazing heroes and game-changing innovations that are leading the way to a better world. The EVOLUTION OF ORGANIC will screen at Mercury Cinema on Thursday 24th May at 7:00 p.m. Trailer here. Evolution of Organic brings us the story of organic agriculture, told by those […]

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C4 Plants and Vegetation

Revealing the history of Australia’s Vegetation

University of Adelaide researchers have uncovered the history of when and why the native vegetation that today dominates much of Australia first expanded across the continent. The new understanding will help researchers better predict the likely impact of climate change and rising CO2 levels on these critically important plants. Called ‘C4 plants’ after their alternative […]

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NRM Science Conference 2018

NRM Science Conference & Dinner Event 2018

We are delighted to be hosting the NRM Science Conference 2018 on our beautiful grounds, at the Adelaide University on the 10th & 11th of April 2018. This conference is a chance to showcase the NRM science underpinning environmental decision making, policy and management in South Australia. Building on the success of the first two conferences, […]

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Seminar: Measuring the benefits of ecosystem Management: better policy and better decisions

Dr Neville Crossman, from the School of Biological Sciences and for the Department of Ecology & Environmental Science Seminar Series, will be presenting examples of his work integrating science and expertise from the biophysical and socio-economic sciences to quantify and value the benefits from conservation and restoration of land and water resources. Title: Measuring the benefits of ecosystem Management: […]

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Seminar: Improving restoration outcomes for native grasslands: The importance of below-ground processes

Monique Smith, PHD candidate from the School of Biological Sciences for the Department of Ecology & Environmental Science Seminar Series will be presenting a seminar on understanding of the mechanisms behind restoring old-fields back into native grasslands. Title: Improving restoration outcomes for native grasslands: the importance of below-ground processes When: Friday 28th April 2017 Time: 12:10pm Where: Horace Lamb Lecture Theatre 1022 Cost: Free […]

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Seminar: Nutrient Cycling in the Soil-Plan System Driven by Microbes and Influenced by Many Factors

Professor Petra Marschner, Soils, School of Agriculture Food & Wine at the Adelaide University will be presenting a seminar about nutrient cycling in the soil-plant systems. Professor Marschner joins us from the Waite Campus. Title: Nutrient Cycling in the Soil-Plan System Driven by Microbes and Influenced by Many Factors When: Friday, April 7, 2017 11:30am , […]

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How is your revegetation project rewilding the microbiome?

After the success of ecological restoration projects around the world by University of Adelaide researchers, revegetation could be boosted using a potential new tool that monitors soil microbes. In a paper published in the journal Molecular Ecology, researchers have shown how the community of bacteria present in the soil of land that had been cleared and […]

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Bees hold the key to Unlocking Increased Crop Yields

What’s all the buzz about? Researchers from the University of Adelaide are mapping the activity of honeybees and native pollinators in areas of revegetation and native vegetation around different crops in South Australia. They will create a short-list of the most useful pollinating species and identify the plants used by the pollinators as sources of […]

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