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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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New discoveries in the Foja Mountains of New Guinea

Read about the new species recently discovered in the deep valleys and sheer cliffs of the Foja Mountains in New Guinea. University of Adelaide Postgraduate Paul Oliver accompanied the team of biologists on the expedition to the Foja Mountains, with his work focussed on species of frogs and lizards. “Among the dozen or so tents […]

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