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Sprigg Seminar Series – Dr. Emma Sherratt – The Shape of Life

Sprigg lecture series: Dr Emma Sherratt – The shape of life, and the museum of possible forms Date: Tuesday 9th October, 2018 Time: 6pm – 7pm Where: Adelaide Museum (the Museum will open to guests at 5:30pm, with a complimentary glass of wine available prior to the talk) Bookings: Animal life is remarkable in its diversity, […]

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Success at “A Night of Science” in Naracoorte, South East South Australia

Recently, ‘A Night of Science’ was held in Naracoorte, South Australia’s South East Region, during National Science Week. Presented by the South Australian Museum and the University of Adelaide Palaeontologists, the evening was well attended and an outstanding success. Attendees had the opportunity to meet leading SA scientists and hear about their progressive research, both nationally […]

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A Night of Science – Naracoorte

As a part of National Science Week, the South Australian Museum and University of Adelaide Palaeontologists are hosting a special evening event in Naracoorte, South Australia’s South East Region where you have the opportunity to meet leading scientists and hear about their exciting research! Date: Friday, 17th August 2018 Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm Where: Naracoorte Town Hall 95 Smith Street, Naracoorte […]

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2018 South Australian Science Excellence Award – Winners

On Friday night, the Science Excellence Awards Dinner event was held at the Adelaide Convention Centre. It was a wonderful event which showcased the inspirational research advancing both South Australia and the world. The Environment Institute was represented by the following nominees: Excellence in Research Collaboration The Aboriginal Heritage Project, partnership between the local members […]

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2018 South Australian Science Excellence Awards Finalists

We’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate the following Environment Institute Members finalists for the 2018 South Australian Science Excellence Awards. Excellence in Research Collaboration The Aboriginal Heritage Project, partnership between the local members of the Aboriginal community, the SA Museum, the University of Adelaide, the University of New South Wales – ACAD Australian Centre […]

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Emu Bay Shale Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island Excavation Reveals Two New Organisms!

The Environment Institute’s Associate Professor Diego García-Bellido (@DGarcia-Bellido) from the Sprigg Geobiology Centre has just returned from another successful excavation of the Emu Bay Shale, the 515 million-year-old fossil site in Kangaroo Island. This season’s dig has produced new specimens of exquisitely-preserved Anomalocaris fossil eyes, and at least two new organisms, which are awaiting scientific description. […]

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Dr Julian Hume at the Adelaide University

Visiting Artist Julian Hume – Art and the Palaeontological Record

Internationally renowned, Dr Julian Hume, Natural History Museum London, is in Adelaide working on a collaborative palaeontological art project, to produce two paintings depicting megafauna and biodiversity. He will be speaking about the paintings, his work and taking audience questions. When: Friday 25th May 2018, 6:30pm – 7:15pm Where: Braggs Lecture Theatre, University of Adelaide, North Terrace Campus Cost: Free Public […]

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C4 Plants and Vegetation

Revealing the history of Australia’s Vegetation

University of Adelaide researchers have uncovered the history of when and why the native vegetation that today dominates much of Australia first expanded across the continent. The new understanding will help researchers better predict the likely impact of climate change and rising CO2 levels on these critically important plants. Called ‘C4 plants’ after their alternative […]

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Dr Nina Welti from CSIRO to give April Sprigg Seminar

Dr Nina Welti from CSIRO will be giving a Sprigg Geobiology Series seminar on “Ecological connectivity of the River Murray: How are riverine trophic pathways influenced by river management?” Where: , Mawson Lecture Theatre, Mawson Building, University of Adelaide. When: Friday 20th April, 3-4 pm Dr Welti is investigating what the influence of raising infrastructure assets on […]

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Seminar: The hidden past of Tasmanian landscapes

The quantification of the effects of fire and climate change on terrestrial ecosystem depends on our ability to reconstruct past landscape changes. The semi-quantitative nature of Australian palynology has allowed objective inferences of landscape change from pollen data, yet we remain uninformed about the actual degree of alteration of past land-cover due to biases in […]

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