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New Research Published – Cryptic Species in a Globally Invasive Estuarine Worm

Craig has just had a new paper published about  unrecognised (cryptic) species in one of the world’s most invasive estuarine species, the tubeworm Ficopomatus enigmaticus.  With colleagues from the Australian Museum and Deakin University, we had planned to look at the genetic make-up and connectedness of populations of Ficopomatus among different estuaries across Australia – in part […]

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Hej från Sverige

Hello from Sweden.

Craig is at Tjärnö Marine Lab (University of Gothenburg) for a few days break from London, visiting his colleague Professor Jon Havenhand.  As well as solving most of the world’s problems (at least theoretically), Craig and Jon are finishing up a couple of manuscripts based on work that former post-doc Laura Falkenberg started last […]

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UCL – UniSA Workshop

Yesterday, Craig ran a workshop “A systems approach to Energy & Resources Management” on the Bloomsbury campus.  Five participants travelled over from UniSA in Adelaide, a couple (Craig and Magnus) from UCL Australia and another dozen or so came from across the Faculty of Engineering/Bartlett in London.  A very successful day all round, with some […]

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Term starts in London

Craig is in London for two weeks, teaching in the new MSc in Global Management of Natural Resources. For once, the weather in the UK was better on arrival than what Craig left in Adelaide.

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Congratulations Suzanne

Last week in Perth Suzanne gave birth to Ezekiel Jaziel Roshan.  Well done and best wishes from all  of us in the ERME group Suzanne….the MSc thesis will be a walk in the park by comparison!

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New Research on Desalination Published

Congratulations to Masha on publishing part of her  PhD work on optimising water treatment processes, with a new paper just out: ‘Optimal Design of Water Treatment Processes’ in the journal Desalination and Water Treatment. In the paper Masha has used mixed integer non-linear programming (MINLP) modelling to develop a a general approach for the (optimal) […]

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Social Licence to Operate

On the way back from London, Craig called into Brisbane for a workshop on ‘Social Licence to Operate’ issues, held at QCAT at CSIRO.  Craig presented a summary of how SERAG011 Social Licensing has developed at UCL Australia – which was great to share with so many of the people whose research we talk about during […]

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Craig has been in London for the last week – meeting up with colleagues at the main UCL campus and around London. While the weather has been, well what you’d expect from London  – though this photo, taken on a morning walk over to St James Park for a meeting,  proves that the sun has […]

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Welcome to Dr Hazel Vandeleur

A warm welcome to our new research fellow, Dr Hazel Vandeleur, who be working on a range projects at UCL Australia. Hazel has extensive experience working on environmental assessment and monitoring and has worked on a number of projects across Australia, including:

Gladstone Ports Corporation Channel Duplication EIS: Dredging Components Assistance (QLD)
Review of Ecosystems […]

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Welcome to new MSc project students

A warm welcome to two second year MSc students in the ERME research group:  Emma Haddon, who will be looking at environmental monitoring associated with wave energy developments for her research project and Suzanne Mather, whose project will focus on ‘Social Licence to Operate’ issues.

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Research Symposium with Future Industries Institute (UniSA)

Yesterday UCL Australia hosted a symposium with colleagues from the Future Industries Institute at UniSA, with a series of great 3 minute presentations from Early Career Researchers.  Holly Niner did a terrific job presenting an overview of ERME research, even if she did manage to make Craig look  like a character from South Park in her Prezi […]

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Bye Laura

Laura Falkenberg has just undergone her own climate change – moving from dry, sunny Adelaide (36 C) to cold, wet Bergen in Norway to start a post-doc on Ocean Acidification impacts on marine populations.

We’re going to miss Laura a great deal, but are looking forward to our now improved chances at footy tipping this year.

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Three Postdoctoral Positions Available at UCL Australia

UCL Australia is increasing its capacity to conduct research that makes an impact on energy and resources management.  We are looking to appoint three post-doctoral research associates to join our team in Adelaide:

1) Research Associate in Multi-criteria Decision Analysis/Statistical Modelling with experience in decision making in natural resources management – using statistical modelling, multi-criteria decision […]

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New research published – a new method for ecotoxicology studies

Laura and Craig have just had a paper accepted at Marine Environmental Research in which they outline a new method for measuring sperm motility – which we hope has promise as a quick and easily measured endpoint for future ecotoxicology studies.

We noticed that motile sperm from broadcasting spawning organisms a) swim downwards and b) often […]

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Antony wins People’s Choice Award for research video

Congratulations to Antony who has won the People’s Choice award in the Australian Marine Sciences Association (SA Branch) Outreach Video Competition for this three minute video on sperm motility and its potential as an quick and simple endpoint in ecotoxicology testing. Any outreach video that references Monty Python is a winner in my book. Antony’s […]

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