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Seminar Alert! Tomorrow, we have Professor Sean Connell talking about research of catastrophic change. Does current research, which emphasises catastrophy, influence how we perceive the world around us?

Come along the seminar to find out more. Details in the image.
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What looks like a fly shooting bolts of lighting (just like Thor!) is actually a fly nestled in a dandelion, escaping the dewy morning.

Photo by Victoria McCarron http://ow.ly/SAFB302Bz2u
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Leaf collections are not something we often brag about, but this 12 yr collection may provide clues to our past. Professor Margaret Greenway

http://blogs.adelaide.edu.au/environment/2016/04/30/library-of-leaves-could-provide-clues-to-water-use-planning/
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No monkeying around with the immediate online public release of Zika virus data from a US primate lab. This revolutionary approach of scientific transparency is in the hopes of fast-tracking a cure for Zika. Brew Ha Ha: science in less time than it takes to order a coffee. ☕ You can find the raw data yourself here: https://zika.labkey.com/project/OConnor/begin.view And read more about this story via The New York Times: http://nyti.ms/29ZvNhb
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We have much to learn from our Neanderthal friends, dead as they may be http://blogs.adelaide.edu.au/environment/2016/07/01/sprigg-lecture-series-lessons-from-neandertals/
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Our genetic detectives are on the hunt to solve Australia's greatest maritime mystery http://ow.ly/NAkh302qqxm
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National Science Week is upon us! This year's theme is "Drones, Robots and Droids". To get us ready, we're taking all things Drones, which are now being used as a low-cost tech in environmental science.

"Given the rapid rates of environmental transformation we face today, in an increasingly challenging research funding climate, low-cost civilian drones present promising possibilities"

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Weeds are plants that shouldn't be there. And in Australia's case, we have a whole lot of weeds that were introduced by European settlers that are taking over!

But thankfully, a vine aptly named "devil's twine" may just be our best weapon against these menacing weeds.

Read more: http://blogs.adelaide.edu.au/environment/2016/04/29/killer-vine-helps-destroy-invasive-european-weeds/
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Leaf collections are not something we often brag about, but this 12 yr collection may provide clues to our past.

Professor Margaret Greenway has been collecting leaves of the paper bark tree every month for 12 years. This extraordinary archive has shown a relationship between the carbon isotope ratio in leaves and rainfall. This discovery has enabled us to look back at rainfall patterns over the last few millenia!

Read more to find out:

http://blogs.adelaide.edu.au/environment/2016/04/30/library-of-leaves-could-provide-clues-to-water-use-planning/
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Citizen Science is turning every-day people into extraordinary scientists with the help of a simple app: TREND

Watch Andy Lowe's segment on Scope to find out about TREND. It's like Pokemon Go in the real world- find an animal and capture it on your phone! To find out more about the app and how you can become a citizen scientist, click the link: http://ow.ly/WM9B302yFw6
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Too much of a good thing can be bad and for these coral reefs, too many nutrients makes for unhealthy living https://theconversation.com/healthy-microbes-make-for-a-resilient-great-barrier-reef-61512
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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)