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Housing design for older South Aussies under the spotlight

University of Adelaide researchers will investigate the quality of housing for older South Australians to improve their wellbeing and resilience to extreme weather. People at least 65 years old and who live independently in the Charles Sturt, Playford, Salisbury, Port Adelaide Enfield and Murray Bridge council areas are invited to take part in the study. […]

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Discovering drivers of habitat hotspots with community science

One of the overwhelming messages from this federal election is that Australians care deeply about protecting our environment. We see this not only in our polling booths, but increasingly, also in the way communities partner with us on science that protects our planet. Environment Institute researchers are leading the way with ‘community science’, an innovative […]

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Baby oysters follow the crackling sound of snapping shrimp

Though oysters may be brainless bivalves, they can “hear” and swim towards attractive sounds of the sea. We played the crackling sound of snapping shrimp, which indicates a healthy reef, to baby oysters using underwater speakers. We discovered the oysters swim towards the sound.  This opens the possibility of playing marine sounds to attract oysters […]

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ARC Success for Environment Institute

Congratulations to our Environment Institute members who have been awarded over $2.8M across five ARC Discovery Projects and two ARC LIEF Project. The 2022 Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Projects awarded to Environment Institute members include: Professor Bronwyn Gillanders, School of Biological Sciences, will investigate how to enhance population stability of fish despite volatile environmental conditions. $509,000. […]

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Researchers win R&D award with Goyder Institute

The Goyder Institute Partners were recently awarded the Australian Water Association’s SA Branch R&D Award for the Institute’s second term research program. This is a wonderful recognition of the quality and impact of the Institute’s research, with the award acknowledging its significant contribution to a sustainable and prosperous water future for South Australia and Australia. […]

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Echidna CSI wins at the SA Science Excellence and Innovations Awards

We are delighted to have had four Environment Institute members/teams as finalists at the SA Science Excellence and Innovations Awards 2021. Congratulations to Echidna CSI, winner of the SA Citizen Science and Engagement Awards – Outstanding Science and Research. The Echidna Conservation Science Initiative (Echidna CSI) brings together world-leading ecological and molecular researchers, students, and the […]

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Tall Poppy winners announced for 2021

Five University of Adelaide researchers have won 2021 South Australian Young Tall Poppy Science Awards. The Tall Poppy Awards, an initiative of the Australian Institute of Policy and Science, recognise the achievements of Australian scientists and their commitment to sharing their research and passion for science with the broader community. The Environment Institue is proud to have […]

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The race to stop illegal trading of Australian lizards

Australian reptiles face serious conservation threats from illegal poaching fuelled by international demand and the exotic pet trade. In a new study in Animal Conservation, researchers from the University of Adelaide and the Monitor Conservation Research Society (Monitor) investigated the extent of illegal trade in a well-known Australian lizard: the shingleback, also known as the bobtail or […]

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Our experts refute River Murray estuary claims

A team of scientists, led by the University of Adelaide’s Associate Professor John Tibby, has confirmed that the lower River Murray was not an estuary in the mid-Holocene period (more than 7000 years ago) – reinforcing scientific evidence likely to influence important river management policy decisions. Their new paper, published in the Nature journal Scientific […]

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Research featured in ‘Science’ finds climate change key factor in rivers running dry

An international team of researchers including the University of Adelaide has demonstrated that climate change is responsible for the changes in the flow and water volume of rivers globally, with major implications for Australia. In the study published in Science, the team investigated changes in river flow, and whether the globally visible changes could be attributed to […]

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