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Droughts are threatening global wetlands: new study

Dried and cracked soils in the Lower Lakes region of South Australia during the Millennium Drought. Credit: Luke Mosley

Scientists highlight the physical and chemical changes that occur during droughts that lead to severe, and sometimes irreversible, drying of wetland soils.

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Sculpture of iconic Ediacaran fossil unveiled

Spriggina floundersi sculpture

The legacy of science alumni and geological research highlighted with new sculpture celebrating our state’s fossil emblem, Spriggina floundersi.

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Potential new tool for frost screening in crops

Barley frost trials - Loxton

Agricultural scientists and engineers identify potential new tool for screening cereal crops for frost damage.

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Scientists set to track Kangaroo Island’s post-bushfire ecosystem recovery

Pat Hodgens of Kangaroo Island Land for Wildlife sets a camera trap to monitor the recovery of the endangered Kangaroo Island dunnart (credit: Kangaroo Island Land for Wildlife)

Post-fire recovery rates and ecosystem resilience of Kangaroo Island’s bushfire affected areas will be monitored when scientists return to the island this month.

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Scientists in the news this week: September 2020

Archie Saunders, Fred Pickett, Jasmin Packer, and Geraldine Turner are determined to save the "precious" Whibley wattle from extinction

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

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Research shows potential of gene editing in barley

School of Agriculture, Food and Wine researcher Associate Professor Matthew Tucker.

Plant scientists show potential to rapidly improve barley grain quality through CRISPR genetic tool.

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Climate change may eliminate world’s largest lizard

Komodo dragon by Achmad Ariefiandy, Komodo Survival Program

The Komodo dragon could be driven to extinction by climate change unless significant measures to intervene are taken soon.

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Food scientist is advisor on plant-based meat

Professor Martin Cole

Internationally recognised food scientist joins Australian plant-based meat startup v2food as its new chief scientific advisor.

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Which winegrape varieties are grown where?

Book cover - Which Winegrape Varieties are Grown Where?

New published book will help winegrape growers better navigate future global markets and the impacts of climate change.

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Uncovering the science of Indigenous fermentation

Collecting sap from Tasmanian Cider gums

Wine scientists discover the complex microbial communities associated with the natural fermentation of sap from the iconic Tasmanian cider gum

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