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Defining the potential for mangrove-based agribusiness transformation in the coastal Mekong Delta, Vietnam

The Mekong Delta region in Vietnam is facing several development challenges but the Government of Vietnam (GoV) is committed overcoming these and support the growth of the agricultural sector in the region. The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) recently awarded Environment Institute’s Future Making Fellow, Dr Pham Thu Thuy, $471,200 for a project […]

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ARC Discovery Project Success for Environment Institute

A big congratulations to these Environment Institute members for their ARC Discovery Project successes this week, collectively totalling almost $2.4 million in grant funding.  With a success rate of only 16%, these are great achievements. Associate Professor Damien Fordham, Theme Leader of the Climate and Biodiversity Theme in the EI and also from School of […]

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Future Fellowship announcement

Congratulations to Environment Institute’s Associate Professor Alec Zuo, who was awarded an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship for his project ‘Quantifying the economic and social impacts of drought in rural Australia’ in the recently announced round. Project Title: Quantifying the economic and social impacts of drought in rural Australia Funding awarded: $1,035,279 Project: Climate-change research […]

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Launch of new research program – ‘Securing Antarctica’s Environmental Future’

The ARC Special Research Initiative in Excellence in Antarctic Science Securing Antarctica’s Environmental Future is a leading international research program which will deliver interdisciplinary research to forecast environmental change across the Antarctic region, to deploy effective environmental stewardship strategies in the face of this change, and to secure Antarctica as a natural reserve devoted to peace and […]

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New canopy surveillance systems are set to ring in the age of precision viticulture

Artificial intelligence and computer vision have advanced in leaps and bounds in the past decade. Now, Australian wine growers are primed to add these technologies to their arsenal. Throughout the course of season, vineyard owners are faced with various decisions about how to manage their grapevine canopies, such as where and when to prune branches […]

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Digging deep to unlock soil secrets

Researchers from the University of Adelaide and the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), the research division of the Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA), will examine soil DNA samples collected over the past 20 years to improve productivity, profitability and resilience for Australia’s agricultural sector. The project – “Past, present and future […]

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Unravelling the enigma of cave crickets

Even in the depths of a pitch-black cave, life continues to evolve. A prestigious Australian Biological Resources Study Postdoctoral Fellowship will help awardee Dr Perry Beasley-Hall and her team to unravel the evolutionary history of one of Australia’s most bizarre inhabitants. Cave crickets (Family Rhaphidophoridae) are an enigmatic group of insects that eek out their […]

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New role in future of Murray-Darling Basin

The University of Adelaide will play a key role in a new multi-million dollar collaborative research program set up to safeguard the environmental and commercial future of the Murray-Darling Basin. A $50 million grant from the Federal Government’s Cooperative Research Centre Program and another $106.5 million from 85 partners will fund the newly announced One […]

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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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