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Honorary Doctor of Science awarded to research and industry leaders

Four scientific leaders awarded honorary doctorates in recognition of outstanding contributions to science.

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Wine industry mentor program breaks new ground

The Wine Industry Mentor Program is expanding to include wine business, wine marketing, media, photography, wine education, winemaking, viticulture and oenology.

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What is a 1 in 100 year weather event?

People living on the east coast of Australia have been experiencing a rare meteorological event. Record-breaking rainfall in some regions, and very heavy and sustained rainfall in others, has led to significant flooding.

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They're strange, alien-like creatures from the Flinders Ranges - but how do they eat?

University of Adelaide scientists have discovered the feeding mode of Pentaradial Arkarua, a strange, alien-like creature that once roamed the Flinders Ranges.

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‘Animal-stress’ signal improves plant drought resilience

Scientists discover that a gene that helps animal ‘relax’, also helps plants save water.

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Primary school sting nets new wasp species

Four primary schools in regional South Australia have discovered and named new species of wasps as part of a new citizen science project led by the University of Adelaide.

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Success for sciences in industry-linked ARC grants

The University of Adelaide has been awarded more than $3.6 million in industry-linked grants by the Australian Research Council (ARC) for important research that will attract a further $1.8 million in support from industry.

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Why are our rivers running drier?

Researchers demonstrate that climate change is responsible for the changes in the flow and water volume of rivers globally.

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Green space or light at night – how do we improve health?

New research questions whether the health benefits of green space exposure may in part be a result of avoiding light at night.

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Researchers bust myths on water market price rise

University of Adelaide researchers have found no evidence of water hoarding, or a clear source of speculative behaviour, driving Murray-Darling Basin water price rises.

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New research centre with a critical mass of talent and expertise

The new Australian Critical Minerals Research Centre will conduct comprehensive critical minerals research, from exploration to resource definition and mineral processing.

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More than enough yard to have your lawn and eat too

Adelaide residents would only need to give up a small area of their lawn to grow enough vegetables to become self-sufficient.

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Scientists support the recovery of Adelaide Hills wildlife

Wildlife ecologists are helping the recovery of habitat devastated by the recent Adelaide Hills bushfire, which is home to endangered species and wildlife.

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Scientists using online tools to track illegal wildlife

University of Adelaide researchers are using new surveillance tools to identify the illegal trade of exotic animals and plants.

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Off the chart: Spatial scientists celebrate research awards

Top honours for innovative and collaborative research by two of University of Adelaide’s leading spatial scientists.

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