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South Australia’s second large-scale oyster reef restoration will be constructed off the Adelaide metropolitan coast

A new shellfish reef is to be built at Glenelg, signalling a rapid transition from environmental amnesia to conservation action. In a stark contrast to the historical baseline of South Australian oyster reefs, University of Adelaide researchers’, Professor Sean Connell and Dr Heidi Alleway had discovered 1,500 km of Southern Australia coastline reefs had been lost […]

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New artificial reef to be built to support local marine habitats

A new $600,000 artificial reef system is to be built south of Ardrossan, informed by research by the Environment Institute’s Professor Sean Connell and PIRSA’s Dr Heidi Alleway. The artificial reef, which is to be constructed from limestone, oyster shells and live native oysters, is part of a $3.52m State Government initiative to enhance the experience […]

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Building blue infrastructure in South Australia through restoration of native shellfish reefs

The Natural Resource Management (NRM) Science Conference showcases the science underpinning environmental decision making, policy and management in South Australia, featuring some of our phenomenal Environment Institute researchers. Dr Heidi Alleway presents a seminar on the restoration of native shellfish reefs. South Australia was once home to an extensive oyster fishing industry, with oyster reefs hugging […]

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New research: Neo-Europe and its ecological consequences

Heidi Alleway, Professor Bronwyn Gillanders and Professor Sean Connell from the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute have found that the colonisation of Australia contributed to an overexploitation of inland fisheries species. Their paper entitled, ” ‘Neo-Europe’ and its ecological consequences: the example of systematic degradation in Australia’s inland fisheries,” published in Biology Letters, compared fish market […]

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