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Dr Tahlia Perry is a finalist in 2021 SA Science Excellence and Innovation Awards

Congratulations to Dr Tahlia Perry who has been announced as a finalist in PhD Research Excellence in the 2021 SA Science Excellence and Innovation Awards. Dr Perry, from the University of Adelaide’s School of Biological Sciences and the Environment Institute, is passionate about conserving Australia’s wildlife using innovative methods to engage the public and launched the […]

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Echidna CSI finalist in the 2021 Eureka Prize

The University of Adelaide’s Echidna Conservation Science Initiative (EchidnaCSI) is a finalist in the Australian Museum’s 2021 Eureka Prizes. EchidnaCSI is a citizen science project where members of the public across Australia are encouraged to take photos of echidnas found in their local area through a dedicated phone app, and collect echidna scat (poo) for molecular analysis of […]

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EVENT: Exploring echidnas, poop and insects on Kangaroo Island

Join our researchers in echidna and insect biology, to learn all about the secret lives of these remarkable species on Kangaroo Island. Did you know that the Kangaroo Island echidna is the best studied echidna population in the world? That there are unique insects that live on the island that can’t be found anywhere else? […]

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VIDEO: #CitSciOzOnline with Tahlia Perry and Dr Jasmin Packer

Researchers from the Environment Institute share their success in citizen science. Dr Jasmin Packer and Tahlia Perry have a diverse and varied background engaging with the public to benefit research and help save endangered species of flora and fauna. Ph.D. Candidate Tahlia Perry from Echidna CSI spoke to #CitSciOzOnline in​ Connections and Partnership about “Echidna CSI – Combining […]

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Nature paper reveals platypus and echidna genomes feature mammalian biology and evolution

International researchers join Environment Institute members in solving the mystery of Australia’s most ancient living mammals The research featured in Nature. includes the first complete genetic code of the echidna and a better quality code for the platypus. Environment Institute member Professor Frank Grutzner said the two genomes would provide new insights into the unique biology […]

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EVENT: EchidnaCSI at Australian Citizen Science Association’s Online Conference

Ms Tahlia Perry will provide insights into combining ecology, genetics and microbiology with citizen science at CitSciOzOnline. Ms Tahlia Perry, completing PhD student in the School of Biological Sciences, has been invited as one of only 13 speakers for the Australian Citizen Science Association’s Online Conference – CitSciOzOnline. Date: Wednesday October 21st 2020 Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm ACST Where: Watch […]

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Echidna CSI receives funding to investigate the impact of bushfires on echidnas

As bushfire recovery begins on Kangaroo Island, it’s important remember the recovery of native flora and fauna. The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife (FNPW) has selected the Echidna CSI project “Investigating the impact of bushfires on Kangaroo Island echidna diet and health” for funding through the FNPW Bushfire Recovery Small Grants. The project has been allocated […]

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Tahlia Perry announced as The University of Adelaide STEM Young Achievers Award Winner

We are delighted to announce PHD student Tahlia Perry has won the renown Young Achievers: University of Adelaide STEM Award. Known for her successful EchidnaCSI project, Tahlia’s PHD research focuses on understanding echidna biology and distribution Australia wide in order to better protect them. Echidnas are ecologically and evolutionarily important but conservation efforts are limited by a […]

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Celebrating Earth Hour with citizen science day

Budding citizen scientists or those who just love science and are interested in looking after the environment have an opportunity to get involved with University of Adelaide research. They are being invited to a Citizen Science Day at the University of Adelaide on Saturday 24 March. Held in the lead up to, and in conjunction […]

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Media Release: Citizen Scientists wanted to solve echidna mysteries

The Australian public is being called on to help better understand and conserve our iconic native echidna, by collecting echidna scats (poo) and taking photographs wherever echidnas or scats are spotted. University of Adelaide researchers are launching a new citizen science project to address important questions about echidna numbers and distribution and to obtain material […]

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