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Echidna CSI receives funding to investigate the impact of bushfires on echidnas

As bushfire recovery begins on Kangaroo Island, it’s important remember the recovery of native flora and fauna. The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife (FNPW) has selected the Echidna CSI project “Investigating the impact of bushfires on Kangaroo Island echidna diet and health” for funding through the FNPW Bushfire Recovery Small Grants. The project has been allocated […]

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Professor Bob Hill appointed to the Wildlife and Habitat Recovery Taskforce

The taskforce will provide independent advice on the coordination of activities to benefit South Australia’s wildlife and habitat recovery effort. Professor Bob Hill, University of Adelaide has joined the Wildlife and Habitat Recovery Taskforce and will bring a wealth of knowledge with his palaeobotany background and particularly, deep interest in Australian botany. Professor Hill visited […]

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National parks threatened by introduction of commercial honeybees

Native insects have seen a dramatic loss in numbers during the recent Australian bushfires. In an article featured in the The Conversation, the University of Adelaide’s Associate Professor Patrick O’Connor, talks about the considerable losses sustained by honeybee industry in the recent fires. This has led to commercial beekeepers pushing for access to move commercial […]

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Research Tuesday: firing debate – EI researchers lead the way

Our members will converge on this event to share their research on the recent catastrophic, Australian bushfires. As the world looked on, Australia lost more than 11 million hectares, 30 lives, thousands of properties and wildlife destroyed. The smoke is clearing, the natural question is: what can, and should, we do differently to strategically manage […]

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PHD student using satellite imagery to show burn impacts on Kangaroo Island

An early summer of unprecedented heat with lack of rain has led to devastating fires on Kangaroo Island. Boone Law, a PhD student for the Spatial Sciences program in the Environment Institute, has deviated away from his usual studies to focus on mapping the bushfire burn areas on Kangaroon Island, South Australia. He has been […]

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Media release: Increasing cost of natural hazards as climate changes

A new comprehensive study of Australian natural hazards paints a picture of increasing heatwaves and extreme bushfires as this century progresses, but with much more uncertainty about the future of storms and rainfall. Published today (Tuesday 8 November) in a special issue of the international journal Climatic Change, the study documents the historical record and projected […]

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