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Latest News

Prof. Hugh Possingham announced as new Chair for Environment Institute Advisory Board

We welcome Chief Scientist of The Nature Conservancy, Professor Hugh Possingham as the incoming Chair. As alumni and Emeritus Professor at the University of Adelaide, he is widely regarded internationally for his work and we look forward to Prof. Possinghams leadership in future.

Researchers develop new eDNA techniques to detect the rare Australian endemic Blind Cave Eel

This new technique enables detection of the Blind Cave Eel from environmental DNA (eDNA) in groundwater, without physically catching the animals. It was detected at eight separate locations; three sites where it had previously been physically detected and more significantly, at five sites from which the species has never been recorded.

SA’s second large-scale oyster reef restoration will be constructed off the Adelaide metropolitan coast

A new shellfish reef is to be built at Glenelg, signalling a rapid transition from environmental amnesia to conservation action. The site was chosen as it represents one of first reef restorations near a major urban centre in the world, within a 1 km of Glenelg’s shoreline. It will offer a fantastic opportunity for the public and students to engage with reef restoration. 

Bushfire response from Director Professor Bob Hill

"The recent, shocking sequence of bushfires across the southern and eastern coast of Australia has stunned us all.

In South Australia, we have experienced some extremely challenging times. The impacts of these fires will be felt for decades to come and the response to them will be complex. I have been involved in some aspects of these responses and many University of Adelaide staff have relevant expertise to assist with the recovery process."

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Apr

555 million-year-old fossils reveal early feeding strategies

An international team of researchers has shed light on the feeding mode of Pentaradial Arkarua, a strange, alien-like creature. This creature inhabited tropical, shallow waters covering the Flinders Ranges of South Australia 555 million years ago according to the collaborative team involving South Australian Museum and Environment Institute’s Associate Professor Diego C. García-Bellido, several European institutions. Their …

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Mar

EVENT: Join us at ‘Pints of Ideas’ to discuss the plastic pollution problem and solutions

Join the Environment Institute and Ecoversity to discuss the problem of plastic pollution. This inaugural Pints of Ideas event, is an environmental pub-talk series brought to you University’s Ecoversity program.The first session will explore ‘How big is the plastic pollution problem and what can we do about it?’ Hear about the solutions in research, policy …

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Mar

Mount Lofty Ranges woodland bird monitoring reveals steep decline in numbers

Woodland birds are disappearing from the Mount Lofty Ranges at an alarming rate, University of Adelaide research shows, and scientists say the trend is a sign that the ecosystem is on the verge of collapse. Over the past 20 years, the number of woodland birds at monitoring sites has halved. Member of the Environment Institute, …

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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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