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1Economist Intelligence Unit, 2021. 2Total unique entries across QS World University Rankings by Subject, and Academic Ranking of World Universities by Subject, 2021. 3Excellence in Research Australia, 2018 (the most recent assessment date). 4Asia Pacific region.
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1 July 2020 - 30 June 2021
Subject/journal group: All
The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni) published between 1 July 2020 - 30 June 2021 which are tracked by the Nature Index.
Hover over the donut graph to view the FC output for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.
Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.
Outputs by subject (Share)
|Earth & Environmental Sciences||37||8.11|
|Advanced Functional Materials||5||1.23|
|Applied Physics Letters||2||0.29|
|European Physical Journal C||15||1.09|
|Journal of High Energy Physics||25||3.33|
|Physical Review D||3||0.05|
Searching for eV-scale sterile neutrinos with eight years of atmospheric neutrinos at the IceCube Neutrino Telescope
Measurement of the cosmic-ray energy spectrum above
using the Pierre Auger Observatory
GW190412: Observation of a binary-black-hole coalescence with asymmetric masses
|Physical Review Letters||18||0.88|
|The Astrophysical Journal Letters||16||0.45|
Highlight of the month
Tropical fish could flounder in acidifying oceans
© Federica Grassi/Moment/Getty Images
Carbon emissions could make cool waters unwelcoming for tropical fish escaping rising sea temperatures.
As the oceans warm, tropical fish and other heat-seeking sea life can expand their habitats into temperate waters, a process known as tropicalization. Ocean acidification also affects marine ecosystems, but how the two effects interact is unclear.
Now, a team led by researchers from Adelaide University has compared the numbers of warm-adapted sea urchins and tropical fishes living in temperate tropicalization hotspots and around volcanic vents that emit carbon dioxide, to replicate ocean acidification.
In temperate waters, sea urchins transform kelp forests that support temperate fish species into barren habitats that attract various tropical fish. However, in acidified waters, sea urchin populations plummeted by 87%, turf algae took over from barren habitats, and tropical fish diversity dropped.
Understanding the combined effect of warming and acidification on tropical and temperate fish could reveal whether marine ecosystem structures will be able to adjust to climate change.
- Nature Climate Change 11, 249–256 (2021). doi: 10.1038/s41558-020-00980-w
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International vs. domestic collaboration by Share
- 19.81% Domestic
- 80.19% International
Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.
Top 10 domestic collaborators by Share (113 total)
- The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni), Australia
- Domestic institution
Monash University, Australia
The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia
The University of South Australia (UniSA), Australia
The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia
University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia
University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia
ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav), Australia
Australian National University (ANU), Australia
South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), Australia
Top 10 international collaborators by Share (1454 total)
- The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni), Australia
- Foreign institution
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China
Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Germany
MOE Joint International Research Laboratory of Metabolic and Developmental Sciences, China
University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK)
Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China
National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), Italy
National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK)
Max Planck Society, Germany
University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), United States of America (USA)
Note: Collaboration is determined by the fractional count (Share), which is listed in parentheses.
Affiliated joint institutions and consortia
- ARC Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP), Australia
- ARC Centre for the Molecular Genetics of Development (CMGD), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Dark Matter Particle Physics, Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers of Big Data, Big Models, New Insights (ACEMS), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Particle Physics at the Tera-Scale (CoEPP), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Robotic Vision, Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls, Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology (PEB), Australia
- ARC Research Hub for Graphene Enabled Industry Transformation, Australia
- ARC Training Centre for Innovative Wine Production (TC-IWP), Australia
- AuScope Limited, Australia
- Australia-China Research Centre for Crop Improvement (ACRCCI), Australia
- Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics (ACPFG), Australia
- Australian Genome Research Facility (AGRF), Australia
- Australian Grain Technologies Pty Ltd. (AGT), Australia
- Australian Prostate Cancer BioResource (APCB), Australia
- Australian and New Zealand International Ocean Discovery Program Consortium (ANZIC), Australia
- Centre for Invasive Species Solutions (CISS), Australia
- Centre for Molecular Pathology (CMP), Australia
- Centre for Nutrition and Gastrointestinal Diseases, Australia
- IceCube Collaboration, United States of America (USA)
- International PSC Study Group (IPSCSG), Australia
- Large Animal Research Imaging Facility (LARIF), Australia
- MOE Joint International Research Laboratory of Metabolic and Developmental Sciences, China
- Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN), Australia
- The ATLAS Collaboration, Switzerland
- The Genographic Project, United States of America (USA)
- The H.E.S.S. Collaboration, Germany
- The Pierre Auger Collaboration, Argentina
- University of Adelaide-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Centre for Agriculture and Health, China
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