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Cetacean spotting in Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste is getting a conservation boost with plans for a marine conservation program. In collaboration with the Centre for Applied Conservation Science at the University of Adelaide, Conservation International conducted a scoping study of cetaceans in Timor-Leste. In five days, 10 whale and dolphin species were recorded. Over 2,200 individuals were sighted. Local guides, fishermen, conservation groups and […]

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Podcast for David Lodge seminar now available.

The podcast from the seminar by David Lodge Prevention is better than the cure: Research priorities for global biosecurity is now available. Professor Lodge is one of the world’s leading researchers working in global change biology and invasion ecology. With expertise in land-water links, invasive species, and environmental policy, his research critically examines how our […]

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Fish earbones as a tool to examine climate variability: development of a marine growth chronology – Guest blogger Gretchen Grammer

Guest post by Gretchen Grammer, Gretchen is a PhD student in the Marine Biology Program, School of Earth & Environmental Science at The University of Adelaide. Her current research centres on the use of fish otoliths as a proxy to examine oceanographic processes in relation to climate variability. She is also interested in the use […]

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New Paper: Does the behaviour of a reef shark change as the water temperature changes?

A new paper titled ‘Heat-seeking sharks: support for behavioural thermoregulation in reef sharks‘ investigates shark behaviour and movement patterns in relation to thermoregulation and water temperature. The paper suggests that reef shark movements are influenced by water temperature and provides support for behavioural thermoregulation theories. This data is important for predicting how sharks might be […]

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New Paper: The diving patterns of the deep-diving southern elephant seal

A new paper titled ‘Depletion of deep marine food patches forces divers to give up early‘ investigates the behaviour of deep-diving sea animals in terms of their eating habits. The paper assesses the validity of the optimal foraging theory by investigating the dive behaviour of the world’s deepest-diving seal, the sourthern elephant seal Mirounga leonina. […]

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New Paper: Reintroduction success of threatened Australian trout cod (Maccullochella macquariensis) based on growth and reproduction

A new paper involving Environment Institute members Jarod Lyon (also of Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research) and Corey Bradshaw (also of South Australian Research and Development Institute) as well as Charles Todd (Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research), Simon Nicol (Oceanic Fisheries Programme), Alasdair MacDonald (Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research), Daniel Stoessel (Arthur […]

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New Paper: Effects of Marine Reserves versus Nursery Habitat Availability on Structure of Reef Fish Communities

A new paper involving Environment Institute member Ivan Nagelkerken, as well as Monique Grol (from the Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands) and Peter Mumby (from the University of Queensland) has recently been published in the journal PLoS ONE. The paper, titled ‘Effects of Marine Reserves versus Nursery Habitat Availability on Structure of Reef Fish Communities’, […]

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New Paper – A test of the senses: Fish select novel habitats by responding to multiple cues

A new paper involving Environment Institute member Ivan Nagelkerken, as well as Chantal Huijbers, Pauline Lössbroek, Ines Schulten, Andjin Siegenthaler (all from the Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands), Marc Holderied and Stephen Simpson (both from the University of Bristol, UK) has recently been published in the journal Ecology. The paper, titled ‘A test of the […]

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Seaweek – Spotlight on Marine Science

March 6-12 is Seaweek – “Spotlight on Marine Science” March 6-12 is Seaweek, this year’s theme is ‘Spotlight on Marine Science’. Seaweek profiles marine science endeavours exploring the earth’s least understood habitat, the marine environments of the world. The theme also provides a focus for students in schools and for communities to inform and inspire […]

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