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Professor Andrew Lowe appointed interim director of Environment Institute

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Andrew Lowe into the position of interim Director of the Environment Institute. He will oversee a transition phase, whilst maintaining core activities of the Institute. He looks forward to understanding current research capabilities and opportunities within the Institute and collaborating with members and stakeholders to ensure its future.

Re-examining residential risk as climate change intensifies

Associate Professor Douglas Bardsley, says the reality of global warming requires that we confront the human and economic costs head-on. “The notion of the once in 100-year flood or fire has to be seriously questioned in a rapidly changing climate,”.

New study unlocks mystery origin of iconic Aussie snakes

New research involving Environment Institute members at the University of Adelaide, has found the first tangible evidence that the ancestors of some of Australia’s most venomous snakes arrived by sea rather than by land – the dispersal route of most other Australian reptiles.

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Downstream Traffic: wildlife conservation and sustainable development’ Reflections on the future of Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre from a Study Tour to Cambodia

The illegal wildlife trade is one of the largest drivers of biodiversity loss and species endangerment globally. This is of particular concern in south-east Asia where the illegal harvesting and trade of animals and plants directly threatens many thousands of species for traditional medicines and wildlife derivatives, exotic pets, and consumption of bush meat. In …



Once the fish factories and ‘kidneys’ of colder seas, Australia’s decimated shellfish reefs are coming back

Australia once had vast oyster and mussel reefs, which anchored marine ecosystems and provided a key food source for coastal First Nations people. But after colonisation, Europeans harvested them for their meat and shells and pushed oyster and mussel reefs almost to extinction. Because the damage was done early – and largely underwater – the destruction of …



EVENT: Rewilding the oceans: combining marine biology & technology, public & policy

The Environment Institute is pleased to present an engaging panel discussion on rewilding our oceans for the University of Adelaide’s Ecoversity 2022 Sustainability Week. Hear from experts on how the future of rewilding rests on combining science with technology, public use with education and policy making. We hope to see you there! Background: Rewilding is becoming …


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Professor Bob Hill gives an insight into our cross-faculty team and how we're making positive steps towards climate change, sustainability and the environment research.

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