Category: Plant Conservation
Researchers at the University of Adelaide have been mapping large-scale seagrass cover and genus distribution on South Australia’s temperate coast. Seagrasses are environmentally and economically important. They provide ecosystem services for humans including the provision of habitat for commercial species, protection of infrastructure from erosion and sea level rise, and improved water quality through nutrient […]
Researchers from the Environment Institute share their success in citizen science. Dr Jasmin Packer and Tahlia Perry have a diverse and varied background engaging with the public to benefit research and help save endangered species of flora and fauna. Ph.D. Candidate Tahlia Perry from Echidna CSI spoke to #CitSciOzOnline in Connections and Partnership about “Echidna CSI – Combining […]
We are delighted to share the achievements of our members, with many receiving funding during the latest ARC Discovery Projects 2021 round 1. Congratulations to the efforts of our sensational team. Images shown are of Environment Institute members. Evolution and function of mammalian sex chromosomes. Professor Frank Gruetzner; Associate Professor Paul Waters; Professor Jennifer Graves; […]
We’re delighted to have our member Professor Andy Lowe speaking at this popular series. Digital technology is pulling us away from nature, the allure of screens entrancing young and old the world over. However ironically, it’s also becoming one of the environment’s most valuable allies. Date: Tuesday 10th November 2020 Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm ACST Register: Zoom […]
Professor Bob Hill guest editor of the ‘Dry adapted vegetation’ special issue of the Australian Journal of Botany.
With two articles in the journal, Professor Hill is making waves in the world of Botany. This special edition of the Australian Journal of Botany, contains papers that trace the origins and extent of the current arid-adapted vegetation and demonstrate just how well adapted to the modern conditions the species that make up this vegetation now […]
Researchers have found that in reliably identifying similar warming events of the past, future climate change effects can be forecast, helping predict the best way of protecting species and ecosystems. ”Reference periods in Earth’s history serve as natural laboratories for understanding biodiversity responses to climate change and improving strategies for conservation under ongoing and future climate […]
A partnership between the Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula and University of Adelaide is testing an innovative rotary hoe method to help save Whibley wattle. Australia’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act protects 75 Acacia species or subspecies with two of these species deemed national priorities. The whibleyana only grows in southern Australia and protecting the Whibley wattle […]
Professor Hugh Possingham featured in Sydney Morning Herald – why is Australia a global leader in wildlife extinctions?
Why are plant and animal species in Australia becoming extinct as fast as ever. Why is it happening? And what would it take to reverse the decline? In this article, Chair of the Environment Institute Board, Professor Possingham speaks of the devastation caused to flora and fauna since colonisation occurred in Australia. The country has lost […]
In a bid to help protect South Australia’s world-renowned bird refuge, satellites are being use to detect algal mats. The University of Adelaide and the State Herbarium of South Australia have joined forces to use satellite tracking to help researchers map floating algae known to smother vital aquatic food in one of Australia’s most important bird habitats. […]
The recent shocking sequence of bushfires across the southern and eastern coast of Australia has surprised all of us. Locally, in South Australia, we have experienced some extremely challenging times. The impacts of these fires will be felt for decades to come and the response to them will be complex. I have been involved in […]