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The Environment Institute

Where Ideas Grow

Overview

The Environment Institute, launched in 2009, develops and implements solutions to improve the health of the environment, our wellbeing and to sustain our economy. Key areas include uncovering how life has evolved on the Australian landmass, confronting environmental issues around sourcing and supply of clean water, and working to ensure the environment can thrive amongst the pressures of society.

The University of Adelaide has established a new research institute to tackle some of the most serious environmental challenges facing Australia and the world.

Research undertaken within the Institute will deliver know-how and understanding that will underpin a step change improvement in the management of natural resources such as water, soil, land and native flora and fauna, particularly under changing climate and economic conditions.

The Institute brings together leading research groups at the University of Adelaide in the fields of science, engineering and economics relating to the management and use of natural resources and infrastructure. The Institute consists of five centres, a laboratory and two programs.

Programs

Australian Bioactive Compounds Centre (ABCC)

The ABCC aims to combine knowledge of arid zone plant biology and ecology, with experience in screening, purifying and synthesis of bioactive compounds to develop novel compounds in medicine and agriculture.Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD)

Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD)

Combining advanced ancient DNA facilities with dedicated bioinformatics capabilities, ACAD conducts leading research into ancient human migration, megafaunal extinction, ancient microbiomes and forensic analysis.

Australian Centre for Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity (ACEBB)

The Australian Centre for Evolutionary Biology & Biodiversity is a nationally recognised centre of expertise in systematics, evolutionary biology and biodiversity science.

Applied Conservation Science Centre (ACS)

The Centre for Applied Conservation Science, in collaboration with Conservation International, delivers key goals of both organisations for the benefit of advancing conservation science and practice across the Asia-Pacific region.

Marine Biology Program

The Marine Biology Program is Australia’s leading scientific research group for temperate marine environments in Australia and has made major new discoveries through long-term, continental-scale studies.

Spatial Science Research Group

The Spatial Science Research Group has been established to respond to the growing need for integrated solutions to the management of natural resources.

Sprigg Geobiology Centre

The Sprigg seeks to understand how the interaction between the biosphere and geosphere has left a legacy of both environments themselves and the fossil record used to comprehend that legacy.

Water Research Centre

The Water Research Centre brings together scientists, engineers and economists to address water management issues of national and international significance.

Contact

Phone : +61 8 8313 0543
E-mail : environment@adelaide.edu.au

Address :
G05 Benham Building
North Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000

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