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EDNA Techniques to transform subterranean environmental assessment

A new project is set to transform understanding of the impact of mining on Australian subterranean species. The project, led by the University of Adelaide, with Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton, Chevron, and a number of government Departments, along with Curtin University, will monitor subterranean ecosystems by developing new environmental DNA (eDNA) techniques for accurate detection […]

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Australian bushfires – expert reaction from Professor Bob Hill

Recently, the director of the Environment Institute and paleobotanist Professor Bob Hill, spoke to the Australian Science Media Centre about the devastating fires raging over the Australian countryside. He had this to say: “The fires around Australia are tragic at many levels and the cost in human life and of animals, both domestic and native, is […]

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MEDIA: Dr Nengye Liu featured in Podcast – China’s interest in Antarctica

Sustainable Asia, has released its first podcast about China’s Polar Frontiers. This new podcast series explores the international effort to sustainably manage the Southern ocean. Dr Nengye Liu from the Adelaide Law School was a part of the conversation. Antarctica is a global common over which no country has territorial rights. The ocean surrounding the […]

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Award winners Dr Erinn Fagen-Jeffries and Dr Alice Jones

Our early career researchers have been working hard to showcase their outstanding research. They have achieved fantastic results and in doing so, have won some prestigious awards this year. Congratulations to Dr Erinn Fagen-Jeffries for receiving the Harold Woolhouse prize. This prize is for the best PhD thesis produced in the Faculty ofSciences. Friends, family and […]

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Healthy coastal habitats essential for combating climate change

Blue carbon ecosystems such as seagrasses, mangroves and tidal saltmarshes have exceptional capacity to sequester carbon dioxide. Compared to many terrestrial forests, these coastal vegetation communities can accumulate carbon at faster rates and store it for longer periods, making them an important tool to combat climate change. The Goyder Institute for Water Research’s Coastal Carbon […]

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Windara Reef completed this week, with 7 million native oysters released

Windara Reef is the largest man-made oyster reef system in the Southern Hemisphere based in South Australia. The wild release of the hatchery-raised Australian Flat Oysters marks the final stage of three years of work to reconstruct natural shellfish reefs in Gulf St Vincent, South Australia. The Windara Reef system is under 10 metres of […]

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Naracoorte welcomes the Mega Night of Science and Megafest Weekend

World renowned palaeontologist, Professor Mike Archer will take us on an amazing journey through Riversleigh World Heritage Area. Come see the weird and wonderful mammals that roamed Australia’s rainforests millions of years ago. When: Saturday 23rd of November 2019 Time 6:30pm start Where: Naracoorte Town Hall RSVP: Not required, but please add to your calendar […]

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Dr Dominic Mcafee wins Fresh Science competition

Hosted by the The British Elephant Pub, ten early-career scientists shared the story of their science. Ten Fresh Scientists revealed their discoveries using rhyme and reason in the time it took for a sparkler to burn. Dr Mcafee – a new member of the Environment Institute was voted best speaker. Dr Dominic Mcafee is a marine ecologist with a […]

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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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University volunteers are recycling soft plastics with REDcycle

In conjunction with Ecoversity, volunteers at the University of Adelaide have launched soft plastic recycling with REDcycle. The University has moved to open plan recycling, which has seen communal recycling stations become a prominent feature of offices, kitchens and shared spaces. This has removed the need for the majority of individual bins and ensured people think […]

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