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Early career marine ecologist wins Southwood Prize

Congratulations to Environment Institute Future Making Fellow, Dr Dominic McAfee, on winning the 2023 Journal of Applied Ecology Southwood Prize for the best paper by an early career researcher. Earlier this month the British Ecological Society (BES) announced its winners of journal prizes for research published in 2023, including the Southwood Prize. The Southwood Prize […]

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VIDEO: Research Tuesdays Lecture Series – Reefs Awakened

Over the past two centuries, oyster reefs that were once active and effective underwater metropolises crucial to our marine ecosystems, have become almost abandoned in Australia with over 99% of these reefs completely degraded. However, thanks to our researchers, our coastlines are undergoing a revival. In a creative and innovative experiment, our ecological experts utilised […]

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EVENT: Research Tuesdays – Reefs Awakened

Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2023, 5:30 pm start.  For in-person, the doors will open at 5.15 pm Location: Braggs Lecture Theatre, North Terrace Campus, University of Adelaide Cost: Free More information:  Register in-person or Register for the webinar Oyster reefs across Australia—once bustling underwater metropolises and vital pillars of our marine ecosystems—are now ghost towns. In the past 200 years since colonisation, […]

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Success at the 2023 SA Environment Awards

It was a successful night for Environment Institute members at the 2023 South Australia’s Environment Awards, with Professor Sarah Wheeler receiving the Jill Hudson Award for Environment Protection and Professor Philip Weinstein receiving a certificate of commendation for research in the Pelzer Prize. Last night’s 2023 SA Environment Awards celebrated leaders working in nature protection, […]

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Playing sea soundscapes can summon thousands of baby oysters – and help regrow oyster reefs

Imagine you’re in a food court and spoilt for choice. How will you choose where to eat? It might be the look of the food, the smell, or even the chatter of satisfied customers. Marine animals do the same thing when choosing a good place to live. Even seemingly simple creatures such as marine larvae […]

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South Australia’s second large-scale oyster reef restoration will be constructed off the Adelaide metropolitan coast

A new shellfish reef is to be built at Glenelg, signalling a rapid transition from environmental amnesia to conservation action. In a stark contrast to the historical baseline of South Australian oyster reefs, University of Adelaide researchers’, Professor Sean Connell and Dr Heidi Alleway had discovered 1,500 km of Southern Australia coastline reefs had been lost […]

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Windara Reef completed this week, with 7 million native oysters released

Windara Reef is the largest man-made oyster reef system in the Southern Hemisphere based in South Australia. The wild release of the hatchery-raised Australian Flat Oysters marks the final stage of three years of work to reconstruct natural shellfish reefs in Gulf St Vincent, South Australia. The Windara Reef system is under 10 metres of […]

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VIDEO: How South Australian Oyster Reefs Are Being Created

In a previous blog post here, it was shown that University of Adelaide Researchers Dr Dominic McAphee and Professor Sean O’Connell together with industry partners, have successfully begun the $4.2 million project of rejuvenating the Windara Reef, bringing back 1 million oysters to date, in the Spencer Gulf of South Australia. The question is, how can this be achieved on such […]

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Massive Restored Reef Aims to bring South Australia’s Oysters Back

Researchers from the University of Adelaide have undertaken the largest oyster reef restoration project outside the United States in the coastal waters of Gulf St Vincent, near Ardrossan in South Australia. Construction began earlier this month with some 18,000 tonnes of limestone and 7 million baby oysters set to provide the initial foundations for a 20-hectare reef. […]

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Dr Dom Mcaffee has been chosen to speak at TEDxAdelaide

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading and has been organising events for thirty years. TEDx is an independently run event based on the original TED conference structure. Dr Dominic Mcafee, a marine ecologist who specialises in Shellfish ecology. His previous work has focused on studying the effects of climate change on shellfish […]

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