News: Ecology

Blind dating: Scientists sense the sex life of sea snakes

Sea snake sex life

Meet the sensitive new age sea snakes that use touch receptors to help them locate and court females.

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On a mission to discover unknown Australian species

Insect collections Braggs labs

New technologies to play vital role in discovering and documenting all unknown Australian species by 2050.

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Scientists use DNA testing to help reduce the illegal export of endangered medicine tree

Cameroon forest aerial photo

The Advanced DNA Identification and Forensics Facility is helping reduce the illegal export of timber, by testing for genetic variation between populations of the endangered African Cherry tree.

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How are 'cute' social media videos encouraging the exotic pet trade?

Tiger cub by Jan Van welt from Pixabay

Researchers are concerned video sharing platforms could be contributing to the normalisation of exotic pets and encouraging the exotic pet trade.

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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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Scientists support the recovery of Adelaide Hills wildlife

Yellow-footed antechinus - Cherry Gardens bushfire

Wildlife ecologists are helping the recovery of habitat devastated by the recent Adelaide Hills bushfire, which is home to endangered species and wildlife.

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Scientists using online tools to track illegal wildlife

Phill Cassey at the CENTRE FOR INVASIVE SPECIES SOLUTIONS innovation showcase

University of Adelaide researchers are using new surveillance tools to identify the illegal trade of exotic animals and plants.

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Off the chart: Spatial scientists celebrate research awards

PhD Candidate Angus Retallack, Prof. Megan Lewis, Dr Ken Clarke, and Dr W. Boone Law with APSEA awards

Top honours for innovative and collaborative research by two of University of Adelaide’s leading spatial scientists.

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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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