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Plight of the bandicoot in prime-time spotlight

Channel 9’s Saturday night news featured the plight of the southern brown bandicoot, an endangered species with populations across the Adelaide Hils and Mount Lofty Ranges. Habitat preservation is key to the survival of the bandicoot. But the habitat of this native marsupial poses a problem to both residents of the Adelaide Hills and conservationists. Bandicoots thrive around private […]

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Open letter to PM Malcolm Turnbull – There is No Planet B

A group of scientists and industry leaders have called on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to take action on climate change. In an open letter entitled There Is No Planet B, 154 Australian scientists urged the Government to address the root causes of climate change. “We are as humans conducting a massive science experiment with this […]

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ACEBB/EELS/EI Seminar Series podcasts available

The Environment Institute, the Australian Centre for Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity and the Ecology, Evolution and Landscape Science academic group in the School of Earth & Environmental Sciences hold a regular seminar series during semester. The series includes seminars with invited high-profile speakers from across the Institute’s subject areas, including marine and climate science, energy, […]

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Animal Evolution in Arid Australia Seminar Friday 3 May

Environment Institute member Professor Steven Cooper will present a seminar on his research ‘A New World Down Under: biodiversity and evolution of subterranean animals from the Australian arid zone’. About the speaker Professor Steven Cooper is a Principal Researcher at the South Australian Museum and an affiliate at the University of Adelaide, where he is […]

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New Paper: The Australian desert and the diverse variety of fauna that survive in the arid region

A new paper titled ‘Desert Springs: Deep Phylogeographic Structure in an Ancient Endemic Crustacean (Phreatomerus latipes)‘ investigates the Australian desert and the diverse multitude of animals that call the arid landscape home. The paper specifically focuses on the diverse variety of fauna that exist throughout the Great Artesian Basin in central Australia. The paper involves […]

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New Paper – Divergent molecular lineages and not-so-cryptic species: the first descriptions of stygobitic chiltoniid amphipods (Talitroidea: Chiltoniidae) from Western Australia

A new paper involving Environment Institute members Rachael King (also SA Museum), Tessa Bradford (also CSIRO Land & Water), Andrew Austin and Steven Cooper (also SA Museum) as well as William Humphreys (WA Museum and University of Western Australia) has recently been published in the Journal of Crustacean Biology. The paper, titled ‘Divergent molecular lineages […]

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