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Looking to the past to maintain future biodiversity

Researchers have found that in reliably identifying similar warming events of the past, future climate change effects can be forecast, helping predict the best way of protecting species and ecosystems. ”Reference periods in Earth’s history serve as natural laboratories for understanding biodiversity responses to climate change and improving strategies for conservation under ongoing and future climate […]

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Marine food webs struggle as climate change increases sea temperatures

Scientists at the University of Adelaide have found growing evidence that marine ecosystems will not cope well with rising sea temperatures caused by climate change. “Healthy food webs are critical for ecosystems so that the world’s oceans can continue to provide an important source of food for humans,” says lead author Professor Ivan Nagelkerken, from the University […]

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Scientists fight to save a glittering green bee after the Kangaroo Island summer fires

Native bees severely impacted by Kangaroo Island bushfires this year are being built new homes in a collaborative project involving the local community and scientists from the University of Adelaide and SA Museum. The green carpenter bee (Xylocopa aerata) has been extinct on mainland South Australia for more than a century – and scientists worry that […]

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Environment Institute receives two out of four Future Fellowships awarded to the University of Adelaide

We are immensely proud of our researchers’ achievements, receiving two Future Fellowships today. In the ARC Future Fellowships 2020 round 1, Environment Institute member and ARC DECRA fellow Dr Camille Mellin, of the Fordham Lab has received $739,557.00. Her research will summary includes: Safeguarding coral reef fisheries for future food security. This Fellowship aims to […]

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PlanetFix winner’s opinion piece featured in The Advertiser – Jack Tibby

From ambitions of full-blown economic revolution to small personal changes, there are a broad range of positions to combat climate change. Congratulations to Jack Tibby, winner of the PlanetFix competition. We asked high school students for their climate change solution. Here is his opinion piece. But the issue with many is they fail to hold […]

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PlanetFix opinion piece featured in The Advertiser – Sasha Saulwick

Our world faces major environmental challenges. Congratulations to Sasha Saulwick first runner up in the PlanetFix competition. We asked high school students for their climate change solution. Here is her opinion piece. We are seeing increases in severe weather events and natural disasters such as drought, flash floods and fires. Communities are suffering from record […]

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PlanetFix opinion piece featured in The Advertiser – Iris Fraser

Searching for a solution to climate change may be more simple than some of us think. Congratulations to Iris Fraser, second runner up in the PlanetFix competition. We asked high school students for their climate change solution. Here is her opinion piece. Go outside and take a look around. What do you notice? Do you see […]

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Winner of PlanetFix, our high school student competition, announced in The Advertiser

PlanetFix reflects the passion young people have towards the environmental challenges facing their generation. In collaboration with the Advertiser and SA Science Teachers Association, the Environment Institution ran a competition for South Australian high school students. They were asked “In 50 words or less, what is your best solution to climate change?”. We were shown this […]

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Two PhD Scholarships available in global change ecology

Joint PhD Scholarships in Macroecology and Biodiversity Conservation available now. Two enthusiastic PhD students are required to work on a hot topic in global change ecology: How do biological mechanisms mediate responses of biodiversity to climate – and human-driven change? The successful candidates will be enrolled in a dual award PhD program recently established between […]

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ARC Funded PhD Opportunities in Past Climate Change

Sprigg Geobiology Centre and Department of Earth Sciences, University of Adelaide have two opportunities available for PhD students. Currently, there are two ARC Discovery projects related to climate change and lake sediments, which requires at least two PhD candidates. The projects will be working alongside Dr. Jonathan Tyler, Associate Prof. John Tibby and Dr. Cameron […]

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