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Dr Richard Harris, Australian of the Year presents Decision Making in the Dark

The Environment Institute proudly hosted 2019 Australian of the Year dual recipient Dr Richard ‘Harry’ Harris SC OAM for an intimate breakfast presentation. This was followed by a student presentation with extensive Q&A. Richard shared his fascination of deep-cave exploration which has incidentally led to many underwater, cave discoveries and a magnificent contribution to citizen science. […]

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What will the future hold after the Amazon fires? With Professor Bob Hill

The recent evidence for extensive fires in the Amazon Basin paints a devastating picture that we should all be concerned about. It seems that the problem of acquiring new farmland has taken on a new life in Brazil and much of the problem we are seeing is the result of forests being burnt to provide […]

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New paper has found 75% of bison fossils are male

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have discovered that the majority of bison fossils are male, according to a new study in Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences. This research has been stumbled upon by ancient DNA researchers. When ancient DNA is analysed, specimen sex is also determined as part of the sample processing. However during this process, […]

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New species of Norfolk Island-related pine identified in South Eastern Australia

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have made a breakthrough discovering two new species of Araucaria (pine). These have been identified as species related to the Norfolk Island pine. Many years of intensive research led Professor Bob Hill and his team to collate and interpret previously undescribed foliar material of Araucaria section Eutacta, from Australian Cenozoic sediments. The […]

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VIDEO: Panel discussion for Meeting Australia’s Climate Change Targets: Price, Opportunity and Pathways

This is the final panel discussion of the Environment Institute and the Centre for Energy Technology joint forum for ‘Meeting Australia’s Climate Change Targets: Price, Opportunity and Pathways’ on the 29th of April 2019. The forum brought together scientific experts who presented their perspectives of different options to meet our emissions targets by 2050 and […]

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Decarbonizing the Transport Sector in Australia with Professor Bassam Dally

Recently, Professor Bassam Dally, Deputy Director of the Centre for Energy Technology spoke at the public forum ‘Meeting Australia’s Climate Change Targets: Price, Opportunity and Pathways’ hosted by the Environment Institute and Centre for Energy Technology, University of Adelaide. Professor Bassam Dally has expertise in substantial energy, fuels and combustion. Bassam’s contributions have been recognized with many […]

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Associate Professor Patrick O’Connor New Chair of the National Landcare Network

This year marks Landcare’s 30th year in assisting farming and conservation agendas to move together to progress sustainable practice in agro-ecological landscapes. Landcare was originally launched by Prime Minister Bob Hawke and bought together thousands of Landcare groups. Today, tens-of-thousands of Landcare volunteers are active in the protection of Australia’s environment and in promotion of […]

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LECTURE: The human cost of climate change: Estimating long-term mortality with Professor Richard Parncutt

Professor Richard Parncutt, from University of Graz, Austria will be visiting the University of Adelaide whilst he tours Australia, delivering his lecture series. He will speak on his perspective on climate change including “global climate change is a matter of life and death for enormous numbers of people — especially in developing countries”. Whilst travelling, […]

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Dr Phill Cassey selected as Lead Author on next IPBES Report

The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has selected Dr Phill Cassey, director of Centre for Applied Conservation Science to be Lead Author for Chapter 4 of the IPBES thematic assessment named “the assessment of invasive alien species”. The Plenary of IPBES decided to begin this assessment following its 7th session (May 2019), based […]

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DISCUSSION: Can your protein choices really save the planet and do we all need to turn vegan?

Professor Andy Lowe will be speaking in Adelaide at the next Raising the Bar event. This event is a part of a worldwide initiative aimed at making education a part of a city’s popular culture. Each event is a one of a kind, knowledge-driven event in an unusual location, whilst raising the bar on the […]

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