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Echidna CSI receives funding to investigate the impact of bushfires on echidnas

As bushfire recovery begins on Kangaroo Island, it’s important remember the recovery of native flora and fauna. The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife (FNPW) has selected the Echidna CSI project “Investigating the impact of bushfires on Kangaroo Island echidna diet and health” for funding through the FNPW Bushfire Recovery Small Grants. The project has been allocated […]

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A/Prof Diego Garcia-Bellido joins digital school holiday program at SA Museum

Bringing life to the Ediacaran period, A/Prof Diego Garcia-Bellido takes children through the wonderment of exhibits in the SA Museum. On day three of the ‘Wonders from the Earth’ digital school holiday program, A/Prof Diego Garcia-Bellido travels back in time 550 million years to explore Ediacaran fossils, which are the oldest known complex forms of life on […]

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University of Adelaide researchers raise awareness on the importance of satellite imagery for mapping bushfire impacts

The Conversation features lessons learnt by Boone Law as he mapped bushfire impacted areas on Kangaroo Island. By PhD candidate Wallace Boone Law with contributions from Megan M. Lewis. My recent experience suggests there is a considerable knowledge gap between ‘Big Satellite Data’ and ‘those who need it’. Megan and I share the concern that neither the general public […]

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ABC Adelaide interviews Assoc. Prof. Diego García-Bellido

A love and dedication to South Australian fossils will be shared at Science in the Pub. This week, Diego was interviewed by David Bevan about the upcoming, sold out Science in the Pub event he will be speaking at. He says the lack of forest in South Australia allows the exposure of rocks, making our state the perfect place […]

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PHD student using satellite imagery to show burn impacts on Kangaroo Island

An early summer of unprecedented heat with lack of rain has led to devastating fires on Kangaroo Island. Boone Law, a PhD student for the Spatial Sciences program in the Environment Institute, has deviated away from his usual studies to focus on mapping the bushfire burn areas on Kangaroon Island, South Australia. He has been […]

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Fossilised ‘Giant’ discovered on Kangaroo Island

Fossils of a giant new species from the long-extinct group of sea creatures called trilobites have been found on Kangaroo Island, South Australia. The finding is adding important insights to our knowledge of the Cambrian ‘explosion’, the greatest diversification event in the history of life on Earth, when almost all animal groups suddenly appeared over […]

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World’s earliest predators on display at the South Australian Museum

One of the world’s leading Cambrian researchers, Associate Professor Diego C. García-Bellido of the South Australian Museum and the University of Adelaide, Environment Institute has helped create a new display at the South Australian Museum. It showcases some of the world’s oldest and most important fossils, including the oldest apex predator in Australia, which are found […]

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Kangaroo Island Excavation Reveals Two New Organisms!

The Environment Institute’s Associate Professor Diego García-Bellido (@DGarcia-Bellido) from the Sprigg Geobiology Centre has just returned from another successful excavation of the Emu Bay Shale, the 515 million-year-old fossil site in Kangaroo Island. This season’s dig has produced new specimens of exquisitely-preserved Anomalocaris fossil eyes, and at least two new organisms, which are awaiting scientific description. […]

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With 30 000 lenses, these fossils don’t need glasses

Dr Diego Garcia-Bellido has been conducting some interesting work on Emu Bay in Kangaroo Island. The most recent research was published in BMC Evolutionary Biology and involved the controversial findings that bizzare fossils called “vetulicolians” were in fact, distant cousins of humans. The new vetulicolian fossils discovered at the Emu Bay site are an astounding 500 million years […]

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National Tree Day

National Tree Day will be held on Sunday 31st July 2011, with Schools Tree Day taking place on the Friday 29th July 2011. Celebrating its 16th year in 2011, Australians work together to protect their natural environment by planting and caring for native trees and shrubs. Since its inception in 1996, more than 15 million […]

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