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Behind the Artist: Andy McIntyre on ‘Traceable’

More often than not, science alone is not enough to bring about change. A message born from scientific research requires emotion and context to cut through to the masses. For our latest research into the illegal timber trade, we wanted to spread far and wide the issue of illegal logging. To do so, we teamed […]

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EI members head to Marrakech Climate Change Conference

Governments from around the world will descend in Marrakech this week for the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to tackle the issue of climate change. The Marrakech Climate Change Conference brings together the world’s governing bodies to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change. The central focus of the conference is […]

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A PechaKucha Night of Science

A PechaKucha Night of Science is coming to the South Australian Museum! For the uninitiated, PechaKucha is a presentation style in which presenters showcase their ideas through 20 slides, shown for 20 seconds each. Its a fun and fast-paced approach to presentations. The PechaKucha Night of Science is in celebration of National Biodiversity Month and will feature […]

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Open letter to PM Malcolm Turnbull – There is No Planet B

A group of scientists and industry leaders have called on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to take action on climate change. In an open letter entitled There Is No Planet B, 154 Australian scientists urged the Government to address the root causes of climate change. “We are as humans conducting a massive science experiment with this […]

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Hopbush climate adaptation: evidence from the genome

This is a guest post by Matthew Christmas. Matthew is a PhD researcher under the supervision of Professor Andy Lowe. Hopbush- the Aussie battler Widely distributed plants, such as the Australian native ‘hopbush’ (Dodonaea viscosa, right), have to face a spectrum of environmental conditions across their range. In the short term they can deal with environmental […]

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New collaboration between TERN and Nature

A new collaboration towards open data sharing has been forged between the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) and Nature Research. TERN, a network of ecosystem scientists, has built its reputation on the sharing of ecological data. The Adelaide branch of TERN is led by the Environment Institute’s Professor Andy Lowe. The data repository that TERN developed, Advanced […]

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EI Researchers amongst finalists for SA Science Excellence Awards

Researchers from the Environment Institute have been honoured as finalists for the 2016 South Australian Science Excellence Awards. The awards recognise and reward outstanding scientific endeavour, including its application in industry and the advancement of science and mathematics education. Our congratulations goes to Dr Kieren Mitchell, who has been nominated for PhD Research Excellence and Early Career […]

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Podcast: DNA matching helps convict traders of illegal timber

Dr Eleanor Dormontt was recently part of a team to provide vital genetic information used in a successful prosecution of illegal timber traders in the US. Eleanor was recently interviewed by Robyn Williams for the ABC Radio National Science Show. As she explains, when the value of the products made from that single tree can be in excess […]

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ResearchByte: How do plants adapt to climate change?

Many plants, and trees in particular, have been standing where they are today for 100s and even 1000s of years. How have they been able to cope with the changing conditions over such a long time? Will this intrinsic ability to stay put and cope with changing conditions help them survive the rapid and human-induced climate change […]

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Media Release: Genetic profiling of trees helps convict timber thieves

University of Adelaide forest DNA forensics research has helped convict National Forest timber thieves in a landmark case in the United States. Four defendants prosecuted for stealing Bigleaf maple wood from the Gifford Pinchot National Forest have pleaded guilty, in a case that marks the first time the US government has prosecuted for illegal interstate […]

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