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Australian bushfires – expert reaction from Professor Bob Hill

Recently, the director of the Environment Institute and paleobotanist Professor Bob Hill, spoke to the Australian Science Media Centre about the devastating fires raging over the Australian countryside. He had this to say: “The fires around Australia are tragic at many levels and the cost in human life and of animals, both domestic and native, is […]

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Almost $5 million funding available for South Australian coastal protection efforts

Funding is available for councils, researchers, business and community groups over the next four years for practical on-ground coastal projects which will deliver environmental and economic benefits. The State Government, with the Coast Protection Board, is providing funding and calling on further applications for projects to restore and protect the state’s coastline. South Australia’s coastlines […]

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Summer Series 2020: Adapting to extreme weather events in our changing world

The Summer Series 2020 is a fantastic way to start the year of research. Join us for this informative presentation series at the University of Adelaide. Our speakers are exceptional, inclusive and innovative. These speakers educate, engage, and energise our community. They represent the diversity in our research interests and community – approaches, career stage, […]

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End of year celebration for the Environment Institute

After a wonderful year of growth, development and success we took the time to reflect on our achievements. Our festive celebration was well attended with a buzz of positivity for this years’ achievements and excitement our future endeavours. See all of the event images from the end of year celebration. Image L-R: Jessie Treloar, Dr Damien […]

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The search for climate change and bushfire solutions with Dr Douglas Bardsley

As the climate changes, weather conditions are being generated that are more conducive for bushfires. As a result of climate change, we are seeing a range of severe fires in places that have not experienced such natural disasters before; fires at different times of year to what has been the historical norm in other places; […]

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Australia’s history of fire, until the arrival of humans 50,000 years ago

As fires continue to rage on the east coast of Australia, Professor Bob Hill explores the history of fire prior to the arrival of humans. The Earth has a long history of fire burning vegetation, mostly at times in the past when atmospheric oxygen was considerably higher than it is now and fire could burn more […]

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MEDIA: Dr Nengye Liu featured in Podcast – China’s interest in Antarctica

Sustainable Asia, has released its first podcast about China’s Polar Frontiers. This new podcast series explores the international effort to sustainably manage the Southern ocean. Dr Nengye Liu from the Adelaide Law School was a part of the conversation. Antarctica is a global common over which no country has territorial rights. The ocean surrounding the […]

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Award winners Dr Erinn Fagen-Jeffries and Dr Alice Jones

Our early career researchers have been working hard to showcase their outstanding research. They have achieved fantastic results and in doing so, have won some prestigious awards this year. Congratulations to Dr Erinn Fagen-Jeffries for receiving the Harold Woolhouse prize. This prize is for the best PhD thesis produced in the Faculty ofSciences. Friends, family and […]

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Water recovery is not driving rural decline

New research from the University of Adelaide has shown that climate and economic factors are the main drivers of farmers leaving their properties in the Murray-Darling Basin, not reduced water for irrigation as commonly claimed. Led by Professor Sarah Wheeler, Professor of Water Economics of the University’s Centre for Global Food and Resources and the […]

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ARC Grants Announced with EI Members

We’re delighted to announce our Environment Institute members will receive funding with ARC grants. In this round we have eight members (and their associates) included on round 1 for 2020. See all of the announcements for ARC funding here. ARC Discovery Projects 2020 DP200102328 Dr Emma Sherratt with Flinders University – Snake fangs: insights into […]

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