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Ancient DNA helps solve mystery disappearance of lions and bears

An international team of researchers led by the University of Adelaide, suggest a change in climate is the likely cause of the mysterious disappearance of ancient lions and bears from parts of North America for a thousand years or more prior to the last Ice Age. In a study in Molecular Ecology, the researchers sequenced DNA […]

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ARC Success for Environment Institute

Congratulations to our Environment Institute members who have been awarded over $2.8M across five ARC Discovery Projects and two ARC LIEF Project. The 2022 Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Projects awarded to Environment Institute members include: Professor Bronwyn Gillanders, School of Biological Sciences, will investigate how to enhance population stability of fish despite volatile environmental conditions. $509,000. […]

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Ocean acidification and warming disrupts fish shoals

Researchers from the University of Adelaide have found that the way fish interact in groups is being upset by ocean acidification and global warming. “Fish show gregarious behaviour and cluster in shoals which helps them to acquire food and for protection against predators,” said project leader Professor Ivan Nagelkerken from the University of Adelaide’s Environment […]

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New, budget-friendly method detects lime in soil

University of Adelaide scientists have developed a new simple, inexpensive and fast method to detect and measure very low concentrations of agricultural lime in soils, which is generally a time consuming and difficult exercise. The research is published in leading soil science journal Geoderma. PhD student and lead author of the study Ruby Hume, developed this […]

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Researchers win R&D award with Goyder Institute

The Goyder Institute Partners were recently awarded the Australian Water Association’s SA Branch R&D Award for the Institute’s second term research program. This is a wonderful recognition of the quality and impact of the Institute’s research, with the award acknowledging its significant contribution to a sustainable and prosperous water future for South Australia and Australia. […]

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Researchers help identify the Unknown Soldier 80 years on

A mystery from World War II has finally been solved by the ACAD team at the University of Adelaide. HMAS Sydney II was destroyed off the West Australian coast in World War II. The 19th of November 2021 marked the 80th Anniversary of the sinking. All 645 Australians on the ship died, but one body was […]

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Alien organisms – are they a threat to biosecurity?

Scientists warn, without good biosecurity measures ‘alien organisms’ on Earth may become a reality stranger than fiction. Published in international journal BioSciences, a team of scientists, including Associate Professor Phill Cassey, Head of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Adelaide, are calling for greater recognition of the biosecurity risks ahead of […]

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Humans hastened the extinction of the woolly mammoth

New research shows that humans had a significant role in the extinction of woolly mammoths in Eurasia, occurring thousands of years later than previously thought.  An international team of scientists led by researchers from the University of Adelaide and University of Copenhagen, has revealed a 20,000-year pathway to extinction for the woolly mammoth.  “Our research […]

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Launch of Professor Sarah Wheelers’ book – Water Markets: A Global Assessment

National Water Week aims to inspire individuals, communities and organisations to build awareness around the value of water and this years’ event was a University of Adelaide success. The Environment Institute hosted a special water event with the official book launch of Professor Sarah Wheeler’s book: Water Markets: A Global Assessment. Keynote speaker, Honourable Malcolm […]

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Researchers survey to find out what stakeholders think about Murray Darling water allocation

Researchers at the University of Adelaide’s Adelaide Law School are surveying Murray Darling Basin stakeholders about their beliefs regarding water trading and ownership of water rights to help inform future policy. “There has been much consultation about the legal rights regarding water allocation and ownership but very little research has been done on people’s views […]

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