News: School of Biological Sciences

New funding for carbon storage in coastal ecosystems

University of Adelaide PhD student Hannah Auricht and technician Tan Dang sampling salt marsh soil cores near St Kilda to analyse for carbon content

Scientists are investigating the potential for more carbon storage in our coastal ecosystems with new funding from the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board.

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Kicking goals in sciences gender equity and diversity

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Improving gender equity and diversity in STEM has been rewarded with the award of an Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award, the highest level of this award available in Australia.

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Early exposure to infections doesn’t protect against allergies, but getting into nature might

Child playing in mud

Scientists say keep washing your hands, especially in cities and airports, but don’t be afraid of getting a little dirty in biodiverse environments.

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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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Drones helping Australian sea lion survival

Australian sea lions are in trouble. Their population has never recovered from the impact of the commercial sealing that occurred mainly in the 19th century.

Australian sea lions are in trouble. Scientists are using drones to investigate the health of these animals.

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Watch: 2020 Future Scientist Information Evening

Future Scientist event

Whether you have an offer already, or will receive one in the near future; re-live or catch up on the Future Scientist information evening we held on campus.

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Awards: Sciences' researchers, students and staff shine in 2019

The 2019 Partnership Development Award is awarded to:  Dr Alice Jones from the School of Biological Sciences

Researchers, graduate students and sciences' staff were recognised for their achievements in 2019 at the recent Faculty of Sciences end of year awards function.

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$45 million injection into SA health and biotech industry

The Adelaide China Biotech Investment Fund has today been launched – a new $45 million investment fund that will accelerate the development and commercialisation of health and bio-technologies from South Australia for the global market.

The Adelaide China Biotech Investment Fund has today been launched – a new $45 million investment fund that will accelerate the development and commercialisation of health and bio-technologies from South Australia for the global market.

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Insects are under threat - here's six ways to help them

A flower fly. Scientists need help form the public to track insect numbers. Denis Anderson/CSIRO

Are you planning a big garden clean-up this summer, or stocking up on fly spray to keep bugs at bay? Before you do, it’s worth considering the damage you might cause to the insects we share the planet with.

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