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Project Coorong’s World Wetlands Day Science Forum

Environment Institute members joined the Goyder Institute’s for Water Research Project ‘Coorong’s World Wetlands Day Science Forum’ held in Goolwa earlier this year. The Science Forum gave members of the local community the opportunity to hear about the research underway in the Coorong. Goyder Institute researchers’ shared their findings to date across the different components […]

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EVENT: Pints of Ideas – plastics and the circular economy

In this event, we’ll discuss how plastics can become part of the circular economy in Australia? Date: Thursday 13th May 2021 Time: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm ACST Location: UniBar Adelaide, North Terrace Campus, The University of Adelaide Book now: Eventbrite Join Ecoversity and the Environment Institute with special guests to discuss how plastics can […]

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The risks to Australia of a 3°C warmer world – new report launched

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have joined a group from the National Academy of Sciences to show the importance of Australia revisiting climate change targets to stay well below a 2°C increase. This Warmer World Report synthesises the observed impacts of climate change on Australia and the risk to our future of the current […]

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555 million-year-old fossils reveal early feeding strategies

An international team of researchers has shed light on the feeding mode of Pentaradial Arkarua, a strange, alien-like creature. This creature inhabited tropical, shallow waters covering the Flinders Ranges of South Australia 555 million years ago according to the collaborative team involving South Australian Museum and Environment Institute’s Associate Professor Diego C. García-Bellido, several European institutions. Their […]

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EVENT: Join us at ‘Pints of Ideas’ to discuss the plastic pollution problem and solutions

Join the Environment Institute and Ecoversity to discuss the problem of plastic pollution. This inaugural Pints of Ideas event, is an environmental pub-talk series brought to you University’s Ecoversity program.The first session will explore ‘How big is the plastic pollution problem and what can we do about it?’ Hear about the solutions in research, policy […]

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Mount Lofty Ranges woodland bird monitoring reveals steep decline in numbers

Woodland birds are disappearing from the Mount Lofty Ranges at an alarming rate, University of Adelaide research shows, and scientists say the trend is a sign that the ecosystem is on the verge of collapse. Over the past 20 years, the number of woodland birds at monitoring sites has halved. Member of the Environment Institute, […]

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VIDEO: Blueprints for action with Professor Hugh Possingham and Matthew Bowie

Autumn 2020/21 program of the Ecology and Evolution Series is available for to watch on demand. Matthew Bowie PhD candidate – School of Biological Sciences How do you choose what’s for dinner, the clothes you wear, or the way you travel? Many of the threats facing biodiversity result from our choices but changing our behaviour is […]

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What is a 1 in 100 year weather event and why do they keep happening so often?

People living on the east coast of Australia have been experiencing a rare meteorological event. Record-breaking rainfall in some regions, and very heavy and sustained rainfall in others, has led to significant flooding. In different places, this has been described as a one in 30, one in 50 or one in 100 year event. So, what […]

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Reducing artificial light at night may improve health

There is a growing body of evidence that exposure to green space is good for our health but a new study from the University of Adelaide has found that this may equally be due to how much light we are exposed to at night. Spending time in green space can improve depressive symptoms, obesity, and […]

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New tool helps assess risks to the Murray River floodplain systems

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have partnered with the Department for Environment and Water to develop a tool that greatly improves the capability of environmental managers to assess and manage hypoxic blackwater risks on floodplain-river systems. The research has been published in the leading Journal of Environmental Management and Assessment. Aquatic organisms such as fish […]

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