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#EpicDuckChallenge shows we can count on drones

Lead author Jarrod Hodgson, University of Adelaide, standing in one of the replica colonies of seabirds constructed for the #EpicDuckChallenge.

A few thousand rubber ducks, a group of experienced wildlife spotters and a drone have proven the usefulness and accuracy of drones for wildlife monitoring.

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Middle Earth preserved in giant bird dung

Image caption: Moa skull. Image courtesy Patrick Bürgler/Flickr.

While the giant birds that once dominated New Zealand are all extinct, a study of their preserved dung has revealed many aspects of their ancient ecosystem, with important insights for ongoing conservation efforts.

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Online relinquishment of pets now the norm

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Online advertising of unwanted pets now makes up a large proportion of pet relinquishments across Australia, a recent University of Adelaide study has confirmed. 

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New wine scholarships and prizes make 2018 a great vintage

Viticulture and oenology student

Scholarships and prizes worth a total of $180,000 over the next three years are now available for students of grape growing and winemaking.

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New home for grapevine virus testing

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Plant virus testing and elimination services formerly provided by Waite Diagnostics have been transferred to The Australian Wine Research Institute.

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Kapil Chousalkar to lead the Faculty of Sciences' gender, equity and diversity

 Kapil Chousalkar

Associate Professor Kapil Chousalkar has been appointed the Director of Gender, Equity and Diversity.

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What’s Australia made of? Geologically, it depends on the state you’re in

Scrub on the Nullarbor Plains

We think of Australia as a solid landmass. But it’s actually more like a jigsaw puzzle that has been put together over many millions of years.

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