Through new-species discovery, expansive organism-abundance studies and advanced modelling, University of Adelaide researchers are expanding global biodiversity awareness and informing environmental decision-making.
Four major global and national challenges – clean energy, food wastage, competition for arable land, and energy security – are being addressed by a new solar-driven liquid-fuel production method set to power aircraft and agricultural vehicles.
Building on a foundation of respectful partnership, the University of Adelaide is working closely with Indigenous Australian communities to create opportunity, enhance wellbeing and deepen understanding of a remarkable cultural history.
This much we know: biodiverse urban green spaces are good for us.
It’s no secret: in humanity’s give-and-take planetary contract, we’re not keeping our end of the bargain. With big changes required throughout society, the University of Adelaide is looking well below the surface.
Discarded potato peelings and pulp created by potato product manufacturers could soon be turned into a Premium South Australian Vodka.
On paper, smart technology would appear capable of supporting and enhancing virtually every aspect of urban life. But in real world applications, of course, technological capability is no guarantee of success.
An ingenious water treatment system that allows communities in developing countries to produce safe drinking water with little more than sunshine and chip packets.
A premium apple sprit made from leftover cider pulp is the goal of this collaboration between the Hills Cider Company and the University of Adelaide.
Identification of superbug bacteria paves the way for new therapies and improved water purification in developing countries.
Improving operations of water supply systems throughout Australia and across the world using fast mathematical optimisation techniques
Agave, the plant best known for producing tequila, shows promise as a source of biofuel and other biochemical products.
Dr Lian Pin Koh is helping to protect threatened tropical ecosystems through the use of drone technology
ARC Future Fellow Giang Nguyen seeks to better predict collapse at underground mine sites by understanding the way materials behave under various environmental and load conditions
Sarah’s research relates to Marine Parasitology and Molecular Evolution. Her PhD has added a wealth of knowledge to dicyemid faunal composition and ecology in Australian waters
Simon’s research focuses on identifying genetic mutations that cause insecticide resistance.
Damien, an ARC Future Fellow working in the University’s Environment Institute, conducts research focused on the causes and consequences of extinction
Giving developing countries the power to protect their threatened tropical ecosystems through unique “conservation drones”
The University’s Environment Institute is central to developing an integrated ocean management program to maintain the balance of the Spencer Gulf Ecosystem
Not all almonds are the same, in fact our research has shown that some taste better than others and can be grown easier and with less risk of disease
Acid sulfate soils have the potential to cause damage to our wildlife and waterways. PhD student, Chaolei, is looking at ways to remediate these soils, through the addition of organic matter.