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Jul

Shape-shifting sea snakes – a dynamic story of powerful selection pressures and rapid evolution

Evolutionary biologists are tasked with understanding the great diversity of organisms around us. For all we have discovered about the natural world, there is still so much yet to be understood. Researchers at the University of Adelaide‘s Environment Institute are using comparative approaches to understand how phenotypic diversity evolves by the process of natural selection, …

30

Jun

Two PhD Scholarships available in global change ecology

Joint PhD Scholarships in Macroecology and Biodiversity Conservation available now. Two enthusiastic PhD students are required to work on a hot topic in global change ecology: How do biological mechanisms mediate responses of biodiversity to climate – and human-driven change? The successful candidates will be enrolled in a dual award PhD program recently established between …

29

Jun

Prof. Hugh Possingham featured on ABC Late Night Live

Last week, incoming Chair of the Environment Institute Advisory Board, Prof. Possingham was featured on back to back ABC radio programs. Prof. Possingham spoke with Ian Dunt about the political landscape with Dr. Peter Burnett, to consider what is at stake when Australia’s key piece of environmental legislation is reviewed. Listen now on ABC Late …

25

Jun

EVENT: Professor Jodie Conduit speaking at the Professional Lecture Series for the University of Adelaide.

A new Environment Institute member, Professor Conduit’s research interests lies in understanding how to engage consumers in interactions with organisations. She looks at how they can engage with each other, which will allow them to work together to achieve meaningful and relevant outcomes, particularly in contexts for social inclusion and environmental sustainability. Date: Monday 27 Jul …

25

Jun

A broad diet helps tropical fish survive a range shift due to climate change

The global redistribution of marine and terrestrial species due to climate change is a major concern for conservation planners and resource managers. Now new research, using data from long term surveys of tropical fishes, indicates that traditional studies of this range shift phenomenon largely ignore the sequential nature of species movement. The study, published in …

18

Jun

ARC Funded PhD Opportunities in Past Climate Change

Sprigg Geobiology Centre and Department of Earth Sciences, University of Adelaide have two opportunities available for PhD students. Currently, there are two ARC Discovery projects related to climate change and lake sediments, which requires at least two PhD candidates. The projects will be working alongside Dr. Jonathan Tyler, Associate Prof. John Tibby and Dr. Cameron …

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