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Guest Post: Ecology Students Make a Splash in Port MacDonnell by Shannon S. Lauchlan

This year’s third year marine ecology and biology field trip to Port MacDonnell was a huge success! A total of 32 students attended. We kicked off the trip by getting wet in the crystal clear waters of Ewens Ponds. Students snorkelled through the ponds making observations along the way, with a few spotting the iconic […]

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Professor Bronwyn Gillanders

Sprigg Lecture Series: Prof. Bronwyn Gillanders – Giant Australian Cuttlefish

What do we really know about the Giant Australian Cuttlefish? A recent dramatic decline and then rapid recovery of numbers of cuttlefish aggregating near Whyalla has sparked off new investigations. Professor Bronwyn Gillanders will present some of the scientific detective work that she and her team have done to unravel some of the species’ enigmatic […]

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2018 South Australian Science Excellence Awards Finalists

We’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate the following Environment Institute Members finalists for the 2018 South Australian Science Excellence Awards. Excellence in Research Collaboration The Aboriginal Heritage Project, partnership between the local members of the Aboriginal community, the SA Museum, the University of Adelaide, the University of New South Wales – ACAD Australian Centre […]

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New Paper: Rising CO2, Ocean Acidification and Food Web Collapse

A new paper published in Global Change Ecology shows our coastal food webs could be on the brink of collapse due to rising CO2 levels causing oceans acidification. The research led by Environment Institute Member, Silvan Goldenberg, a PhD candidate found that increased temperature and CO2 levels had an overall detrimental effect on their simulated ocean environment. Environment […]

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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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World Oceans Day June 8

Guest blog by Dr Zoë Doubleday. Dr Doubleday is a Post-doctoral Fellow in the Marine Biology Program, School of Earth & Environmental Science at The University of Adelaide. She is currently working on a number of post-doc and student related projects and has a particular interest in the utilisation of hard calcified tissues, found in […]

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Predicting distribution shifts of Grey Nurse Sharks. Guest Blogger Guanfang Su

This week is Seaweek and guest blogger Guanfang Su describes her research on predicting distributional shifts of large marine vertebrates around Australia. Guanfang Su comes from Shandong, China. She is currently undertaking her PhD in the Global Ecology Lab within the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Adelaide. She works with fantastic […]

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Where are the whale sharks going? Guest Blogger Ana Sequeira

This week is Seaweek and guest blogger Ana Sequeira describes how whale shark distribution might be shifting according to seasonal environmental predictors. Ana Sequeira is a PhD student at the University of Adelaide. Her main research interests are to develop models applied to the marine environment to describe key environmental processes, species distribution patterns and […]

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