BLOGS WEBSITE

EVENT: Q & A with 2019 Australian of the Year Dr Richard Harris

Staff and students are invited us to hear the story of 2019 Australian of the Year dual recipient Dr Richard ‘Harry’ Harris SC OAM. A question and answer session to follow. In July 2018, Adelaide anaesthetist Dr Richard Harris made worldwide headlines when he joined an international team to rescue a group of 12 boys […]

Posted in Environment Institute, Events, Science communication | Tagged , , , , , |

Leave a comment

Expressions of interest – Planetary Health Research Planning Session

The Environment Institute is calling for expressions of interest from both internal and external researchers, who would like to be involved in the development of an overarching Planetary Health research plan. Over recent years there has been growing recognition of the Anthropocene, defined as the period during which human activity has been the dominant influence […]

Posted in ACEBB, Climate, Environment Institute, Events, Science communication, workshop | Tagged , , , |

Leave a comment

PhD Student opportunities available in remote sensing

Online applications for PhD stipends (RPTS) are now open through the University of Adelaide. The following higher degree research opportunities are available for domestic students who are interested in being supervised by experts in the field of remote sensing. Remote sensing of ecosystem function The PhD will investigate temporal physiological behaviour of key floodplain tree species […]

Posted in Environment Institute, Grants, Jobs, PhD Opportunities | Tagged , , , , , |

Leave a comment

What will the future hold after the Amazon fires? With Professor Bob Hill

The recent evidence for extensive fires in the Amazon Basin paints a devastating picture that we should all be concerned about. It seems that the problem of acquiring new farmland has taken on a new life in Brazil and much of the problem we are seeing is the result of forests being burnt to provide […]

Posted in ACEBB, Climate, Environment Institute, Media Release, News, Science communication | Tagged , , , , , , , , |

Leave a comment

PUBLIC EVENT: Professor Robert Hill presents to the Butterfly Conservation South Australia

The Butterfly Conservation South Australia presents monthly public talks by specialists is a diverse range of fields relevant to butterfly conservation. Professor Bob Hill will be presenting at an upcoming evening event. Title: Evolution of the southern Australian vegetation – the world’s biggest climate change experiment When: Tuesday 5th November 2019 Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm Where: Plympton […]

Posted in ACEBB, Environment Institute, Events, Science communication, Seminars | Tagged , , , , |

Leave a comment

PUBLIC SEMINAR: Extinctions along the last leg of the first great human migration with Dr Julien Louys

Visiting vertebrate palaeoecologist Dr Julien Louys will be visiting the University of Adelaide. Dr Louys is from Griffith University and is the Executive Editor of the scientific journal Palaeontologia Electronica. Title: Extinctions along the last leg of the first great human migration When: 6:00pm – Thursday, 12th September 2019 Where: Mawson Lecture Theatre, Mawson Building, University of Adelaide, North […]

Posted in ACEBB, Environment Institute, Events, Science communication, Seminars | Tagged , , , , , |

Leave a comment

EVENT: Sprigg Lecture Series with Prof. Bob Hill and Dr. Mika Peace

The next Sprigg lecture series will be have two engaging speakers who will present their two perspectives on Australia’s relationship with wild fire – the evolution of fire-adapted vegetation, and how complex weather patterns drive fire behaviour in the Australian landscape. Title: Australia’s tempestuous relationship with wild fire – past, present and future When: Tuesday, 12 November […]

Posted in ACEBB, Climate, Environment Institute, Events, Natural Hazard Risk Reduction, Plant Conservation, Plant Conservation Biology, Science communication, Seminars, Sprigg Geobiology Centre, SpriggCentre | Tagged , , , , |

Leave a comment

New paper has found 75% of bison fossils are male

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have discovered that the majority of bison fossils are male, according to a new study in Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences. This research has been stumbled upon by ancient DNA researchers. When ancient DNA is analysed, specimen sex is also determined as part of the sample processing. However during this process, […]

Posted in ACAD, Environment Institute, Events, Evolution and Climate, Media Release, News, Publications, Research Wins, Science communication | Tagged , , , , , |

Leave a comment

New species of Norfolk Island-related pine identified in South Eastern Australia

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have made a breakthrough discovering two new species of Araucaria (pine). These have been identified as species related to the Norfolk Island pine. Many years of intensive research led Professor Bob Hill and his team to collate and interpret previously undescribed foliar material of Araucaria section Eutacta, from Australian Cenozoic sediments. The […]

Posted in ACEBB, Environment Institute, News, Plant Conservation, Plant Conservation Biology, Publications, Research Wins, Science communication | Tagged , |

Comments Off on New species of Norfolk Island-related pine identified in South Eastern Australia

52 Climate Actions – How you can make positive changes daily

A number of international, permaculture organisations have joined forces to promote permaculture based solutions to climate change. This eventuated after the International Permaculture Convergence declaration to the Paris Climate Conference in 2015. The aim of this partnership is to: help people understand their personal power in tackling climate change show people the best responses to climate […]

Posted in Climate, Science communication | Tagged , , |

Comments Off on 52 Climate Actions – How you can make positive changes daily