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World Ocean Day 2022: Restoring our Lost Reef Ecosystems

Today we celebrate World Ocean Day! Environment Institute marine researchers are using the natural relationships between bivalves and macroalgae to enhance the restoration of South Australia’s lost reef ecosystems. Over 150 years ago, oyster reefs, kelp forests, and seagrass meadows lined the South Australian coastline. These ecosystems provided a rich and productive marine environment but […]

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Australian Navy commendation for University’s DNA experts

Experts from the University of Adelaide’s Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD) have been commended by the Chief of the Navy Australia for their part in identifying the only crew member ever recovered from the sinking of HMAS Sydney. In a ceremony held on the University’s North Terrace campus, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO RAN […]

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Harnessing Passion to Drive Sustainability: Insights from the Uraidla Sustainability Fair

As environmental scientists, we spend a lot of time studying global trends and problems – like climate change, habitat loss and species extinction. We build models, predict scenarios, write reports, and hang our heads in misery. Global environmental sustainability challenges are as immense as they are daunting. And while it is important to continue championing […]

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Young Leader wins at Young Achiever Awards

We are delighted that School of Biological Sciences PhD graduate, Nicole Foster, was awarded the University of Adelaide STEM Award in this year’s South Australian 7 News Young Achiever Awards. Following her graduation from University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Sciences (Advanced), Nicole then went on to complete her PhD in Environmental Sciences in 2021. […]

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Carbon sinks in the desert catch the eye of Elon Musk’s XPrize competition

Picture a vast desert plain, parched by years of drought. Follow this barren landscape to where it meets the sea, and you’ll find a humid oasis of lush farmland that feeds local communities and sequesters several tonnes of CO2 per year. This is no fantasy – it is the work of our partners at Seawater […]

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Re-examining residential risk as climate change intensifies

While stories about the stoic community response to the devastating Queensland and New South Wales floods might be inspiring, according to University of Adelaide researcher in geography, environment and population, Associate Professor Douglas Bardsley, the reality of global warming requires that we confront the human and economic costs head-on. “The notion of the once in […]

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Professor Andrew Lowe appointed interim director of Environment Institute

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Andrew (Andy) Lowe into the position of interim Director of the Environment Institute. Professor Lowe will work alongside the Institute Manager, Theme Leaders and Environment Institute Management Committee to oversee a transition phase and maintain core activities of the Institute. He looks forward to understanding current research […]

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50 regional and remote schools look to uncover new insect species

Fifty regional and remote schools across South Australia, Queensland and Western Australia have been selected to take part in a new citizen science project, Insect Investigators, led by the South Australian Museum and supported by the University of Adelaide. The project, which launched in September 2021, will connect regional and remote school students with researchers […]

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History of modern human arrival in Europe rewritten, as new fossil discovered

An international research team including scientists from the University of Adelaide has found evidence of human occupation in Europe almost 10,000 years earlier than previously documented, a discovery that stands to rewrite modern human and Neanderthal histories on the continent. In a study published in Science Advances and led by Toulouse University, France, the authors dated distinctive stone tools and […]

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EVENT: Electric Dreams: Anthropocene in C Major featuring Professor Melissa Nursey-Bray

How can art empower us to tackle the climate emergency? When: Saturday 19th February, 8pm & Tuesday 22nd February 2022, 7pm Where: SA Museum Book now: Electric Dreams: Anthropocene in C Major Jamie Perera, an artist that uses sound to deconstruct objects and data in ways that create provoking experiences for listeners and Professor Melissa Nursey-Bray, […]

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