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Climate Change Impacts on Oyster Reproduction

New paper just out on the potential effects of climate change on reproduction in oysters. Led by Laura Falkenberg (now at the Chinese University of Hong Kong) and with CAS and Jon Havenhand from Tjarno Marine Lab helping, this work looked at how changed pH and salinity in predicted future climates affect sperm motility […]

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Well Done Antony!

Antony Lockyer has handed up his PhD thesis on the potential use of marine invertebrate sperm as endpoints for marine ecotoxicological testing. In return he was handed some (now traditional) marine themed balloons – in this case representing a fish swimming in a seawater/copper solution…..it was too hard to find (or ask for) a […]

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New Social Licence Paper

Allie Mitchell and Craig have just published a paper on community consultation in the journal The Extractive Industries and Society. The paper is based on work Allie did for her MSc project in UCL’s MSc in Global Management of Natural Resources in 2017.

Based on a series of interviews Allie did in South Australia, the paper […]

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Congratulations Dr Niner

Holly’s thesis has been accepted and her PhD awarded. Since handing in she’s also published a sneaky paper in Frontiers in Marine Science and lined up a job in Denmark: plus, there’s more papers to come from her thesis. With this sort of momentum, watch out world!

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Doing Ecotoxicology Experiments Right

First paper from Antony’s PhD is now available – Importance of sperm density in assessing the toxicity of metals to the fertilization of broadcast spawners. In the paper Antony shows that the way many ecotoxicology tests are done can lead to underestimation of toxicity – it depends on a) whether the action of the toxicant […]

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UCL Open: Environment

UCL Press has just launched a new open access megajournal UCL Open: Environment which focuses on environment-related research and will include contributions from life and earth sciences, as well as medical, physical, population, engineering, and social sciences. Much like founding principles of UCL, the philosophy of the journal is to challenge the status […]

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2019 Begins

This year has begun with Craig teaching a summer intensive course for UniSA: Coastal Environments – 34 students for two weeks of lectures, practicals and visiting various coastal sites around Adelaide and the Fleurieu Peninsula. Antony and Holly have helped out with demonstrating and a guest lecture, respectively. A great bunch of enthusiastic […]

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A good finish to the year

End of our first busy, but productive year based at the Mawson Lakes campus. 

A highlight this month has been Holly Niner handing up her PhD thesis:  Aligning economic development and conservation through marine biodiversity offsetting: An analysis of perspectives, policy and practice in Australia.   You can read some of Holly’s papers here, here, here and […]

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Fun, sun and……metals?

Last week Hazel and Craig started collecting sediment samples from across Port Germein as part of their  Metals in Port Pirie Sediments project.  While it was hot (especially for early November!), at least the seas were calm and we covered a lot of ground (sea), collecting water quality and sediment samples from more than 50 […]

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Future Industries Accelerator Scheme Success

Congratulations to Hazel and Nyrstar, who have been successful in winning a mobility grant within the Futures Industries Accelerator Scheme.  The grant will embed Hazel in with the Environment team at the Nyrstar smelter in Port Pirie for a couple of days a week next year, where she will work through the smelter’s extensive archives […]

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ROV’ing about

Finally had the chance to test out the group’s microROV (‘Bluey’) at a local marina. Our version of the BlueROV2 is equipped with an USBL positioning system, small gripper, lights, HD camera and enough backup batteries to go all day. It’s rated to  100 m depth and has 150 m of tether.

Works a treat and […]

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PhD Student Opportunity – Modelling Metals in Marine Sediments

We’re looking for a PhD student to join our group to work on a project to help assess the distribution and fate of metals in marine sediments adjacent to a large lead and zinc smelter in South Australia. The project will develop an industrial-ecological (systems) model of the dynamics of metal contamination marine sediments, incorporating both […]

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New MSc course in Sustainable Energy Systems

At last!   Our new MSc in Sustainable Energy Systems is taking applications now for a start this September in London.

The new course is jointly run with UniSA, kicking off in London with courses on Resource Development and Sustainability, Renewable Energy, Law, Geopolitics and Research methods.  Students then transfer to Adelaide to do my course on […]

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Environmental Impacts of Deep Sea Mining

Holly and some co-authors have just written an article for the World Economic Forum, highlight how difficult it might be to manage the environmental impacts from Deep Sea Mining. A key point  is that biodiversity offsetting, where damage in one place is made up for by doing good or preserving biodiversity elsewhere, really isn’t a […]

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Social Media use in the Energy & Resources Sectors

Last week Craig presented a paper on ‘Social Media Use in the Australian Energy and Resources Sectors’ at the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association meeting in Adelaide, which is the main annual meeting for the O&G industry in Australia.

Building on work that past students have done in Craig’s Social Licensing course, the paper documented […]

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