News: bushfires

When smoke gets in your vines

Bagging grapes to stop smoke taint

University of Adelaide researchers have found a promising new technology for overcoming smoke taint in grapes – a serious issue for grape and wine producers worldwide in the wake of recent devastating fires that have led to ruined and smoke-affected fruit and in some cases the loss of whole vineyards.

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Bushfire blaze raises bee extinction forecasts

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The number of threatened Australian native bee species is expected to increase by nearly five-fold after the devastating Black Summer bushfires in 2019-20, according to new research.

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Supporting the recovery of Adelaide Hills wildlife

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Wildlife ecologist Dr Jasmin Packer from the University of Adelaide’s School of Biological Sciences, has lent her voice to the long-haul recovery of the habitat devastated by the recent Adelaide Hills bushfire, which is home to endangered species and wildlife. 

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Learning lessons from bushfires for koala survival

Two koalas in tree

A University of Adelaide-led research project will study the clinical data of koalas injured in last summer’s devastating bushfires to give them the best possible chance of survival and recovery in future bushfires.

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Bushfire response

Donations from St Andrew's Hospital Australian Bushfires

In challenging times, communities come together to support their own. In one of Australia’s most severe bushfire seasons, here’s how we’re helping – and how University staff can, too. Find out more about our bushfire response so far.

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University assists bushfire affected grape growers and winemakers

Hickinbotham Roseworthy Lab, Waite campus

The University of Adelaide is offering assistance to wine producers affected by the bushfires in the Adelaide Hills.

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