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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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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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Dr Dom Mcaffee has been chosen to speak at TEDxAdelaide

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading and has been organising events for thirty years. TEDx is an independently run event based on the original TED conference structure. Dr Dominic Mcafee, a marine ecologist who specialises in Shellfish ecology. His previous work has focused on studying the effects of climate change on shellfish […]

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Science in the Pub: Sustainability of Natural Resources

Professor Sean Connell will speak at the regional Science in the pub on the Fleurieu Peninsula next Tuesday night. Sean Connell is a Professor of Marine Biology and is involved in the Windara Reef which was recently launched by the South Australian Government, Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Science in the Pub – Fleurieu Penninsula Where: The […]

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Oyster Reef Restoration Series: History of Australia’s Oyster Reefs

Aboriginal communities used Australia’s oyster reefs for thousands of years before European colonisation. More than just an abundant source of highly nutritious food, oysters provided an important trading resource for coastal communities, and their shells were used to fashion fishhooks and cutting tools. Enormous shell middens containing billions of shells attest to their cultural significant, […]

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Oyster Reef Restoration in Gulf St Vincent Project receives media attention

This morning Environment Institute member Dr Dominic Mcafee and Prof Sean Connell’s article in The Conversation was published. It was consequently also sent out in the daily the Conversation email of top stories. The Conversation article covers the history of the Oyster Reefs in Australia and their benefits to the marine environment they foster and support. For example, […]

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