TAG: Dr Kate Sanders
Sea snakes avoid predators by “seeing” tails
New research has revealed the fascinating adaptation of some Australian sea snakes that helps protect their vulnerable paddle-shaped tails from predators. An international study led by the University of Adelaide shows that several species of Australian sea snakes can sense light on their tail skin, prompting them to withdraw their tails under shelter. The study […]
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ARC success for EI Researchers!
In the ARC Funding round announced this morning, Environment Institute researchers received: 1 Discovery Indigenous,1 DECRA,1 Linkage Infrastructure Equipment and 5 Discovery Grants. Congratulations to Environment Institute leaders and members involved with the following successful ARC grants. Dr Ray Tobler has been awarded a Discovery Indigenous for the ongoing Aboriginal Hair Project with the SA […]
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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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Welcome to new University Research Fellow!
The Environment Institute welcomes a new University of Adelaide Beacon Research Fellow Dr Emma Sherratt. Dr Emma Sherratt joins the lab of ARC Future Fellow Dr Kate Sanders. Dr Emma Sherratt specialises in studying the shape of organisms using x-ray CT scans. She has previously worked on scallops, rabbits, mice and will be working on […]
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The battle against extinction
In a special feature in The Advertiser entitled ‘The fight to bring animals back from the brink,’ four University of Adelaide scientists explain their role in the battle against extinction of our native animals. From sea snakes to native quolls to the Tasmanian devil, these scientists are on the case. Read the full story. Image source: […]
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