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How will the trees of urban Adelaide respond to climate change?

Waite campus aerial photo

Honours project: Assist with the strategic future of the Waite Arboretum, a valuable resource for local, national, and international urban planning.

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How do native plants affect the supply of phosphorus to soils?

Blue Mountains Ashlea Doolette

Honours project: Assess the role of native plants in the supply of phosphorus to soils.

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Can graphene and cement stop PFAS from contaminating our environment?

Australia PFAS map

Honours project: Evaluate the leaching behaviour of PFAS from contaminated soil stabilised and solidified with cement and graphene.

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Fighting fire-fighting foams: carbon materials for mitigating PFAS contamination

Fire-fighting foams image by Óglaigh na hÉireann

Honours project: Help reduce the environmental contamination caused by fire-fighting foams.

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‘Animal-stress’ signal improves plant drought resilience

Plant Shoot Dry Earth

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

Ramco Primary School with their Malaise insect trap. Photo supplied by Ramco Primary.

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

Associate Professor Rachel Burton and PhD Student Kendall Corbin visiting the Agave plantation in Queensland

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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Adelaide scientists discover new evidence in search for the mysterious Denisovans

Replica of the Sangiran 17 Homo erectus cranium from Java - side view. Photo supplied by the Trustees of the Natural History Museum

Scientists make DNA breakthrough in the quest to better understand our mysterious ancient cousins.

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Why are our rivers running drier?

Yarra River by Mick Stanic https://www.flickr.com/photos/splatt/320325510/ (CC BY-NC 2.0)

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?

Waite campus aerial photo

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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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