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Professor Bob Hill newest member of the Native Vegetation Council

The Native Vegetation Council (NVC) is an independent body which monitors the overall condition of the state’s vegetation. The council makes decisions on a wide range of matters concerning native vegetation in South Australia. Professor Bob Hill has been elected as the ministers nominee. In this role he will give expert advice on applications received […]

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PODCAST: Radio Adelaide speaks with Prof Bob Hill about PlanetFix

Adelaide’s independent radio station, Radio Adelaide spoke with Professor Bob Hill about his newest way to engage young people. Kirrilee Hay spoke with Professor Bob Hill, Director of the Environment Institute, University of Adelaide about PlanetFix competition. This new initiative, is aimed at giving South Australian high school students a voice about climate change. Professor […]

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Expressions of interest – Planetary Health Research Planning Session

The Environment Institute is calling for expressions of interest from both internal and external researchers, who would like to be involved in the development of an overarching Planetary Health research plan. Over recent years there has been growing recognition of the Anthropocene, defined as the period during which human activity has been the dominant influence […]

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What will the future hold after the Amazon fires? With Professor Bob Hill

The recent evidence for extensive fires in the Amazon Basin paints a devastating picture that we should all be concerned about. It seems that the problem of acquiring new farmland has taken on a new life in Brazil and much of the problem we are seeing is the result of forests being burnt to provide […]

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EVENT: Sprigg Lecture Series with Prof. Bob Hill and Dr. Mika Peace

The next Sprigg lecture series will be have two engaging speakers who will present their two perspectives on Australia’s relationship with wild fire – the evolution of fire-adapted vegetation, and how complex weather patterns drive fire behaviour in the Australian landscape. Title: Australia’s tempestuous relationship with wild fire – past, present and future When: Tuesday, 12 November […]

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New species of Norfolk Island-related pine identified in South Eastern Australia

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have made a breakthrough discovering two new species of Araucaria (pine). These have been identified as species related to the Norfolk Island pine. Many years of intensive research led Professor Bob Hill and his team to collate and interpret previously undescribed foliar material of Araucaria section Eutacta, from Australian Cenozoic sediments. The […]

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EVENT: Botany in the Pub with National Science Week

From ancient flora to plants in space, we are living in an age of space exploration, yet it’s not just humans that are taking a leap. Plants will be critical to the survival of humans in space, as they have been on Earth for millions of years. Date: Friday 16 August Time: 6:00pm–7:30pm Location: Rob Roy Hotel, […]

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Climate Update 2019 in Adelaide

We are excited to announce the Environment Institute will be co-hosting the Climate Update 2019 with Australian National University Climate Change Institute (ANU). Date: Mon 4th March 2019 Time: 6:00pm–8:15pm Where: Horace Lamb Lecture Theatre, The University of Adelaide, Lot 105, North Terrace Adelaide, SA 5000 Book: Eventbrite This event will present an overview of how our […]

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According to Lilly Pilly Fossils, the Snowy Mountains were Once Snowless!

Leaf fossils discovered high in Australia’s Snowy Mountains have revealed a past history of warmer rainforest vegetation and a lack of snow, in contrast with the alpine vegetation and winter snow-covered slopes of today. University of Adelaide research, published in the American Journal of Botany, describes fossils of the iconic Australian tree, the Lilly Pilly, […]

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Scientific Oration: Plants and Civilisation: Past, Present and Future

Please join the University Collections for an Oration by Professor Bob Hill, Executive Dean, Faculty of Sciences and Director, Environment Institute, The University of Adelaide 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start, concluding at 7.30pm Thursday 10 August 2017 Ira Raymond Room, Level 3 Hub Central, The University of Adelaide North Terrace Campus The rise of civilisation is inextricably linked […]

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