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Friday, 1 August 2014

Can selective logging maintain forest biodiversity?

Taking just a few large trees per hectare of tropical forest will see a substantial reduction in biodiversity with the biggest impact on mammals and amphibians, a new study has found.

Published today in the journal Current Biology, the team of Australian, Swiss and United States scientists have quantified the impacts of logging at various intensities on different groups of animals found in tropical forests. They have established thresholds of logging intensity beyond which species are lost to the forest.

They found that mammals and amphibians were most sensitive to logging. The number of species in these groups would be halved at logging intensities of just 38 m3 per hectare (removing about 3-4 large trees from every hectare) and 63 m3 per hectare (about 6-7 large trees) respectively. [Full Story]

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Friday, 1 August 2014

Shrinking dinosaurs evolved into flying birds

A new study has revealed how massive, meat-eating, ground-dwelling dinosaurs − the theropods − evolved into agile flyers. [Full Story]

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Soccer's key role in helping migrants to adjust

New research has for the first time detailed the important role soccer has played in helping migrants to adjust to their new lives in Australia. [Full Story]

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Review of South Australian schemes for locating wills

The SALRI is calling for submissions on whether there should be a state scheme for recording the location of, or storing, South Australians' wills. [Full Story]

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Teen insomnia is linked with depression and anxiety

A major study of high school students has shed new light on the links between insomnia-related mental health conditions among teens. [Full Story]

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NO MAN'S LAND by Harold Pinter
Saturday, 2 August 2014 - Saturday, 16 August 2014, 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Little Theatre (The Cloisters), North Terrace Campus

Public Lecture: Community Engagement by Chinese Firms in Australia: Practices and Benefits
Monday, 4 August 2014, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Barr Smith South 534 Forum Lecture Room

RUSSLR 2014 Law and Religion Oration
Tuesday, 5 August 2014, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Moot Court room

10th Anniversary Oration by Professor Robert Norman AO: Destiny's children and fortune's orphans - lessons from the start of life
Wednesday, 6 August 2014, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Elder Hall, North Terrace

Exploring the Frontiers of Size and Energy at the Large Hadron Collider - Sub-atomic particles, the Higgs Boson and beyond
Thursday, 7 August 2014
Level 1, Napier Building, Lecture Theatre 102

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