News: Evolutionary Biology

Past climate safe havens now most vulnerable

Forecast warming threatens species in biodiversity rich regions, including the Indo–Pacific

Scientists are investigating ways to intervene and facilitate climate adaptation at high-biodiversity locations expected to be hit the hardest by climate change.

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eDNA techniques to transform subterranean environmental assessment

A tiny (0.7 mm long) crustacean from the family Parabathynellidae found in groundwater aquifers in the Pilbara region of Western Australia (Image by Kym Abrams)

A new project is set to transform understanding of the impact of mining on Australian subterranean species.

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Modern apes smarter than pre-humans

Modern apes smarter than pre-humans

Scientists suggest living great apes are smarter than our pre-human ancestor Australopithecus, a group that included the famous ‘Lucy’.

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Deep breath: this sea snake gathers oxygen through its forehead

Deep breath: this sea snake gathers oxygen through its forehead

Only fish have gills, right? Wrong. Scientists have found a snake that can breathe through the top of its own head.

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Why are fossils more often male?

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University of Adelaide researchers have discovered that fossil and museum collections around the world are home to more male than female mammals.

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Spaghetti and mud pies scoop 3-Minute Thesis final

Sciences 3 minute thesis finals 2019 winners

The depth and diversity of research student projects in the Faculty of Sciences was once again on display at this week's final of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition.

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New genetic analysis reveals breeding history of modern humans

New genetic analysis reveals breeding history of modern humans

Modern humans interbred with at least five different archaic human groups as they moved out of Africa and across Eurasia, genetic analysis reveals.

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An incredible journey - the first people to arrive in Australia came in large numbers, and on purpose

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It took more than 1,000 people to form a viable population in Australia. But this was no accidental migration, the first arrivals must have been planned, scientists say.

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Australia’s epic story: a tale of amazing people, amazing creatures & rising seas

News Australia’s epic story. Shutterstock/Lev Savitskiy

The Australian continent has a remarkable history - a story of isolation, desiccation and resilience on an ark at the edge of the world.

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Plants vs ants: who will survive the climate change challenge?

Podomyrma adelaidae ant image

We are increasingly observing the impact of climate change on biodiversity, but will ants or plants win out?

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