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Tropical and desert grasses may migrate further south

The maximum summer temperature and the amount of rainfall in summer are the two climate factors that determine the type of native grass that grows in a region, Australian researchers have found in a recent study. A rise in global temperatures due to a change in climate may lead to tropical and desert grasses growing […]

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Harnessing Passion to Drive Sustainability: Insights from the Uraidla Sustainability Fair

As environmental scientists, we spend a lot of time studying global trends and problems – like climate change, habitat loss and species extinction. We build models, predict scenarios, write reports, and hang our heads in misery. Global environmental sustainability challenges are as immense as they are daunting. And while it is important to continue championing […]

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New Podcast series – EcoFuturists

Planning for the future and breaking new ground across industries must involve improving our natural environment along the way. Our lives and livelihoods depend on it. A podcast series is now available, with episodes uploaded regularly, in which we hear from people leading the way, not only in imagining, but also providing solutions for a […]

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A/Prof Patrick O’Connor featured in Canberra Times opinion piece on a Landcare-led recovery

Active Chair of the National Landcare Network, Associate Professor Patrick O’Connor spoke to Canberra Times about Landcare being the social movement for change over the past 30 years. Tens of thousands of Australians join Landcare as a way to actively participate and give back to the community. Working in the environment allows them to feel connected […]

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Guest Speaker: Professor Stephen J. Hawkins

The School of Earth & Environmental Sciences and the Environment Institute present a seminar by Professor Stephen J. Hawkins from the University of Southampton in the UK, where he is the Dean of the Faculty of Natural and Environmental Sciences & Professor of Natural Sciences. The Seminar is entitled “100 years of observations from the […]

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National Tree Day 28 July

National Tree Day on Sunday 28 July and School Tree Day on Friday 26 July combine to make Australia’s largest tree planting event. National Tree Day present Australians with an opportunity to give something back to the environment we live in by planting native trees, grasses and shrubs in the local community. National Tree Day […]

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Making national parks truly national.

Environment Insitute member Corey Bradshaw co-authored this piece on The Conversation on June 14, 2013. Australia boasts over 500 national parks covering 28 million hectares of land, or about 3.6% of Australia. You could be forgiven for thinking we’re doing well in the biodiversity-conservation game. But did you know that of those more than 500 […]

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The Carbon Key seminar recording on carbon levels and evolution now available

Recently, Environment Institute member Professor Martin Kennedy presented a seminar as part of the University of Adelaide’s Research Tuesdays Seminar Series entitled The Carbon Key. The Carbon Key outlined the relationship between carbon levels and the evolution and stability of complex life, and how understanding this relationship is allowing more accurate predictions of future change. […]

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Research Tuesdays Seminar Series: The Carbon Key, 9 April

As part of the University of Adelaide’s Research Tuesdays Seminar Series, Environment Institute member Professor Martin Kennedy presents The Carbon Key, a seminar on the relationship between carbon levels and the evolution and stability of complex life. About the Speaker Professor Martin Kennedy is the Director of the University of Adelaide’s Sprigg Geobiology Centre. He […]

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Hear Merinda Nash talk about ocean acidification and opportunities for biologists and geologists to understand both the past and the future.

The Environment Institute’s Sprigg Geobiology Centre presents Merinda Nash from the Electronic Materials Engineering, Research School of Physics, Australian National University on Thursday 21st February 2013. The talk is titled ‘Conditions constraining biomineralised dolomite in living tropical calcifying red algae offers insight into past environments’ (See Abstract Below) Where: B18, Ingkarni Wardli Building, The University […]

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