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Bringing oyster reefs back from extinction
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
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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Research Tuesdays Lecture Series: Unlocking property insights
The Australian property market dominates the national conversation, with speculation rife about house prices rising and the influence of interest rates.
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Research Tuesdays Lecture Series: Music as medicine
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?
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Research Tuesdays Lecture Series: Risk-ready or not?
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.
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Research Tuesdays Lecture Series: Healthcare Overhaul
There’s more than one way to revolutionise healthcare. How? Hear from world-renowned cardiologists.
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