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Bellagio Academic Writing Resident Fellowship

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 […]

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Podcast: Flood Forecast

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..

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New research shows climate change is warming the world’s lakes

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 […]

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Is nuclear power the climate change solution?

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 […]

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Podcast: Learning about climate from the distant past

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.

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New paper: Constraints to and conservation implications for climate change adaption in plants

PhD candidate Mr Matthew Christmas, Dr Martin Breed and Professor Andrew Lowe from the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute recently had a new research paper published in Conservation Genetics, entitled “Constraints to and conservation implications for climate change adaption in plants“. Climate change is having a widespread impact on plant and tree populations. This study focuses […]

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Protecting bees from climate change and varroa mites

A recent ABC news story has reported on a project to map bee activity and gain a better understanding of the habitat and food sources needed for their continued survival. The South Australian government and the University of Adelaide have both contributed $300,000 each to the program. “We want to prevent bees dying in the future, […]

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Why the big animals died: new study shakes up extinction science

The following article featuring research by Professor Corey Bradshaw and Professor Alan Cooper appeared in The Lead on 24 July, 2015: By Sarah Keenihan / 24th of July, 2015 Image by Mauricio Antón. IF YOU are going to challenge the status quo, best make sure you’ve got solid numbers to back you up. A study […]

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Media release: Mammoths killed by abrupt climate change

New research has revealed abrupt warming, that closely resembles the rapid man-made warming occurring today, has repeatedly played a key role in mass extinction events of large animals, the megafauna, in Earth’s past. Using advances in analysing ancient DNA, radiocarbon dating and other geologic records an international team led by researchers from the University of […]

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Media Release: Flood disaster risk is more complex than expected

Research from the University of Adelaide has shed further light on the complex issue of flood risk, with the latest findings showing the potential for flood risk to both increase and decrease in the same geographic area. A team from the University’s School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering has presented the findings of their study in […]

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