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Leading Institute researchers talk about some of their work, the importance of their research and motivations for their studies.

  • Professor Alan Cooper

    Alan Cooper, Director of the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA, talks about using geological records to guide modern conservation and management decisions. As well as current research on climate change and the impact it has on extinction.

  • Professor Andrew Lowe

    Andy Lowe talks about biodiversity corridors in the Adelaide Hills and designing biodiversity corridors to assist with species migration.

  • Professor Bronwyn Gillanders

    Bronwyn Gillanders, Director of the Marine Biology Program, talks about the Spencer Gulf Project, the giant Australian cuttlefish and the Olympic Dam expansion.

  • Professor Justin Brookes

    Justin Brookes, Director of the Water Research Centre, talks about understanding what will happen to our freshwater systems and habitats in a changing climate. He talks about the importance of freshwater for the Coorong and Lower Lakes ecosystem and blue-green algae in the Torrens River.

  • Dr Laura Weyrich

    Laura Weyrich was awarded the 2017 Tall Poppy Award for Best Young Scientist. She talks about her work in the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA which uses ancient Bacterial DNA in fossilised teeth plaque to piece together the lives and diets of Neantherthals.

  • Associate Professor Lian Pin Koh

    TED Talk by Associate Professor Lian Pin Koh, Ecologist who makes a persuasive case for using drones to protect the world's forests and wildlife.

    These lightweight autonomous flying vehicles can track animals in their natural habitat, monitor the health of rainforests, even combat crime by detecting poachers via thermal imaging. Added bonus? They're also entirely affordable.

  • Associate Professor Phil Cassey

    Phill Cassey, Director of Biosecurity with the Conservation Science and Technology, talks about the importance of understanding how invasive species arrive in Australia. He also examines the what risks we face from species that have already found their way here.

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