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Australian bushfires – expert reaction from Professor Bob Hill

Recently, the director of the Environment Institute and paleobotanist Professor Bob Hill, spoke to the Australian Science Media Centre about the devastating fires raging over the Australian countryside. He had this to say: “The fires around Australia are tragic at many levels and the cost in human life and of animals, both domestic and native, is […]

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Summer Series 2020: Adapting to extreme weather events in our changing world

The Summer Series 2020 is a fantastic way to start the year of research. Join us for this informative presentation series at the University of Adelaide. Our speakers are exceptional, inclusive and innovative. These speakers educate, engage, and energise our community. They represent the diversity in our research interests and community – approaches, career stage, […]

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Australia’s history of fire, until the arrival of humans 50,000 years ago

As fires continue to rage on the east coast of Australia, Professor Bob Hill explores the history of fire prior to the arrival of humans. The Earth has a long history of fire burning vegetation, mostly at times in the past when atmospheric oxygen was considerably higher than it is now and fire could burn more […]

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Award winners Dr Erinn Fagen-Jeffries and Dr Alice Jones

Our early career researchers have been working hard to showcase their outstanding research. They have achieved fantastic results and in doing so, have won some prestigious awards this year. Congratulations to Dr Erinn Fagen-Jeffries for receiving the Harold Woolhouse prize. This prize is for the best PhD thesis produced in the Faculty ofSciences. Friends, family and […]

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Water recovery is not driving rural decline

New research from the University of Adelaide has shown that climate and economic factors are the main drivers of farmers leaving their properties in the Murray-Darling Basin, not reduced water for irrigation as commonly claimed. Led by Professor Sarah Wheeler, Professor of Water Economics of the University’s Centre for Global Food and Resources and the […]

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SEMINAR: Dr Michelle Lim to present findings in South Australian biodiversity law

A member of the Environment Institute, Dr Michelle Lim will present her research outcomes during her Barbara Kidman Fellowship. Title: Making South Australian biodiversity law fit for purpose in the Anthropocene: Challenges and Opportunities Date: Friday 29th November 2019 Time: 1:00pm Where: Moot Court, Ligertwood Building, University of Adelaide, North Terrace Bookings: not required, please add to your […]

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Professor Bob Hill newest member of the Native Vegetation Council

The Native Vegetation Council (NVC) is an independent body which monitors the overall condition of the state’s vegetation. The council makes decisions on a wide range of matters concerning native vegetation in South Australia. Professor Bob Hill has been elected as the ministers nominee. In this role he will give expert advice on applications received […]

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Naracoorte welcomes the Mega Night of Science and Megafest Weekend

World renowned palaeontologist, Professor Mike Archer will take us on an amazing journey through Riversleigh World Heritage Area. Come see the weird and wonderful mammals that roamed Australia’s rainforests millions of years ago. When: Saturday 23rd of November 2019 Time 6:30pm start Where: Naracoorte Town Hall RSVP: Not required, but please add to your calendar […]

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SEMINAR: Visiting Dr Seraina Klopfstein presenting on parasitoid wasps

Researcher from Naturhistorisches Museum, Switzerland visiting the University of Adelaide. Dr Seraina Klopfstein will be presenting on: Title: Pleasures and perils of dating trees with fossils. An example from pimpliform parasitoid wasps (hymenoptera, ichneumonidae) Date: Friday 29th November 2019 Time: 12:10pm – 1:00 pm Location: Benham Lecture Theatre, Benham Building, North Terrace Campus Cost: Free, no bookings […]

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New megafauna fossils unveiled at Naracoorte Caves

The South Australian Museum has loaned a complete Diprotodon skull and jaws for long term display in the Fossil Centre at the Naracoorte Caves World Heritage Area. Due to its age and condition the Diprotodon skull required many months of cleaning and preparation by SA Museum staff and volunteers. Marjorie Jones, a long term volunteer at […]

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