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ARC success for EI Researchers!

In the ARC Funding round announced this morning, Environment Institute researchers received: 1 Discovery Indigenous,1 DECRA,1 Linkage Infrastructure Equipment and 5 Discovery Grants. Congratulations to Environment Institute leaders and members involved with the following successful ARC grants. Dr Ray Tobler has been awarded a Discovery Indigenous for the ongoing Aboriginal Hair Project with the SA […]

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New species of bat described; named after Sir David Attenborough

A study published in the Journal of Mammology and featured as a news story in Nature, has names a new species of mammal. Myotis attenboughi is a new species of bat from Trinidad and Tobago, it is the only mammal species endemic to both the island of Tobago and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago This […]

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Video: Fieldwork investigating sea snakes species diversity in WA

Below is a guest post from Honours student Charlotte Nitschke about her research and field work on sea snake species diversity in Western Australia. Charlotte is supervised by Dr Kate Sanders, Dr Vinay Udyawer (Australian Institute of Marine Science) and Dr Mathew Hourston (WA Dept of Fisheries), with valuable partnerships with local commercial prawn trawlers. […]

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Event: Transforming a Broken Refugee System

The number of people displaced by war and persecution is at an all-time high. As needs grow, governments are struggling to find responses that are sustainable at scale, and international institutions are failing. Camps and boats have too often become the dominant focus of policy, perpetuating an assumption of refugees as inevitably vulnerable or threatening. […]

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Podcast: Dr Liz Reed’s Sold Out Sprigg Talk

Dr Liz Reed is an adjunct Professor and Honourary Research Fellow at the South Australian Museum. Dr Reed gave a talk at the Sprigg Lecture Series on the 15 August on her work with the Naracoorte caves, off the back of the announcement of a $2 million dollar Linkage grant. Dr Liz Reed has been […]

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3D Scanning of the Naracoorte Caves

Dr Liz Reed and Dr Lee Arnold are featured in the Naracoorte Herald for their scans of the Naracoorte Cave called Shultz. The cave was scanned in a matter of hours using a 3D Scanner (HD LEICA geosystems 3D laser scanner) which uses lasers to record one million points per second in in virtually 360 degrees. These points […]

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Call for Fellowship Applications: The Australian Climate and Water Exchange Research Initiative

2017 Australian Climate and Water Summer Institute We are inviting applications for a competitive fellowship to participate in this prestigious event. Organised by a consortium of government and research organisations, the Summer Institute offers around 15 of the most talented students and early career researchers a unique opportunity to work closely with peers and experts […]

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National Science Week Events

National Science Week is just around the corner so we’ve put together our pick of the best events Art and Science Tours at the Art Gallery of SA When: Monday, August 14 2017 till Friday, August 18 2017. 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Where: Art Gallery of South Australia Cost: Free This multi-site learning program […]

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Podcast: Kris Helgen speaks to ABC Radio Breakfast

Professor Kris Helgen spoke to Ali Clarke, on ABC Radio Adelaide this morning ahead of his inaugural public lecture tomorrow night, Wednesday 2 August. Prof Helgen talks about being inspired by animals and specifically mammals in very early on, and he has continued this passion in his quest to find out new species. He speaks about […]

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Guest Post: New ancient DNA study sheds light on the history of American peccaries

Today’s guest post comes from ACAD Honours student Tahlia Perry. You may recognise Tahlia’s name, as she has contributed to the Environment Institute blog previously on her experiences in the National Science Communication competition Famelab, and her follow up interview on ABC Radio. Tahlia writes about her Honours project at the Australian Centre for Ancient […]

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