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Transition Film Festival 2019 – Adelaide

The Transition Film Festival will once again deliver quality world-class, thought-provoking films during October 2019. Locations: Adelaide Sustainability Centre, The Marion Cultural Centre, UniSA, Mawson Lakes When: October 2019 Time: 7:00pm Tickets: bookings via Eventbrite The festival is supported by Conservation SA and the Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board and curated by Transitions Film […]

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The 2019 Wilkins Oration “Wilkins in the Air” with Laura Kissel

The Wilkins Foundation presents Laura Kissel, Senior Curator of Ohio State University’s Byrd Polar and Climate Research Centre, the world’s premier Wilkins archive to deliver the 2019 Wilkins Oration. Date: Thursday 31st of October, 2019 Time: 6.30pm registration for 7.00pm start Where: Braggs Lecture Theatre, University of Adelaide Tickets: $20, book now What is it […]

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Schools for climate strike Adelaide 2019

As the movement for climate change builds, the ‘Schools for Climate Strike’ was held on Friday 20th September 2019. Up to 20,000 people attended in Adelaide and up to 350,000 people were in attendance at various strikes throughout Australia. Around the world, millions of people gathered to strike events. Image: Crowd of all ages at Tarntanyangga […]

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Kelp

The Past and Future Ecologies of Australasian Kelp Forests

Australian and New Zealand researchers have joined forces to document their view of kelp forests. In this review published by Cambridge University Press, the team was able to use biogeographic perspective to synthesise the processes that create variation in the spatial extent and persistence of kelp forests in Australia and New Zealand (NZ). Due to evolution, […]

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EVENT: Visiting Professor Susumu Kitagawa presents Porous Materials

Professor Susumu Kitagawa from the Kyoto University will be visiting the University of Adelaide late September. Professor Kitagawa heads the Kitagawa Group and will be speaking on porous materials. Date: Monday, 30th September 2019 Time: 1:00pm Location: MacBeth Lecture Theatre (map) RSVP: Not required, but please add to your diary Astract by Professor Susumu Kitagawa: Porous coordination polymers (PCPs) […]

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Dr Richard Harris, Australian of the Year presents Decision Making in the Dark

The Environment Institute proudly hosted 2019 Australian of the Year dual recipient Dr Richard ‘Harry’ Harris SC OAM for an intimate breakfast presentation. This was followed by a student presentation with extensive Q&A. Richard shared his fascination of deep-cave exploration which has incidentally led to many underwater, cave discoveries and a magnificent contribution to citizen science. […]

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EVENT: Q & A with 2019 Australian of the Year Dr Richard Harris

Staff and students are invited us to hear the story of 2019 Australian of the Year dual recipient Dr Richard ‘Harry’ Harris SC OAM. A question and answer session to follow. In July 2018, Adelaide anaesthetist Dr Richard Harris made worldwide headlines when he joined an international team to rescue a group of 12 boys […]

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Expressions of interest – Planetary Health Research Planning Session

The Environment Institute is calling for expressions of interest from both internal and external researchers, who would like to be involved in the development of an overarching Planetary Health research plan. Over recent years there has been growing recognition of the Anthropocene, defined as the period during which human activity has been the dominant influence […]

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PhD Student opportunities available in remote sensing

Online applications for PhD stipends (RPTS) are now open through the University of Adelaide. The following higher degree research opportunities are available for domestic students who are interested in being supervised by experts in the field of remote sensing. Remote sensing of ecosystem function The PhD will investigate temporal physiological behaviour of key floodplain tree species […]

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What will the future hold after the Amazon fires? With Professor Bob Hill

The recent evidence for extensive fires in the Amazon Basin paints a devastating picture that we should all be concerned about. It seems that the problem of acquiring new farmland has taken on a new life in Brazil and much of the problem we are seeing is the result of forests being burnt to provide […]

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