BLOGS WEBSITE

Category: citizen science

Discovering drivers of habitat hotspots with community science

One of the overwhelming messages from this federal election is that Australians care deeply about protecting our environment. We see this not only in our polling booths, but increasingly, also in the way communities partner with us on science that protects our planet. Environment Institute researchers are leading the way with ‘community science’, an innovative […]

Posted in citizen science, Environment Institute, Faculty of Sciences Engineering and Technology, Research Wins, School of Biological Sciences, Science communication, threatened species | Tagged , , , , , , , , |

Comments Off on Discovering drivers of habitat hotspots with community science

Erinn Fagan-Jeffries amongst SA’s 40 movers and shakers under 40

The Advertiser’s 40 movers and shakers under 40 list celebrates South Australia’s rising stars shaping our state’s future. Congratulations to Environment Institute member, Dr Erinn Fagan-Jeffries, an entomologist and a passionate science communicator, honoured on this year’s list. Erinn is a Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Adelaide and Honorary Researcher at the South Australian Museum.  She specialises in […]

Posted in citizen science, Environment Institute, Faculty of Sciences Engineering and Technology, SA Museum, School of Biological Sciences, Science communication | Tagged , , , , |

Comments Off on Erinn Fagan-Jeffries amongst SA’s 40 movers and shakers under 40

50 regional and remote schools look to uncover new insect species

Fifty regional and remote schools across South Australia, Queensland and Western Australia have been selected to take part in a new citizen science project, Insect Investigators, led by the South Australian Museum and supported by the University of Adelaide. The project, which launched in September 2021, will connect regional and remote school students with researchers […]

Posted in citizen science, Environment Institute, Media Release, News, SA Museum, School of Biological Sciences | Tagged , , , , , |

Comments Off on 50 regional and remote schools look to uncover new insect species

Citizens help unlock the secret lives of echidnas

Researchers at the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute and members of the general public have recorded the largest number of echidna sightings across Australia to aid in the conservation of the iconic mammal. In a paper published in PNAS, the researchers describe the outcomes of the Echidna Conservation Science Initiative (EchidnaCSI), a citizen science project established in […]

Posted in citizen science, Media Release, News, Publications, School of Biological Sciences, Science communication | Tagged , , |

Comments Off on Citizens help unlock the secret lives of echidnas

How older Australians can beat the heat at home

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have developed a guide for older South Australians to help them to keep the temperature in their homes comfortable during summer and winter. The researchers say, because older people spend the majority of their time (75-80 per cent) at home, improving room temperatures can greatly benefit their wellbeing. The […]

Posted in citizen science, Climate Change, Environment Institute, Media Release, School of Biological Sciences, Science communication | Tagged , , , |

Comments Off on How older Australians can beat the heat at home

VIDEO: iBandi video released from the SA Science Excellence and Innovation Awards 2021

Researchers and citizen scientists from iBandi are delighted to have their explainer video released this week. The iBandi video as was shown at the SA Science Excellence and Innovation Awards as the team were finalists for 2021. iBandi aims to connect citizen scientists with scientists to find, share, and prioritise unoccupied blackberry habitat within bushland for endangered […]

Posted in Awards, citizen science, Environment Institute, News, School of Biological Sciences, Science communication | Tagged , , , , , |

Comments Off on VIDEO: iBandi video released from the SA Science Excellence and Innovation Awards 2021

New citizen science project creates a buzz in the classroom.

A new citizen science project, Insect Investigators, led by the South Australian Museum and involving the University of Adelaide Environment Institute’s Dr Erinn Fagan-Jeffries, will connect school students with scientists to document their local insect biodiversity and discover insects in their area. Launching as part of National Biodiversity Month, Insect Investigators is calling for applications […]

Posted in citizen science, News, SA Museum | Tagged , , , |

Comments Off on New citizen science project creates a buzz in the classroom.

EVENT: Exploring echidnas, poop and insects on Kangaroo Island

Join our researchers in echidna and insect biology, to learn all about the secret lives of these remarkable species on Kangaroo Island. Did you know that the Kangaroo Island echidna is the best studied echidna population in the world? That there are unique insects that live on the island that can’t be found anywhere else? […]

Posted in citizen science, Environment Institute, Events, presentation, School of Biological Sciences, Science communication | Tagged , , , , |

Comments Off on EVENT: Exploring echidnas, poop and insects on Kangaroo Island

PODCAST SERIES: The Discovery Pod with Professor Andy Lowe

The Discovery Pod talks to experts from the University of Adelaide, about solutions to society’s most pressing challenges. Professor Andy Lowe, Environment Institute member and Director of Food Innovation hosts a new, weekly show which aims to learn more from our researchers on topics such as COVID-19, renewable energies, cyber security, nutrition and much more. […]

Posted in citizen science, Environment Institute, News, Podcast, School of Agriculture, School of Biological Sciences, Science communication | Tagged , , , , , |

Comments Off on PODCAST SERIES: The Discovery Pod with Professor Andy Lowe

Dr Erinn Fagan-Jeffries awarded Citizen Scientist Grant for important national research project

We are delighted to announce Dr Erinn Fagan-Jeffries has received one of nine National Citizen Science Grants. Together with the SA Museum, much of the work will be undertaken in University of Adelaide laboratories, helping to further strengthening ties between the organisations. Almost $4 million has been allocated in this funding round to nine projects that offer […]

Posted in citizen science, Environment Institute, News, SA Museum, School of Biological Sciences | Tagged , , |

Comments Off on Dr Erinn Fagan-Jeffries awarded Citizen Scientist Grant for important national research project