Researchers at the University of Adelaide have found that reductions in the flow of water out of the River Murray could be harmful to marine life in the Southern Ocean. Up until now there has been almost no research into the effect of the river’s flow on the ocean beyond its mouth. In contrast, changes […]
New research published today in Current Biology describes a species of gastropod (sea snail) which lives in very acidic water near a CO2 vent in the southwest Pacific near New Zealand. This is the first instance of Sea snails growing in such acidic conditions, which is more than 30 times higher than normal seawater. Sea snails grow their […]
Environment Institute members Professor Sean Connell, Associate Professor Ivan Nagelkerken, and PhD candidate Silvan Goldenberg spoke to Radio Adelaide recently. They discussed their recently published work on how climate change could possible destabilise our coastal food webs, and what we can do to help. Listen to their full interview Radio Adelaide’s website, or read their […]
A new paper published in Global Change Ecology shows our coastal food webs could be on the brink of collapse due to rising CO2 levels causing oceans acidification. The research led by Environment Institute Member, Silvan Goldenberg, a PhD candidate found that increased temperature and CO2 levels had an overall detrimental effect on their simulated ocean environment. Environment […]
The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility are hosting a series of webinars to tackle issues in climate adaptation. Each webinar will feature two experts, and provide an opportunity for you, the viewer, to ask questions and join the discussion online. The webinars are free, but registrations is recommended: Trade, Aid and Tourism Under Climate Change […]
Professor Corey Bradshaw (Sir Hubert Chair of Climate Change, School of Biological Sciences and Environment Institute) has been awarded a prestigious Bellagio Academic Writing Resident Fellowship from the Rockefeller Foundation. It is a joint award with Professor Paul Ehrlich (Stanford University) to write a book about a sustainable future of human wellbeing, while based at […]
Climate change may have an impact on flooding and so there’s a new area of research aimed at developing faster, more effective tools for forecasting floods. Associate Professor Mark Thyer is one of the team at Adelaide University working in this area. He spoke to Radio Adelaide‘s Ewart Shaw. Listen to the interview..
Lakes around the world are warming due to climate change. This increase in lake temperatures is threatening ecosystems and fresh water resources across the globe. Associate Professor Justin Brookes from the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute was one of 64 scientists around the world who took part in research published in the journal Geographical Research […]
Climate scientist Professor Tom Wigley from the University of Adelaide, and three other leading climatologists, James Hansen, Kerry Emanuel and Ken Caldeira, recently wrote a piece for The Guardian. The article entitled, “Nuclear power paves the only viable path forward on climate change,” discusses the role of nuclear energy as part of the solution to […]
Sarah Martin from Radio Adelaide spoke with Dr JonathanTyler, a paleoclimatologist and isotope geochemist from the University of Adelaide about his research into the history of the earth. Through tracing isotopes in ancient soil samples he is able to see how weather patterns have changed through the ages. Listen to the full interview.