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EDNA Techniques to transform subterranean environmental assessment

A new project is set to transform understanding of the impact of mining on Australian subterranean species. The project, led by the University of Adelaide, with Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton, Chevron, and a number of government Departments, along with Curtin University, will monitor subterranean ecosystems by developing new environmental DNA (eDNA) techniques for accurate detection […]

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From Birdsong Metrics to Ancient Arctic DNA: Selected Publications from the 1st Quarter, 2014

In the first quarter of 2014, researchers at The Environment Institute have published on a vast array of topics, from Ancient DNA in the Arctic, to birdsongs to recommendations for improvements to guidelines such as the Ecological Footprint in order to better inform policy makers. A selection of these publications is listed below. 1. Fifty […]

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New Paper: Phylogenetics and genetic diversity of the Cotesia flavipes complex of parasitoid wasps (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), biological control agents of lepidopteran stemborers

A new paper involving Environment Institute members Kate Muirhead, Steve Donnellan and Andy Austin, as well as Nick Murphy from La Trobe University and Nader Sallam from BSES Limited has recently been published in the Journal Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. The paper is titled ‘Phylogenetics and genetic diversity of the Cotesia flavipes complex of parasitoid […]

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