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Good bacteria is favoured in natural environments

A recent study has shown that restoring environments to include a wider range of species can promote ‘good’ bacteria over ‘bad’ – with potential benefits for human health. In a report produced by the University of Adelaide, it was found that degraded, low biodiversity land and soils tend to included more ‘opportunistic’ bacteria, while healthy, […]

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Marine Biology study tour to Timor Leste led by Professor Bronwyn Gillanders

Recently, Professor Bronwyn Gillanders took a group of undergraduate science students to Timor Leste. Whilst there, the students completed PADI Open Water or PADI Advanced dive courses. They snorkelled on seagrass and coral reefs to view the diversity of corals, fish and other organisms. PADI Diving. Photo by William Goh The students undertook litter surveys […]

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Dr Nina Welti from CSIRO to give April Sprigg Seminar

Dr Nina Welti from CSIRO will be giving a Sprigg Geobiology Series seminar on “Ecological connectivity of the River Murray: How are riverine trophic pathways influenced by river management?” Where: , Mawson Lecture Theatre, Mawson Building, University of Adelaide. When: Friday 20th April, 3-4 pm Dr Welti is investigating what the influence of raising infrastructure assets on […]

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New Publication – Managing the risk of exotic vertebrate incursions in Australia

Biological invasions are a profound contribution to human induced environmental change. Preventing the incursion of non-native species to Australia is by far the most cost-effective way to reduce future pest damage. Assoc. Prof. Phill Cassey from the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide and colleagues Dr Wendy Henderson and Dr Mary Bomford […]

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Are biofuels really a green alternative?

There is the potential for biofuels, biodiesel and bioethanol produced from organic products, to provide all of our energy needs, but are they really a green alternative? Traditionally biofuels are produced from farm crops like corn or soy, however biofuels from these products can have negative impacts on the environment and society the form of […]

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