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Success at “A Night of Science” in Naracoorte, South East South Australia

Recently, ‘A Night of Science’ was held in Naracoorte, South Australia’s South East Region, during National Science Week. Presented by the South Australian Museum and the University of Adelaide Palaeontologists, the evening was well attended and an outstanding success. Attendees had the opportunity to meet leading SA scientists and hear about their progressive research, both nationally […]

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A Night of Science – Naracoorte

As a part of National Science Week, the South Australian Museum and University of Adelaide Palaeontologists are hosting a special evening event in Naracoorte, South Australia’s South East Region where you have the opportunity to meet leading scientists and hear about their exciting research! Date: Friday, 17th August 2018 Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm Where: Naracoorte Town Hall 95 Smith Street, Naracoorte […]

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Prof Kris Helgen is featured on Totally Wild!

This morning’s episode of Totally Wild featured a familiar face – Professor Kristofer Helgen speaks about discovering new mammals from the 20 minute mark. He recounts what it takes to discover a new species: and the close eye for a difference outside the range of variability between specimens expected within a species. Professor Helgen films […]

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Kris Helgen features in new University advertisement

Professor Kristofer Helgen has named over 100 species of mammal and has travelled to over 50 countries through his work as a zoologist. In the new advertisement, Prof Helgen worked with the helpful students at Seacliff Primary school to rename some of the species he’s discovered with interesting results – we think they certainly have […]

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New species of bat described; named after Sir David Attenborough

A study published in the Journal of Mammology and featured as a news story in Nature, has names a new species of mammal. Myotis attenboughi is a new species of bat from Trinidad and Tobago, it is the only mammal species endemic to both the island of Tobago and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago This […]

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Prof Kris Helgen is featured on ABC RN’s Counterpoint

Professor Kris Helgen was featured on the Counterpoint podcast hosted by Amanda Vanstone yesterday. Professor Helgen spoke about the importance and benefits of having many experts in expeditions to remote locations such as New Guinea. Prof Helgen speaks about trekking with photographers, botanists, entomologists and local experts. Travelling with local and international experts from the […]

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Vodcast: The Life of Mammals in a Fast Changing World

Professor Kris Helgen gave his Inaugural Professorial Lecture at the University of Adelaide. Prof Helgen completed his PhD at The University of Adelaide on a Fulbright Scholarship, after completing his BA (Biology) from Harvard University. Prof Helgen spoke about how Natural History Museums have been significant in his career, and how important the records and […]

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Podcast: Kris Helgen speaks to ABC Radio Breakfast

Professor Kris Helgen spoke to Ali Clarke, on ABC Radio Adelaide this morning ahead of his inaugural public lecture tomorrow night, Wednesday 2 August. Prof Helgen talks about being inspired by animals and specifically mammals in very early on, and he has continued this passion in his quest to find out new species. He speaks about […]

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Professor Kris Helgen has not one – but two journal covers this month!

New addition to the University of Adelaide and the Environment Institute, Professor Kris Helgen has already settled in and to celebrate has two journal covers this month! Prof Helgen’s work lead by The University of California in research collaboration which included Mpala Research Centre, Kenya, Stanford University, Duke University, Harvard University, Princeton University, National Museums […]

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EI welcomes Kristofer Helgen!

The Environment Institute is pleased to welcome Kristofer Helgen, who has just been appointed Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Adelaide. Helgen is an internationally renowned zoologist and joins us following his role as curator of mammals at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. He has discovered approximately 100 new species of […]

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