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eScience. Fossil Flowers: Gaining glimpses of an ancient forest

Find out how plant life evolved on earth in the latest e-Science Magazine. Dr John Conran, Associate Professor Daphne Lee and Dr Uwe Kaulfuss went fossil-hunting in New Zealand’s Foulden Maar to discover the history of flowering plants. Read the full article.

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e-Science. Fire Ground: Recovery of soils after fire

Bushfires not only burn vegetation above the ground, but also impact on organic matter and organisms in the soil. Professor Petra Marschner’s research into the recovery of soils after fire is highlighted in the latest e-Science Magazine. “Fires are part of the Australian landscape. Therefore it is important to better understand their effect on ecosystems […]

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e-Science. Underground archives: Naracoorte fossil caves and their record of deeptime

The work of Dr Liz Reed has been featured in the July 2015 e-Science Magazine. In the feature, Dr Reed explores how the fossils found in Naracoorte Caves in South Australia can be used to address present and future conservation questions about species diversification, human impacts, adaption to climate change and extinction. “Sediments, bones and […]

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eScience: Losing oyster reefs to history

In the May 2015 eScience magazine, PhD student Heidi Alleway and her supervisor Professor Sean Connell¬†highlight the importance of oyster reefs in maintaining a healthy marine environment. The article¬†explores the history behind the large loss of natural oyster reefs in an effort to better understand how future conservation of oyster species can occur. “They (oyster […]

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eScience.Through the eyes of fossils: An exceptional view to past life

Dr Diego Garcia-Bellido was recently involved in uncovering some unusual fossils at Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Find out what drives palaeontologist, Dr Garcia-Bellido in his pursuit to study fossils in the February 2015 eScience magazine. In the feature Dr Garcia-Bellido explores how the study of fossils can help us understand evolution. “When we […]

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eScience. Nautilus: The Australian living fossil under threat

The work of Professor Peter Ward has been featured in the October 2014 eScience magazine. In the feature, Peter, a fantastic storyteller, frames a life’s work as a scientist and nature explorer: “Irony is rare in science, and unknown in nature; it is a purely human concept. Yet there is a sad ironic twist to […]

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eScience. Species for sale: Globalisation and the management of exotic imports

The work of Associate Professor Phill Cassey has been featured in the May 2014 eScience magazine. In the feature Phill Cassey explores how science is improving our biosurveillance efforts. “Biological invasions are one of the many negative consequences of human-caused global change. The introduction and establishment of invasive species (animal pests, weeds, and diseases) around […]

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