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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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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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'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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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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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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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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Forensic chemistry used to combat illegal wildlife trade

Ms Katherine Hill is analysing a red-eared slider turtle shell sample as part of her studies to further develop this new forensics chemistry technique (image supplied Katherine Hill)

Illegal wildlife trade is a major concern in Australia, now scientists have validated a new technique that detects where an alien species has come from.

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