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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 […]

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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? […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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VIDEO: Blueprints for action with Professor Hugh Possingham and Matthew Bowie

Autumn 2020/21 program of the Ecology and Evolution Series is available for to watch on demand. Matthew Bowie PhD candidate – School of Biological Sciences How do you choose what’s for dinner, the clothes you wear, or the way you travel? Many of the threats facing biodiversity result from our choices but changing our behaviour is […]

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Action and support needed to save local endangered species in the Adelaide Hills

Conservation groups are calling nature-lovers to help endangered wildlife impacted in the recent Cherry Gardens bushfire. The early 2021 Adelaide Hills bushfire has devastated 2,700-hectares in wildlife habitat, with many South Australian conservation groups expressing their concerns about habitat recovery for two nationally endangered species and their fellow wildlife. Friends of Scott Creek President, Jim […]

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​Dr Erinn Fagan-Jeffries 2020 Winner of SA Science Awards – PhD Research Excellence

We are delighted ​Dr Erinn Fagan-Jeffries has been recognised for her PhD in discovering and describing new species of parasitoid wasps to better document and understand our biodiversity. Dr Fagan-Jeffries completed her PhD at the University of Adelaide in 2019 and is dedicated to discovering and describing new species of parasitoid wasps to better document and understand […]

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VIDEO: #CitSciOzOnline with Tahlia Perry and Dr Jasmin Packer

Researchers from the Environment Institute share their success in citizen science. Dr Jasmin Packer and Tahlia Perry have a diverse and varied background engaging with the public to benefit research and help save endangered species of flora and fauna. Ph.D. Candidate Tahlia Perry from Echidna CSI spoke to #CitSciOzOnline in​ Connections and Partnership about “Echidna CSI – Combining […]

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Environment Institute members nominated at the SA Science Awards 2020

Dr Wayne Boardmand and Dr Erinn Fagan-Jeffries have been recognised for their excellent work in South Australia. Our Environment Institute members are having a big impact with the research they are producing and have been recognised with these prestigious nominations. Dr Erinn Fagan-Jeffries Dr Fagan-Jeffries completed her PhD at the University of Adelaide in 2019 and […]

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Our researchers are a key part of the Goyder Institute’s Citizen Science outreach

Environment Institute members, Associate Professor Luke Mosley and Professor Michelle Waycott research is helping the Coorong community. Goyder Institute for Water Research scientists are excited to be working together with citizen scientists as part of Phase 1 of the Healthy Coorong Healthy Basin Program (HCHB). November 2020 marks the 35th anniversary of the Coorong and Lakes Alexandrina and […]

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