Australian Rivers Institute

All-in-one tool streamlines molecular weight analysis

World-first method streamlines process of identifying structure and molecular weight of compounds.
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Alumni

Griffith launches Australia’s first marine wildlife cell bank

Researchers from Griffith University are looking to collect cell samples of every marine species on the planet with the launch of Australia’s first Marine Wildlife Cell Bank.
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Australian Rivers Institute

Finding the best way to a whale’s diet through its skin 

Skin, not blubber is the most effective way of revealing migrating whales’ diet.
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Australian Rivers Institute

Submerging aquaculture cages could be the answer for fish farming

The use of submerged cages may be the answer the aquaculture industry is looking for a new Griffith-led review has found.
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Australian Rivers Institute

Coral reef ‘cement’ losing ability to tolerate heat snaps

Essential reef 'ecosystem engineers' under threat from ocean warming and acidification.
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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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Alumni

Six Griffith affiliates named Fulbright scholars

Prestigious Fulbright scholarships have been awarded to six talented members of the Griffith University community.
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Australian Rivers Institute

New research determines high price of mangrove loss

Study compiles global data sets to project carbon emissions from mangrove loss.
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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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Australian Rivers Institute

Australian Rivers Institute named number one global water security think tank

Griffith University’s Australian Rivers Institute has been named the number one global water security think tank by the ‘2020 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report’.
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Australian Rivers Institute

2011 Brisbane flood reveals trees are a key to clean drinking water 

2011 Brisbane Floods shows that the revegetation of riverbanks can reduce the sediment load entering drinking water supplies during large floods.
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Australian Rivers Institute

Griffith University central in world leading water security index

Griffith University researchers were central in developing the Asian Development Bank’s world leading water security index, the Asian Water Development Outlook 2020
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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

4000 chemicals found in Great Barrier Reef turtles raises concerns of contamination hotspot

Toxic chemicals are accumulating in Great Barrier Reef turtles and fish species popular with consumers, according to a new report by Griffith University and the World Wide Fund for Nature Australia.
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Australian Rivers Institute

Gold Coast Bay an oasis for humpback whales with calves

One third of all humpback whales in the Gold Coast Bay are mother-calf pairs making the location almost as important as breeding grounds for whales with calves.
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Australian Rivers Institute

Griffith data projects receive welcome boost

Griffith University’s unique FishID software project has been given a boost with the announcement of $211,000 in funding from the Australian Research Data Commons.
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Australian Rivers Institute

Griffith’s Young Water Professional leads the way

Dr Lachlan Guthrie from Griffith’s International Water Centre has won the 2020 Young Water Professional of the Year at the Queensland Water Awards for his work on how COVID-19 impacts water security.
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Arts Education Law

Griffith research boosted by $5.4 million in ARC grants

Griffith University’s commitment to leading research has been recognised again with the Federal Government awarding more than $5.4 million in Australian research Council grants.
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