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Marine Biology
The University of Adelaide
SA 5005 Australia

Phone: +61 8 8303 4458
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News & Events

Marine Biology Program news and events:

  • Podcast: Recovering historic oyster reefs
    Around 150 years ago oyster reefs lined our coastline, improving water quality, clarity and fish life. Unfortunately, due to the reefs being harvested to extinction we now have a much less healthy ecosystem. However, a collaborative venture between the...
    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:53:26 +0930
  • The battle against extinction
    In a special feature in The Advertiser entitled ‘The fight to bring animals back from the brink,’ four University of Adelaide scientists explain their role in the battle against extinction of our native animals. From sea snakes to native quolls to the ...
    Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:47:26 +0930
  • Habitat isolation can effect the future of marine amphipods
    Habitat isolation challenges species dispersal to colonise and occupy new locations. A paper published in Biology Letters by Dr Pablo Munguia entitled ‘Role of sources and temporal sinks in a marine amphipod,’ explores how populations can survive in is...
    Tue, 23 Jun 2015 09:33:54 +0930
  • New frontiers in marine movement ecology
    Dr Pablo Munguia from the University of Adelaide was one of three researchers involved in a paper entitled ‘Frontiers in marine movement ecology: mechanisms and consequences of migration and dispersal in marine habitats,’ published in Biology Letters. ...
    Thu, 11 Jun 2015 09:47:35 +0930
  • Podcast: Protecting the ecology of the Spencer Gulf
    Professor Bronwyn Gillanders from the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute was interviewed by Sarah Martin on Radio Adelaide’s The Sound of Science program about her thoughts on protecting the ecology of the Spencer Gulf. The Spencer Gulf is ...
    Tue, 26 May 2015 13:12:24 +0930
  • Doctoral Research Medal winners
    The Environment Institute congratulates Dr Sarah Catalano, Dr Owen Burnell and Dr Simon Divecha on winning Adelaide University Doctoral Research Medals. The University awards up to 15 Doctoral Research Medals for the highest quality PhD theses examined...
    Mon, 25 May 2015 10:39:44 +0930
  • Conserving the seascape nursery
    Mangroves and other coastal ecosystems are important nurseries for recreational and commercial finfish and shellfish species. Yet almost half of the global coverage of mangrove has been lost due to humans. To sustain their important ecosystem services ...
    Tue, 19 May 2015 09:55:18 +0930
  • eScience: Losing oyster reefs to history
    In the May 2015 eScience magazine, PhD student Heidi Alleway and her supervisor Professor Sean Connell highlight the importance of oyster reefs in maintaining a healthy marine environment. The article explores the history behind the large loss of natur...
    Thu, 14 May 2015 08:25:35 +0930
  • Media Release: Coorong fish hedge their bets for survival
    Analysis of the ear bones of the River Murray estuarine fish black bream has revealed how these fish ‘hedge their bets’ for population survival. Published in the journal Biology Letters, University of Adelaide research has shown that within this single...
    Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:53:44 +1030
  • Environment Institute researcher Bronwyn Gillanders to headline WOMAD Planet Talks
    Professor of Marine Biology Bronwyn Gillanders will present at the WOMAD Planet Talks this weekend, to a theme entitled “Creating Hope For Our Oceans And Marine Environments.” When: 3pm, Monday 9th March, 2015 Where: Botanic Park, Adelaide Bookings: Or...
    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:57:55 +1030