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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Professional and support staff celebrated at VC Awards

Remarkable Griffith University staff members have been recognised at the 2020 Vice Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Professional and Support Staff Service.
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Study to enhance understanding of Murray-Darling Basin water cultures

Improved understanding of the social and cultural attitudes to water in the Murray-Darling Basin is the focus of a new ARC Special Research Initiatives grant.
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ARC projects highlight nation’s society, history and culture

Four Griffith University researchers have been awarded ARC Special Research Initiative funding.
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Research excellence recognised at Vice Chancellor’s Awards

Griffith University’s leading researchers have been recognised at the 2020 Vice Chancellor’s Research Excellence Awards.
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Understanding nutrient runoff to help protect waterways

Griffith University researchers have been awarded a $640,000 Australian Research Council Linkage grant to develop an indicator of nutrient-runoff essential for accurate nutrient trading schemes.
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Arts Education Law

Vice Chancellor’s Research Excellence Awards nominees announced

Due to the impact of COVID-19, the Vice Chancellor’s Research Excellence Awards will be held virtually this year on September 15.
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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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Gold Coast Bay Hope Spot embraces the harmony between city and sea

Gold Coast Bay is this week being declared a Mission Blue Hope Spot becoming part of a worldwide network that raises public awareness of marine protected areas.
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Alarming inequity of Aboriginal water rights in NSW

Griffith University researchers found Aboriginal people have rights to only a tiny fraction of the available water in NSW.
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COVID-19 recovery can benefit biodiversity

Griffith University researchers have outlined in Science how the COVID-19 pandemic provides governments across the globe with an opportunity to correct our environmental trajectory and deliver a shot in the arm for biodiversity. The group of researchers from the Australian Rivers Institute (ARI) highlighted ways the choices societies take emerging from lockdown could have lasting […]
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Queensland fossils shed light on megafauna extinction

Griffith University researchers were part of a group of Australian palaeontologists who announced the discovery of new extinct Australian megafauna that lived until 40,000 years ago in tropical northern Australia and the reason for their demise. The research, led by the Queensland Museum, and including experts from Griffith University, and a host of other Australian […]
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