Australian Rivers Institute

New freshwater mussels discovered in southwestern Australia

Genetic techniques have helped uncover a new threatened species of freshwater mussel in southern Western Australia
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Australian Rivers Institute

The real-world isn’t static: Understanding how fluctuating stressors affect wetlands

Griffith University research reveals that when combinations of human-caused stressors fluctuate, replicating more realistic environmental conditions, it vastly changes their impact on wetland habitats.
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Australian Rivers Institute

Achieving a nature- and people-positive future

For biodiversity to thrive, conservation efforts must be ‘Nature and People Positive’, a recent study has found.
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Biodiversity

World-first innovation accelerates process to safeguard environment and wildlife

World-first data analysis platform, EcoCommons has been launched, transforming our ability to understand the impacts of the climate crisis on Australia’s environment and native species.
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Australian Rivers Institute

Taking a biochemical snapshot of sea turtle health

New Griffith research is using biochemical profiles from the blood of sea turtles as a tool to monitor the health of populations in the wild
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Australian Rivers Institute

Constructed wetlands, a barrier to the spread of microplastics

Constructed wetlands act as a barrier preventing the spread of microplastics through the environment, a Griffith-led study has found.
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Biodiversity

New Griffith-backed alliance to deliver sustainable climate-ready national economy

An alliance of business leaders, industry and community groups has committed to a five-year collaboration to plan and deliver a sustainable economic transformation for the nation.
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Australian Rivers Institute

Lack of species depth threatens mangroves

Limited number of invertebrate ecological roles puts mangroves at risk.
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Biodiversity

Study of bushfire impacts finds quarter of a million hectares burnt

A Griffith University study has mapped the scale and impact the 2019 bushfires had on South-East Queensland bushland, finding that 13% of rainforests and 24% of our national parks in the area were likely burnt. In new research published in Ecological Management and Restoration, School of Environment and Science honours student Isabella Smith used Geomorphic […]
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Biodiversity

A new chocolate frog reveals ancient links between Australia & New Guinea

A newly discovered chocolate frog, Litoria mira, described by Griffith University and Queensland Museum scientists, is shining a light on the ancient links between Australia and New Guinea.
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Biodiversity

Reviewing literature: Convention on Biological Diversity

The United Nations’ Convention on Biological Diversity is the most important global agreement for conservation and arose in response to declines in biodiversity due to human activities.
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Australian Rivers Institute

Carbon stockpiles abound in mangrove sinkholes

Highest single carbon stocks ever reported found in mangrove 'cenotes'.
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Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution

Humans weren’t always agents of destruction when arriving on uninhabited islands

A Griffith University led team discovered the arrival of ancient humans to uninhabited islands doesn’t always lead to widespread extinctions as is often thought.
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Australian Rivers Institute

Griffith’s Gold Coast campus ecosystem flourishes

The biodiversity of Griffith’s Gold Coast campus continues to bloom, with a recent survey revealing an increase in wildlife species on site to more than 130 different types.
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Biodiversity

New definition of sustainability reflects the interdependence of all life

An international collaboration reveals a new definition of sustainability that expands the concept to non-human species and their needs.
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Australian Rivers Institute

Griffith experts take leading role in national environmental research hub

Griffith University will host eastern node of a new environmental research hub providing leadership in threatened species and extreme events such as bushfires.
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Australian Rivers Institute

Griffith showcases commitment to sustainability

Griffith’s commitment to environmental sustainability remains as important as ever and is being showcased with the University’s Sustainability Week.
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