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Rainy day ice age in the global south

An international study of the mineral deposits in stalactites in South Australia’s Naracoorte Caves, has shed new light on climate conditions in the Southern Hemisphere during ice ages. Research led by Melbourne University and including Naracoorte Caves and fossil forensics expert, Dr Liz Reed from the Environment Institute and University of Adelaide, has turned the […]

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Leading environmental scientist takes the reins

Plant, ecological and evolutionary geneticist, Professor Andrew Lowe will lead the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute as its newly appointed Director. Professor Lowe has a strong connection to the Environment Institute, which he first joined in 2009 when it was established by the University of Adelaide to tackle some of the most complex and critical […]

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EVENT: Earth Jam! at the UniBar next month

On the evening of Saturday 10th February the University of Adelaide’s UniBar will come alive in a youth-focused evening for our living world aimed at amplifying and uplifting the South Australian youth voice. The event, hosted by Nature Conservation Society (NCS) and proudly supported by the Environment Institute and Human.Kind Studios, will showcase some of […]

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EVENT: WOMADelaide The Planet Talks program live

The Planet Talk program is now live. As a proud sponsors, the Environment Institute is eagerly looking forward to WOMAD’s The Planet Talk. We believe that The Planet Talks is a great platform to discuss critical environmental issues and create awareness among people and are excited to be a part of this significant event. Don’t […]

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Eliminating illegitimate timber and plant derived products from global supply chains

The University of Adelaide has partnered with InterpreData, Double Helix Tracking Technologies, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC ANZ) and Aglive to secure a $500,000 grant to produce a secure, data-led traceability system for agricultural commodities and timber products. The illegal harvest and trade of timber and plant products poses a substantial threat to both global ecosystems […]

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PODCAST: Sowing the seeds for the future of health, resilience, and environmental protection

The natural world has a powerful impact on our lives, from our experiences as children right through to adulthood. But how do we stay connected and replenish our ‘nature reserves’? How can we find the time in our increasingly busy lives to ensure that we’re getting the full benefits of nature and fill our ‘nature […]

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Australasian Mangrove and Saltmarsh Network Conference, Adelaide 14-17 November 2023 – ‘AMSN 2023 – Living Coasts’.

Community members, environmental managers, interstate and international researchers will gather in Adelaide this week to celebrate, discuss and review the status of the natural ‘Living Coasts’ of the Australasian region. The 2023 Australasian Mangrove and Saltmarsh Network (AMSN) conference will be opened by SA Environment Minister Dr Susan Close on Tuesday 14th Nov and is […]

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VIDEO: Jon Dee presenting ‘Unleashing the power of trees for healthier communities’

On October 25 this year, the Environment Institute and Green Adelaide had the pleasure of hosting Mr Jon Dee for a public lecture on ‘Unleashing the power of trees for healthier communities’, another instalment in our Hope and Wonder Series. Jon, who is the co-founder of National Tree Day and One Tree Per Child, explained […]

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ARC Discovery Project Success for Environment Institute

A big congratulations to these Environment Institute members for their ARC Discovery Project successes this week, collectively totalling almost $2.4 million in grant funding.  With a success rate of only 16%, these are great achievements. Associate Professor Damien Fordham, Theme Leader of the Climate and Biodiversity Theme in the EI and also from School of […]

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Giving Day: Citizen Science supports important research

On 31 October the University will hold its inaugural Giving Day.  This will be a 24-hour fundraising challenge where our community has fun, raises awareness about the benefits of philanthropy, and has the chance to make a gift to the cause they are most passionate about at the University of Adelaide. Gifts to our featured funds […]

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