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Sustainable development of Spencer Gulf supported by new partner

Nyrstar is yet another company joining the growing list of major industry players who have joined the Environment Institute’s Spencer Gulf Ecosystem and Development Initiative┬áto promote sustainable development in the Gulf. Nystar is a mining and metals company and along with BHP Billiton, Santos, Alinta, Arrium Mining, Centrex Metals and Flinders Ports is now a […]

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Natural History of Spencer Gulf Book Launched by Minister Brock

The Natural History of the Spencer Gulf has been documented in a new book that was launched today. The book has been written by over 60 marine and social science experts. Prof Bronwyn Gillanders from the Environment Institute’s Marine Biology program and lead scientist of the Spencer Gulf Ecosystem Development Initiative is one of the […]

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Giant Cuttlefish returns to the Spencer Gulf for Coitis

South Australian scientists are ecstatic to find that the Great Australian Cuttlefish has returned to the Spencer Gulf for breeding this year. Their numbers have been down over the last few years and scientists don’t know why, or where they went. The cuttlefish, with it’s blue blood pumped through three hearts, and the ability to […]

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The South Australian Giant Cuttlefish Needs YOU!

The Australian giant cuttlefish is the largest cuttlefish species in the world reaching a total length of up to 1 m and a weight of 15 kg. Researcher Bronwyn Gillanders at the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute is heading up research on these cuttlefish as part of the Spencer Gulf Ecosystem & Development Initiative (SGEDI). […]

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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 Review: Parasites as biological tags to assess host population structure: Guidelines, recent genetic advances and comments on a holistic approach

A new review involving Environment Institute member Bronwyn Gillanders, as well as Sarah Catalano, Ian Whittington and Stephen Donnellan of the Australian Centre for Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity has recently been published in the International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife. This review, titled “Parasites as biological tags to assess host population structure: Guidelines, recent […]

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New Paper: The impact of food availability on snapper

A new paper titled ‘The use of food resources by 0+ snapper, Chrysophrys auratus, from northern Spencer Gulf, South Australia‘ investigates the availability of food as an important factor in survival and growth of juvenile fish. Food is proposed to play a major role in shaping the patterns of distribution and abundance of snapper in […]

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New Paper: Using fish ear bones to investigate the importance of estuaries

A new paper titled ‘Temporal variability in estuarine fish otolith elemental fingerprints: Implications for connectivity assessments‘ investigates using the chemical composition of fish ear bones to provide important information for understanding the value of estuaries to coastal fishes. The paper involves Environment Institute members Bronwyn Gillanders and Travis Elsdon as well as Patrick Reis-Santos, Susanne […]

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New Report: A stock assessment and future management report on the Australian Sardine

A new report titled ‘Movement patterns and stock structure of Australian sardine, Sardinops sagax, off South Australia and the East Coast: implications for future stock assessment and management‘ helps to determine the structure and movement of sardines off South Australia and the east coast of Australia to provide advice to stakeholders. By analysing the facts […]

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New Paper: Climatic effects on the growth of a temperate reef fish from the Southern Hemisphere: a biochronological approach

A new paper involving Environment Institute member Bronwyn Gillanders as well as Bryan Black (Oregon State University), Dr Mark Meekan (Australian Institute of Marine Science) and Mark Morrison (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd) has been published in Marine Biology. The paper titled ‘Climatic effects on the growth of a temperate reef fish […]

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