News: Environmental Science

Cat diseases - the impact on our health and economy

Cat inside - by Jaana Dielenberg

Scientists have examined the rates of cat diseases in Australia, their health effects, and the costs to our economy.

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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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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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Green time is better than screen time

Green time children outdoors

Children and teenagers could improve their wellbeing and achieve better school results by spending more time outdoors.

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Science graduates share tales of career success in new podcast

Podcast - Sarah chats with Millie Shinkfield, Quality Assurance Assistant Mexex Food Production

Hear inspiring stories from science graduates in the University of Adelaide’s new podcast series.

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