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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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Goyder Water Research Institute Media Release: Coastal Carbon Ecosystems

The following Media Release has been reposted from Goyder Water Research Institute: Multidisciplinary research team working to determine the value of South Australia’s coastal carbon ecosystems The recently-commenced project Coastal Carbon Opportunities: demonstrating additionality and potential for future offsets in South Australia will see a multidisciplinary research team working to determine the value of the state’s coastal […]

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A minute with our Finalists for the #SAScience Awards

SA Scientist of the Year Finalist: Professor Bronwyn Gillanders Prof Gillanders has three main areas of research: calcified structures in fish such as their earbones, multi use management systems for the Spencer gulf and cephalopods. Read our exclusive Q&A with Prof Gillanders     Tall Poppy Winner: Dr Laura Weyrich Dr Weyrich works on Ancient DNA […]

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Q&A with SA Scientist of the Year nominee Professor Bronwyn GIillanders

Marine Biologist Professor Bronwyn Gillanders is nominated for South Australian Scientist of the Year at the SA Excellence Awards. Kate Luders sat down with Prof Bronwyn Gillanders to talk about her recent highlights and the importance of science communication ahead of the announcement of the finalist at the SA Excellence Award Gala Dinner this Friday. […]

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Bronwyn Gillanders has been nominated for SA Scientist of the Year

Deputy Director of The Environment Institute Professor Bronwyn Gillanders has been nominated for Scientist of the Year at the South Australian Excellence Awards! Professor Gillanders researches population structure and connectivity, Cephalopod biology, ecology and fisheries, coastal carbon opportunities, ecological and environmental change and integrated marine management. The Spencer Gulf Ecosystem and Development Initiative is an integrated marine management […]

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Guest Post: How King George Whiting have the potential to adapt to climate change.

A new study published in The Journal of Fish Ecology was lead by PhD candidate Nastaran Mazloum. The work featured contributions by Dr Zoe Doubleday and Professor Bronwyn Gillanders from the Southern Seas Ecology Laboratory within the Environment Institute, in collaboration with the University of Texas. The work investigated whether the swimming speeds of a fish are […]

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Can we tell fish environment from their earbones?

New research in to Reef Perch fish earbones led by Dr Gretchen Grammar from the Southern Seas Laboratory, with contributions from Christopher Izzo and Bronwyn Gillanders. The new study published in Ecological Monographs investigates whether the elements found in the hard structural components of fish an tell us about the fish’s environment. This paper was produced in collaboration […]

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Morgan Disspain is honoured with University Doctoral Research Medal

A big congratulations to Morgan Disspain who has been awarded the University Doctoral Research Medal ahead of the graduation ceremony later this month. During her Ph.D Morgan investigated information that could be obtained from archaeological otoliths and how reliable this information may be as a palaeoenvironmental record. Congratulations Morgan!

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New research: Neo-Europe and its ecological consequences

Heidi Alleway, Professor Bronwyn Gillanders and Professor Sean Connell from the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute have found that the colonisation of Australia contributed to an overexploitation of inland fisheries species. Their paper entitled, ” ‘Neo-Europe’ and its ecological consequences: the example of systematic degradation in Australia’s inland fisheries,” published in Biology Letters, compared fish market […]

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Review of human effects on ecological connectivity in aquatic ecosystems

Professor Bronwyn Gillanders and Associate Professor Ivan Nagelkerken from the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute were among 17 scientists involved in an article published in Science of The Total Environment. The article entitled “Human effects on ecological connectivity in aquatic ecosystems: Integrating scientific approaches to support management and mitigation,” reviews human activities that effect the […]

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