Professor Alan Cooper, Director of the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA and Giles Hamm, PhD Candidate from LaTrobe University were interviewed on ABC RN’s Science show last Saturday (14th of April). They talked about their recent discovery of a cave which contains the first reliably dated human interaction with mega fauna, over 49,000 years ago. […]
As part of the Sprigg Geobiology Seminar Series, Professor Chris Turney from the University of New South Wales presented a seminar on the 26th August, 2016 entitled “Testing the ocean bipolar seesaw: Using ancient New Zealand kauri (Agathis australis) to investigate the mechanisms of abrupt and extreme climate change” Abstract Contrasting Greenland and Antarctic temperature trends […]
Vodcast: Fire, Air, Earth, Water – the elemental drivers of the Australian vegetation. Professor Bob Hill
As part of the Department of Ecology & Environmental Science Seminar Series Professor Bob Hill Executive Dean, Faculty of Sciences University of Adelaide, and Director, Environment Institute will presented a seminar entitled: Fire, Air, Earth, Water – the elemental drivers of the Australian vegetation. Abstract The living Australian vegetation is the end result of hundreds of millions of years of evolution, but […]
Radio Adelaide chats to PhD student Jack Tatler, although “dingo whisperer” would also be an apt title. Tatler is studying the role of dingos in the ecosystem. He studies both wild and captive dingos, equipping them with specialised GPS collars to track their every movement. Listen to the podcast to learn more about his research or read […]
Dr Zuzana Burivalova, postdoctoral research fellow from Princeton University, will presented a seminar on the 15th of July entitled “Using soundscapes to detect different degrees of tropical forest degradation”.
As part of the ACEBB Systematics workshop Dr John La Salle, Director of the Atlas of Living Australia at the CSIRO presented a seminar entitled “The Atlas of Living Australia: supporting biodiversity discovery, documentation and analysis”.
Australia is in the midst of a biodiversity crisis, the threats of which are exacerbated by the illegal pet trade. Pablo Garcia Diaz talks us through the enormous biosecurity threat that is posed by the importation of illegal pet reptiles. The importation of exotic reptiles to Australia poses a threat to our biodiversity, the risks […]
Radio Adelaide’s Sound of Science program chats to Dr Ray Tobler, geneticist from the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD). Dr Tobler is part of a team of researchers working on the Aboriginal Heritage Project which aims to reconstruct the genetic history of Aboriginal communities using ground-breaking techniques. The project uses specimens and records collected through anthropological studies […]
The South Australian Museum holds among the most extensive and important collections of Aboriginal creativity and material culture in the world. But what values, and whose values, does a museum promote in the way it cares for and displays art and material culture? How does the role of a museum differ from that of an […]
Join Ewart Shaw from Radio Adelaide on his show Orbit, as he talks with the Environment Institute’s Professor Alan Cooper. Professor Cooper takes us on a journey through Patagonia. What will we encounter? There are llamas, guanacos and vicuna, but what other magical beasts will they find? Listen to the podcast to find out.