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Nov

The assassin spider is not dead on Kangaroo Island!

Researchers have found an ancient species of spider, feared to be extinct after devastating Kangaroo Island bushfires in South Australia in 2020. The spider, known as the assassin spider (Zephyrarchaea austini), was known to live in the Western River Regional Protection Area on Kangaroo Island. The bushfire burnt through more than 200,000 hectares of bush …

22

Nov

Awards for the Enhancement and innovation of student learning

These awards recognise the diverse range of activities, services and programs that contribute to student learning and engagement at the University of Adelaide. They serve to highlight the important role that staff from all areas of the University have in supporting us to achieve our strategic goals. Congratulations to Environment Institute member, Dr Carlos Bartesaghi Koc a …

22

Nov

Alien organisms – are they a threat to biosecurity?

Scientists warn, without good biosecurity measures ‘alien organisms’ on Earth may become a reality stranger than fiction. Published in international journal BioSciences, a team of scientists, including Associate Professor Phill Cassey, Head of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Adelaide, are calling for greater recognition of the biosecurity risks ahead of …

16

Nov

Dr Dominic McAfee receives University Award for Outstanding Achievement

Dr Dominic McAfee has been recognised not only for his significance contribution to the University, but also for how he exemplifies the University of Adelaide values. We are delighted to announce that he has received the Excellence in Research Award for an early-career researcher. As a University Research Associate in the School of Biological Sciences. …

16

Nov

Humans hastened the extinction of the woolly mammoth

New research shows that humans had a significant role in the extinction of woolly mammoths in Eurasia, occurring thousands of years later than previously thought.  An international team of scientists led by researchers from the University of Adelaide and University of Copenhagen, has revealed a 20,000-year pathway to extinction for the woolly mammoth.  “Our research …

16

Nov

Launch of Professor Sarah Wheelers’ book – Water Markets: A Global Assessment

National Water Week aims to inspire individuals, communities and organisations to build awareness around the value of water and this years’ event was a University of Adelaide success. The Environment Institute hosted a special water event with the official book launch of Professor Sarah Wheeler’s book: Water Markets: A Global Assessment. Keynote speaker, Honourable Malcolm …

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