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World’s earliest predators on display at the South Australian Museum

One of the world’s leading Cambrian researchers, Associate Professor Diego C. García-Bellido of the South Australian Museum and the University of Adelaide, Environment Institute has helped create a new display at the South Australian Museum. It showcases some of the world’s oldest and most important fossils, including the oldest apex predator in Australia, which are found […]

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Winner: Associate Professor Seth Westra Wins 2018 SA Climate Leaders Awards

The SA Climate Leaders Awards recognises the achievements of individuals and organisations who take action to address climate change in South Australia. Entries for the 2018 awards were received from many different industries and sectors, including local councils, the building industry, community organisations and more. The Environment Institute had two members nominated for this outstanding award. Associate […]

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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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Feral Rabbits are Losing the Battle against Two Biological Control Agents

A new study has shown how two biological control agents have been effective in reducing the numbers of feral rabbits in Australia. Using data from the largest wild rabbit study in the world, scientists have examined the long-term interaction of myxoma and rabbit haemorrhagic disease viruses. The research was published in the Journal of Animal […]

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Erinn Fagan-Jeffries

The Caterpillar Conundrum on ScopeTV with Erinn Fagan-Jeffries

University of Adelaide PHD student, Erinn Fagan-Jeffries has recently been featured on science-based show – Scope TV. Erinn is researching a group of parasitoid wasps that could help to reduce caterpillar numbers and boost food crops across the country. She has enlisted the help of citizen scientists to breed caterpillars and if wasps are found […]

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Platypus Venom

Mysterious New Diabetes Treatments from Platypus Venom

A world first discovery of a key metabolic hormone found in the venom and gut of Australia’s iconic platypus will now be investigated for its potential to treat type 2 diabetes, in new research led by the University of Adelaide. In a collaboration between the University of Adelaide, Flinders University, Monash University, SAHMRI and the […]

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Media Release: Baby fish led astray by high CO2 in oceans

Baby fish will find it harder to reach secure shelters in future acidified oceans – putting fish populations at risk, new research from the University of Adelaide has concluded. Published today in the Nature journal Scientific Reports, the researchers described how barramundi larvae in high CO2 conditions, predicted for the turn of the century, turn […]

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Media Release: Island emus’ size related to size of island homes

Emus that lived isolated on Australia’s offshore islands until the 19th century, including Kangaroo Island, King Island and Tasmania, were smaller versions of their larger mainland relatives – and their overall body size correlated to the size of the islands they inhabited. Published today in the journal Biology Letters, this was the surprise finding of […]

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Prof Kris Helgen is featured on Totally Wild!

This morning’s episode of Totally Wild featured a familiar face – Professor Kristofer Helgen speaks about discovering new mammals from the 20 minute mark. He recounts what it takes to discover a new species: and the close eye for a difference outside the range of variability between specimens expected within a species. Professor Helgen films […]

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Climate change drives collapse in marine food webs

A new study has found that levels of commercial fish stocks could be harmed as rising sea temperatures affect their source of food. University of Adelaide scientists have demonstrated how climate change can drive the collapse of marine “food webs”. To be published on 10 January in the open access journal PLOS Biology, the study’s […]

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