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Published in Nature – plant evolution from gene scans

Released in Nature magazine, new paper explores the evolutionary history of plants through DNA analysis. Researchers at the University of Adelaide have been a part of this exciting task. There are three genomes to analyse in plants, within their: nucleus mitochondria (the battery-like power centres of the cell) chloroplasts (the solar cell like structures that […]

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Blue coastal carbon is set to be the new ‘boom’ for coastal communities

A little known secret about Australian seagrass, mangroves and salt marshes is the ability to capture and store more carbon than the plants on dry land. South Australia is set up to protect and expand these ecosystems, whilst making money in the process for coastal communities. Plants growing in these watery places capture and store more […]

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AWARD: Microbiome Rewilding Hypothesis paper receives 2017 Bradshaw Medal

We are pleased to announce a team of leading researchers at the Environment Institute have been awarded the honour of the 2017 Bradshaw Medal. Their paper which was published in Restoration Ecology titled: Urban habitat restoration provides a human health benefit through microbiome rewilding: the Microbiome Rewilding Hypothesis suggested the Microbiome Rewilding Hypothesis which proposed restoring biodiverse […]

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EVENT: Sprigg Lecture Series with Prof. Bob Hill and Dr. Mika Peace

The next Sprigg lecture series will be have two engaging speakers who will present their two perspectives on Australia’s relationship with wild fire – the evolution of fire-adapted vegetation, and how complex weather patterns drive fire behaviour in the Australian landscape. Title: Australia’s tempestuous relationship with wild fire – past, present and future When: Tuesday, 12 November […]

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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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SA Threatened Plant Translocation Workshop

The Environment Institute was proud to help sponsor the SA Threatened Plant Translocation Workshop held on Friday 3 May 2019 at The University of Adelaide. The event had 12 speakers presenting to 57 participants, which represent over 10 volunteer groups, two universities, landcare groups, government departments, local councils, NGOs, consultancies and a winemaker! Material in […]

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WORKSHOP: Threatened flora translocation 3rd May 2019

The ‘threatened flora translocation workshop’ aims to improve the conservation of South Australia’s threatened plant species by inspiring and equipping practitioners to use best practice when establishing or maintaining self-sustaining populations through translocation. Date: Friday 3rd May 2019 Time: 9.00 – 4.00 pm, catered Venue: Ingkarni Wardli Conference Room, Level 7, Ingkarni Wardli Building, University of […]

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According to Lilly Pilly Fossils, the Snowy Mountains were Once Snowless!

Leaf fossils discovered high in Australia’s Snowy Mountains have revealed a past history of warmer rainforest vegetation and a lack of snow, in contrast with the alpine vegetation and winter snow-covered slopes of today. University of Adelaide research, published in the American Journal of Botany, describes fossils of the iconic Australian tree, the Lilly Pilly, […]

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Success at “A Night of Science” in Naracoorte, South East South Australia

Recently, ‘A Night of Science’ was held in Naracoorte, South Australia’s South East Region, during National Science Week. Presented by the South Australian Museum and the University of Adelaide Palaeontologists, the evening was well attended and an outstanding success. Attendees had the opportunity to meet leading SA scientists and hear about their progressive research, both nationally […]

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A Night of Science – Naracoorte

As a part of National Science Week, the South Australian Museum and University of Adelaide Palaeontologists are hosting a special evening event in Naracoorte, South Australia’s South East Region where you have the opportunity to meet leading scientists and hear about their exciting research! Date: Friday, 17th August 2018 Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm Where: Naracoorte Town Hall 95 Smith Street, Naracoorte […]

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