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A Periodic Table of Food for better health globally

University of Adelaide researchers are contributing to a global effort to quantify the makeup of the world’s food supply, enabling data-driven solutions to human and planetary health challenges such as biodiversity loss, climate change and malnutrition. The Period Table of Food Initiative (PTFI) is led by nine Centres of Excellence around the world, all collaborating […]

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Rising to the Challenge

Professor Andy Lowe, Interim Director of the Environment Institute, gives a brief snapshot of the vital environmental research – and actions – underway at our University. The problems we face as a planetary species are daunting in scale and volume – but can be solved through a combination of research (to identify the problem and […]

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Looking to the past to maintain future biodiversity

Researchers have found that in reliably identifying similar warming events of the past, future climate change effects can be forecast, helping predict the best way of protecting species and ecosystems. ”Reference periods in Earth’s history serve as natural laboratories for understanding biodiversity responses to climate change and improving strategies for conservation under ongoing and future climate […]

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CRC for Coastal Health and Wealth National Industry Forum

The Cooperative Research Centre for Coastal Health and Wealth (CRC CH&W) represents a national partnership to secure and ensure long-term growth in productivity, profitability and the health of Australia’s coastal industries and ecosystems. When: Wed 27 February 2019 Time: 9:30am – 1:00pm Where: The Armoury Gallery, South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5005 Book: Eventbrite […]

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New theory on ecosystem stability

Professor Sean Connell and PhD student Giulia Ghedini from the University of Adelaide recently had a paper published in Trends in Ecology and Evolution, entitled “Resisting regime-shifts: the stabilising effect of compensatory processes“. This new paper develops a new theory on ecosystem stability. Most researchers study that ecosystems focus on change and the drivers of that […]

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National SHaRED system to protect lifetime of research

Environmental scientists right across Australia will have access to a ground breaking system for storing and publishing all-important data collected in the field thanks to a new online tool being developed by University of Adelaide scientists. “This project is aimed at safeguarding many lifetimes of vital information collected about Australian ecosystems,” says Professor Andrew Lowe […]

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