News: Ecology

Ecologist Samantha Munroe named Superstar of STEM

Samantha Munroe researcher photo

School of Biological Sciences and TERN researcher joins latest cohort of brilliant women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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Eureka! Shellfish reef project wins major award

Dr Dominic McAfee working on intertidal oysters

University of Adelaide marine ecologists are among a team of scientists awarded a Eureka Prize for their research towards rebuilding Australia’s lost shellfish reefs.

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$7m boost for sciences research

Researcher photo Linda Armbrecht

ARC Discovery projects showcase the dynamic breadth of sciences research at the University of Adelaide.

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River Murray fish species bounce back from Millennium Drought

A fish ladder on the Murray Barrages. Fish swim through this structure to move from the estuary. into the freshwater lakes and River Murray. Without fish ladders, fish are seldom able to move past the barrages. Brenton Zampatti, Author provided

Research shows some native migratory fish species are now thriving after an earlier threat of extinction.

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A pain in the grass: Native wildlife and cultural sites in arid Australia at risk

Buffel grass growing right under desert fig, a bushfood that’s sensitive to fire. Ellen Ryan-Colton, Author provided

Researchers have uncovered, for the first time, the extent of impact that buffel grass has on the environment in arid Australia.

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New research to help koalas survive future bushfires

Koala Health Research Group - Goldie

Scientists to study the clinical data of koalas injured in last summer’s devastating bushfires to give them the best possible chance of survival and recovery in future bushfires.

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'Ingenious' scientists feature at key research-industry showcase

Ingenuity event image

Scientists will feature at Ingenuity 2020 – a showcase of student projects exploring real-life applications across all disciplines of STEM.

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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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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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