Category: Plant Conservation
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 […]
Active Chair of the National Landcare Network, Associate Professor Patrick O’Connor spoke to Canberra Times about Landcare being the social movement for change over the past 30 years. Tens of thousands of Australians join Landcare as a way to actively participate and give back to the community. Working in the environment allows them to feel connected […]
Late night chat on Radio National about politics, ecology and the economics of trees. Phillip Adams from ABC’s Late Night Live spoke with Associate Professor Patrick O’Connor, an ecological economist at the University of Adelaide. Patrick works at the The Centre for Global Food and Resources and is an Environment Institute member. Professor David Lindenmayer, Ecologist from the ANU’s […]
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 […]
This has been a bushfire season without precedent. As the world looked on horrified, our country burned. More than 11 million hectares have been reduced to ash, over 30 lives lost, thousands of properties destroyed, and wildlife decimated. Now, as the smoke finally clears, the natural question is: what can, and should, we do differently […]