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Nature paper reveals platypus and echidna genomes feature mammalian biology and evolution

International researchers join Environment Institute members in solving the mystery of Australia’s most ancient living mammals The research featured in Nature. includes the first complete genetic code of the echidna and a better quality code for the platypus. Environment Institute member Professor Frank Grutzner said the two genomes would provide new insights into the unique biology […]

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Shellfish Reefs project wins Eureka Prize

University of Adelaide marine ecologists are among a team of scientists awarded a Eureka Prize for their research towards rebuilding Australia’s lost shellfish reefs. Our researcher from the Environment Institute, Dr Dominic McAfee and the School of Biological Sciences, and Dr Heidi Alleway, from the Division of Research and Innovation, joined researchers from v in winning the NSW […]

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Environment Institute members shine with multiple ARC Discovery Projects funded for 2021

We are delighted to share the achievements of our members, with many receiving funding during the latest ARC Discovery Projects 2021 round 1. Congratulations to the efforts of our sensational team. Images shown are of Environment Institute members. Evolution and function of mammalian sex chromosomes. Professor Frank Gruetzner; Associate Professor Paul Waters; Professor Jennifer Graves; […]

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Environment Institute receives two out of four Future Fellowships awarded to the University of Adelaide

We are immensely proud of our researchers’ achievements, receiving two Future Fellowships today. In the ARC Future Fellowships 2020 round 1, Environment Institute member and ARC DECRA fellow Dr Camille Mellin, of the Fordham Lab has received $739,557.00. Her research will summary includes: Safeguarding coral reef fisheries for future food security. This Fellowship aims to […]

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New paper has found 75% of bison fossils are male

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have discovered that the majority of bison fossils are male, according to a new study in Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences. This research has been stumbled upon by ancient DNA researchers. When ancient DNA is analysed, specimen sex is also determined as part of the sample processing. However during this process, […]

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New species of Norfolk Island-related pine identified in South Eastern Australia

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have made a breakthrough discovering two new species of Araucaria (pine). These have been identified as species related to the Norfolk Island pine. Many years of intensive research led Professor Bob Hill and his team to collate and interpret previously undescribed foliar material of Araucaria section Eutacta, from Australian Cenozoic sediments. The […]

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Dr Phill Cassey selected as Lead Author on next IPBES Report

The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has selected Dr Phill Cassey, director of Centre for Applied Conservation Science to be Lead Author for Chapter 4 of the IPBES thematic assessment named “the assessment of invasive alien species”. The Plenary of IPBES decided to begin this assessment following its 7th session (May 2019), based […]

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Modern humans planned and made open-sea voyages 50,000 years ago

Research has shown it took more than 1,000 people to arrive in Australia, to make a viable population. Two studies published released recently, confirm they arrived more than 50,000 years ago and that this was no accidental migration, the first arrivals must have been planned. Data from Adelaide University, Environment Institute’s co-author Dr Laura S. Weyrich suggests […]

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Australia’s Climate Past Challenged!

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have found evidence of climate change that coincided with the first wave of European settlement of Australia, which effectively delivered a double-punch of drying and land clearance to the country. The research, published in Quaternary Science Reviews, suggests that eastern Australia, including Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, was much drier […]

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2018 South Australian Science Excellence Award – Winners

On Friday night, the Science Excellence Awards Dinner event was held at the Adelaide Convention Centre. It was a wonderful event which showcased the inspirational research advancing both South Australia and the world. The Environment Institute was represented by the following nominees: Excellence in Research Collaboration The Aboriginal Heritage Project, partnership between the local members […]

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