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7000 years of drought and rainfall found in preserved leaves

A study by University of Adelaide researchers and Queensland Government scientists has revealed what south-east Queensland’s rainfall was like over the last 7000 years – including several severe droughts worse and longer lasting than the 12-year Millennium Drought. The study – published in Scientific Reports – used preserved paper-bark tea tree leaves from North Stradbroke Island’s Swallow […]

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Sprigg Geobiology Centre students make their mark at the Australasian Quaternary Association Biennial Conference

We’re delighted to announce, students from Sprigg Geobiology Centre were successful at the recent Australasian Quaternary Association (AQUA) biennial conference held in Canberra. Adelaide University was one of the most successful institution at the awards. AQUA was formed in 1987, by a small group of researchers at a conference in Mildura, Victoria, Australia. It aims to […]

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World’s earliest predators on display at the South Australian Museum

One of the world’s leading Cambrian researchers, Associate Professor Diego C. García-Bellido of the South Australian Museum and the University of Adelaide, Environment Institute has helped create a new display at the South Australian Museum. It showcases some of the world’s oldest and most important fossils, including the oldest apex predator in Australia, which are found […]

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Australia’s Climate Past Challenged!

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have found evidence of climate change that coincided with the first wave of European settlement of Australia, which effectively delivered a double-punch of drying and land clearance to the country. The research, published in Quaternary Science Reviews, suggests that eastern Australia, including Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, was much drier […]

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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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