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Are we breathing airborne microplastics; the exposure lurking inside our homes?

People are exposed to thousands of airborne microplastics a year indoors, a Griffith-led study has found.
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Partnership trio join forces to tackle methane emissions

A new targeted research program to address landfill methane emissions saw the partners involved unite during a recent visit to Griffith University’s Nathan campus.
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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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Tidal restoration to coastal wetlands reduces greenhouse emissions

Restoring tidal flow to enclosed freshwater wetlands is key to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and helping reach Australia's carbon reduction targets
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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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Goals for mangrove recovery must be based on science

A rapid scale up in mangrove restoration is required if the Australian Government hopes to reach the goals of a recently announced partnership with the Mangrove Alliance for Climate
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Can we meet basic human needs without destabilising the planet?

To meet basic human needs across the globe without breaching environmental limits will require a redistribution of resources and a transformation of society
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Some like it hot: The ecological benefits of oyster reefs in tropical waters

A Griffith-led study reports that tropical oyster reefs have a far greater diversity than temperate reefs
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Enhancing coastal restoration by including animals

A Griffith University led study has shown how animals can have enormous impacts on coastal restoration, both positive and negative.
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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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Restoring abandoned agricultural land in the Murray-Darling Basin

A Griffith study has found the amount of diverse seeds stored in abandoned land in the Murray-Darling Basin and essential paddock trees, make the region highly resilient to agriculture.
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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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Early career researchers secure more than $1.7m in ARC funding

Four Griffith research projects secure ARC funding.
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Climate change could lead to larger algal blooms

Griffith-led research has revealed that both the decrease in wind and the higher temperatures accompanying climate change can cause bigger algal blooms.
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Meeting of the waters: Aligning the traditional knowledge and science

Griffith University researchers partnered with Traditional Custodians to tell the story of how science interweaves with the Traditional Knowledge of the Mitchell River
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Phil Duncan awarded doctorate for Indigenous water advocacy

Gomeroi man Mr Phil Duncan awarded an honorary doctorate by Griffith University in recognition of his work protecting waterways and preserving Indigenous knowledge
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One size doesn’t fit all for successful Marine Protected Areas

A Griffith-led study developed a model to predict the success of Marine Protected Areas based on historical fishing pressure and environmental conditions
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Scientists honoured for contributions to sustainability research

Two Griffith researchers dedicated to creating a more sustainable world have been recognised for their contributions as elected Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science.
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