Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security

Marine mammals at a crucial crossroads

The ocean’s mammals are at a crucial crossroads, with some at risk of extinction and others showing signs of recovery, a new review has found.
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Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution

Bone tools found in arid landscape among oldest in Australia

Bone artefacts found in Kimberley cave site dated as being more than 35,000 years old by research team.
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Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security

Using whales to study Antarctica’s changing environment

Humpback whales across the southern hemisphere are being used as indicators of environmental and climatic change in Antarctica through Griffith University led research.
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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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Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security

Hook, line and sinker: Is your fishing trip injuring coastal raptors?

Fishing equipment is the deadliest threat faced by coastal birds of prey a new study published in the Journal of Raptor Research has found.
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Arts Education Law

Griffith team awarded Science Magazine top-10 scientific breakthrough of the year

Griffith University archaeologists have been awarded a coveted place in Science magazine’s top-10 scientific breakthroughs of the year for their work on the discovery of the world’s oldest known rock art.
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Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security

Tasmanian devils may survive their own pandemic

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, a study released this week has some good news about a wildlife pandemic, which may help scientists better understand how emerging diseases evolve.
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Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security

Can a coral reef fish help unravel how humans domesticated animals?

An international study has found the first evidence of an animal other than humans domesticating another species.
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Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security

Humans aren’t the only species to use medicine, sparrows do too

An international study has found sparrows, like humans, use medicinal herbs to defend against parasites and improve the condition of their offspring.
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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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Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution

Tracking avian predators’ return to the wild

Griffith University has joined forces with the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation (CWHF) to track the movements of coastal birds of prey after rehabilitation.
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Arts Education Law

Griffith researchers awarded $2m in ARC Indigenous funding and Early Discovery

Griffith University researchers have been awarded more than $2 million in Australian Research Council (ARC) funding in the the ARC Discovery Indigenous and ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award schemes announced by the Federal Minister for Education Dan Tehan MP this week. Vice Chancellor and President Professor Carolyn Evans said the awards demonstrated the impact […]
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Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security

Chemical profiles in whale blubber reveal changes in Antarctic food chain

A long-term Griffith University-led study has for the first time used biochemical tracers in whale blubber to track the diet of humpback whales.
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Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution

Rainforests not humans drove megafauna extinction in Southeast Asia

The takeover of Southeast Asia’s grasslands with today’s rainforests contributed to the extinction of the region’s megafauna and ancient humans.
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Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security

High-profile board to drive new approach for climate action

Growing concern about climate change has led to the appointment of an Australian-first board to help develop new strategies, partnerships and investment for climate action.
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Architecture, construction and planning

Griffith research and researchers acknowledged as leaders in their field

The spotlight continues to shine on Griffith University’s research excellence, with solid representation in The Australian newspaper’s special research supplement for 2020. Griffith research was acknowledged as being the national leader in six fields of research while individually, nine Griffith researchers were considered ‘leaders in their field’. The research leaders’ list is based on a big […]
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Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security

Research dives deep to understand climate impacts on whales

A world-first research project aims to understand how ocean changes influence the recovery of whale populations in the southern hemisphere.
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Alumni

Climate adaptation scientist wins Young Tall Poppy Award

Griffith University climate change adaptation scientist Dr Johanna Nalau has been recognised at the prestigious 2020 Young Tall Poppy Science Awards.
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