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SEMINAR: Assessing the Diverse Values of Nature – Professor Christopher Raymond

Recently, The University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute, Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Resources (ISER) and School of Social Sciences jointly hosted a seminar by Professor Christopher Raymond of the Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science: ‘Conceptualising and Assessing the Diverse Values of Nature’. The IPBES Values Assessment, published in July 2022, represents a definitive new global synthesis […]

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Regenerating Australia screening and Dynamic Statement release event

Last Wednesday evening the University’s Ecoversity and Environment Institute partnered to host the screening of Regenerating Australia, as part of Sustainability Week 2022. The event began with a Smoking Ceremony at the Kaurna Learning Circle by Uncle Fred and Alex from Wirltu Yarlu Aboriginal Education at the University.  Attendees then moved to the lecture theatre for the […]

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Pints of Ideas: Youth Agency on Sustainability

In a world so deeply damaged, is sustainability relevant? What power do individuals actually have to enact change? How can communities evolve to be resilient and adaptive to the climate crisis? These questions and more were discussed at Tuesday’s Ecoversity-hosted event, “Pints of Ideas: Youth Agency on Sustainability“, just one of the events held at […]

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Once the fish factories and ‘kidneys’ of colder seas, Australia’s decimated shellfish reefs are coming back

Australia once had vast oyster and mussel reefs, which anchored marine ecosystems and provided a key food source for coastal First Nations people. But after colonisation, Europeans harvested them for their meat and shells and pushed oyster and mussel reefs almost to extinction. Because the damage was done early – and largely underwater – the destruction of […]

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Fishing for Data on Plastics

The problem of plastics in our oceans and their potential impact on people, plants, animals and entire ecosystems was front and centre at the recent United Nations Ocean Conference in Portugal. Through the UN Environment Assembly, more than 500 organisations and 21 additional governments, including Australia, have signed up to commitments to change how plastic […]

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Ocean warming threatens richest marine biodiversity

An international team of scientists led by researchers from the University of Adelaide has revealed that rates of future warming threaten marine life in more than 70 per cent of the most biodiverse-rich areas of Earth’s oceans. “Our research shows that locations with exceptionally high marine biodiversity are the most exposed to future oceanic warming, […]

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Understanding global trade networks could help us spread the load of environmental contamination

Rice travels a long way to get to your dinner plate. It may have been harvested from a paddy field in Vietnam, processed and packaged in a factory in Bangladesh, and transported via freight ship to eventually land in your local supermarket. But even before it was harvested, the water used to irrigate your rice […]

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Viticulturists one step closer to advanced computer vision

Vineyard owners can’t have their eyes everywhere, all the time. That’s why ground-based vision systems are becoming tricks of the trade. Vision systems like VitiCanopy that quickly and objectively assess canopy size have been around for a while. Now, researchers at the University of Adelaide are developing vision systems with greater image recognition capabilities than […]

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Launch of new research program – ‘Securing Antarctica’s Environmental Future’

The ARC Special Research Initiative in Excellence in Antarctic Science Securing Antarctica’s Environmental Future is a leading international research program which will deliver interdisciplinary research to forecast environmental change across the Antarctic region, to deploy effective environmental stewardship strategies in the face of this change, and to secure Antarctica as a natural reserve devoted to peace and […]

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PODCAST – Taxonomy – the benefits of naming nature with Professor Andy Austin

‘Taxonomy – the benefits of naming nature’, explores the importance of taxonomy and how it can lead to an increase in society valuing nature. It’s estimated that 70 per cent of Australian and New Zealand species remain undiscovered, unnamed and undocumented.  The Taxonomy Australia decadal plan seeks to use new and emerging technologies, develop key infrastructure, and […]

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