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New megafauna fossils unveiled at Naracoorte Caves

The South Australian Museum has loaned a complete Diprotodon skull and jaws for long term display in the Fossil Centre at the Naracoorte Caves World Heritage Area. Due to its age and condition the Diprotodon skull required many months of cleaning and preparation by SA Museum staff and volunteers. Marjorie Jones, a long term volunteer at […]

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Nature opinion piece by Associate Professor Phill Cassey

During Associate Professor Phill Cassey’s long service leave, he contributed to Nature, a highly regarded journal in his field. In the ‘career column’ article, Associate Professor Cassey gave his perspective on higher-level academic promotion. In his post, he addresses higher-level diversity and equity in his workplace and outlines one proactive step his has implemented to support diversity at the […]

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PODCAST: Radio Adelaide speaks with Prof Bob Hill about PlanetFix

Adelaide’s independent radio station, Radio Adelaide spoke with Professor Bob Hill about his newest way to engage young people. Kirrilee Hay spoke with Professor Bob Hill, Director of the Environment Institute, University of Adelaide about PlanetFix competition. This new initiative, is aimed at giving South Australian high school students a voice about climate change. Professor […]

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Dr Emma Sherratt

ARC Future Fellowship awarded to Dr Emma Sherratt

We are delighted to announce Dr Emma Sherratt has been awarded the prestigious ARC Future Fellowship. An Environment Institute member and mid-career researcher, Dr Sherratt will receive up to $100,000 of non-salary funding over four years, which may be used for personnel, equipment, travel and field research costs directly related to the Future Fellow’s research. The […]

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Drought of good ideas has drained water policy by Prof Mike Young

Environment Institute member, Professor Mike Young has contributed a new commentary article to The Australian newspaper. In the opinion piece, Prof. Young discusses Australia’s commitment to water policy from the 1990’s including a permanent water cap placed on water used from the Murray-Darling Basin. These reforms helped navigate the drought which followed, known in the […]

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AWARD: Microbiome Rewilding Hypothesis paper receives 2017 Bradshaw Medal

We are pleased to announce a team of leading researchers at the Environment Institute have been awarded the honour of the 2017 Bradshaw Medal. Their paper which was published in Restoration Ecology titled: Urban habitat restoration provides a human health benefit through microbiome rewilding: the Microbiome Rewilding Hypothesis suggested the Microbiome Rewilding Hypothesis which proposed restoring biodiverse […]

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What will the future hold after the Amazon fires? With Professor Bob Hill

The recent evidence for extensive fires in the Amazon Basin paints a devastating picture that we should all be concerned about. It seems that the problem of acquiring new farmland has taken on a new life in Brazil and much of the problem we are seeing is the result of forests being burnt to provide […]

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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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Dr Phill Cassey selected as Lead Author on next IPBES Report

The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has selected Dr Phill Cassey, director of Centre for Applied Conservation Science to be Lead Author for Chapter 4 of the IPBES thematic assessment named “the assessment of invasive alien species”. The Plenary of IPBES decided to begin this assessment following its 7th session (May 2019), based […]

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MEDIA: Modern humans interbred with at least five different archaic human groups

Genetic analysis has revealed that the ancestors of modern humans interbred with at least five different archaic human groups as they moved out of Africa and across Eurasia. While two of the archaic groups are currently known – the Neandertals and their sister group the Denisovans from Asia ¬– the others remain unnamed and have […]

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