Leading Institute researchers talk about some of their work, the importance of their research and motivations for their studies.
Professor Alan Cooper
Alan Cooper, Director of the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA, talks about using geological records to guide modern conservation and management decisions. As well as current research on climate change and the impact it has on extinction.
Professor Andrew Lowe
Andy Lowe talks about biodiversity corridors in the Adelaide Hills and designing biodiversity corridors to assist with species migration.
Professor Corey Bradshaw
Corey Bradshaw of the Global Ecology Laboratory and Barry Brook, discuss the effects of climate change on deforestation, habitat loss and invasive species. They talk about capturing these relationships in models to help make predictions about future extinction risk.
Professor Bronwyn Gillanders
Bronwyn Gillanders, Director of the Marine Biology Program, talks about the Spencer Gulf Project, the giant Australian cuttlefish and the Olympic Dam expansion.
Associate Professor Lian Pin Koh
TED Talk by Associate Professor Lian Pin Koh, Ecologist who makes a persuasive case for using drones to protect the world's forests and wildlife. These lightweight autonomous flying vehicles can track animals in their natural habitat, monitor the health of rainforests, even combat crime by detecting poachers via thermal imaging. Added bonus? They're also entirely affordable.
Professor Wayne Meyer
Wayne Meyer, former Director of the Landscape Futures Program, talks about understanding what inspires transformational change of land use in Australia, the clay for Carbon project and the Adelaide Hills World Heritage project.
Professor Justin Brookes
Justin Brookes, Director of the Water Research Centre, talks about understanding what will happen to our freshwater systems and habitats in a changing climate. He talks about the importance of freshwater for the Coorong and Lower Lakes ecosystem and blue-green algae in the Torrens River.
Associate Professor Phill Cassey
Phill Cassey, Director of Biosecurity with the Conservation Science and Technology, talks about the importance of understanding how invasive species arrive in Australia. He also examines the what risks we face from species that have already found their way here.