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Seminar: Model-based design of adaptive pathways for framing climate adaption

Kan Kwakkel is an Associate Professor at Delft University of Technology. His research focusses on model based approaches to support decision making in complex uncertain systems. He is an expert in many objective robust decision making, and the use of adaptation pathways. He has applied his research in a variety of domains including fresh water […]

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Fame Lab applications open for 2018

Since its birth at the Times Cheltenham Science Festival in 2005, FameLab has grown into one of the world’s leading science communication competitions. It aims to find, develop and mentor young science and engineering communicators. The result is a celebrated alumni of young scientists and engineers able to get everyone ‘talking science’ in the media-intensive […]

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Dr Laura Weyrich presents at Science Says! this week

Dr Laura Weyrich will be part of Science Says! this Wednesday night. It’s an evening in the style of the great panel shows – think mixing Mock the Week, Spicks and Specks, and just a dash of QI. Last years’ challenges included singing about gravity waves, solving how pandas can be encouraged to mate, and miming how rollercoasters […]

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Jenna Crowe-Riddell chosen as a 2017 Fresh Scientist

Fresh Science is a national competition helping early-career researchers to become spokespeople for science. As part of the program EMCR will receive three days of science communication training and present at the Fresh Science in the Pub event. Jenna Crowe-Riddell is a Fulbright Scholar and is currently completing her PhD with Dr Kate Sanders who is a Future Fellow and Senior […]

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Undergrad students get private look at Naracoorte caves

Undergraduate Bachelor of Sciences students at the University of Adelaide travelled to Naracoorte for a private, upclose look at both the caves and the fossils found within them. Forty six students who were enrolled in the Evolution of the Australian Biota course had a four day field trip to the UNESCO World Hertiage Listed caves. Environment […]

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Video: Fieldwork investigating sea snakes species diversity in WA

Below is a guest post from Honours student Charlotte Nitschke about her research and field work on sea snake species diversity in Western Australia. Charlotte is supervised by Dr Kate Sanders, Dr Vinay Udyawer (Australian Institute of Marine Science) and Dr Mathew Hourston (WA Dept of Fisheries), with valuable partnerships with local commercial prawn trawlers. […]

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Prof Kris Helgen is featured on ABC RN’s Counterpoint

Professor Kris Helgen was featured on the Counterpoint podcast hosted by Amanda Vanstone yesterday. Professor Helgen spoke about the importance and benefits of having many experts in expeditions to remote locations such as New Guinea. Prof Helgen speaks about trekking with photographers, botanists, entomologists and local experts. Travelling with local and international experts from the […]

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Seminar: The other side of scientific writing

The other side of scientific writing: increasing reader engagement and readership Publications are the universal currency for communication among scientists. But they are generally composed of dense, uninspiring language that can be laborious to wade through and difficult to understand. While objectivity and scholarship are cornerstones of scientific writing, there is another ingredient that is […]

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Q&A with SA Scientist of the Year nominee Professor Bronwyn GIillanders

Marine Biologist Professor Bronwyn Gillanders is nominated for South Australian Scientist of the Year at the SA Excellence Awards. Kate Luders sat down with Prof Bronwyn Gillanders to talk about her recent highlights and the importance of science communication ahead of the announcement of the finalist at the SA Excellence Award Gala Dinner this Friday. […]

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Oyster Reef Restoration Series: History of Australia’s Oyster Reefs

Aboriginal communities used Australia’s oyster reefs for thousands of years before European colonisation. More than just an abundant source of highly nutritious food, oysters provided an important trading resource for coastal communities, and their shells were used to fashion fishhooks and cutting tools. Enormous shell middens containing billions of shells attest to their cultural significant, […]

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