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New funding for carbon storage in coastal ecosystems

University of Adelaide PhD student Hannah Auricht and technician Tan Dang sampling salt marsh soil cores near St Kilda to analyse for carbon content

Scientists are investigating the potential for more carbon storage in our coastal ecosystems with new funding from the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board.

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Advanced fertiliser research forges ahead with new industry contract

Fertiliser Technology Research Centre

Enhanced spreading, improved efficiency and reduced environmental impact will be the focus of continuing fertiliser research under a new five-year partnership agreement with US-based fertiliser producer The Mosaic Company.

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Scientists develop CT scanning technique for stress tolerance in wheat

CT scan wheat

Scientists have developed a computed tomography (CT) scanning method for screening large samples of wheat for drought and heat tolerance.

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The bush is a hive of activity, but let's not forget our native pollinators

A blue-banded bee drinking nectar from a lucerne flower. Image: Katja Hogendoorn

The honeybee industry sustained considerable losses in the recent fires, but native species of bees, beetles, flies and birds are just as important for crops.

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Kicking goals in sciences gender equity and diversity

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Improving gender equity and diversity in STEM has been rewarded with the award of an Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award, the highest level of this award available in Australia.

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Self-fertile almond varieties create buzz ahead of harvest

Almond trees

Upcoming almond harvest to provide the best commercial indication yet of the success of University-developed self-fertile varieties.

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Early exposure to infections doesn’t protect against allergies, but getting into nature might

Child playing in mud

Scientists say keep washing your hands, especially in cities and airports, but don’t be afraid of getting a little dirty in biodiverse environments.

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Past climate safe havens now most vulnerable

Forecast warming threatens species in biodiversity rich regions, including the Indo–Pacific

Scientists are investigating ways to intervene and facilitate climate adaptation at high-biodiversity locations expected to be hit the hardest by climate change.

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Leading particle physicist receives highest Australia Day award

Professor Anthony Thomas

Honours for Professor Anthony Thomas, who put the University of Adelaide on the world map of outstanding centres working in fundamental nuclear and particle physics.

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eDNA techniques to transform subterranean environmental assessment

A tiny (0.7 mm long) crustacean from the family Parabathynellidae found in groundwater aquifers in the Pilbara region of Western Australia (Image by Kym Abrams)

A new project is set to transform understanding of the impact of mining on Australian subterranean species.

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