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Dr Dominic Mcafee wins Fresh Science competition

Hosted by the The British Elephant Pub, ten early-career scientists shared the story of their science. Ten Fresh Scientists revealed their discoveries using rhyme and reason in the time it took for a sparkler to burn. Dr Mcafee – a new member of the Environment Institute was voted best speaker. Dr Dominic Mcafee is a marine ecologist with a […]

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Nature opinion piece by Associate Professor Phill Cassey

During Associate Professor Phill Cassey’s long service leave, he contributed to Nature, a highly regarded journal in his field. In the ‘career column’ article, Associate Professor Cassey gave his perspective on higher-level academic promotion. In his post, he addresses higher-level diversity and equity in his workplace and outlines one proactive step his has implemented to support diversity at the […]

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PODCAST: Radio Adelaide speaks with Prof Bob Hill about PlanetFix

Adelaide’s independent radio station, Radio Adelaide spoke with Professor Bob Hill about his newest way to engage young people. Kirrilee Hay spoke with Professor Bob Hill, Director of the Environment Institute, University of Adelaide about PlanetFix competition. This new initiative, is aimed at giving South Australian high school students a voice about climate change. Professor […]

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Bandicoots key in researcher’s Airbnb success

Our team is investigating new ways to tackle the challenge of mass extinction. Research Fellow, Dr Jasmin Packer, is using innovation and design thinking to nurture people’s connection to nature – to help them help nature. Just 18 months ago, Jasmin and her family launched Hideyhole (as featured on Adelady), an ethical enterprise dedicated to […]

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Reinvigorating SA’s top earlier adventurer Sir Hubert Wilkins

Sir Hubert Wilkins was bought to life through the eyes of Laura Kissel, Senior Curator of the world’s premier Wilkins archive. This event was co-hosted by the Environment Institute and the Wilkins Foundation. The foundation aims to inform South Australian’s about the adventurous life of Sir Hubert Wilkins and his scientific, geographic explorations and cinematic contributions. […]

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Published in Nature – plant evolution from gene scans

Released in Nature magazine, new paper explores the evolutionary history of plants through DNA analysis. Researchers at the University of Adelaide have been a part of this exciting task. There are three genomes to analyse in plants, within their: nucleus mitochondria (the battery-like power centres of the cell) chloroplasts (the solar cell like structures that […]

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Welcome New Institute Members – Adelaide Exposure Science and Health

The Adelaide Exposure Science and Health offer a range of research, field-based consulting, laboratory, and education and training services to industry, government and the community. Based at the specialised facility in Thebarton, Adelaide Exposure Science and Health operate within the University of Adelaide’s School of Public Health and are staffed by experienced occupational hygienists, consultants and research […]

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BLOG: Serious health risks linked to respirable crystalline silica in stone benchtop industry

We welcome Dr Sharyn Gaskin from Adelaide Exposure Science and Health for a guest blog post. Members of the Environment Institute contributed to the Australian and New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting held in Adelaide 27-30 October 2019. Dr Sharyn Gaskin, Senior Research Fellow in Occupational and Environmental Health, Adelaide Exposure Science […]

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SEMINAR: Expert to deliver on coral reef bright spots Prof. Josh Cinner

Visiting from James Cook University, Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies Prof. Josh Cinner is an expert reef biodiversity conservation. He focuses on socioeconomic factors which can influence the way people use, perceive and govern coral reefs and will be visiting the University of Adelaide to deliver a public seminar titled: Locating and learning from bright […]

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PlanetFix: Climate Change Solutions – Student Competition

We’re calling on SA students to find climate change solutions. In partnership with The Advertiser, the Environment Institute has launched PlanetFix, an exciting competition for high school students in years 8-12. Entry Dates: Saturday 19th October 2019 – Monday 17th November 2019 Entry form: Student entry form Required: In 50 words or less, what is your best […]

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