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Microbial solutions to soil carbon sequestration

The potential of soil to capture and store carbon dioxide (CO2), known as carbon sequestration, has been proposed as a compelling mitigation strategy to help address climate change. Agriculture is the primary supervisor and benefactor of global soil carbon stocks. It has an important role to play in developing practices that reduce the physical disturbance […]

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Growing resilient communities from the home garden

Do you have a backyard veggie patch? Are you concerned about climate change? Our researchers want to learn about South Australian homes’ perceptions of both! It is globally recognised that we need to be able to feed more people with fewer resources. Therefore, holistic solutions to rampant urbanisation and correlated climatic and societal challenges are […]

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Upcoming Three Minute Thesis final

Good luck to School of Agriculture, Food and Wine PhD Candidate Isobel Hume, who is a Three Minute Thesis (3MT) finalist and will present her research on ‘Urban Food Security’ at tomorrow’s 3MT Final! Isobel is a student of Environment Institute’s Soil Scientist Prof Tim Cavagnaro. The 3MT competition involves explaining years of research, or their 100,000 word thesis, in […]

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Digging deep to unlock soil secrets

Researchers from the University of Adelaide and the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), the research division of the Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA), will examine soil DNA samples collected over the past 20 years to improve productivity, profitability and resilience for Australia’s agricultural sector. The project – “Past, present and future […]

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A quarter of homeowners lawn area can grow enough vegetables to become self-sufficient

Research led by the University of Adelaide has found in a case study of Adelaide properties, households would need to give up less than a quarter of their domestic lawn areas to grow enough vegetables to become self-sufficient. In the study published in Sustainable Cities and Society, researchers calculated self-sufficiency by measuring the capacity of […]

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VIDEO: Prof Tim Cavagnaro: Two tales of a city, Carbon Neutral Adelaide & Urban Agriculture in Adelaide

Professor Tim Cavagnaro presents at the Waite Research Seminar Series. In this seminar Environment Institute member Professor Cavagnaro presents results from two areas of research, both of which are focused on the greater Adelaide region. The first area of research focuses on the goal of achieving a Carbon Neutral Adelaide. Results from a recently completed multidisciplinary project […]

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EVENT: Professor Tim Cavagnaro speaks at Waite Research Institute Webinar Series

Reflecting on experience with soil health and goals of achieving a carbon neutral Adelaide, our Environment Institute member will be speaking to the Waite Research Institute audience. In this open seminar, Professor Tim Cavagnaro will present results from two areas of research, both of which are focused on the greater Adelaide region. Abstract: Two tales of a […]

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