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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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Speed-reducing innovations drive safety on regional roads

A road with a road sign on the left

University of Adelaide’s Centre for Automotive Safety Research (CASR) is developing technology to reduce crashes at regional intersections and––in the words of CASR researcher Chris Stokes––“save lives.”

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New AI-powered Bushfire-fighting App NOBURN Goes Live

A Bushfire

University of Adelaide experts from the Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML) developed a new AI-powered model to help predict and prevent devastating bushfires. 

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Professor Helen Marshall Named 2023 South Australian Scientist of the Year

Professor Helen Marshal

Leading University of Adelaide vaccinologist Professor Helen Marshall AM has been named the 2023 South Australian Scientist of the Year for her pioneering and life-saving research on meningococcal disease and immunisation.

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Research Tuesdays Lecture Series: AI's Hidden Impacts

Imagine searching for a job online, only to learn that the opportunities presented to you are determined by your gender.

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Research Tuesdays Lecture Series: 3 Minute Thesis

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.

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Research Tuesdays Lecture Series: Superbug solutions

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. 

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Research Tuesdays Lecture Series: Reefs Reawakened

Oyster reefs across Australia—once bustling underwater metropolises and vital pillars of our marine ecosystems—are now ghost towns.

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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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