News: Environmental Science

On a mission to discover unknown Australian species

Insect collections Braggs labs

New technologies to play vital role in discovering and documenting all unknown Australian species by 2050.

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How are 'cute' social media videos encouraging the exotic pet trade?

Tiger cub by Jan Van welt from Pixabay

Researchers are concerned video sharing platforms could be contributing to the normalisation of exotic pets and encouraging the exotic pet trade.

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What is a 1 in 100 year weather event?

Flood photo by sandid, pixabay

People living on the east coast of Australia have been experiencing a rare meteorological event. Record-breaking rainfall in some regions, and very heavy and sustained rainfall in others, has led to significant flooding.

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Primary school sting nets new wasp species

Ramco Primary School with their Malaise insect trap. Photo supplied by Ramco Primary.

Four primary schools in regional South Australia have discovered and named new species of wasps as part of a new citizen science project led by the University of Adelaide.

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Why are our rivers running drier?

Yarra River by Mick Stanic https://www.flickr.com/photos/splatt/320325510/ (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Researchers demonstrate that climate change is responsible for the changes in the flow and water volume of rivers globally.

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Green space or light at night – how do we improve health?

Waite campus aerial photo

New research questions whether the health benefits of green space exposure may in part be a result of avoiding light at night.

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Researchers bust myths on water market price rise

Water Research Centre News - Hume Weir NSW

University of Adelaide researchers have found no evidence of water hoarding, or a clear source of speculative behaviour, driving Murray-Darling Basin water price rises.

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Scientists support the recovery of Adelaide Hills wildlife

Yellow-footed antechinus - Cherry Gardens bushfire

Wildlife ecologists are helping the recovery of habitat devastated by the recent Adelaide Hills bushfire, which is home to endangered species and wildlife.

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Scientists using online tools to track illegal wildlife

Phill Cassey at the CENTRE FOR INVASIVE SPECIES SOLUTIONS innovation showcase

University of Adelaide researchers are using new surveillance tools to identify the illegal trade of exotic animals and plants.

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Off the chart: Spatial scientists celebrate research awards

PhD Candidate Angus Retallack, Prof. Megan Lewis, Dr Ken Clarke, and Dr W. Boone Law with APSEA awards

Top honours for innovative and collaborative research by two of University of Adelaide’s leading spatial scientists.

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