New velvet gecko discovered on one of Australia’s northern islands

Griffith Enterprise
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Scientists from Griffith University, the Queensland Museum, University of Melbourne and the Northern Territory Government have described a colourful new velvet gecko in the Northern Territory. This species only occurs in the top end on Groote Eylandt, Australia’s third largest offshore island in the Gulf of Carpentaria. The Groote Eylandt Velvet Gecko, Oedura nesos, is […]

Prioritising the protection of global eco-regions to meet international biodiversity targets

Griffith Enterprise
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A Griffith University-led collaboration has called for a more strategic protection of land to meet biodiversity targets, set out in the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). In findings published in One Earth, Dr Alienor Chauvenet from the School of Environment and Science  and colleagues from the University of Oxford, The Nature Conservancy, the Wildlife Conservation […]

COVID-19 recovery can benefit biodiversity

Australian Rivers Institute
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Griffith University researchers have outlined in Science how the COVID-19 pandemic provides governments across the globe with an opportunity to correct our environmental trajectory and deliver a shot in the arm for biodiversity. The group of researchers from the Australian Rivers Institute (ARI) highlighted ways the choices societies take emerging from lockdown could have lasting […]

Queensland fossils shed light on megafauna extinction

Australian Rivers Institute
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Griffith University researchers were part of a group of Australian palaeontologists who announced the discovery of new extinct Australian megafauna that lived until 40,000 years ago in tropical northern Australia and the reason for their demise. The research, led by the Queensland Museum, and including experts from Griffith University, and a host of other Australian […]

DNA sheds light on frogmouth’s flight to Australia.

Environmental Futures Research Institute
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A Griffith University-led collaboration has used DNA analysis to resolve the evolutionary origins of the distinctive Australian frogmouth species of bird. The Tawny Frogmouth is one of 13 frogmouth species that occur across Australia, New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and tropical Asia. Its distribution has long raised questions: did frogmouths spread out from Asia to […]

Human evolutionary success due to our ability to adapt to different environments

Environmental Futures Research Institute
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Griffith researchers contributed to a new isotopic study of fossil teeth that shows the first direct evidence that human success over Neanderthals and other hominins is due to our ability to adapt to changing environments as we island-hopped across the globe. In a new article published in Nature Communications Associate Professor Julien Louys from the […]

Griffith launches Graduate Certificates in cyber security and data analytics

COVID-19
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As digital disruption becomes a reality, the ability to analyse vast quantities of data to extract relevant intelligence and assess threats to information security is fast becoming an essential skill for commercial and government sectors.  With this in mind, Griffith University’s School of Information and Communication Technology has launched two new online Graduate Certificates in Cyber Security and Data Analytics and Cyber Security.  […]