News: School of Biological Sciences

Why is healthy and productive soil important?

Potato crop by NT Franklin on Pixabay

The food we eat, the clothes we wear, the air we breathe, the water we drink – it’s all underpinned by healthy and productive soils.

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Science graduates headline finals of Young Achiever Awards

​​​​​​​Kate Secombe

University of Adelaide science graduates have been named finalists of the SA Seven News Young Achiever Awards.

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Uni of Adelaide on the hunt for emerging scientific leaders

Plant scientist Waite campus

The University of Adelaide is searching for two emerging scientific leaders for its prestigious Ramsay Fellowships.

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They're strange, alien-like creatures from the Flinders Ranges - but how do they eat?

Ediacara Biota P Trusler

University of Adelaide scientists have discovered the feeding mode of Pentaradial Arkarua, a strange, alien-like creature that once roamed the Flinders Ranges.

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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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Success for sciences in industry-linked ARC grants

Associate Professor Rachel Burton and PhD Student Kendall Corbin visiting the Agave plantation in Queensland

The University of Adelaide has been awarded more than $3.6 million in industry-linked grants by the Australian Research Council (ARC) for important research that will attract a further $1.8 million in support from industry.

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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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