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New Paper: Does the behaviour of a reef shark change as the water temperature changes?

A new paper titled ‘Heat-seeking sharks: support for behavioural thermoregulation in reef sharks‘ investigates shark behaviour and movement patterns in relation to thermoregulation and water temperature. The paper suggests that reef shark movements are influenced by water temperature and provides support for behavioural thermoregulation theories. This data is important for predicting how sharks might be […]

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WRC Water Wednesday – Optimisation of Urban Water Supply Systems: A Pipe Dream?

The Water Research Centre are proud to present the final Water Wednesday for the year, ‘Optimisation of Urban Water Supply Systems: A Pipe Dream?‘, on Wednesday 19th of September 2012. This seminar draws together three international experts who will talk about recent developments in the optimisation of urban water supply systems and prospects for further […]

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Biosecurity: Climate change and environmental uncertainty

Climate change, extreme weather events and increasing habitat modification are acting together to have a detrimental effect on the range and spread of animal pests, weeds and pathogens in Australia. Coupled with this, increasing human population size, shifting demographics and changing land-use is straining the environment. This pressure complicates pest management and dramatically increases the […]

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New Paper: The impact of food availability on snapper

A new paper titled ‘The use of food resources by 0+ snapper, Chrysophrys auratus, from northern Spencer Gulf, South Australia‘ investigates the availability of food as an important factor in survival and growth of juvenile fish. Food is proposed to play a major role in shaping the patterns of distribution and abundance of snapper in […]

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Four in 40: More efficient management of water supply infrastructure – Podcast now available

The podcast from the most recent “Four in 40″ seminar, presented by The Water Research Centre and SA Water on Thursday 16th August 2012, is now available. The seminar was titled “More effecient management of water supply infrastructure”. Speakers include: Professor Angus Simpson, School of Civil, Environmental & Mining Engineering, University of Adelaide Mr Kane […]

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Guest Speaker – Dr Lee Arnold

The Environment Institute presents a free public seminar by Dr Lee Arnold from the Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana (CENIEH), on Tuesday 4th September 2012. The talk is titled ‘Optical dating in a new light: Improved and extended-range chronologies using single-grain techniques’. Dr Arnold will discuss his work with optical dating techniques […]

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ACAD Bioinformatics Early Career Researcher Workshop – Event

The Australian Centre for Ancient DNA is pleased to host the third Early Career Researcher workshop that builds on the successful workshops held in 2009 and 2010. This workshop is an intensive 5 day hands-on training course tutored by international experts in the field, utilising leading software packages for the analysis of Next Generation Sequencing […]

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New Paper: Climate change and the cockatoo

A new paper titled ‘Managing the long-term persistence of a rare cockatoo under climate change‘ investigates using combined population and bioclimatic models to estimate the future effects of climate change on the viability of a cockatoo population. Their research revealed that unmitigated climate change is likely to be a substantial threat to the cockatoo. The […]

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New Paper: Using fish ear bones to investigate the importance of estuaries

A new paper titled ‘Temporal variability in estuarine fish otolith elemental fingerprints: Implications for connectivity assessments‘ investigates using the chemical composition of fish ear bones to provide important information for understanding the value of estuaries to coastal fishes. The paper involves Environment Institute members Bronwyn Gillanders and Travis Elsdon as well as Patrick Reis-Santos, Susanne […]

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An update on the ‘Biodiversity Arks’ paper

An update on the ‘Averting a biodiversity collapse in tropical forest protected areas‘ paper, released on the 25th July 2012, which investigates the plight of protected tropical reserves around the planet. The paper features Professor Corey Bradshaw as a senior author and was covered in this blog release. A month after the anticipated release of […]

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