TAG: Professor Andy Austin
Unravelling the enigma of cave crickets
Even in the depths of a pitch-black cave, life continues to evolve. A prestigious Australian Biological Resources Study Postdoctoral Fellowship will help awardee Dr Perry Beasley-Hall and her team to unravel the evolutionary history of one of Australia’s most bizarre inhabitants. Cave crickets (Family Rhaphidophoridae) are an enigmatic group of insects that eek out their […]
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ARC success for EI Researchers!
In the ARC Funding round announced this morning, Environment Institute researchers received: 1 Discovery Indigenous,1 DECRA,1 Linkage Infrastructure Equipment and 5 Discovery Grants. Congratulations to Environment Institute leaders and members involved with the following successful ARC grants. Dr Ray Tobler has been awarded a Discovery Indigenous for the ongoing Aboriginal Hair Project with the SA […]
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Guest Post: Two new species of Parasitic Wasps described!
Identifying, describing and giving names to new species is the art and science of taxonomy. It may seem trivial, but the more we know about how many species there are and how they differ from each other, the better we can conserve, protect and utilise the environment around us. Choeras is a genus of parasitoid […]
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European wasp numbers on the rise in Adelaide Hills
European wasp numbers are rising in the Adelaide Hills due to South Australia’s warm weather and a good available food source, says Professor Andy Austin from the Environment Institute’s Centre for Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity. “We didn’t have a really cold winter last year, which is when the hibernating wasp queens tend to die off. […]
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