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Success at the Climate Change Update 2019 – Adelaide

In conjunction with the Australian Capital University (ANU), the Environment Institute hosted a very successful Climate Change Update 2019 Adelaide at the beginning of March. It attracted such a large audience, that it had to be moved into a different lecture theatre! The evening included guest presenter Hon Mark Butler, MP, Shadow Minister for Climate […]

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New Zealand’s giant extinct bird traced back to Africa

Scientists have revealed the African origins of New Zealand’s most mysterious giant flightless bird – the now extinct adzebill – showing that some of its closest living relatives are the pint-sized flufftails from Madagascar and Africa. Led by the University of Adelaide, the research in the journal Diversity showed that among the closest living relatives of the […]

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CRC for Coastal Health and Wealth National Industry Forum

The Cooperative Research Centre for Coastal Health and Wealth (CRC CH&W) represents a national partnership to secure and ensure long-term growth in productivity, profitability and the health of Australia’s coastal industries and ecosystems. When: Wed 27 February 2019 Time: 9:30am – 1:00pm Where: The Armoury Gallery, South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5005 Book: Eventbrite […]

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Time to rethink aquaculture – for nature not just for people

Marine aquaculture can be criticised for the negative effect it can have on the environment. But could aquaculture, under certain circumstances, have positive effects on surrounding ecosystems? A team of scientists from the University of Adelaide, The Nature Conservancy and Macquarie University wanted to find out. Their conclusions are published today in BioScience. They found […]

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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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Media Release: Ancient DNA reveals clues to the peopling of Central and South America

An international group of researchers, including Prof. Alan Cooper from the Environment Institute & Director of the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD), have uncovered remarkable details about the population history of Central and South America Recently published in the journal Cell, two previously unknown genetic exchanges between North and South America have been revealed. The genomes of 49 […]

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Climate Change Wiped out the ‘Siberian Unicorn’

New research has shed light on the origin and extinction of a giant, shaggy Ice Age rhinoceros known as the Siberian unicorn because of its extraordinary single horn. An international team of researchers from Adelaide, Sydney, London, the Netherlands, and Russia, have settled a long-standing debate about the relationship of the Siberian unicorn to living […]

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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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Wetland Productivity Workshop – Partnership with DEW and University of Adelaide

Guest post and images by Dr Jasmin Packer, Research Fellow of the Environment Institute with the School of Biological Sciences. Enter Jasmin: Many thanks again to the Environment Institute for sponsorship of last week’s UoA-DEW Wetland Productivity Workshop. Workshop aim: The workshop aimed to bring together DEW’s wetland management experts with UoA to define productivity […]

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Welcome new EI Advisory Board members

The Environment Institute would like to welcome three new Advisory Board members: Bruce Northcote, Director, Office DV&VP(R) Ms Elanie Bensted, Chief Executive of ZooSA Professor Chris Daniels, Director Cleland Wildlife Park. Prof. Bruce Northcote is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Engagement) within the Division of Research & Innovation at the University of Adelaide. He is also CEO of […]

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