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Photo by Marc Jones // Owen Springs Reserve, Northern Territory // The eyes of this Spiny-tailed Gecko provide it with excellent night vision for hunting the cockroaches, crickets and spiders.
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Photo by Julian Greer // Welsby Lagoon, North Stradbroke Island // Our researchers hard at work in the field. Carrying black painted pipes to store core samples
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The Environment Institute’s Dr Eleanor Dormontt has been featured in the latest edition of New Scientist, sharing her insights into the illegal timber trade.

"With wildlife crime escalating, maybe it’s time to revamp the international treaty aimed at combatting it. Forensic scientists are proposing a series of changes to the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) to allow new technologies to be unleashed on the problem."

http://blogs.adelaide.edu.au/environment/2016/09/21/dna-detectives-featured-in-new-scientist/
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Photo by Jose Facelli // Large rainfall event in arid lands trigger spectacular flowering events. Here the heliotropium moth (>Utetheisa pulchelloides<) feds upon the golden flowers of >Chrysocephalum apiculatum<

Follow us on Instagram for more beautiful images from our researchers: https://www.instagram.com/environmentinstitute/
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Dengue fever is a climate-sensitive mosquito-borne disease that poses a threat to half the world’s population. But do we have the capacity to cope with future dengue fever challenges in the face of climate change?

Our research is on the case: http://blogs.adelaide.edu.au/environment/2016/04/17/can-we-cope-with-the-ever-increasing-threat-of-dengue-fever/
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Our researchers often help organisations plan for the future. But what are the best ways to plan for events that don't yet exist?

The Intelligent Water Decisions Research Group delves into future planning and shares their top tips.

"When we think about how our own lives will change in the future, it is full of uncertainties. Missed or taken opportunities. Unexpected offers. Then turning of the years brings with it new challenges and benefits. But when we think about how a city will develop, it is the tale of all of its inhabitants. How will they live? Where will they work? And how will they get there?"

http://blogs.adelaide.edu.au/environment/2016/09/22/why-are-scenarios-one-of-the-best-tools-for-planning/
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Think picking baby names is hard? Our researcher Jeremy Austin ponders how the Australian galah got its name.

"Galahs are the pink and grey cockatoos that are one of the most familiar of all Australian birds. They’ve have been at the centre of a curious debate: what should their scientific name really be?

It’s a tale that spans centuries and continents, and has clues hidden in museums, diaries of 19th century travellers and evolution’s own diary of DNA sequences."

Great read on the scientific process
https://theconversation.com/how-the-australian-galah-got-its-name-in-a-muddle-65646
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Thinking of using drones? This seminar, on the 7th of October, by the Unmanned Research Aircraft Facility (URAF) is your guide.

This event is an opportunity to obtain a deeper insight into some of the URAF’s current projects, as well as an understanding of the regulations and compliance matters associated with the use of drones throughout the University. All drone-associated activities within the University must be run via engagement with the URAF.

For more details: http://blogs.adelaide.edu.au/environment/2016/09/21/seminar-drones-the-university-and-beyond/
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Seminar Alert: The next Sprigg Symposium will be presented by Dr Laurie Menviel, DECRA Fellow from the University of New South Wales. She will present a seminar entitled “The role of ocean circulation changes as a climate driver during the last glacial period”

Title: The role of ocean circulation changes as a climate driver during the last glacial period
When: 12:10pm, Friday October 7, 2016
Where: Mawson Lecture Theatre

For more details: http://blogs.adelaide.edu.au/environment/2016/09/20/seminar-the-role-of-ocean-circulation-changes-as-a-climate-driver/
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Explore the environment around you at the Australian Geographics Nature Photographer of the Year Exhibition, happening right now at the South Australian Museum

"The stunning beauty of our natural world is on display within this exhibition. Professional, emerging and junior photographers alike have shown impeccable timing, patience, artistry and technique to capture superb moments in time."

http://www.samuseum.sa.gov.au/explore/exhibitions/australian-geographic-nature-photographer-of-the-year
19 August 2016–03 October 2016. 10am - 5pm daily. South Australian Museum. Admission. Museum Members receive unlimited free VIP entry* $9 adults $7 concession. Kids enter free when accompanied by a paying adult. The Australian Geographic nature photographer of the year competition once again ...
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The South Australian Museum is looking for a state fossil emblem and they need your help.

"A State fossil emblem will help generate pride in our State’s natural wonders and a sense of ownership for our unique fossil heritage. The four fossil candidates are all ancient marine creatures that lived in the Flinders Ranges 645 to 542 million years ago when the area was covered by an inland sea. The Ediacaran animals are the oldest known animals on Earth and the ancestors of today’s sponges, corals, sea-snails, worms and crustaceans"

http://yoursay.sa.gov.au/decisions/yoursay-engagements-fossil-emblem/about
This voting has now closed. Thanks for your interest and stay tuned for updates. --------------------------- South Australia is choosing a fossil emblem to join our existing emblems of the Sturt’s desert pea, the hairy-nosed wombat, the opal gemstone and the leafy sea dragon. You can help to decide which ancient sea creature will be the fossil emblem for our State - cast your vote here. What is being decided? One of four fossils...
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Congratulations to Professor Bronwyn Gillanders who has been awarded the K Radway Allen Award by the Australian Society for Fish Biology

The award recognises outstanding achievement in fish and fisheries sciences. She is the first South Australian and first woman to receive this prestigious award.

http://blogs.adelaide.edu.au/environment/2016/09/15/bronwyn-gillanders-honoured-with-k-radway-allen-award/
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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)

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The University of Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5000