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Manmade 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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Arts Education Law

Early career researchers secure more than $1.7m in ARC funding

Four Griffith research projects secure ARC funding.
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Australian Rivers Institute

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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Australian Rivers Institute

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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Australian Rivers Institute

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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Australian Rivers Institute

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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Australian Rivers Institute

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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Australian Rivers Institute

Unravelling how climate, pollution and runoff combine in coastal ecosystems

Griffith University researchers are unravelling how stressors like climate change, pollution and dissolved nitrogen and sediment from run-off are having combined effects in coastal ecosystems.
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Australian Rivers Institute

Switching to a feral pig diet helped boost croc numbers

A growing feral pig population supported the conservation success story of Australia’s largest carnivore, the estuarine crocodile.
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Australian Rivers Institute

GBR management methods at odds with climate change threats

Study finds 30 years of management approaches do not adequately address climate change threats to the Great Barrier Reef.
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Australian Rivers Institute

Griffith recognised as a leader in sustainable development

Griffith has been ranked in the global Top 100 (92) of universities globally in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2022.
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Australian Rivers Institute

Ambitious conservation action sees a brighter future for mangroves and seagrass

Ambitious restoration of mangroves and seagrasses could lead to substantial recovery of these ecosystems.
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Australian Rivers Institute

MDB water rights for First Nations decrease

Study finds indigenous water holdings drop in just 12 months. 
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Architecture, construction and planning

2021 Vice Chancellor’s Gala Award winners celebrated

Griffith has recognised its best and brightest researchers, professional and support staff plus teaching excellence at a gala event in Brisbane.
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Australian Rivers Institute

Partnership to develop products for carbon markets and nutrient management

Griffith and emerging mineral processing tech company Zeotech have established a research program to develop agricultural product applications for carbon markets and nutrient management.
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Australian Rivers Institute

Poor water quality and trawling take toll on seagrass

Researchers find poor water quality and destructive fisheries contribute to decline of vital habitat and food source.
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Australian Rivers Institute

Griffith hosts vital disaster debrief and planning sessions

Disaster management experts have gathered at Griffith for the inaugural Resilience in Practice Symposium, coinciding with the 10-year anniversary of the Queensland-wide floods in 2011. 
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Australian Rivers Institute

Unique ocean chemicals slip through the net

The search for new natural products from the ocean is overlooking unique and potentially beneficial compounds, a Griffith University study has found.
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