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Rainy day ice age in the global south

An international study of the mineral deposits in stalactites in South Australia’s Naracoorte Caves, has shed new light on climate conditions in the Southern Hemisphere during ice ages. Research led by Melbourne University and including Naracoorte Caves and fossil forensics expert, Dr Liz Reed from the Environment Institute and University of Adelaide, has turned the […]

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A Periodic Table of Food for better health globally

University of Adelaide researchers are contributing to a global effort to quantify the makeup of the world’s food supply, enabling data-driven solutions to human and planetary health challenges such as biodiversity loss, climate change and malnutrition. The Period Table of Food Initiative (PTFI) is led by nine Centres of Excellence around the world, all collaborating […]

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Leading environmental scientist takes the reins

Plant, ecological and evolutionary geneticist, Professor Andrew Lowe will lead the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute as its newly appointed Director. Professor Lowe has a strong connection to the Environment Institute, which he first joined in 2009 when it was established by the University of Adelaide to tackle some of the most complex and critical […]

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EVENT: Wild Earth Oceania Film Festival

Get ready for an unforgettable cinematic experience at the Inaugural Wild Earth Oceania Film Festival, taking place in Adelaide from January 16th to 24th. This exciting week-long event features an impressive line-up of short films, as well as Opening and Closing Night Gala functions that are not to be missed. We’re thrilled to announce that […]

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Eliminating illegitimate timber and plant derived products from global supply chains

The University of Adelaide has partnered with InterpreData, Double Helix Tracking Technologies, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC ANZ) and Aglive to secure a $500,000 grant to produce a secure, data-led traceability system for agricultural commodities and timber products. The illegal harvest and trade of timber and plant products poses a substantial threat to both global ecosystems […]

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Australasian Mangrove and Saltmarsh Network Conference, Adelaide 14-17 November 2023 – ‘AMSN 2023 – Living Coasts’.

Community members, environmental managers, interstate and international researchers will gather in Adelaide this week to celebrate, discuss and review the status of the natural ‘Living Coasts’ of the Australasian region. The 2023 Australasian Mangrove and Saltmarsh Network (AMSN) conference will be opened by SA Environment Minister Dr Susan Close on Tuesday 14th Nov and is […]

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ARC Discovery Project Success for Environment Institute

A big congratulations to these Environment Institute members for their ARC Discovery Project successes this week, collectively totalling almost $2.4 million in grant funding.  With a success rate of only 16%, these are great achievements. Associate Professor Damien Fordham, Theme Leader of the Climate and Biodiversity Theme in the EI and also from School of […]

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Ocean acidification research is robust despite ebbs and flows

A new objective examination of almost a quarter-of-a-century of ocean acidification research shows that, despite challenges, experts in the field can have confidence in their research. The University of Adelaide’s Professor Sean Connell from the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology unit led the study. “In our field, the marine science community was galvanised by the demonstration of […]

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EVENT: “A Youth Symposium on Human-Nature Connection in the Anthropocene” – 20th November, 2023

The Environment Institute and Jane Goodall Institute Australia are excited to be co-hosting this youth symposium. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to broaden your understanding of the human-nature connection in the Anthropocene. You are invited to this thought-provoking symposium, where we will explore the intricate relationship between humans and nature. This event promises to be enlightening and […]

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UPCOMING EVENTS: Nature Festival 2023

Are you ready for Nature Festival 2023? 🌿 The Environment Institute is excited to collaborate with leading experts and thought leaders at this year’s Nature Festival. Across five events we will explore South Australian nature – current trends, identify critical barriers, and local and state opportunities. Find out more about our events below. This series […]

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