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50 regional and remote schools look to uncover new insect species

Fifty regional and remote schools across South Australia, Queensland and Western Australia have been selected to take part in a new citizen science project, Insect Investigators, led by the South Australian Museum and supported by the University of Adelaide. The project, which launched in September 2021, will connect regional and remote school students with researchers […]

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Citizens help unlock the secret lives of echidnas

Researchers at the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute and members of the general public have recorded the largest number of echidna sightings across Australia to aid in the conservation of the iconic mammal. In a paper published in PNAS, the researchers describe the outcomes of the Echidna Conservation Science Initiative (EchidnaCSI), a citizen science project established in […]

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New citizen science project creates a buzz in the classroom.

A new citizen science project, Insect Investigators, led by the South Australian Museum and involving the University of Adelaide Environment Institute’s Dr Erinn Fagan-Jeffries, will connect school students with scientists to document their local insect biodiversity and discover insects in their area. Launching as part of National Biodiversity Month, Insect Investigators is calling for applications […]

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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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