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Media release: A new species of sea snake discovered in Western Australia

University of Adelaide Researchers have discovered a new species of turtle-headed sea snake in Western Australia. The new species, Emydocephalus orarius, or the Western Turtle-headed Sea Snake, is found from Shark Bay to Broome on soft sandy habitats at depths ranging from 15 to 70 metres. Lead author of the study and PhD candidate at […]

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New Paper in Science – The last interglacial Iberian Neandertals as fisher-hunter-gatherers

University of Adelaide researchers join an international team to question Neanderthals behaviour. A paper published in Science today involving University of Adelaide researchers A/Prof. Lee Arnold and Dr Martina Demuro provides new insights into Neanderthal subsistence strategies and further questions the behavioural gap once thought to separate Neanderthals from contemporaneous Homo sapiens groups. The study […]

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Media Release: Our researchers featured in The Advertiser about the Kanagroo Island fires

As the smoke clears, scientists and engineers at the University of Adelaide are “firing debate” about how best to manage bushfire risk in an increasingly hostile climate. Fresh shoots are sprouting from blackened gums and grass trees are green after recent rain on Kangaroo Island, offering hope that life will rebound in time. Associate Professor […]

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VIDEO: Research Tuesdays – Firing Debate

This has been a bushfire season without precedent. As the world looked on horrified, our country burned. More than 11 million hectares have been reduced to ash, over 30 lives lost, thousands of properties destroyed, and wildlife decimated. Now, as the smoke finally clears, the natural question is: what can, and should, we do differently […]

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PUBLIC SEMINAR: Impact of our changing weather on wildfire behaviour and natural environments

Curious. Cutting-edge. Community. For our Series One, we’re exploring global problems and local solutions in ‘Adapting to extreme weather in our changing world’. Join us as we explore the impact of our changing weather on wildfire behaviour and our natural environments. Date: Friday 21st February 2020 Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, followed by drinks […]

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Science in the Pub: South Australian Fossils in the Story of Life

Environment Institute researchers will be speaking at the first Science in the Pub event for 2020. In this event you will find out how Australian fossils inform the rest of the world about evolution, over the last half a billion years! Date: Friday 7th February 2020 Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm (doors will be open from 5:30 pm for […]

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Australia’s history of fire, until the arrival of humans 50,000 years ago

As fires continue to rage on the east coast of Australia, Professor Bob Hill explores the history of fire prior to the arrival of humans. The Earth has a long history of fire burning vegetation, mostly at times in the past when atmospheric oxygen was considerably higher than it is now and fire could burn more […]

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SEMINAR: Visiting Dr Seraina Klopfstein presenting on parasitoid wasps

Researcher from Naturhistorisches Museum, Switzerland visiting the University of Adelaide. Dr Seraina Klopfstein will be presenting on: Title: Pleasures and perils of dating trees with fossils. An example from pimpliform parasitoid wasps (hymenoptera, ichneumonidae) Date: Friday 29th November 2019 Time: 12:10pm – 1:00 pm Location: Benham Lecture Theatre, Benham Building, North Terrace Campus Cost: Free, no bookings […]

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Honours in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Are you interested in completing your Honours? Would you like to know the benefits of doing Honours and the prerequisites required for applying for Honours? Then you are invited to an information session in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Adelaide. Date: Friday 11th of October 2019 Time: 4:10pm information session […]

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Kelp

The Past and Future Ecologies of Australasian Kelp Forests

Australian and New Zealand researchers have joined forces to document their view of kelp forests. In this review published by Cambridge University Press, the team was able to use biogeographic perspective to synthesise the processes that create variation in the spatial extent and persistence of kelp forests in Australia and New Zealand (NZ). Due to evolution, […]

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