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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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PUBLIC SEMINAR: Impact of our changing weather on wildfire behaviour and natural environments

Curious. Cutting-edge. Community. For our Series One, we’re exploring global problems and local solutions in ‘Adapting to extreme weather in our changing world’. Join us as we explore the impact of our changing weather on wildfire behaviour and our natural environments. Date: Friday 21st February 2020 Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, followed by drinks […]

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PUBLIC SEMINAR: Adapting to extreme weather in our changing world: floodplains and forests

Curious. Cutting-edge. Community. The ‘Ecology and Evolution Series’ is a summer series like no other. Our adored Adelaide Hills, charismatic Kangaroo Island, and so many other communities throughout Australia are literally feeling the heat of climate change. People need answers, they want to understand, and they want change. But what needs to change, and how […]

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Australian bushfires – expert reaction from Professor Bob Hill

Recently, the director of the Environment Institute and paleobotanist Professor Bob Hill, spoke to the Australian Science Media Centre about the devastating fires raging over the Australian countryside. He had this to say: “The fires around Australia are tragic at many levels and the cost in human life and of animals, both domestic and native, is […]

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Almost $5 million funding available for South Australian coastal protection efforts

Funding is available for councils, researchers, business and community groups over the next four years for practical on-ground coastal projects which will deliver environmental and economic benefits. The State Government, with the Coast Protection Board, is providing funding and calling on further applications for projects to restore and protect the state’s coastline. South Australia’s coastlines […]

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Summer Series 2020: Adapting to extreme weather events in our changing world

The Summer Series 2020 is a fantastic way to start the year of research. Join us for this informative presentation series at the University of Adelaide. Our speakers are exceptional, inclusive and innovative. These speakers educate, engage, and energise our community. They represent the diversity in our research interests and community – approaches, career stage, […]

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Australia’s history of fire, until the arrival of humans 50,000 years ago

As fires continue to rage on the east coast of Australia, Professor Bob Hill explores the history of fire prior to the arrival of humans. The Earth has a long history of fire burning vegetation, mostly at times in the past when atmospheric oxygen was considerably higher than it is now and fire could burn more […]

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Professor Bob Hill newest member of the Native Vegetation Council

The Native Vegetation Council (NVC) is an independent body which monitors the overall condition of the state’s vegetation. The council makes decisions on a wide range of matters concerning native vegetation in South Australia. Professor Bob Hill has been elected as the ministers nominee. In this role he will give expert advice on applications received […]

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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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