News: climate change

‘Animal-stress’ signal improves plant drought resilience

A plant shoot growing through dry earth

A team of Australian and German researchers has discovered a novel pathway that plants can use to save water and improve their drought tolerance.

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Why our rivers are running drier

Image of drought impacted Lake Keepit in regional NSW

An international team of researchers including the University of Adelaide has demonstrated that climate change is responsible for the changes in the flow and water volume of rivers globally, with major implications for Australia.

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A brighter, greener future for industry

Industrial greening

Join one of Australia’s leading authorities on clean energy technology who will explain how heavy industry can reduce its pollutants so that global emissions targets can be met.

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Fish sex organs boosted under high-CO2

Triplefin fish near underwater vent

Research from the University of Adelaide has found that some species of fish will have higher reproductive capacity because of larger sex organs, under the more acidic oceans of the future.

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Polar ice shelf maths brings national recognition

Luke Bennetts

Using applied mathematics to investigate the impacts of climate change on polar ice shelves, and other geophysical problems, has brought national recognition for University of Adelaide’s Associate Professor Luke Bennetts with Australia’s top prize for mathematicians aged 40 and under.

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Climate change threatens Komodo dragons

Komodo dragon

The world’s largest lizard, the Komodo dragon, could be driven to extinction by climate change unless significant measures to intervene are taken soon.

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Using the past to maintain future biodiversity

Jaguar

New research shows that safeguarding species and ecosystems and the benefits they provide for society against future climatic change requires effective solutions which can only be formulated from reliable forecasts.

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Marine food webs under increasing stress

Marine life, Whakaari Island, New Zealand

Scientists at the University of Adelaide have found growing evidence that marine ecosystems will not cope well with rising sea temperatures caused by climate change.

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Past climate safe havens now most vulnerable

Fish and map of Indo-Pacific

The profound threat of future climate change to biodiversity demands that scientists seek ever more effective ways to identify the most vulnerable species, communities, and ecosystems.

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Symposium focuses on hot cities

Adelaide heat map

Adelaide – and cities around the world – are facing similar challenges: higher population density, reduced open spaces, rising urban heat, increasing need for cooling to combat the heat, and urban pollution.

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