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EVENT: Principles for innovation in citizen science with Dr Jasmin Packer – CitiSciOzOnline

Could you imagine a world where volunteers kick-start campaigns that change the way we protect nature? Growing up in a farming family along Adelaide’s River Torrens floodplains, fired Dr Jasmin Packer’s passion to discover better ways to protect nature. Dr Packer has been invited as one of only 13 speakers for the Australian Citizen Science Association’s Online […]

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EVENT: EchidnaCSI at Australian Citizen Science Association’s Online Conference

Ms Tahlia Perry will provide insights into combining ecology, genetics and microbiology with citizen science at CitSciOzOnline. Ms Tahlia Perry, completing PhD student in the School of Biological Sciences, has been invited as one of only 13 speakers for the Australian Citizen Science Association’s Online Conference – CitSciOzOnline. Date: Wednesday October 21st 2020 Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm ACST Where: Watch […]

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Regional SA kids consider naming new wasp species after coronavirus

An exciting find by Ramco Primary School proves there are still many wasp species yet to be discovered. Dr Erinn Fagan-Jeffries has spoken to ABC News and ABC Radio about a project she leads which focuses on discovering and documenting native Australian wasps. As part of this project she visits primary schools and trains students to catch insects using […]

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Dr Richard Harris, Australian of the Year presents Decision Making in the Dark

The Environment Institute proudly hosted 2019 Australian of the Year dual recipient Dr Richard ‘Harry’ Harris SC OAM for an intimate breakfast presentation. This was followed by a student presentation with extensive Q&A. Richard shared his fascination of deep-cave exploration which has incidentally led to many underwater, cave discoveries and a magnificent contribution to citizen science. […]

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Fungi Film Festival – An Entertaining Night for the Community

The community is invited to join the Natural Resources SA Murray-Darling Basin (SAMDB) for a fun night of information and entertainment to celebrate National Science Week 11-19 August. When: 5:00pm – 8:30pm, Friday 17 August Where: Ukaria Cultural Centre, Mount Barker Summit Bookings: Eventbrite Natural Resources SAMDB project officer Katie Irvine said “Come along and be […]

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The Caterpillar Conundrum on ScopeTV with Erinn Fagan-Jeffries

University of Adelaide PHD student, Erinn Fagan-Jeffries has recently been featured on science-based show – Scope TV. Erinn is researching a group of parasitoid wasps that could help to reduce caterpillar numbers and boost food crops across the country. She has enlisted the help of citizen scientists to breed caterpillars and if wasps are found […]

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Video: Fieldwork investigating sea snakes species diversity in WA

Below is a guest post from Honours student Charlotte Nitschke about her research and field work on sea snake species diversity in Western Australia. Charlotte is supervised by Dr Kate Sanders, Dr Vinay Udyawer (Australian Institute of Marine Science) and Dr Mathew Hourston (WA Dept of Fisheries), with valuable partnerships with local commercial prawn trawlers. […]

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Media Release: Citizen Scientists wanted to solve echidna mysteries

The Australian public is being called on to help better understand and conserve our iconic native echidna, by collecting echidna scats (poo) and taking photographs wherever echidnas or scats are spotted. University of Adelaide researchers are launching a new citizen science project to address important questions about echidna numbers and distribution and to obtain material […]

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eScience. Caterpillar Killers

A parasitoid wasp procreates by laying it’s eggs inside a caterpillar. The larvae then eat the caterpillar from the inside out, taking care not to eat the caterpillars vital body parts too soon. Erin Fagan-Jeffries, a PhD student who recently won the FameLab competition for her presentation about her research, gives us all the gory details of […]

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