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Professor Peng Bi joins expert panel, urging government to adopt ‘Go now, go hard and go smart’ strategy

Group of Eight universities have recommended the government take quick, decisive action to stop the spread of COVID-19. Professor Peng Bi is one of two University of Adelaide representatives, to report the coronavirus advice of a panel of experts from Group Of Eight universities. Based in Public Health, Professor Peng Bi’s primary research interest is the […]

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Media release: A new species of sea snake discovered in Western Australia

University of Adelaide Researchers have discovered a new species of turtle-headed sea snake in Western Australia. The new species, Emydocephalus orarius, or the Western Turtle-headed Sea Snake, is found from Shark Bay to Broome on soft sandy habitats at depths ranging from 15 to 70 metres. Lead author of the study and PhD candidate at […]

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New Paper in Science – The last interglacial Iberian Neandertals as fisher-hunter-gatherers

University of Adelaide researchers join an international team to question Neanderthals behaviour. A paper published in Science today involving University of Adelaide researchers A/Prof. Lee Arnold and Dr Martina Demuro provides new insights into Neanderthal subsistence strategies and further questions the behavioural gap once thought to separate Neanderthals from contemporaneous Homo sapiens groups. The study […]

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Guaranteeing faster speeds for generating maps of climate change through time

In January, the University of Adelaide’s, Environment Institute launched PaleoView on Google Cloud. Guest post by Julia Aaron Pilowsky PaleoView provides users with the capability to generate climatic conditions over the past 21,000 years in a matter of minutes to hours, depending on the region and time period of interest. PaleoView is a freeware developed by […]

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The Time is Now – new collaborative journalism project on climate change and fire

Professor Bob Hill is a featured expert on News.com.au Time is Now is a new collaborative journalism project on climate change and fire. The series included articles, myth busters and videos and has already had a fantastic reaction on Twitter and from other sectors of the media including Media Watch (last two minutes), The Drum, Mumbrella and BandT). […]

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Media Release: Our researchers featured in The Advertiser about the Kanagroo Island fires

As the smoke clears, scientists and engineers at the University of Adelaide are “firing debate” about how best to manage bushfire risk in an increasingly hostile climate. Fresh shoots are sprouting from blackened gums and grass trees are green after recent rain on Kangaroo Island, offering hope that life will rebound in time. Associate Professor […]

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Ms Nicole Foster to represent Australia at the Lindau Nobel Laureate meetings

Identified as an outstanding early-career researcher, Nicole will attend the highly prestigious annual gathering of Nobel Laureates. As one of just 10 young scientists selected, the delegates are part of a group of 660 young emerging scientists from around the world from 101 countries who will meet with 68 Nobel Laureates from the fields of […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Carbon storage in costal ecosystems receives new funding

Environment Institute researchers receive new funding to investigate the potential for more carbon storage in our coastal ecosystems. Leading the way in blue carbon opportunities, our researchers have recently won funding through the new Blue Carbon Futures Grants from the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board. Blue carbon is carbon stored in […]

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PODCAST: Associate Professor Patrick O’Connor interviewed by ABC Adelaide

Will European bees be relocated into Australia’s national parks after the bushfires? Much natural habitat was lost in the recent bushfires, which has led to commercial bees losing their source of food. Beekeepers are pushing for access to move commercial hives in to national parks and other unburnt public land. Associate Professor Patrick O’Connor recently wrote for […]

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Top twelve finalists visit University of Adelaide for Planetfix Competition

Over summer, a group of climate action-orientated year 8 to 12  students participated in a writing workshop held at the University of Adelaide. The school-aged students attended the University to learn about the research our Environment Institute members are undertaking. Students entered the competition answering “In 50 words or less, what your best solution to climate […]

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