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Time to rethink aquaculture – for nature not just for people

Marine aquaculture can be criticised for the negative effect it can have on the environment. But could aquaculture, under certain circumstances, have positive effects on surrounding ecosystems? A team of scientists from the University of Adelaide, The Nature Conservancy and Macquarie University wanted to find out. Their conclusions are published today in BioScience. They found […]

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Guest Post: Ecology Students Make a Splash in Port MacDonnell by Shannon S. Lauchlan

This year’s third year marine ecology and biology field trip to Port MacDonnell was a huge success! A total of 32 students attended. We kicked off the trip by getting wet in the crystal clear waters of Ewens Ponds. Students snorkelled through the ponds making observations along the way, with a few spotting the iconic […]

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Women in Water Event

The Women in Water Breakfast series is back again for another breakfast to celebrate the success of Women in the workplace. Date: Friday 26th October, 2018 Time: 7:30am Location: Hilton Adelaide, 233 Victoria Square, Adelaide 5000 Book Here This event will address those who are working hard to tackle unconscious bias in the workplace. The panel […]

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Tree of Life: A Night of Science at South Australian Museum

To celebrate Spring and National Biodiversity Month, Inspiring South Australia and the South Australian Museum present some extraordinary insights into evolution, extinction and the changing face of our Earth through the eyes of a handful of fabulous and fascinating SA scientists. The evening will include four short presentations followed by an interval for refreshments and […]

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‘Feeding Australia’ ABC Catalyst documentary features University of Adelaide Researchers

ABC Catalyst has released an exciting, new documentary series about food, called ‘Feeding Australia’. It features a wide range of University of Adelaide food and innovation researchers, including Dr Dominic Mcafee, URAF Drones, Waite Campus and with our Dr Noby Leong as a co-host. From Catalyst: “We’re a nation with a big appetite and as the […]

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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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Professor Bronwyn Gillanders

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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