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Our researchers and affiliates are all over social media- especially Twitter! Find out all the latest from the Environment Institute, straight from the horse’s mouth. Read their tweets, give them a follow and engage with this fantastic group of researchers!

See our full list: http://blogs.adelaide.edu.au/environment/2016/08/26/twitterati-our-researchers-on-twitter/
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You have just one more day to enter our Instagram photo competition. Win tickets to TedXAdelaide (worth $190!) in just three easy steps!
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Australia used to be home to megafauna- almost-mythical creatures that were like up-scaled versions of kangaroos, wombats and emus. And now, the ultimate game of Cluedo is being played to find out the cause of their extinction?

Was it Professor Plum with a knife in the cellar? Or Mrs Peacock with a revolver in the library? Or maybe, it was all of them and some...

Find out in this classic Who Dunnit podcast featuring our very own Dr Frederik Saltre

http://blogs.adelaide.edu.au/environment/2016/02/10/podcast-who-dun-it-us/
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We have just a few days left til our Instagram competition ends! Win tickets to TedXAdelaide (worth $190!) in just 3 easy steps.

http://blogs.adelaide.edu.au/environment/2016/08/04/win-tedx-adelaide-double-passes-by-joining-our-instagram-competition/
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The discovery of fossils at Ediacara, Flinders Ranges changed our understanding of geology and now, a new e-book uncovers the mysteries of this important discovery.

The e-book, entitled Ediacaran Fossils of the Flinders Ranges, was developed by the South Australian Museum, aided by the University of Adelaide’s Felicity Coutts. Readers will discover the process of fossilisation, the importance of the fossil discovery at the Flinders Ranges and the birth of a new geological time period: the Ediacaran period.

Download the free e-book now!

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Carp-ageddon strikes again!

Remember that news story about using the herpes virus to wipe our carp in the River Murray? Well it's back in the headlines and this time, the news isn't good.

Research by our Honours student Richie Walsh has shown that the sudden death of carp could actually be worse for the River Murray than anticipated.

Read the full story: http://blogs.adelaide.edu.au/environment/2016/08/17/carp-ageddon-could-spell-doom-for-the-river-murray/
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155 of our best and brightest scientists have signed an open letter to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, urging the government to act on climate change.

“We are as humans conducting a massive science experiment with this planet. It’s the only planet we have got …. We know that the consequences of unchecked global warming would be catastrophic …. We as a human species have a deep and abiding obligation to this planet and to the generations that will come after us."

“We call on the Australian government to tackle the root causes of an unfolding climate tragedy and do what is required to protect future generations and nature, including meaningful reductions of Australia’s peak carbon emissions and coal exports, while there is still time.”
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Tomorrow, Professor Chris Turney from UNSW visits to present a seminar on the bipolar seesaw of the ocean. Dont miss out! Full details here: https://t.co/F12UK69Yzc

And while you're at it, check out his latest article in The Conversation, written in collaboration with our very own Professor Alan Cooper: http://ow.ly/XSg5303yGm0
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Some good news for the Australian native hopbush. Our guest blogger Matthew Christmas takes us through his latest research into this true Aussie Battler.

"Under contemporary climate change, plants are experiencing ever-changing conditions. Genetic adaptation may prove key to their persistence in an uncertain future. For the hopbush, recent evidence suggests that the species is well equipped to adapt to a changing climate."

http://blogs.adelaide.edu.au/environment/2016/08/23/hopbush-climate-adaptation-evidence-from-the-genome/
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Radio Adelaide chats to PhD student Jack Tatler, although “dingo whisperer” would also be an apt title.

Tatler is studying the role of dingos in the ecosystem. He studies both wild and captive dingos, equipping them with specialised GPS collars to track their every movement.

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http://blogs.adelaide.edu.au/environment/?p=11037&preview=true
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The Koonamore Vegetation Reserve in South Australia is one of the world’s oldest continuously monitored scientific sites. The 400ha piece of land was established in 1926 and has provided generations of scientists, students and volunteers the opportunity to help preserve and study the unique ecology.

Thanks to decades of data, our understanding of arid ecology has helped us to understand the impacts of grazing by sheep and pests.

“The reserve has shown the remarkable recovery of overgrazed vegetation after removal of sheep, but more especially after the removal of rabbits. Clearly rabbits prevent regeneration of trees and shrubs by eating the small seedlings and make a large difference to the natural vegetation. However, it seems that recovery is only steady after extraordinary rainfall events.

http://blogs.adelaide.edu.au/environment/2016/08/18/media-release-90-years-of-monitoring-change-in-arid-zone/
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Technology is the key to conservation, so says a new paper out by Lian Pin Koh and a group of international ecologists.

The paper is published in the open-access journal Global Ecology and Conservation and is available for all to read. From satellites to drones, it covers all.

http://blogs.adelaide.edu.au/environment/2016/08/16/technology-is-the-key-to-conservation/
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The Environment Institute brings together leading research groups at the University of Adelaide in the fields of science, engineering and economics relating to the management and use of natural resources and infrastructure.
Research Centres/Programs include:
  • Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD)
  • Australian Centre for Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity (ACEBB)
  • Conservation Science & Technology (CST)
  • Global Ecology Laboratory
  • Landscape Futures Program (LFP)
  • Marine Biology Program (MBP)
  • Water Research Centre (WRC)