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New Paper in Science – The last interglacial Iberian Neandertals as fisher-hunter-gatherers

University of Adelaide researchers join an international team to question Neanderthals behaviour. A paper published in Science today involving University of Adelaide researchers A/Prof. Lee Arnold and Dr Martina Demuro provides new insights into Neanderthal subsistence strategies and further questions the behavioural gap once thought to separate Neanderthals from contemporaneous Homo sapiens groups. The study […]

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PAPER: Tropical and temperate species are living well together under climate change

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have found tropical and temperate coral reef fish can co-exist. As our climate changes, many terrestrial and marine species are forced to extend their ranges poleward, to stay within the bounds of their thermal tolerances. However, when such species enter higher latitude ecosystems, they engage in innovative interactions with local […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Past climate safe havens now most vulnerable

The Environment Institute’s climate research featured in Nature. The profound threat of future climate change to biodiversity demands that scientists seek ever more effective ways to identify the most vulnerable species, communities, and ecosystems. In a new study, published in Nature Climate Change, an international team of scientists has shown that the most biodiverse regions […]

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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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New paper has found 75% of bison fossils are male

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have discovered that the majority of bison fossils are male, according to a new study in Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences. This research has been stumbled upon by ancient DNA researchers. When ancient DNA is analysed, specimen sex is also determined as part of the sample processing. However during this process, […]

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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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Modern humans planned and made open-sea voyages 50,000 years ago

Research has shown it took more than 1,000 people to arrive in Australia, to make a viable population. Two studies published released recently, confirm they arrived more than 50,000 years ago and that this was no accidental migration, the first arrivals must have been planned. Data from Adelaide University, Environment Institute’s co-author Dr Laura S. Weyrich suggests […]

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Fossilised ‘Giant’ discovered on Kangaroo Island

Fossils of a giant new species from the long-extinct group of sea creatures called trilobites have been found on Kangaroo Island, South Australia. The finding is adding important insights to our knowledge of the Cambrian ‘explosion’, the greatest diversification event in the history of life on Earth, when almost all animal groups suddenly appeared over […]

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New wasp named after Dr Who and biscuits!

University of Adelaide researchers were inspired by everything from chocolate biscuits and Doctor Who aliens when choosing names for 10 new species of wasps. “I named one wasp Sathon oreo as the antennae are dark brown with a thick white stripe in the middle… like an Oreo chocolate biscuit,” says Dr Erinn Fagan-Jeffries from the […]

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Good bacteria is favoured in natural environments

A recent study has shown that restoring environments to include a wider range of species can promote ‘good’ bacteria over ‘bad’ – with potential benefits for human health. In a report produced by the University of Adelaide, it was found that degraded, low biodiversity land and soils tend to included more ‘opportunistic’ bacteria, while healthy, […]

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