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Using paleo-archives to safeguard biodiversity

Paleo-archives offer new prospects for benchmarking and maintaining future biodiversity.

The late Quaternary paleorecord, within the past ∼130,000 years, can help to inform present-day management of the Earth's ecosystems and biota under climate change.

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Scientists in the news this week: August 2020

Superstar of STEM Roberto De Bei

Here are the stories of University of Adelaide scientists and science graduates in the news this week.

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New building block in plant wall construction

Barley image by Goran Horvat from Pixabay

University of Adelaide researchers uncover new biochemical mechanism fundamental to plant life.

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Marine food webs under increasing stress

Marine ecosystem, Whakaari Island, New Zealand. Image: Sean D. Connell

University of Adelaide scientists find growing evidence that marine ecosystems will not cope well with rising sea temperatures caused by climate change.

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Study sheds new light on vein formation in plants

Philip Brewer

Scientists gain new knowledge about how hormones regulate plant growth.

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Dinosaur relative’s genome linked to mammals

Dinosaur relative’s genome linked to mammals - Tuatara - photo by Nicola Nelson

Scientists have sequenced the genome of the tuatara – a rare reptile whose ancestors once roamed the earth with dinosaurs.

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How do dogs smell COVID-19?

A COVID-19 detector dog enrolled in the NOSAIS program led by professor Dominique Grandjean and Clothilde Julien from the Alfort Veterinary School (France)

How detector dogs are being trained to sniff out traces of COVID-19.

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Future Fellows to advance key marine ecology and palaeontology research

North Terrace campus aerial photograph

University of Adelaide scientists have been awarded more than $1.5 million to study environmental and climate change, but in vastly different contexts.

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Scientists in the news this week: July 31, 2020

Chaber COVID-19 sniffer dog interview

Here are the stories of University of Adelaide scientists and science graduates in the news this week.

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Lab trials: Sniffer dogs training to detect COVID-19

Dr Susan Hazel

University of Adelaide researchers are working with international partners to train sniffer dogs to detect COVID-19 infection.

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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