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Seminar: Reducing regional water supply vulnerabilities and multi-city robustness conflicts when confronting a deeply uncertain future

This month, Prof Patrick Reed from Cornell College is visiting the University to give a seminar on his work on engineering design and decision support software to reduce vulnerabilities in regional water supply. Prof Reed’s primary research interests relate to sustainable water management given conflicting demands from renewable energy systems, ecosystem services, expanding populations, and […]

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Beyond the Elevator Pitch: How do we engage people in Science?

This is a guest post by PhD candidate Jenna Crowe-Riddell (@jcroweriddell), who participated in the Science Communication competition Fresh Science. Imagine you’re standing on a stage holding a lit party sparkler and you’ve been told to explain your research in the time it takes for the sparkler to go out. Oh, and your family, friends and supervisor […]

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Naracoorte Linkage Grant already giving back to community ahead of Jan start

The Naracoorte Caves Local Business Open Night was held late last month to bring together local businesses with representatives from the Naracoorte Lucindale Council, and the Naracoorte Caves. This initiative was hosted by in the Cave National Park, which is a World Heritage Site to provide an opportunity for the local community to stay in touch with […]

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Seminar: Model-based design of adaptive pathways for framing climate adaption

Kan Kwakkel is an Associate Professor at Delft University of Technology. His research focusses on model based approaches to support decision making in complex uncertain systems. He is an expert in many objective robust decision making, and the use of adaptation pathways. He has applied his research in a variety of domains including fresh water […]

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Fame Lab applications open for 2018

Since its birth at the Times Cheltenham Science Festival in 2005, FameLab has grown into one of the world’s leading science communication competitions. It aims to find, develop and mentor young science and engineering communicators. The result is a celebrated alumni of young scientists and engineers able to get everyone ‘talking science’ in the media-intensive […]

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Dr Laura Weyrich presents at Science Says! this week

Dr Laura Weyrich will be part of Science Says! this Wednesday night. It’s an evening in the style of the great panel shows – think mixing Mock the Week, Spicks and Specks, and just a dash of QI. Last years’ challenges included singing about gravity waves, solving how pandas can be encouraged to mate, and miming how rollercoasters […]

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Jenna Crowe-Riddell chosen as a 2017 Fresh Scientist

Fresh Science is a national competition helping early-career researchers to become spokespeople for science. As part of the program EMCR will receive three days of science communication training and present at the Fresh Science in the Pub event. Jenna Crowe-Riddell is a Fulbright Scholar and is currently completing her PhD with Dr Kate Sanders who is a Future Fellow and Senior […]

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Dr Dom Mcaffee has been chosen to speak at TEDxAdelaide

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading and has been organising events for thirty years. TEDx is an independently run event based on the original TED conference structure. Dr Dominic Mcafee, a marine ecologist who specialises in Shellfish ecology. His previous work has focused on studying the effects of climate change on shellfish […]

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Media Release: Climate Change Champion and Pacific Island Leader launches Centre for Applied Conservation Science in Adelaide

Former President of the Republic of Kiribati and Conservation International (CI) Distinguished Fellow Anote Tong will officially launch the Centre for Applied Conservation Science at the University of Adelaide today. Tong, who is known globally for his efforts in raising awareness for climate change and his work to protect marine areas, highlighted the need for […]

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#EpicDuckChallenge: How accurate are different wildlife monitoring approaches?

This is a big week for the Centre of Applied Conservation Science! Conservation International members are in Adelaide to hold their AGM ahead of the launch of the centre at Union House, North Terrace Campus this Friday. PhD candidate Jarrod Hodgson, who is a researcher at the Unmanned Research Aircraft Facility gave us a preview […]

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