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Environment Institute at WOMAD’s Planet Talk

The Adelaide Parklands will come alive in March with the sounds of world music and the chatter of inspiring speakers tackling major planetary challenges at WOMADelaide. The Environment Institute is delighted to announce that it will be presenting the Saturday, 11 March session of ‘The Planet Talks’, an ecological and conversational forum, at WOMADelaide 2023. […]

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Ancient DNA reveals a hidden history of human adaptation

Humans may be just as vulnerable to environmental change as other animals, according to our new research analysing genetic data from more than a thousand people who lived across Europe and Asia over the past 45,000 years. We found traces of more than 50 “hard sweeps” in which a rare genetic variant rapidly swept through […]

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SURVEY: Bandicoot habitat along Brownhill and First Creeks

Southern brown bandicoots are the last of eight bandicoot species in this region but are nationally endangered. Do you live near bandicoot habitat along Brownhill or First Creeks? We invite you to undertake this survey to help us understand how people’s connection with nature, and property management, might influence where these endangered bandicoots and other […]

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Gene-drive strategy could suppress invasive mice on islands

Invasive rodents pose a significant threat to global biodiversity. Current control methods, such as poisoning, trapping, biological control with additional introduction of competitors or predators are often ineffective, costly, and not species specific. Genetic biocontrol has considerable potential to control invasive populations but has not been developed in any vertebrate pest species. Revolutionary gene drive […]

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New Biodiversity Council to Fight the Extinction Crisis

The biodiversity crisis is resulting in catastrophic declines in the unique plants, animals, and ecosystems of megadiverse Australia. This biodiversity underpins our economy, food systems, water and health, as well as our culture and identity. There is a pressing need for policy and industry response to the crisis to be rapid and underpinned by evidence […]

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Director’s end of year message

As we all prepare to head off for the Christmas break after a busy and exhausting year, I just wanted to say thank you for your hard work to support the Environment Institute this year. With so many dedicated researchers and initiatives developing, it has been an honour and a privilege to be interim Director […]

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Art competition celebrates marine life education

Winners have been announced in a state-wide school art competition aimed at increasing young people’s knowledge of South Australian marine life and Australian Marine Parks. The students were inspired to create their art following a University of Adelaide organised roadshow. The overall winner, Bella from Kangaroo Island, won a family pass for the ocean experience […]

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Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia announces new Fellow

Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia announces 34 new Fellows. Congratulations to the Environment Institute’s Professor Peng Bi from School of Public Health who was elected as a new Fellow.   The social sciences focus on understanding and influencing the social world. They include the disciplines of anthropology, demography, geography, linguistics, sociology, criminology, management, accounting, […]

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Playing sea soundscapes can summon thousands of baby oysters – and help regrow oyster reefs

Imagine you’re in a food court and spoilt for choice. How will you choose where to eat? It might be the look of the food, the smell, or even the chatter of satisfied customers. Marine animals do the same thing when choosing a good place to live. Even seemingly simple creatures such as marine larvae […]

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TREENET National Street Tree Symposium success

Over 330 delegates attended the recent TREENET 23rd National Street Tree Symposium, held in Adelaide in September, making it the most successful ever! The Environment Institute’s Professor Robert Hill delivered the Bob Such Keynote Address at the Symposium. Professor Hill is an expert on how Australian flora has changed in response to the changing climate […]

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