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Wildlife in our homes: Australian reptiles in the global exotic pet market

On March 3rd we celebrate World Wildlife Day, and the theme for 2024 is “Connecting People and Planet: Exploring Digital Innovation in Wildlife Conservation.” We are thrilled to feature the research of our guest blogger, Sebastian Chekunov, a PhD candidate from Dr. Phill Cassey‘s Invasion Ecology research group. Dr Cassey is an ARC Industry Laureate Fellow, Combatting Wildlife […]

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Rainy day ice age in the global south

An international study of the mineral deposits in stalactites in South Australia’s Naracoorte Caves, has shed new light on climate conditions in the Southern Hemisphere during ice ages. Research led by Melbourne University and including Naracoorte Caves and fossil forensics expert, Dr Liz Reed from the Environment Institute and University of Adelaide, has turned the […]

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A Periodic Table of Food for better health globally

University of Adelaide researchers are contributing to a global effort to quantify the makeup of the world’s food supply, enabling data-driven solutions to human and planetary health challenges such as biodiversity loss, climate change and malnutrition. The Period Table of Food Initiative (PTFI) is led by nine Centres of Excellence around the world, all collaborating […]

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Life in the deep field: a summer spent at Edgeworth David Base, Antarctica

We are thrilled to have Dr Isabelle Onley as our guest blogger today! She recently embarked on adventurous expedition with the Australian Antarctic Program to the remote Edgeworth David Base in East Antarctica. Follow along as she shares her incredible summer in the icy wilderness. In the summer of 2023/2024, I had the opportunity to participate […]

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Leading environmental scientist takes the reins

Plant, ecological and evolutionary geneticist, Professor Andrew Lowe will lead the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute as its newly appointed Director. Professor Lowe has a strong connection to the Environment Institute, which he first joined in 2009 when it was established by the University of Adelaide to tackle some of the most complex and critical […]

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EVENT: Earth Jam! at the UniBar next month

On the evening of Saturday 10th February the University of Adelaide’s UniBar will come alive in a youth-focused evening for our living world aimed at amplifying and uplifting the South Australian youth voice. The event, hosted by Nature Conservation Society (NCS) and proudly supported by the Environment Institute and Human.Kind Studios, will showcase some of […]

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EVENT: WOMADelaide The Planet Talks program live

The Planet Talk program is now live. As a proud sponsors, the Environment Institute is eagerly looking forward to WOMAD’s The Planet Talk. We believe that The Planet Talks is a great platform to discuss critical environmental issues and create awareness among people and are excited to be a part of this significant event. Don’t […]

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EVENT: Wild Earth Oceania Film Festival

Get ready for an unforgettable cinematic experience at the Inaugural Wild Earth Oceania Film Festival, taking place in Adelaide from January 16th to 24th. This exciting week-long event features an impressive line-up of short films, as well as Opening and Closing Night Gala functions that are not to be missed. We’re thrilled to announce that […]

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Eliminating illegitimate timber and plant derived products from global supply chains

The University of Adelaide has partnered with InterpreData, Double Helix Tracking Technologies, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC ANZ) and Aglive to secure a $500,000 grant to produce a secure, data-led traceability system for agricultural commodities and timber products. The illegal harvest and trade of timber and plant products poses a substantial threat to both global ecosystems […]

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PODCAST: Sowing the seeds for the future of health, resilience, and environmental protection

The natural world has a powerful impact on our lives, from our experiences as children right through to adulthood. But how do we stay connected and replenish our ‘nature reserves’? How can we find the time in our increasingly busy lives to ensure that we’re getting the full benefits of nature and fill our ‘nature […]

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