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New paper has found 75% of bison fossils are male

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have discovered that the majority of bison fossils are male, according to a new study in Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences. This research has been stumbled upon by ancient DNA researchers. When ancient DNA is analysed, specimen sex is also determined as part of the sample processing. However during this process, […]

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VIDEO: Research Tuesdays – Mission Mammal

A number of Environment Institute members were invited to speak at the University’s renown Research Tuesdays called ‘Mission Mammal’. The presenters spoke about many mammal species requiring urgent conservation and what critical role we play in Australia. One of only 17 ‘megadiverse’ nations, we’re home to a huge variety of mammals, with a remarkable 87 […]

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Modern humans planned and made open-sea voyages 50,000 years ago

Research has shown it took more than 1,000 people to arrive in Australia, to make a viable population. Two studies published released recently, confirm they arrived more than 50,000 years ago and that this was no accidental migration, the first arrivals must have been planned. Data from Adelaide University, Environment Institute’s co-author Dr Laura S. Weyrich suggests […]

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Fossilised ‘Giant’ discovered on Kangaroo Island

Fossils of a giant new species from the long-extinct group of sea creatures called trilobites have been found on Kangaroo Island, South Australia. The finding is adding important insights to our knowledge of the Cambrian ‘explosion’, the greatest diversification event in the history of life on Earth, when almost all animal groups suddenly appeared over […]

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Climate Update 2019 in Adelaide

We are excited to announce the Environment Institute will be co-hosting the Climate Update 2019 with Australian National University Climate Change Institute (ANU). Date: Mon 4th March 2019 Time: 6:00pm–8:15pm Where: Horace Lamb Lecture Theatre, The University of Adelaide, Lot 105, North Terrace Adelaide, SA 5000 Book: Eventbrite This event will present an overview of how our […]

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Dr Damien Fordham workshop at The International Union for Conservation of Nature (ICCN)

ARC Future Fellow and Senior Lecturer at the University of Adelaide, Dr Damien Fordham will be presenting a workshop to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in at Copenhagen, 8th-10th of October 2018. The IUCN is a membership Union uniquely composed of both government and civil society organisations. It provides public, private and non-governmental […]

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