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Averting disaster with UNHaRMED software

It’s an unsettling prognosis. Driven by climate change, population growth and economic development, natural hazards —such as the recent bushfires in Australia and the US, heatwaves in Europe, and floods in Japan—will in coming years become an even bigger threat. They will occur more frequently and with greater intensity. One will ‘cascade’ into another more […]

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Our experts refute River Murray estuary claims

A team of scientists, led by the University of Adelaide’s Associate Professor John Tibby, has confirmed that the lower River Murray was not an estuary in the mid-Holocene period (more than 7000 years ago) – reinforcing scientific evidence likely to influence important river management policy decisions. Their new paper, published in the Nature journal Scientific […]

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Optimising the flow

With climate change threatening to double the number of people experiencing water stress globally by 20501, competition for water allocations will become extreme. To maintain equity—and the social and economic stability that comes with it— best practice water markets will be critical; and University of Adelaide research is contributing significantly to improving their governance. The […]

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Blue is the new green

In the search for potential natural allies to help combat climate change, marine coastal vegetation sits near the top of the list. Known as ‘blue carbon’ ecosystems, mangroves and seagrass meadows are carbon-storage machines, absorbing CO2 up to 40 times faster than terrestrial forests and trapping carbon in the soil for millennia. They are also […]

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In pursuit of net zero

Like the rest of the world, Australia has committed to decarbonising. And beyond the nation’s official Paris Agreement obligations, there’s widespread community agitation to reduce CO2 emissions to net zero by 2050. But achieving this in a country predicting 40 per cent population growth over that period, and renowned as one of the world’s worst […]

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Finding fertile ground in space

In-space manufacturing’s potential has the whole world talking. With the University of Adelaide’s assistance, optical fibre production has already taken the first step, and in coming years numerous other industries are expected to enter orbit. Among these is agricultural fertiliser; here again, Adelaide-led research is paving the way. A team from the University is using […]

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PODCAST SERIES: The Discovery Pod with Professor Andy Lowe

The Discovery Pod talks to experts from the University of Adelaide, about solutions to society’s most pressing challenges. Professor Andy Lowe, Environment Institute member and Director of Food Innovation hosts a new, weekly show which aims to learn more from our researchers on topics such as COVID-19, renewable energies, cyber security, nutrition and much more. […]

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Dr Erinn Fagan-Jeffries awarded Citizen Scientist Grant for important national research project

We are delighted to announce Dr Erinn Fagan-Jeffries has received one of nine National Citizen Science Grants. Together with the SA Museum, much of the work will be undertaken in University of Adelaide laboratories, helping to further strengthening ties between the organisations. Almost $4 million has been allocated in this funding round to nine projects that offer […]

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Decoding humans’ survival from coronoviruses

An international team of researchers co-led by the University of Adelaide and the University of Arizona has analysed the genomes of more than 2,500 modern humans from 26 worldwide populations, to better understand how humans have adapted to historical coronavirus outbreaks. In a paper published in Current Biology, the researchers used cutting-edge computational methods to uncover genetic traces of adaptation to coronaviruses, […]

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Latest COVID-19 detector dog research and trials underway at Adelaide Airport

Six dogs, including four Australian Border Force (ABF) detector dogs, one South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service (SAMFS) dog and one dog from the University of Adelaide (gifted by the ABF), have commenced research trials at Adelaide Airport to determine the feasibility of deploying dogs to detect COVID-19. The COVID-19 detector dog feasibility trials are a […]

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