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Professor Peng Bi joins expert panel, urging government to adopt ‘Go now, go hard and go smart’ strategy

Group of Eight universities have recommended the government take quick, decisive action to stop the spread of COVID-19. Professor Peng Bi is one of two University of Adelaide representatives, to report the coronavirus advice of a panel of experts from Group Of Eight universities. Based in Public Health, Professor Peng Bi’s primary research interest is the […]

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The Time is Now – new collaborative journalism project on climate change and fire

Professor Bob Hill is a featured expert on News.com.au Time is Now is a new collaborative journalism project on climate change and fire. The series included articles, myth busters and videos and has already had a fantastic reaction on Twitter and from other sectors of the media including Media Watch (last two minutes), The Drum, Mumbrella and BandT). […]

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Media Release: Our researchers featured in The Advertiser about the Kanagroo Island fires

As the smoke clears, scientists and engineers at the University of Adelaide are “firing debate” about how best to manage bushfire risk in an increasingly hostile climate. Fresh shoots are sprouting from blackened gums and grass trees are green after recent rain on Kangaroo Island, offering hope that life will rebound in time. Associate Professor […]

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VIDEO: Research Tuesdays – Firing Debate

This has been a bushfire season without precedent. As the world looked on horrified, our country burned. More than 11 million hectares have been reduced to ash, over 30 lives lost, thousands of properties destroyed, and wildlife decimated. Now, as the smoke finally clears, the natural question is: what can, and should, we do differently […]

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Ms Nicole Foster to represent Australia at the Lindau Nobel Laureate meetings

Identified as an outstanding early-career researcher, Nicole will attend the highly prestigious annual gathering of Nobel Laureates. As one of just 10 young scientists selected, the delegates are part of a group of 660 young emerging scientists from around the world from 101 countries who will meet with 68 Nobel Laureates from the fields of […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Carbon storage in costal ecosystems receives new funding

Environment Institute researchers receive new funding to investigate the potential for more carbon storage in our coastal ecosystems. Leading the way in blue carbon opportunities, our researchers have recently won funding through the new Blue Carbon Futures Grants from the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board. Blue carbon is carbon stored in […]

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PODCAST: Associate Professor Patrick O’Connor interviewed by ABC Adelaide

Will European bees be relocated into Australia’s national parks after the bushfires? Much natural habitat was lost in the recent bushfires, which has led to commercial bees losing their source of food. Beekeepers are pushing for access to move commercial hives in to national parks and other unburnt public land. Associate Professor Patrick O’Connor recently wrote for […]

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Top twelve finalists visit University of Adelaide for Planetfix Competition

Over summer, a group of climate action-orientated year 8 to 12  students participated in a writing workshop held at the University of Adelaide. The school-aged students attended the University to learn about the research our Environment Institute members are undertaking. Students entered the competition answering “In 50 words or less, what your best solution to climate […]

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National parks threatened by introduction of commercial honeybees

Native insects have seen a dramatic loss in numbers during the recent Australian bushfires. In an article featured in the The Conversation, the University of Adelaide’s Associate Professor Patrick O’Connor, talks about the considerable losses sustained by honeybee industry in the recent fires. This has led to commercial beekeepers pushing for access to move commercial […]

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University of Adelaide researchers raise awareness on the importance of satellite imagery for mapping bushfire impacts

The Conversation features lessons learnt by Boone Law as he mapped bushfire impacted areas on Kangaroo Island. By PhD candidate Wallace Boone Law with contributions from Megan M. Lewis. My recent experience suggests there is a considerable knowledge gap between ‘Big Satellite Data’ and ‘those who need it’. Megan and I share the concern that neither the general public […]

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