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Bringing oyster reefs back from extinction

Ostrea angasi reef

Oyster reefs carpeted thousands of kilometers of Australian coastline 200 years ago, but were dredged to near extinction within a century of colonial settlement. An ambitious nationwide restoration program now seeks to bring them back. In South Australia, the largest reef restoration in the Southern Hemisphere, Windara Reef, was constructed in 2017 to restore the ecosystem of the native mud oyster, Ostrea angasi, off the Yorke Peninsula.

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Bushfire and the challenge to respond to new levels of environmental risk

Bushfire and the challenge to respond to new levels of environmental risk

There have been terrible bushfires this summer across southern Australia – and they are still going. Part of the reason for this disaster is the unprecedented climatic conditions that the country has been facing, including record hot and dry conditions.

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Can we revive extinct ecosystems with music? Exploring the ocean orchestra with Dr Dominic McAfee

Dr Dominic McAffee holding a music speaker

EP12, with Dr Dominic McAffee

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If a tree falls in a forest, what happens to its carboncredits? Unpacking Australia’s carbon offset scheme with Michelle Waycott

Professor Michelle Waycott

EP11, with Professor Michelle Waycott.

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How can we build better care for men’s mental health? The conversation Australia needs to have. With Professor Deborah Turnbull

male meditation in nature

EP10, with Professor Deborah Turnbull.

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Dedication or deception? How greenwashing impacts us all. With Professor Melissa Nursey-Bray

Crowd at a demonstration holding a sign that says Planet over Profit

EP09, with Professor Melissa Nursey-Bray.

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How can we rethink reoffence? With Dr Julie-Anne Toohey

Dr Julie-Anne Toohey

EP08, with Dr Julie-Anne Toohey.

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University of Adelaide Ranked in the Top 100 World-wide

Peter Høj AC

The University of Adelaide has leapt 23 places in the Times Higher Education University Rankings for 2023, landing in the top 100 universities worldwide.

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Our fuel for the future? Breaking down green hydrogen with Professor Greg Metha

Professor Greg Metha

EP07, with Professor Greg Metha.

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The algorithm will see you now. Can AI fill the gaps in our mental health care system?

News Story Episode 6 The Discovery Pod

EP06, with Associate Professor Carolyn Semmler.

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