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We are responding to our changing climate in South Australia and helping the state to prepare and adapt.

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The Environment Institute represents a diverse range of centres and programs, dedicated to making environmental change.

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Our interdisciplinary research approach ensures members produce exceptional results.

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We have an enthusiastic team of researchers, dedicated to great research and results.

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Latest News

Professor Paul Babie appointed the ninth holder of the Bonython Chair in Law

Environment Institute member, Professor Paul Babie has been appointed the ninth holder of the Bonython Chair in Law at the Adelaide Law School. Professor Babie currently teaches property law, property theory, law and religion and Roman law.

Echidna CSI wins at the SA Science Excellence and Innovations Awards

The Environment Institute had four teams/members as finalists at the awards this year, including iBandi, Dr Dominic McAfee, Dr Tahlia Perry and winning team - Echidna CSI for the Outstanding Science and Research Award. Congratulations to the all.

Researchers help identify the Unknown Soldier 80 years on

A mystery from World War II has finally been solved by the ACAD team at the University of Adelaide. ACAD used aDNA expertise, human evolution expertise, and “new method development” expertise and obtained a DNA profile from the remains. Over 200 living relatives of HMAS Sydney sailors were tested to find a match, with success finally achieved.

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Jan

Citizens help unlock the secret lives of echidnas

Researchers at the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute and members of the general public have recorded the largest number of echidna sightings across Australia to aid in the conservation of the iconic mammal. In a paper published in PNAS, the researchers describe the outcomes of the Echidna Conservation Science Initiative (EchidnaCSI), a citizen science project established in …

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Jan

How older Australians can beat the heat at home

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have developed a guide for older South Australians to help them to keep the temperature in their homes comfortable during summer and winter. The researchers say, because older people spend the majority of their time (75-80 per cent) at home, improving room temperatures can greatly benefit their wellbeing. The …

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Jan

Ancient DNA helps solve mystery disappearance of lions and bears

An international team of researchers led by the University of Adelaide, suggest a change in climate is the likely cause of the mysterious disappearance of ancient lions and bears from parts of North America for a thousand years or more prior to the last Ice Age. In a study in Molecular Ecology, the researchers sequenced DNA …

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University of Adelaide research making an impact

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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