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Environment Institute at WOMAD’s Planet Talk

The Adelaide Parklands will come alive in March with the sounds of world music and the chatter of inspiring speakers tackling major planetary challenges at WOMADelaide. The Environment Institute is delighted to announce that it will be presenting the Saturday, 11 March session of ‘The Planet Talks’, an ecological and conversational forum, at WOMADelaide 2023. […]

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Art competition celebrates marine life education

Winners have been announced in a state-wide school art competition aimed at increasing young people’s knowledge of South Australian marine life and Australian Marine Parks. The students were inspired to create their art following a University of Adelaide organised roadshow. The overall winner, Bella from Kangaroo Island, won a family pass for the ocean experience […]

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TREENET National Street Tree Symposium success

Over 330 delegates attended the recent TREENET 23rd National Street Tree Symposium, held in Adelaide in September, making it the most successful ever! The Environment Institute’s Professor Robert Hill delivered the Bob Such Keynote Address at the Symposium. Professor Hill is an expert on how Australian flora has changed in response to the changing climate […]

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Ecologist wins Distinguished Alumni Award for research on invasive alien species across three continents

Dr Pablo García-Díaz, collaborator with Assoc Professor Phill Cassey‘s Invasion Science and Wildlife Ecology Group and previous University of Adelaide PhD student, has been awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award by the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions in recognition of the impact his research on invasive alien species has had in Australia, Europe and South America. […]

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VIDEO: ‘Rewilding the Oceans’ event

On the 22nd of August the Environment Institute hosted a panel of experts in “Rewilding the Oceans: combining marine biology & technology, public & policy” the story of a lost of the ecosystem and the journey to rebuild before it was too late. Rewilding is becoming the primary strategy for managing our severely depleted coasts […]

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Local fundraiser offers once-in-a-lifetime chance to name a new species

The Biology Society of South Australia (BSSA) have launched an online auction for the naming rights of a newly discovered species of parasitoid wasp. When you look closely at the leaves of a eucalypt, you may come across lerps – small sugary, protective covers for sap-sucking psyllid nymphs. Severe lerp infestations can cause loss of […]

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Invasion Science & Wildlife Ecology Group accolades at the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions ‘Balanced Research Program’.

Congratulations to Dr Pablo Garcia Diaz, Adam Toomes and Katherine Hill who were acknowledged at last Friday’s Centre for Invasive Species Solutions ‘Balanced Research Program’ celebrations in the Australian Academy of Science’s Shine Dome in Canberra. Dr Pablo Garcia Diaz was awarded the inaugural Distinguished Alumni Award for 2022. Adam Toomes and Katherine Hill, PhD […]

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3MT People’s Choice and Student’s Choice Winner!

Congratulations to Isobel Hume, who was both the People’s Choice and also Student’s Choice awards winner in the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) final! The 3MT competition involves explaining years of research, or their 100,000 word thesis, in three minutes, using only one PowerPoint slide. The ability to effectively communicate research impact is a skill that all researchers must […]

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Trees for Good Project: Budding scientists barking up the right tree

There’s not much that kids love more than digging holes in dirt. And last week, a group of students from Alberton Primary School got their hands dirty planting their own trees with the launch of an exciting new project. Trees for Good, the brainchild of Environment Institute’s Professor Bob Hill from the Department of Ecology and […]

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Upcoming Three Minute Thesis final

Good luck to School of Agriculture, Food and Wine PhD Candidate Isobel Hume, who is a Three Minute Thesis (3MT) finalist and will present her research on ‘Urban Food Security’ at tomorrow’s 3MT Final! Isobel is a student of Environment Institute’s Soil Scientist Prof Tim Cavagnaro. The 3MT competition involves explaining years of research, or their 100,000 word thesis, in […]

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