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SA’s top 50 influential people in the environment sector

As the nation’s leader in waste management, renewable energy and climate change action, South Australia’s most prominent individuals in the environment sector have been named by The Advertiser. The states’ wealth of talented and knowledgeable leaders has been selected by a panel of experts who were able to select the most influential people over the past […]

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PODCAST SERIES: The Discovery Pod with Professor Andy Lowe

The Discovery Pod talks to experts from the University of Adelaide, about solutions to society’s most pressing challenges. Professor Andy Lowe, Environment Institute member and Director of Food Innovation hosts a new, weekly show which aims to learn more from our researchers on topics such as COVID-19, renewable energies, cyber security, nutrition and much more. […]

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Article – Australia’s state of degradia

With almost a third of arable land classified as degraded, what can we do to reverse the rapid pace of degradation and can we do it in a way that benefits us? ‘A nation humanity must take responsibility for’, writes Professor Andy Lowe. For most of our history we have been hunters and gatherers – low […]

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Research Tuesdays – Notifications from Nature with Prof Andy Lowe

We’re delighted to have our member Professor Andy Lowe speaking at this popular series. Digital technology is pulling us away from nature, the allure of screens entrancing young and old the world over. However ironically, it’s also becoming one of the environment’s most valuable allies. Date: Tuesday 10th November 2020 Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm ACST Register: Zoom […]

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Professor Andy Lowe appointed as Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board Member

New landscape boards to partner with community groups, local government and industry to ensure our state’s regional landscapes and farming industries are thriving, resilient and sustainable. The Minister for Environment and Water David Speirs, has announced a ‘back-to-basics’ approach with the Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board one of nine new regional landscape boards in South […]

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Published in Nature – plant evolution from gene scans

Released in Nature magazine, new paper explores the evolutionary history of plants through DNA analysis. Researchers at the University of Adelaide have been a part of this exciting task. There are three genomes to analyse in plants, within their: nucleus mitochondria (the battery-like power centres of the cell) chloroplasts (the solar cell like structures that […]

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Bees hold the key to Unlocking Increased Crop Yields

What’s all the buzz about? Researchers from the University of Adelaide are mapping the activity of honeybees and native pollinators in areas of revegetation and native vegetation around different crops in South Australia. They will create a short-list of the most useful pollinating species and identify the plants used by the pollinators as sources of […]

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Media Release: Call for global action to stamp out illegal timber trade

A group of conservation scientists and policy makers led by University of Adelaide researchers are calling for global action to combat the illegal timber trade. They say governments and organisations responsible for protecting wildlife and forests around the world and certification schemes need to “catch up with the science” and put in place policies and […]

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DNA Detectives featured in New Scientist

The Environment Institute’s Dr Eleanor Dormontt has been featured in the latest edition of New Scientist, sharing her insights into the illegal timber trade. The New Scientist article delves into the promises of new technologies, such as DNA analysis, to hamper the illegal wildlife and timber trade. Dr Eleanor Dormontt speaks about the barriers to employing these potential […]

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Restoring South Australia’s native vegetation

Since the middle of last century, an area the size of Russia has been degraded around the world. Our challenge today is to restore this land. Professor Andy Lowe talks us through the key challenges of environmental restoration. Sourcing seeds, monitoring outcomes, habitat fragmentation and climate change are all issues that must be faced for effective, wide-spread […]

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