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Director of the Environment Institute, Professor Bob Hill to kick off the Sprigg Geobiology Centre Seminar Series

Director of the Environment Institute, Professor Bob Hill will give a seminar entitled ‘The Decline of the Great Southern Rainforests: Cenozoic climate change and vegetation responses‘ Professor Hill’s botanical research research has made significant contributions to the areas of palaeobotany, plant systematics, plant ecophysiology and applying research from these areas to interpreting changed that have […]

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Animal Armageddon scientist descends on Adelaide. Welcome to Peter Ward.

You may come to the conclusion that the research of Peter Ward is somewhat fatalistic. He did after all, coin the term Medea Hypothesis, which proposes that multicellular life as we know it is suicidal. However, the very poison of complex life may also be able to save it. Showcased in his TED talk, Peter […]

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Prof Peter Ward podcast available

The podcast from the presentation by Professor Peter Ward is now available for download. Peter D. Ward, Ph.D, is a paleontologist and professor in the Departments of Geology and Biology at the University of Washington in Seattle. He also serves as an adjunct professor of zoology and astronomy. His research specialties include the Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction […]

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Best selling author and TED speaker, Peter Ward in Adelaide.

Join us to hear from Professor Peter Ward, When: 3pm, August 21, 2013. Where: Mawson Lecture Theatre, the University of Adelaide Cost: FREE Peter D. Ward, Ph.D., is a paleontologist and professor in the Departments of Geology and Biology at the University of Washington in Seattle. He also serves as an adjunct professor of zoology […]

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Assessing Future Drought and Megadrought Risk – Prof Jonathan Overpeck Seminar Today

The Sprigg Geobiology Centre, The Environment Institute and the Centre for Tectonics, Resources and Exploration present Professor Jonathan Overpeck, Departments of Geosciences and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Arizona, USA and visiting VCCCAR Fellow and Visiting Professor, School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne, on Friday 14 June 2013. The presentation is titled ‘Assessing Future Drought […]

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The Carbon Key seminar recording on carbon levels and evolution now available

Recently, Environment Institute member Professor Martin Kennedy presented a seminar as part of the University of Adelaide’s Research Tuesdays Seminar Series entitled The Carbon Key. The Carbon Key outlined the relationship between carbon levels and the evolution and stability of complex life, and how understanding this relationship is allowing more accurate predictions of future change. […]

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Research Tuesdays Seminar Series: The Carbon Key, 9 April

As part of the University of Adelaide’s Research Tuesdays Seminar Series, Environment Institute member Professor Martin Kennedy presents The Carbon Key, a seminar on the relationship between carbon levels and the evolution and stability of complex life. About the Speaker Professor Martin Kennedy is the Director of the University of Adelaide‚Äôs Sprigg Geobiology Centre. He […]

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Listen to Merinda Nash talk about her research into the effects of ocean acidification on tropical red algae and the discovery of dolomite.

Listen to the podcast from the recent seminar by Merinda Nash. The Environment Institute’s Sprigg Geobiology Centre presented Merinda Nash from the Electronic Materials Engineering, Research School of Physics, Australian National University on Thursday 21st February 2013. The talk was titled ‘Conditions constraining biomineralised dolomite in living tropical calcifying red algae offers insight into past […]

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Hear Merinda Nash talk about ocean acidification and opportunities for biologists and geologists to understand both the past and the future.

The Environment Institute’s Sprigg Geobiology Centre presents Merinda Nash from the Electronic Materials Engineering, Research School of Physics, Australian National University on Thursday 21st February 2013. The talk is titled ‘Conditions constraining biomineralised dolomite in living tropical calcifying red algae offers insight into past environments’ (See Abstract Below) Where: B18, Ingkarni Wardli Building, The University […]

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‘The geological record of ocean acidification’ Andy Ridgwell – Podcast now available

Download the podcast from Professor Andy Ridgwell’s seminar titled ‘The geological record of ocean acidification.’ The Sprigg Geobiology Centre presented a free public seminar by Dr Andy Ridgwell from the School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol , UK on Monday 5th November 2012. Andy Ridgwell is Professor of Earth System Modelling and a Royal […]

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