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Sea snakes avoid predators by “seeing” tails

New research has revealed the fascinating adaptation of some Australian sea snakes that helps protect their vulnerable paddle-shaped tails from predators. An international study led by the University of Adelaide shows that several species of Australian sea snakes can sense light on their tail skin, prompting them to withdraw their tails under shelter. The study […]

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Time to rethink aquaculture – for nature not just for people

Marine aquaculture can be criticised for the negative effect it can have on the environment. But could aquaculture, under certain circumstances, have positive effects on surrounding ecosystems? A team of scientists from the University of Adelaide, The Nature Conservancy and Macquarie University wanted to find out. Their conclusions are published today in BioScience. They found […]

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Climate Change Wiped out the ‘Siberian Unicorn’

New research has shed light on the origin and extinction of a giant, shaggy Ice Age rhinoceros known as the Siberian unicorn because of its extraordinary single horn. An international team of researchers from Adelaide, Sydney, London, the Netherlands, and Russia, have settled a long-standing debate about the relationship of the Siberian unicorn to living […]

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Welcome new EI Advisory Board members

The Environment Institute would like to welcome three new Advisory Board members: Bruce Northcote, Director, Office DV&VP(R) Ms Elanie Bensted, Chief Executive of ZooSA Professor Chris Daniels, Director Cleland Wildlife Park. Prof. Bruce Northcote is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Engagement) within the Division of Research & Innovation at the University of Adelaide. He is also CEO of […]

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ZoosSA Appoints Professor Kris Helgen as New Board Member

We are delighted to announce that members of the Royal Zoological Society of South Australia have voted the Environment Institute’s Professor Kris Helgen as their newest Board member. Professor Helgen said he was, “excited by the opportunity for maintaining excellent rapport between the University and Adelaide and Monarto Zoos.” Professor Helgen is an expert on mammal evolution and […]

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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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Worth Waiting For: The Wine Sale & Waite in the Spotlight 2018

The Waite Campus is the place to be on Thursday 1 November 2018! Not only famous for it’s ‘One Day Wine Sale’, Waite will also be hosting it’s third annual ‘Waite in the Spotlight’ event at Lirra Lirra. This is your chance to stock up on wines from the University of Adelaide ahead of the […]

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Dr Damien Fordham workshop at The International Union for Conservation of Nature (ICCN)

ARC Future Fellow and Senior Lecturer at the University of Adelaide, Dr Damien Fordham will be presenting a workshop to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in at Copenhagen, 8th-10th of October 2018. The IUCN is a membership Union uniquely composed of both government and civil society organisations. It provides public, private and non-governmental […]

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Success at “A Night of Science” in Naracoorte, South East South Australia

Recently, ‘A Night of Science’ was held in Naracoorte, South Australia’s South East Region, during National Science Week. Presented by the South Australian Museum and the University of Adelaide Palaeontologists, the evening was well attended and an outstanding success. Attendees had the opportunity to meet leading SA scientists and hear about their progressive research, both nationally […]

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A Night of Science – Naracoorte

As a part of National Science Week, the South Australian Museum and University of Adelaide Palaeontologists are hosting a special evening event in Naracoorte, South Australia’s South East Region where you have the opportunity to meet leading scientists and hear about their exciting research! Date: Friday, 17th August 2018 Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm Where: Naracoorte Town Hall 95 Smith Street, Naracoorte […]

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