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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.
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.
Explaining years of research in three minutes, using only one PowerPoint slide. That’s the challenge 10 of our PhD students will tackle in the national Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.
Superbugs—antibiotic-resistant bacteria bolstered by over-prescription and unchecked use in farming—are wreaking havoc on global health, claiming over 1.3 million lives annually.
Oyster reefs across Australia—once bustling underwater metropolises and vital pillars of our marine ecosystems—are now ghost towns.
The Australian property market dominates the national conversation, with speculation rife about house prices rising and the influence of interest rates.
EP014, with Dr Valerie Cains.
Music isn’t just about fun and entertainment. It’s also a powerful tool for self-expression, human connection, and motivation. But did you know it can be useful for pain regulation, boosting immune health, lowering blood pressure, and easing clinical anxiety and depression?
With the ever-advancing spectre that is climate change, reducing harm caused by climate-driven disasters will take greater community action and increased collaboration between government, researchers, and industry.