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EVENT: Exploring echidnas, poop and insects on Kangaroo Island

Join our researchers in echidna and insect biology, to learn all about the secret lives of these remarkable species on Kangaroo Island. Did you know that the Kangaroo Island echidna is the best studied echidna population in the world? That there are unique insects that live on the island that can’t be found anywhere else? […]

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Dr Erinn Fagan-Jeffries awarded Citizen Scientist Grant for important national research project

We are delighted to announce Dr Erinn Fagan-Jeffries has received one of nine National Citizen Science Grants. Together with the SA Museum, much of the work will be undertaken in University of Adelaide laboratories, helping to further strengthening ties between the organisations. Almost $4 million has been allocated in this funding round to nine projects that offer […]

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​Dr Erinn Fagan-Jeffries 2020 Winner of SA Science Awards – PhD Research Excellence

We are delighted ​Dr Erinn Fagan-Jeffries has been recognised for her PhD in discovering and describing new species of parasitoid wasps to better document and understand our biodiversity. Dr Fagan-Jeffries completed her PhD at the University of Adelaide in 2019 and is dedicated to discovering and describing new species of parasitoid wasps to better document and understand […]

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Environment Institute members nominated at the SA Science Awards 2020

Dr Wayne Boardmand and Dr Erinn Fagan-Jeffries have been recognised for their excellent work in South Australia. Our Environment Institute members are having a big impact with the research they are producing and have been recognised with these prestigious nominations. Dr Erinn Fagan-Jeffries Dr Fagan-Jeffries completed her PhD at the University of Adelaide in 2019 and […]

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Two finalists announced in the SA Science Excellence and Innovation Awards 2020

We are incredibly proud to have two Environment Institute members as finalists in these inspiring South Australian awards. Nomination: STEMM Educator of the Year – University or Registered Training Organisation Dr Wayne Boardman is a wildlife veterinarian, conservationist, researcher, academic and senior lecturer at the University of Adelaide. While working as zoo veterinarian at Auckland […]

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New wasp named after Dr Who and biscuits!

University of Adelaide researchers were inspired by everything from chocolate biscuits and Doctor Who aliens when choosing names for 10 new species of wasps. “I named one wasp Sathon oreo as the antennae are dark brown with a thick white stripe in the middle… like an Oreo chocolate biscuit,” says Dr Erinn Fagan-Jeffries from the […]

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The Caterpillar Conundrum on ScopeTV with Erinn Fagan-Jeffries

University of Adelaide PHD student, Erinn Fagan-Jeffries has recently been featured on science-based show – Scope TV. Erinn is researching a group of parasitoid wasps that could help to reduce caterpillar numbers and boost food crops across the country. She has enlisted the help of citizen scientists to breed caterpillars and if wasps are found […]

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Children’s University: Erinn Fagan-Jeffries

Children’s University Australia is an International arm of the program which focuses on giving children aged 7-14 experience outside their classrooms. It is an outreach initiative of the University of Adelaide and it encourages children to think outside the box with learning experiences at locations across the state including the State Library, SA Museum and […]

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Guest Post: Two new species of Parasitic Wasps described!

Identifying, describing and giving names to new species is the art and science of taxonomy. It may seem trivial, but the more we know about how many species there are and how they differ from each other, the better we can conserve, protect and utilise the environment around us. Choeras is a genus of parasitoid […]

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Exploring the world of life beneath us.

Erinn Fagan-Jeffries explains a whole new world of life under the Australian desert, Stygofauna in her presentation for the FameLab final. Congratulations and well done to Erinn for taking Adelaide research to the world stage in such stellar fashion! Abhimanya Veerakumarasivan from Malaysia was crowned the Winner, with his presentation explaining how genetics with transform future […]

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