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How much do we know about very own impact on the oceans?

Are human-induced stressors on our oceans interacting in more complex ways than we first thought? A special guest, blog post by PhD candidate Jackson Stockbridge. As undergraduate students and keen documentary viewers, we are often shown maps and figures which paint a grim picture of our impact on the ocean. Between overfishing, pollution and climate […]

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Funding for Glossy Black Cockatoo allow Environment Institute members to continue recovery on Kangaroo Island

We are delighted our researchers continue to step up and respond to the ongoing needs of bushfire recovery efforts. In collaboration with the Kangaroo Island Landscape Board, Environment Institute member, Dr Prowse has been awarded funding through the Wildlife and Habitat Bushfire Recovery Program. He will be developing a revegetation strategy to support the conservation of […]

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Professor Bob Hill guest editor of the ‘Dry adapted vegetation’ special issue of the Australian Journal of Botany. 

With two articles in the journal, Professor Hill is making waves in the world of Botany. This special edition of the Australian Journal of Botany, contains papers that trace the origins and extent of the current arid-adapted vegetation and demonstrate just how well adapted to the modern conditions the species that make up this vegetation now […]

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Prof. Andy Austin with Dr Steve Donnellan give online Q&A – Biology & Evolution in Parasitoid Wasps

Environment Institute members give virtual presentation in SA Museum’s Sprigg Lecture series. Professor Andy Austin has 40 years’ experience working on the systematics and biogeography of Australian terrestrial arthropods and has published extensively on insects, arachnids and crustaceans, having described over 450 species of insects and arachnids. Professor Steve Donnellan is Chief Research Scientist of the Evolutionary […]

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EVENT: Professor Sean Connell features in Ecology and Evolution Seminar

You’re invited to the first event in the Spring Series of the Ecology and Evolution Seminar. This event will be held online via Zoom and will be the beginning of Environmental Diversity theme for the Spring Series. This week, the free monthly Friday seminar series features exciting, cutting-edge science by Professor Sean Connell and PhD Candidate, […]

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Inaugural Geological Society of Australia Online Lecture with Alan Collins

Professor Alan Collins will take the GSA GOLD seminar to rocking new heights with a trip to the Flinders Rangers. An ARC Future Fellow and Director of the Centre for Tectonics, Resources and Exploration (TRaX) at the University of Adelaide, Professor Collins is also a Fellow of the Geological Society of Australia for his significant contribution […]

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Could chocolate be the answer to saving southern Australia’s most endangered wattle?

A partnership between the Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula and University of Adelaide is testing an innovative rotary hoe method to help save Whibley wattle. Australia’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act protects 75 Acacia species or subspecies with two of these species deemed national priorities. The whibleyana only grows in southern Australia and protecting the Whibley wattle […]

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ONLINE EVENT – The Great South Australian Fossil Debate with Associate Professor Diego Garcia-Bellido

South Australia is home to a rich fossil heritage, from the earliest big life found anywhere in the world, to the giant wombats and kangaroos that roamed the Adelaide Plains… From the extraordinary predators of the Cambrian oceans, to the plesiosaurs and ichthyosaurs that swam in the Eromanga Sea. But which of them is the […]

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Two finalists announced in the SA Science Excellence and Innovation Awards 2020

We are incredibly proud to have two Environment Institute members as finalists in these inspiring South Australian awards. Nomination: STEMM Educator of the Year – University or Registered Training Organisation Dr Wayne Boardman is a wildlife veterinarian, conservationist, researcher, academic and senior lecturer at the University of Adelaide. While working as zoo veterinarian at Auckland […]

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Marine food webs struggle as climate change increases sea temperatures

Scientists at the University of Adelaide have found growing evidence that marine ecosystems will not cope well with rising sea temperatures caused by climate change. “Healthy food webs are critical for ecosystems so that the world’s oceans can continue to provide an important source of food for humans,” says lead author Professor Ivan Nagelkerken, from the University […]

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