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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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Humans coexisted with three-tonne marsupials and lizards as long as cars in ancient Australia

When people first arrived in what is now Queensland, they would have found the land inhabited by massive animals including goannas six metres long and kangaroos twice as tall as a human. A/Professor Lee Arnold has joined a national team to study fossil bones of these animals for the past decade. Their findings, published in Nature […]

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A better immune system from returning to the wild

A research team led by the University of Adelaide has found that revegetation of green spaces within cities can improve soil microbiota diversity towards a more natural, biodiverse state, which has been linked to human health benefits. In the study, published in the journal Restoration Ecology, researchers compared the composition of a variety of urban […]

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University of Adelaide research featured in New York Times – Shrimp snaps soften

Climate change is changing the way nature sounds. Professor Ivan Nagelkerken team’s research has been featured in a New York Times article which covers how climate change will silence some species and push others into new habits and habitats, changing when and where they sing, squeak, whistle, bellow or bleat. It will also change the sound […]

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Dr Michelle Lim featured on Australian Science Channel’s ‘In class with…Climate Special’

During WOMADelaide festival, Dr Michelle Lim hosted a student panel on climate change at Botanic High School. Dr Michelle Lim led a conversation with two of Australia’s most influential, young leaders on Climate Change action, Doha Khan and Harriet O’Shea Carre. As climate change becomes an increasing topic of anxiety for young people, they are often […]

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Antarctica research program funded $36 million by federal government

Dr Phill Cassey joins program which aims to secure Antarctica’s environmental future. Led by Monash University, this research project also includes other leading universities and scientific bodies. It aims to “forecast environmental change across the Antarctic” as well as secure the region as a natural reserve “devoted to peace and science”. Dr Phill Cassey from […]

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Professor Bob Hill appointed to the Wildlife and Habitat Recovery Taskforce

The taskforce will provide independent advice on the coordination of activities to benefit South Australia’s wildlife and habitat recovery effort. Professor Bob Hill, University of Adelaide has joined the Wildlife and Habitat Recovery Taskforce and will bring a wealth of knowledge with his palaeobotany background and particularly, deep interest in Australian botany. Professor Hill visited […]

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A/Prof Patrick O’Connor featured in Canberra Times opinion piece on a Landcare-led recovery

Active Chair of the National Landcare Network, Associate Professor Patrick O’Connor spoke to Canberra Times about Landcare being the social movement for change over the past 30 years. Tens of thousands of Australians join Landcare as a way to actively participate and give back to the community. Working in the environment allows them to feel connected […]

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PAPER: Tropical and temperate species are living well together under climate change

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have found tropical and temperate coral reef fish can co-exist. As our climate changes, many terrestrial and marine species are forced to extend their ranges poleward, to stay within the bounds of their thermal tolerances. However, when such species enter higher latitude ecosystems, they engage in innovative interactions with local […]

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