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Professor Andrew Lowe leads new 2.5m DNA Barcoding Project

Did you know that over 400 new species were discovered in the Amazon between 2010-2013 alone? This is just the tip of the iceberg. Professor Andrew Lowe of the Environment Institute says: “Of the estimated 10 million species that exist on our planet, only just over a million have so far been identified and described”. […]

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Barry Brook wins prestigious Scopus award.

Professor Barry Brook, one of our leaders at the Environment Institute has won the Life Sciences category of the 2013 Scopus Young Researcher Awards. The Scopus award recognizes researchers under the age of 40 for their output, impact and contribution to their field. Recently, Barry’s work has focused on climate change and biodiversity loss. Not […]

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The second industrial transformation of Australian landscapes.

Inarguably colonisation and industry have changed Australia’s environment since the first fleet set foot on NSW in the late 18th Century. This first industrial age was built on natural capital, driven by the need to populate and establish, with unprecedented changes to the natural environment. In some cases we have exceeded environmental and resource limits, […]

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ACEBB/EELS/EI Seminar Series podcasts available

The Environment Institute, the Australian Centre for Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity and the Ecology, Evolution and Landscape Science academic group in the School of Earth & Environmental Sciences hold a regular seminar series during semester. The series includes seminars with invited high-profile speakers from across the Institute’s subject areas, including marine and climate science, energy, […]

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Dr Marcel Cardillo – Australian Biodiversity Seminar Today

Ecology, Evolution and Landscape Sciences, The Environment Institute and the Australian Centre for Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity present Dr Marcel Cardillo, ARC QEII Fellow and Associate Professor of Evolution and Biodiversity, Australian National University, on Friday 14 June 2013. The presentation is titled ‘Origins of the southwest Australian biodiversity hotspot: ecological and macroevolutionary perspectives’. When: […]

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Endangered species: could better tracking methods reduce vulnerability or extinction?

Guest blogger botanist Craig Costion has written an article on endangered species on Biodiversity Revolution‘s blog which describes a new approach to developing the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) classification for potentially endangered species for which no demographic information is available. The term ‘endangered species’ refers to species which fall under the IUCN’s […]

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How vulnerable are plant species to climate change?

In a study conducted using the native shrub Needle Bottlebrush, Environment Institute member Prof Andrew Lowe (and others) explore the vulnerability of plant species in the face of climate change in their paper Combining population genetics, species distribution modelling and field assessments to understand a species vulnerability to climate change.   The aims of this […]

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Call for presentations – Lake Eyre Basin Biennial Conference

The 6th Biennial Lake Eyre Basin Conference is to be held from 17-19 September 2013 with the theme Basin Voice: shared understanding and action for a sustainable LEB future and the Ministerial Forum is calling for presentations at the event. The call is open for oral and poster presentations to address the conference theme and […]

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Biodiversity Brief Issue 1 out now!

Conserving biodiversity and dealing with the effects of climate change are two of the biggest challenges facing the world today. Species are disappearing at an unprecedented rate, while entire ecosystems are collapsing due to biodiversity loss or the inability of species to cope with a changing climate. But there are actions that can be taken […]

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New Paper – At Limits of Life: Multidisciplinary Insights Reveal Environmental Constraints on Biotic Diversity in Continental Antarctica

A new paper written by Environment Institute member Mark Stevens (also SA Museum), Catarina Magalhaes (University of Porto), S. Craig Cary (University of Waikato & University of Delaware), Becky Ball (Arizona State University), Bryan Storey (University of Canterbury), Diana Hall (Colorado State University), Roman Turk (University of Salzburg) and Ulrike Ruprecht (University of Salzburg) has […]

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