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Wildlife in our homes: Australian reptiles in the global exotic pet market

On March 3rd we celebrate World Wildlife Day, and the theme for 2024 is “Connecting People and Planet: Exploring Digital Innovation in Wildlife Conservation.” We are thrilled to feature the research of our guest blogger, Sebastian Chekunov, a PhD candidate from Dr. Phill Cassey‘s Invasion Ecology research group. Dr Cassey is an ARC Industry Laureate Fellow, Combatting Wildlife […]

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Rainy day ice age in the global south

An international study of the mineral deposits in stalactites in South Australia’s Naracoorte Caves, has shed new light on climate conditions in the Southern Hemisphere during ice ages. Research led by Melbourne University and including Naracoorte Caves and fossil forensics expert, Dr Liz Reed from the Environment Institute and University of Adelaide, has turned the […]

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A Periodic Table of Food for better health globally

University of Adelaide researchers are contributing to a global effort to quantify the makeup of the world’s food supply, enabling data-driven solutions to human and planetary health challenges such as biodiversity loss, climate change and malnutrition. The Period Table of Food Initiative (PTFI) is led by nine Centres of Excellence around the world, all collaborating […]

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Leading environmental scientist takes the reins

Plant, ecological and evolutionary geneticist, Professor Andrew Lowe will lead the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute as its newly appointed Director. Professor Lowe has a strong connection to the Environment Institute, which he first joined in 2009 when it was established by the University of Adelaide to tackle some of the most complex and critical […]

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Eliminating illegitimate timber and plant derived products from global supply chains

The University of Adelaide has partnered with InterpreData, Double Helix Tracking Technologies, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC ANZ) and Aglive to secure a $500,000 grant to produce a secure, data-led traceability system for agricultural commodities and timber products. The illegal harvest and trade of timber and plant products poses a substantial threat to both global ecosystems […]

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Australasian Mangrove and Saltmarsh Network Conference, Adelaide 14-17 November 2023 – ‘AMSN 2023 – Living Coasts’.

Community members, environmental managers, interstate and international researchers will gather in Adelaide this week to celebrate, discuss and review the status of the natural ‘Living Coasts’ of the Australasian region. The 2023 Australasian Mangrove and Saltmarsh Network (AMSN) conference will be opened by SA Environment Minister Dr Susan Close on Tuesday 14th Nov and is […]

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VIDEO: Jon Dee presenting ‘Unleashing the power of trees for healthier communities’

On October 25 this year, the Environment Institute and Green Adelaide had the pleasure of hosting Mr Jon Dee for a public lecture on ‘Unleashing the power of trees for healthier communities’, another instalment in our Hope and Wonder Series. Jon, who is the co-founder of National Tree Day and One Tree Per Child, explained […]

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ARC Discovery Project Success for Environment Institute

A big congratulations to these Environment Institute members for their ARC Discovery Project successes this week, collectively totalling almost $2.4 million in grant funding.  With a success rate of only 16%, these are great achievements. Associate Professor Damien Fordham, Theme Leader of the Climate and Biodiversity Theme in the EI and also from School of […]

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Giving Day: Citizen Science supports important research

On 31 October the University will hold its inaugural Giving Day.  This will be a 24-hour fundraising challenge where our community has fun, raises awareness about the benefits of philanthropy, and has the chance to make a gift to the cause they are most passionate about at the University of Adelaide. Gifts to our featured funds […]

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PODCAST: You can’t build an ego when caring for a stream

Listen to this latest EcoFuturist podcast as Professor Andy Lowe talks to Bruce Pascoe from Black Duck Foods about traditional indigenous land management and native food production. Bruce Pascoe is an acclaimed author, speaker, researcher, and farmer. He’s passionate about sharing knowledge of traditional indigenous land management and food production practices, caring for country and […]

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