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Water sharing in the Murray-Darlin Basin: A discussion with Mr Mick Keelty (online)

Reduced water availability in the Murray-Darling Basin affects many stakeholders – producers of food and fibre, irrigators, and people involved in recreation and tourism. Communities and livelihoods are at stake, and environmental issues are significant. This Stretton Institute webinar features guest presenter Mr Mick Keelty AO APM, Interim Inspector-General of the Murray-Darling Basin will explore the key drivers […]

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Using advanced remote sensing to map ancient Aboriginal ‘tool‐stone’ resources in central Australia

The remote sensing work of University of Adelaide PhD candidate W. Boone Law has recently been selected for the 2020 May/June cover of Geoarcheaology. Geoarchaeology is an international journal dedicated to original interdisciplinary scientific research where geographical, geological, geophysical and Earth science techniques are used to better understand the archaeological record. (Pictured right: The front cover […]

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South Australian flying foxes are exposed to zoonotic viruses

Researchers have found that South Australia’s population of Grey-headed flying foxes has been exposed to a number of viruses, including Hendra virus that can be transmitted to humans via horses. But they have not found evidence of exposure to Australian bat lyssavirus. University of Adelaide research published in PLOS ONE, details three years of research into the […]

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Smart stormwater research awarded commendation for Excellence in Research and Innovation

Smart Stormwater Systems use artificial intelligence to reduce flooding and increase urban cooling. University of Adelaide researchers, local government and industry have collaborated in a project which uses artificial intelligence in their design and operation. This provides a unique opportunity to substantially reduce flood infrastructure costs and increase water for urban cooling of our heat-stressed cities. […]

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Professor Michelle Waycott using Satellite technology in Coorong algae battle

In a bid to help protect South Australia’s world-renowned bird refuge, satellites are being use to detect algal mats. The University of Adelaide and the State Herbarium of South Australia have joined forces to use satellite tracking to help researchers map floating algae known to smother vital aquatic food in one of Australia’s most important bird habitats. […]

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University of Adelaide research featured in New York Times – Shrimp snaps soften

Climate change is changing the way nature sounds. Professor Ivan Nagelkerken team’s research has been featured in a New York Times article which covers how climate change will silence some species and push others into new habits and habitats, changing when and where they sing, squeak, whistle, bellow or bleat. It will also change the sound […]

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Dr Michelle Lim featured on Australian Science Channel’s ‘In class with…Climate Special’

During WOMADelaide festival, Dr Michelle Lim hosted a student panel on climate change at Botanic High School. Dr Michelle Lim led a conversation with two of Australia’s most influential, young leaders on Climate Change action, Doha Khan and Harriet O’Shea Carre. As climate change becomes an increasing topic of anxiety for young people, they are often […]

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A/Prof Diego Garcia-Bellido joins digital school holiday program at SA Museum

Bringing life to the Ediacaran period, A/Prof Diego Garcia-Bellido takes children through the wonderment of exhibits in the SA Museum. On day three of the ‘Wonders from the Earth’ digital school holiday program, A/Prof Diego Garcia-Bellido travels back in time 550 million years to explore Ediacaran fossils, which are the oldest known complex forms of life on […]

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Antarctica research program funded $36 million by federal government

Dr Phill Cassey joins program which aims to secure Antarctica’s environmental future. Led by Monash University, this research project also includes other leading universities and scientific bodies. It aims to “forecast environmental change across the Antarctic” as well as secure the region as a natural reserve “devoted to peace and science”. Dr Phill Cassey from […]

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Professor Bob Hill appointed to the Wildlife and Habitat Recovery Taskforce

The taskforce will provide independent advice on the coordination of activities to benefit South Australia’s wildlife and habitat recovery effort. Professor Bob Hill, University of Adelaide has joined the Wildlife and Habitat Recovery Taskforce and will bring a wealth of knowledge with his palaeobotany background and particularly, deep interest in Australian botany. Professor Hill visited […]

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