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Scientists named as environmental influencers

Professor Bob Hill

University of Adelaide scientists have been named among South Australia’s most influential people in the environment sector.

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How did sugar-eating birds co-evolve with plants that produce nectar?

New Holland Honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae) feeding on nectar of Acorn Banksia (Banksia prionotes). Photograph by Todd J. McWhorter.

Research led by the University of Adelaide has shown, for the first time, that the digestive systems of nectar-eating birds co-evolved with the nectar-composition in flowers.

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Defence Women in STEM scholarships awarded to Uni of Adelaide students

Defence Women in STEM Undergraduate Scholarship recipients

Five women undergraduate students from the University of Adelaide have won scholarships to help them continue their STEM-related studies.

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Competition: Young Scientist of the Year

How do we feed the world’s growing population? How do we save our wildlife from extinction? Got an idea that will build a brighter, greener world?

Australian high school students are invited to submit a short video about one of Australia’s big science challenges.

Video competition