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Fossilised ‘Giant’ discovered on Kangaroo Island

Fossils of a giant new species from the long-extinct group of sea creatures called trilobites have been found on Kangaroo Island, South Australia. The finding is adding important insights to our knowledge of the Cambrian ‘explosion’, the greatest diversification event in the history of life on Earth, when almost all animal groups suddenly appeared over […]

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Water Research Centre members honoured at AWA awards night.

At the recent South Australia Australian Water Association Annual Awards, two members of the Water Research Centre were honoured with awards. Graeme Dandy was awarded The Premier’s Water Medal for 2013. The award recognises an eminent individual for outstanding contribution to the South Australian water industry or management or conservation of water in the state. […]

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SA Climate Change Adaptation Showcase

The South Australian Climate Change Adaptation Showcase will be held on Thursday 14th March 2013. You will hear the latest in climate science and also how practitioners from around South Australia are working at the local level to determine the best response for their region. Environment Institute members Professor Andy Lowe, Professor Wayne Meyer and […]

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New Paper: Predicting the Distribution of Commercially Important Invertebrate Stocks under Future Climate

A new paper involving Environment Institute members Bayden Russell, Sean Connell, Camille Mellin (also Australian Institute of Marine Science), Barry Brook, Owen Burnell and Damien Fordham has recently been published in the journal PLOS One. The journal titled ‘Predicting the Distribution of Commercially Important Invertebrate Stocks under Future Climate’ projected the future distribution and numbers […]

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The Sprigg Geobiology Centre Launch

The Environment Institute is pleased to announce the launch of a new research centre at the University of Adelaide, the Sprigg Geobiology Centre. The Sprigg Geobiology Centre is a new initiative of the University of Adelaide, developing expertise within geobiology. It aims to understand how organisms both alter and evolve in response to the environment, […]

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New Report: A stock assessment and future management report on the Australian Sardine

A new report titled ‘Movement patterns and stock structure of Australian sardine, Sardinops sagax, off South Australia and the East Coast: implications for future stock assessment and management‘ helps to determine the structure and movement of sardines off South Australia and the east coast of Australia to provide advice to stakeholders. By analysing the facts […]

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Wayne Meyer talks natural science in the latest Debate @ The Waite

In the latest Debate @ The Waite, “Australian cities need Australian Farmers”, Professor Wayne Meyer spoke about the future of natural science and the challenges that South Australia faces. Professor Meyer led an in depth discussion into the issues that confront South Australia and debated the future outlook for the state. Find out more and […]

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Hugh Possingham on Marine Parks

Professor Hugh Possingham is in Adelaide today to advise SA Parliament on Marine Parks. Listen to a brief audio bite of Hugh on the importance and benefits of Marine Parks for South Australia here. For more about the science and benefits Marine Parks provide for the environment and society, head to Conservationbytes.com where Corey Bradshaw […]

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Goyder Institute for Water Research

A new water research institute was announced by the SA state government last week. The Goyder Institute for Water Research will provide independent scientific advice on South Australa’s water system. In a state that is facing declining water availability and quality, the Goyder Institute will improve the State Government’s ability to forecast threats to water […]

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‘From Plains to Plate’ Conference, February 10-13 2010

‘From Plains to Plate’ Conference, February 10-13 2010 ‘From Plains to Plate’ will bring together community, business and government to discuss the issue of strengthening South Australia’s food systems in the face of intensifying environmental, social and economic challenges. Speakers from a range of fields will discuss how local producers and successful government policies and […]

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