News: Environmental Science

High CO2 to slow tropical fish move to cooler waters

Moorish idol - a coral reef species extending its ranges into temperate Australia under climate change. Image credit: Ericka Coni

Ocean acidification predicted under continuing high CO2 emissions may make cooler, temperate waters less welcoming to tropical fish.

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Fish have bigger sex organs and more reproductive success in acidic oceans

The common triplefin

Some species of fish will have higher reproductive capacity because of larger sex organs, under the more acidic oceans of the future.

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Genomics milestone: Scientists uncover genomes of platypus and echidna

Echidna CSI

University of Adelaide scientists have produced the first ever echidna genome and a greatly improved, high-quality platypus genome sequence.

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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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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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