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Public welcome at the Ecology and Evolution series – Autumn

Series two for Autumn 2020, builds on our summer Ecology and Evolution Series to discover how we can better protect our most threatened species as they adapt to our changing environments. Join us as our experts share their research. When: Friday 6 March to Friday 29 May 2020 Time: 3:00pm – 4:00 pm Location: Benham Lecture Theatre, […]

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PUBLIC SEMINAR: Students introductory PhD seminars on marine environments

Curious. Cutting-edge. Community. For our Series One, we’re exploring global problems and local solutions. Join us as we explore the impact of our behaviour on marine environments. Two of our PhD students will present their cutting-edge research, backed by some of our world-leading experts in marine biology. Date: Friday 14th February 2020 Time: 3:00 pm […]

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New paper rewrites the biology of common wetland reed

A new study by the Environment Institute’s Dr Jasmin Packer has uncovered the biology of phragmites australis, a globally important plant native to the British Isles. Phragmites are a type of wetland reed, with phragmite australis being one of the most common. The reeds are vital to wildlife and conservation as they provide a nesting site for birds […]

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New Paper: Understanding Biological Invasions

Invasive species cost us billions of dollars each year and pose a grave threat to native fauna and flora. New research proposes a framework to develop a global network for invasion science to stop the threat from invasive species. Published in the journal Biological Invasion, the research addresses fundamental gaps in our understanding of invasive […]

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Plight of the bandicoot in prime-time spotlight

Channel 9’s Saturday night news featured the plight of the southern brown bandicoot, an endangered species with populations across the Adelaide Hils and Mount Lofty Ranges. Habitat preservation is key to the survival of the bandicoot. But the habitat of this native marsupial poses a problem to both residents of the Adelaide Hills and conservationists. Bandicoots thrive around private […]

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Underground tunnel proposed to save endangered bandicoots

Momentum is building for the construction of an underground tunnel that could help save the endangered southern brown bandicoot. The southern brown bandicoot is an endangered marsupial living in southern parts of Australia. The proposed tunnel would cross underneath Upper Sturt Road to connect bandicoot populations in Belair National Park and Mark Oliphant Conservation Park, […]

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