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Prof. Andy Austin with Dr Steve Donnellan give online Q&A – Biology & Evolution in Parasitoid Wasps

Environment Institute members give virtual presentation in SA Museum’s Sprigg Lecture series. Professor Andy Austin has 40 years’ experience working on the systematics and biogeography of Australian terrestrial arthropods and has published extensively on insects, arachnids and crustaceans, having described over 450 species of insects and arachnids. Professor Steve Donnellan is Chief Research Scientist of the Evolutionary […]

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EVENT: Professor Sean Connell features in Ecology and Evolution Seminar

You’re invited to the first event in the Spring Series of the Ecology and Evolution Seminar. This event will be held online via Zoom and will be the beginning of Environmental Diversity theme for the Spring Series. This week, the free monthly Friday seminar series features exciting, cutting-edge science by Professor Sean Connell and PhD Candidate, […]

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Inaugural Geological Society of Australia Online Lecture with Alan Collins

Professor Alan Collins will take the GSA GOLD seminar to rocking new heights with a trip to the Flinders Rangers. An ARC Future Fellow and Director of the Centre for Tectonics, Resources and Exploration (TRaX) at the University of Adelaide, Professor Collins is also a Fellow of the Geological Society of Australia for his significant contribution […]

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ONLINE EVENT – The Great South Australian Fossil Debate with Associate Professor Diego Garcia-Bellido

South Australia is home to a rich fossil heritage, from the earliest big life found anywhere in the world, to the giant wombats and kangaroos that roamed the Adelaide Plains… From the extraordinary predators of the Cambrian oceans, to the plesiosaurs and ichthyosaurs that swam in the Eromanga Sea. But which of them is the […]

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Marine food webs struggle as climate change increases sea temperatures

Scientists at the University of Adelaide have found growing evidence that marine ecosystems will not cope well with rising sea temperatures caused by climate change. “Healthy food webs are critical for ecosystems so that the world’s oceans can continue to provide an important source of food for humans,” says lead author Professor Ivan Nagelkerken, from the University […]

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ONLINE EVENT: What makes science good? Q&A with leading University of Adelaide scientists

As part of National Science Week 2020, the Public Engagement in Science and Technology Adelaide (PESTA) research cluster will be hosting an online Q&A event to discuss ‘What Makes Science Good?’. Join us as we consider ways of effectively engaging the public in scientific research. DATE: Thursday 20 August 2020 TIME: 6:30pm – 8:30pm ACST  […]

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Scientists fight to save a glittering green bee after the Kangaroo Island summer fires

Native bees severely impacted by Kangaroo Island bushfires this year are being built new homes in a collaborative project involving the local community and scientists from the University of Adelaide and SA Museum. The green carpenter bee (Xylocopa aerata) has been extinct on mainland South Australia for more than a century – and scientists worry that […]

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PlanetFix winner’s opinion piece featured in The Advertiser – Jack Tibby

From ambitions of full-blown economic revolution to small personal changes, there are a broad range of positions to combat climate change. Congratulations to Jack Tibby, winner of the PlanetFix competition. We asked high school students for their climate change solution. Here is his opinion piece. But the issue with many is they fail to hold […]

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PlanetFix opinion piece featured in The Advertiser – Sasha Saulwick

Our world faces major environmental challenges. Congratulations to Sasha Saulwick first runner up in the PlanetFix competition. We asked high school students for their climate change solution. Here is her opinion piece. We are seeing increases in severe weather events and natural disasters such as drought, flash floods and fires. Communities are suffering from record […]

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PlanetFix opinion piece featured in The Advertiser – Iris Fraser

Searching for a solution to climate change may be more simple than some of us think. Congratulations to Iris Fraser, second runner up in the PlanetFix competition. We asked high school students for their climate change solution. Here is her opinion piece. Go outside and take a look around. What do you notice? Do you see […]

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