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Jane Goodall visits Monarto Zoo for anniversary of chimpanzee enclosure

Last week saw the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the chimpanzee enclosure at Monarto Zoo, which coincided with a visit to Adelaide by world-renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall, who opened the enclosure back in 2008. This most recent visit was for the last stop in the Australian leg of her global Rewind the Future […]

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China and the Convention on Biological Diversity: A Free Seminar, Tuesday, 30 April

As the world’s second largest economy, China is among the 12 mega-biodiverse countries in the world. Rapid urbanization and industrialization have brought severe threats to and increased pressure on the country’s biodiversity and ecosystem. Prof QIN Tianbao, China’s most prominent international environmental lawyer, will give a presentation regarding China’s role in global efforts to protect […]

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Meeting Australia’s Climate Change Targets: Price, Opportunity and Pathways: A Pre-Election Forum

As Australians head to the polls in a few weeks, University of Adelaide experts are coming together in a free public forum, to provide insights on the feasibility, price, technology and pathways to achieve our emissions targets for 2050. ‘Meeting Australia’s Climate Change Targets: Price, Opportunity and Pathways’ is a joint initiative of the Environment […]

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‘Bandicoot Bungalows’ providing much needed accommodation in the Mt Lofty Ranges

University of Adelaide conservation biologist Dr. Jasmin Packer is working to find ways to conserve and promote bandicoot populations in the Mt Lofty Ranges. Dr. Packer was featured recently on the ABC’s Gardening Australia, to demonstrate some of the novel conservation work she’s been doing, building ‘Bandicoot Bungalows’ to provide better connectivity between habitat fragments. […]

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Adelaide researchers record deepest ever sea snake dive

Sea snakes, best known from shallow tropical waters, have been recorded swimming at 250 metres in the deep-sea ‘twilight zone’, smashing the previous diving record of 133 metres held by sea snakes. Footage of a sea snake swimming at 245 metres deep, and another sea snake at 239 metres has been provided to University of […]

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Could urban biodiversity help combat chronic disease?

Replanting urban environments with native flora could be a cost effective way to improve public health because it will help ‘rewild’ the environmental and human microbiota, University of Adelaide researchers say. In a new paper, published in Frontiers in Microbiology, researchers say that humans – thought of as ‘holobionts’, a symbiosis of host and microorganisms […]

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New Environment Institute member Professor Volker Hessel scoops $16 million EU grant for SCOPE project

Did you catch this fantastic news for Professor Volker Hessel? Professor Hessel, who is also our newest Environment Institute member, along with a team of international researchers, has won a $16M EU grant to investigate the use of new kinds of plasma energy to revolutionize fertilizer production. Congratulations!

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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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