News: Geology and Earth Sciences

$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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Scientists in the news this week: October 2020

Associate Professor and Head Winemaker Paul Grbin and Scholarly Teaching Fellow and Assistant Winemaker Jill Bauer.

‘What even is the economy?’ Citymag has published a three-part series on ‘how SA makes money and stuff’ featuring several University of Adelaide scientists and science graduates.

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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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Future Fellows to advance key marine ecology and palaeontology research

North Terrace campus aerial photograph

University of Adelaide scientists have been awarded more than $1.5 million to study environmental and climate change, but in vastly different contexts.

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Scientists in the news this week: July 3, 2020

Professor Martin Cole

Your round-up of University of Adelaide scientists and science graduates in the news this week.

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Humans coexisted with three-tonne marsupials and lizards as long as cars in ancient Australia

Life and death in tropical Australia, 40,000 years ago. Giant reptiles ruled northern Australia during the Pleistocene with mega-marsupials as their prey. Image Credit: R. Bargiel, V. Konstantinov, A. Atuchin & S. Hocknull (2020). Queensland Museum.

Palaeontologists have found fossils of a huge extinct animals that answer, but also pose new questions in the megafauna extinction debate.

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New 'Top Talent' appointment to elevate University's critical minerals research

Dr Carl Spandler, Associate Professor of Critical Minerals

The University of Adelaide has appointed Carl Spandler as Associate Professor of Critical Minerals, part of the Top Talent program to attract the world’s best minds to South Australia.

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Neanderthals and Homo sapiens more similar than previously thought

The marine abrasion platform of MIS 5e and the original, now-unroofed cave space. Image: Pedro Souto

A cave on the Atlantic coast near Lisbon has provided researchers with key archaeological information that questions the behavioural gap once thought to separate Neanderthals from contemporaneous Homo sapiens.

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