Environmental Futures Research Institute

Australian reptile research needs to move beyond university backyards

A team of Griffith University researchers found the strongest predictor of study sites for reptile research in Australia is proximity to universities. Published in Nature Scientific Reports, the study is the first continent-wide investigation of factors that influenced the location research was conducted on terrestrial reptiles in Australia.
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Griffith School of Environment and Science

New group of trapdoor spiders discovered in eastern Australia

A new group of trapdoor spiders that builds burrows hidden by camouflaged doors has been discovered in eastern Australia. One of the almost 20 new species found in this group occurs in the suburbs of Brisbane.
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Environmental Futures Research Institute

Banning trophy hunting amid COVID-19 threatens African wildlife and livelihoods

Griffith University scientists have revealed the devastating effects a trophy hunting ban will have on wildlife conservation and livelihoods in Africa. Although controversial, the practice of trophy hunting conserves land that wouldn’t otherwise be protected.
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Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution

New fossil family of giant wombat relatives discovered in Australia

A group of Australian and international palaeontologists have identified a giant wombat-like animal so unique they had to create an entirely new family of marsupials.
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Corporate

Coronavirus media reputation recognised

Griffith researchers are among Australia’s most prominent voices of the pandemic.
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Business and government

Shanghai Ranking declares Griffith Nursing and Midwifery Australia’s best and number 2 globally

Griffith has been ranked number 1 in Australia for Nursing and Midwifery, Hospitality and Tourism Management, and Law (including Criminology) in ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020.
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COVID-19

Griffith panel predicts boom ahead for ICT job market

Tech employment opportunities are set to boom with 1.4 million extra jobs set to be created by 2034.
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Environmental Futures Research Institute

Better cancer cell detection using magnetic nanoparticles

Griffith University researchers, in collaboration with the University of Queensland, have identified magnetic nanoparticles, nanozymes, which could help in the detection of cancer.
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Alumni

Griffith graduate optimistic for the future of aviation

Griffith aviation graduate and pilot Cameron Stuart says the freedom and logistics of flying are his constant companion and passion. 
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Environmental Futures Research Institute

The number of lions in Africa may be lower than we thought

Two Griffith-led collaborations published this week indicate that Lion populations in Africa may be lower than current estimates suggest.
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Environmental Futures Research Institute

Disclosure of climate-related financial risks not enough to drive action

A new Griffith University study cautions over-reliance on a financial disclosure framework for driving climate action.
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Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution

Discovery of oldest bow-and-arrow technology outside Africa

New archaeological research demonstrates earliest projectile technology in the tropical rainforests of Sri Lanka.
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Corporate

Rediscovering backyard wildlife during COVID-19

Being at home for prolonged periods during the COVID-19 pandemic has given many people the time to appreciate wildlife in their own backyards.
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COVID-19

Researchers develop low-cost ventilator to help countries still fighting COVID-19

Griffith University researchers are helping countries still in the fight against COVID-19 by developing low-cost ventilators.
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Compounds Australia

Queensland acoustic compound support could help COVID-19 breakthroughs

The Queensland Government has awarded $1.875 million in funding to Compounds Australia.
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COVID-19

Microcapsule technology could fast-track disease diagnosis and reduce plastic waste

New microcapsule technology has multiple applications including fast-tracking disease diagnosis and plastic waste reduction.
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Griffith Enterprise

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

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 […]
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Griffith Enterprise

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

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 […]
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