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2018 South Australian Science Excellence Award – Winners

On Friday night, the Science Excellence Awards Dinner event was held at the Adelaide Convention Centre. It was a wonderful event which showcased the inspirational research advancing both South Australia and the world. The Environment Institute was represented by the following nominees: Excellence in Research Collaboration The Aboriginal Heritage Project, partnership between the local members […]

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Professor Bronwyn Gillanders featured on ABC Landline – Cuttlefish brings tourism to Whyalla

Once know as a ‘dirty, industrial city’, Whyalla, South Australia is becoming a tourism mecca for those wanting to see spawning cuttlefish between May and August each year. It is the only place known to have thousands of these colourful creatures mate (many times), lay their eggs and die before their offspring are born, in one […]

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Marine Biology study tour to Timor Leste led by Professor Bronwyn Gillanders

Recently, Professor Bronwyn Gillanders took a group of undergraduate science students to Timor Leste. Whilst there, the students completed PADI Open Water or PADI Advanced dive courses. They snorkelled on seagrass and coral reefs to view the diversity of corals, fish and other organisms. PADI Diving. Photo by William Goh The students undertook litter surveys […]

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Sprigg Lecture Series: Prof. Bronwyn Gillanders – Giant Australian Cuttlefish

What do we really know about the Giant Australian Cuttlefish? A recent dramatic decline and then rapid recovery of numbers of cuttlefish aggregating near Whyalla has sparked off new investigations. Professor Bronwyn Gillanders will present some of the scientific detective work that she and her team have done to unravel some of the species’ enigmatic […]

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Seafood around the world

Research Tuesdays: Protecting the Catch

Seafood has been a key dietary component for hundreds of millions of people for a long time. But the global ‘catch’ is under pressure. With the world’s population predicted to reach 9.6 billion by 2050, seafood demand is set to skyrocket. Yet, according to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization, almost 90% of fish stocks […]

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VIDEO: How South Australian Oyster Reefs Are Being Created

In a previous blog post here, it was shown that University of Adelaide Researchers Dr Dominic McAphee and Professor Sean O’Connell together with industry partners, have successfully begun the $4.2 million project of rejuvenating the Windara Reef, bringing back 1 million oysters to date, in the Spencer Gulf of South Australia. The question is, how can this be achieved on such […]

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Massive Restored Reef Aims to bring South Australia’s Oysters Back

Researchers from the University of Adelaide have undertaken the largest oyster reef restoration project outside the United States in the coastal waters of Gulf St Vincent, near Ardrossan in South Australia. Construction began earlier this month with some 18,000 tonnes of limestone and 7 million baby oysters set to provide the initial foundations for a 20-hectare reef. […]

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Irreversible behavioural impairment of fish starts early: Embryonic exposure to ocean acidification

Researchers from the Marine Biology Program at the University of Adelaide have made critical discoveries about the impacts of embryonic exposure to ocean acidification. Long-term species responses to ocean acidification depend on their sensitivity during different life stages. Scientists tested for sensitivity of juvenile fish behaviour to ocean acidification by exposing eggs to control and […]

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How can we assess human impacts on coastal ecosystems?

There are many ways in which human activities can negatively affect marine environments, as we discuss in our new paper published in the journal Scientific Reports. We use the oceans to support industry (e.g. fishing, shipping, tourism) as well as for recreation (e.g. boating, fishing, diving, beach activities). The things we do on land can […]

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Prof Nagelkerken speaks to Radio Adelaide about impacts of Climate change on Ecosystems

Prof Ivan Nagelkerken spoke to Radio Adelaide this week about a new paper he is an author on: the publication titled Climate change could drive marine food web collapse through altered trophic flows and cyanobacterial proliferation. This publication is an all Environment Institute effort led by Hadayet Ullah, with Silvan Goldenberg and Damien Fordham. The effect […]

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