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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