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EVENT: Visiting Professor Susumu Kitagawa presents Porous Materials

Professor Susumu Kitagawa from the Kyoto University will be visiting the University of Adelaide late September. Professor Kitagawa heads the Kitagawa Group and will be speaking on porous materials. Date: Monday, 30th September 2019 Time: 1:00pm Location: MacBeth Lecture Theatre (map) RSVP: Not required, but please add to your diary Astract by Professor Susumu Kitagawa: Porous coordination polymers (PCPs) […]

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Dr Richard Harris, Australian of the Year presents Decision Making in the Dark

The Environment Institute proudly hosted 2019 Australian of the Year dual recipient Dr Richard ‘Harry’ Harris SC OAM for an intimate breakfast presentation. This was followed by a student presentation with extensive Q&A. Richard shared his fascination of deep-cave exploration which has incidentally led to many underwater, cave discoveries and a magnificent contribution to citizen science. […]

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EVENT: Q & A with 2019 Australian of the Year Dr Richard Harris

Staff and students are invited us to hear the story of 2019 Australian of the Year dual recipient Dr Richard ‘Harry’ Harris SC OAM. A question and answer session to follow. In July 2018, Adelaide anaesthetist Dr Richard Harris made worldwide headlines when he joined an international team to rescue a group of 12 boys […]

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Expressions of interest – Planetary Health Research Planning Session

The Environment Institute is calling for expressions of interest from both internal and external researchers, who would like to be involved in the development of an overarching Planetary Health research plan. Over recent years there has been growing recognition of the Anthropocene, defined as the period during which human activity has been the dominant influence […]

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PhD Student opportunities available in remote sensing

Online applications for PhD stipends (RPTS) are now open through the University of Adelaide. The following higher degree research opportunities are available for domestic students who are interested in being supervised by experts in the field of remote sensing. Remote sensing of ecosystem function The PhD will investigate temporal physiological behaviour of key floodplain tree species […]

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What will the future hold after the Amazon fires? With Professor Bob Hill

The recent evidence for extensive fires in the Amazon Basin paints a devastating picture that we should all be concerned about. It seems that the problem of acquiring new farmland has taken on a new life in Brazil and much of the problem we are seeing is the result of forests being burnt to provide […]

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PUBLIC EVENT: Professor Robert Hill presents to the Butterfly Conservation South Australia

The Butterfly Conservation South Australia presents monthly public talks by specialists is a diverse range of fields relevant to butterfly conservation. Professor Bob Hill will be presenting at an upcoming evening event. Title: Evolution of the southern Australian vegetation – the world’s biggest climate change experiment When: Tuesday 5th November 2019 Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm Where: Plympton […]

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PUBLIC SEMINAR: Extinctions along the last leg of the first great human migration with Dr Julien Louys

Visiting vertebrate palaeoecologist Dr Julien Louys will be visiting the University of Adelaide. Dr Louys is from Griffith University and is the Executive Editor of the scientific journal Palaeontologia Electronica. Title: Extinctions along the last leg of the first great human migration When: 6:00pm – Thursday, 12th September 2019 Where: Mawson Lecture Theatre, Mawson Building, University of Adelaide, North […]

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EVENT: Sprigg Lecture Series with Prof. Bob Hill and Dr. Mika Peace

The next Sprigg lecture series will be have two engaging speakers who will present their two perspectives on Australia’s relationship with wild fire – the evolution of fire-adapted vegetation, and how complex weather patterns drive fire behaviour in the Australian landscape. Title: Australia’s tempestuous relationship with wild fire – past, present and future When: Tuesday, 12 November […]

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New paper has found 75% of bison fossils are male

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have discovered that the majority of bison fossils are male, according to a new study in Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences. This research has been stumbled upon by ancient DNA researchers. When ancient DNA is analysed, specimen sex is also determined as part of the sample processing. However during this process, […]

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