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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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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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Wildlife trade threatening unprotected animals

A lizard sitting on a stick

Have you ever wanted a two-toed sloth for a pet? How about a Chinese water dragon? Well, if you live in the United States you might just have a chance of snagging one of these exotic species. New research from the University of Adelaide’s Invasion Science and Wildlife Ecology Group shows that three times as many of these unregulated species are being imported into the US compared to regulated species.

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The Business of Innovation. What Does it Take to Bring Big Ideas to Market?

Stephen Rodda News Story

EP05, with Dr Stephen Rodda.

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Is Blue Carbon the Answer to Lowering Emissions? The Science of Sinking Carbon

Mangroves for Dr Alice Jones News Story

EP04, with Dr Alice Jones.

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Dogs Saving Lives with a Sniff. How can we Decode Disease with Scent?

Dog sitting on the grass

EP03, with Dr Anne-Lise Chaber.

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Biomimicry: Engineering Innovations Inspired by Nature

Landscape and a large flock of birds gathering at dusk

EP02, with Doctor Noune Melkoumian.

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Growing Our Way Out of the Climate Crisis

Living wall of plants for Rachel Burton News Story

EP01, with Professor Rachel Burton.

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Bike tech powers world record win

Cyclist on Bike

Humpback whales might not be the first creature that springs to mind when you think of aerodynamics – nevertheless, their incredible ability to make tight turns and spectacular leaps has inspired cutting-edge cycling technology that powered Olympic cycling champion Filippo Ganna hour world record win.

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