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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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Transitions Film Festival May 18-27 – Adelaide

The Transitions Film Festival is a visionary film festival dedicated to showcasing the big ideas, trailblazing heroes and game-changing innovations that are leading the way to a better world. The EVOLUTION OF ORGANIC will screen at Mercury Cinema on Thursday 24th May at 7:00 p.m. Trailer here. Evolution of Organic brings us the story of organic agriculture, told by those […]

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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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Sprigg Geobiology Centre Seminar Series

Paleoclimate variability in the Mediterranean region during the last 1.4 Ma and a new multiproxy approach using trace metal isotopes for more quantitative estimates of climate-human-landscape interactions Who:  Alex Franke from the University of Wollongong When: Friday 2nd March, 3-4 pm, Where: Mawson Lecture Theatre, Mawson Building, University of Adelaide. The Mediterranean region and its […]

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Next SPRIGG Lecture

The next Lecture in the Sprigg Series is titled “Novel insights into photosynthetic gas exchange revealed by stable isotopes”. The Seminar will be given by Dr Lucas Cernusak who is joining us from James Cook University, QLD. Dr Cernusak studies the controls for the process of gas exchange during photosynthesis, and applying his findings about […]

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Seminar: Nutrient Cycling in the Soil-Plan System Driven by Microbes and Influenced by Many Factors

Professor Petra Marschner, Soils, School of Agriculture Food & Wine at the Adelaide University will be presenting a seminar about nutrient cycling in the soil-plant systems. Professor Marschner joins us from the Waite Campus. Title: Nutrient Cycling in the Soil-Plan System Driven by Microbes and Influenced by Many Factors When: Friday, April 7, 2017 11:30am , […]

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