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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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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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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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