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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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Adelaide named the world’s second National Park City

In a major international coup for South Australia, Adelaide has been named the world’s second National Park City which will further enhance the city’s reputation as the most liveable in the country. The UK-based National Park City Foundation confirmed Adelaide’s status of National Park City at the World Urban Park Congress on Friday night, making […]

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Professor Maier wins biannual medal at the MSSANZ

The Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc. (MSSANZ), awards outstanding contributors every two years. Professor Holger Maier was awarded the medal this year for ‘exceptional research contributions to modelling and simulation, and for promoting the aims of the Society’. He became a fellow of the Society in 2017 and was one of the Plenary […]

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VIDEO: iBandi video released from the SA Science Excellence and Innovation Awards 2021

Researchers and citizen scientists from iBandi are delighted to have their explainer video released this week. The iBandi video as was shown at the SA Science Excellence and Innovation Awards as the team were finalists for 2021. iBandi aims to connect citizen scientists with scientists to find, share, and prioritise unoccupied blackberry habitat within bushland for endangered […]

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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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Echidna CSI wins at the SA Science Excellence and Innovations Awards

We are delighted to have had four Environment Institute members/teams as finalists at the SA Science Excellence and Innovations Awards 2021. Congratulations to Echidna CSI, winner of the SA Citizen Science and Engagement Awards – Outstanding Science and Research. The Echidna Conservation Science Initiative (Echidna CSI) brings together world-leading ecological and molecular researchers, students, and the […]

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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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Professor Paul Babie appointed the ninth holder of the Bonython Chair in Law

Environment Institute member, Professor Paul Babie has been appointed the ninth holder of the Bonython Chair in Law. Professor Paul Babie joined the Adelaide Law School in 1999, and is Associate Dean of Law (International) and Director of the Research Unit for the Study of Society, Ethics, and Law. He has previously been Associate Dean of Law (Research) […]

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The assassin spider is not dead on Kangaroo Island!

Researchers have found an ancient species of spider, feared to be extinct after devastating Kangaroo Island bushfires in South Australia in 2020. The spider, known as the assassin spider (Zephyrarchaea austini), was known to live in the Western River Regional Protection Area on Kangaroo Island. The bushfire burnt through more than 200,000 hectares of bush […]

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