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Research informing Coorong South Lagoon’s future management of aquatic plants and algae

Plants play a critical role in aquatic ecosystems, providing habitat and food that support the diversity and abundance of invertebrates, fish and birds. This is the case for the Coorong, with the presence and location of aquatic plants (seagrasses) and algae affected by the environmental conditions of the water and sediment. The hypersaline and nutrient-enriched […]

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Project Coorong’s World Wetlands Day Science Forum

Environment Institute members joined the Goyder Institute’s for Water Research Project ‘Coorong’s World Wetlands Day Science Forum’ held in Goolwa earlier this year. The Science Forum gave members of the local community the opportunity to hear about the research underway in the Coorong. Goyder Institute researchers’ shared their findings to date across the different components […]

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Our researchers are a key part of the Goyder Institute’s Citizen Science outreach

Environment Institute members, Associate Professor Luke Mosley and Professor Michelle Waycott research is helping the Coorong community. Goyder Institute for Water Research scientists are excited to be working together with citizen scientists as part of Phase 1 of the Healthy Coorong Healthy Basin Program (HCHB). November 2020 marks the 35th anniversary of the Coorong and Lakes Alexandrina and […]

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Professor Michelle Waycott using Satellite technology in Coorong algae battle

In a bid to help protect South Australia’s world-renowned bird refuge, satellites are being use to detect algal mats. The University of Adelaide and the State Herbarium of South Australia have joined forces to use satellite tracking to help researchers map floating algae known to smother vital aquatic food in one of Australia’s most important bird habitats. […]

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Ms Nicole Foster to represent Australia at the Lindau Nobel Laureate meetings

Identified as an outstanding early-career researcher, Nicole will attend the highly prestigious annual gathering of Nobel Laureates. As one of just 10 young scientists selected, the delegates are part of a group of 660 young emerging scientists from around the world from 101 countries who will meet with 68 Nobel Laureates from the fields of […]

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Good bacteria is favoured in natural environments

A recent study has shown that restoring environments to include a wider range of species can promote ‘good’ bacteria over ‘bad’ – with potential benefits for human health. In a report produced by the University of Adelaide, it was found that degraded, low biodiversity land and soils tend to included more ‘opportunistic’ bacteria, while healthy, […]

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Not all green spaces made the same, quality needs to be high for health benefits

An Australia-wide study of connections between environments and respiratory health, led by PhD Student Craig Liddicoat and published in Journal of Environmental Management, has found that living in the vicinity of biodiverse environments is strongly associated with a lowered incidence of respiratory disease.  The paper also included Environment Institute researchers, Profs Peng Bi, Michelle Waycott, Andrew Lowe […]

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Reminder: Goyder Institute Water Forum is this week!

Come along this week to the University of Adelaide to hear some of our Environment Institute members speak! Don’t miss the first two keynote speakers on Tuesday: Advisory Board Chair and CEO of DEWNR Sandy Pitcher will give the first keynote, followed by a keynote by new member and mammal discovery expert Professor Kris Helgen. Professor […]

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Old microbial friends key to good health

The human microbiome is increasingly being recognised as an important part of our well-being. But research is showing that our interact with microbiomes in the environment can have a huge effect on the microbiomes in our bodies. The beneficial bacteria that populate our body play a huge role in our metabolism and physiology. If the population […]

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The Grander View For ‘Our’ Science

We live in a time where information is everywhere and for a researcher, its easy to get lost amongst the pile of data. Professor Michelle Waycott talks about the need to share research. There are different ways in which we can look at information for a grander view of the plants, animals and people that share this […]

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