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Optimising the flow

With climate change threatening to double the number of people experiencing water stress globally by 20501, competition for water allocations will become extreme. To maintain equity—and the social and economic stability that comes with it— best practice water markets will be critical; and University of Adelaide research is contributing significantly to improving their governance. The […]

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Blue is the new green

In the search for potential natural allies to help combat climate change, marine coastal vegetation sits near the top of the list. Known as ‘blue carbon’ ecosystems, mangroves and seagrass meadows are carbon-storage machines, absorbing CO2 up to 40 times faster than terrestrial forests and trapping carbon in the soil for millennia. They are also […]

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In pursuit of net zero

Like the rest of the world, Australia has committed to decarbonising. And beyond the nation’s official Paris Agreement obligations, there’s widespread community agitation to reduce CO2 emissions to net zero by 2050. But achieving this in a country predicting 40 per cent population growth over that period, and renowned as one of the world’s worst […]

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Finding fertile ground in space

In-space manufacturing’s potential has the whole world talking. With the University of Adelaide’s assistance, optical fibre production has already taken the first step, and in coming years numerous other industries are expected to enter orbit. Among these is agricultural fertiliser; here again, Adelaide-led research is paving the way. A team from the University is using […]

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PODCAST SERIES: The Discovery Pod with Professor Andy Lowe

The Discovery Pod talks to experts from the University of Adelaide, about solutions to society’s most pressing challenges. Professor Andy Lowe, Environment Institute member and Director of Food Innovation hosts a new, weekly show which aims to learn more from our researchers on topics such as COVID-19, renewable energies, cyber security, nutrition and much more. […]

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International joint research reveals how fish adapt to ocean acidification by modifying gene expression

Human-driven global change is challenging the scientific community to understand how marine species might adapt to predicted environmental conditions in the near-future. The effects of the uptake of anthropogenic atmospheric CO2 by oceans affects propagate across the biological hierarchy, from changes in the building blocks of life at nano-scales to organism, physiology and behaviour through ecosystem […]

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Scientists reveal Earth’s secrets in Flinders Ranges rocks

The first virtual plate reconstruction of the Earth’s last billion years of geological history is providing deeper insight into what formed our planet and made it into how it is today. Professor Alan Collins from the University of Adelaide’s Earth Sciences Department in School of Physical Sciences and Environment Institute member, is part of an […]

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Latest COVID-19 detector dog research and trials underway at Adelaide Airport

Six dogs, including four Australian Border Force (ABF) detector dogs, one South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service (SAMFS) dog and one dog from the University of Adelaide (gifted by the ABF), have commenced research trials at Adelaide Airport to determine the feasibility of deploying dogs to detect COVID-19. The COVID-19 detector dog feasibility trials are a […]

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EVENT: Environment Institute partners with the World Fisheries Conference

‘Sharing our oceans and rivers – a vision for the world’s fisheries.’ The Environment Institute is proud to be a partner of the World Fisheries Conference in 2021 Date: Monday 20th – Friday 24th of September 2021 Where: Adelaide Convention Centre, South Australia Program: View now Bookings: Register your interest Held every four years, the 8th […]

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The dating lives of sea snakes

New research shows male sea snakes can locate and mate with a female mate, through touch receptors. After decades of research, the remarkable morphological adaptations of sea snakes to aquatic life, which include paddle-shaped tails, salt-excreting glands, and the ability to breathe through their skin have been revealed. In a new study published in Biological […]

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