Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security

Bat urine reveals extended range for new Hendra virus variant

Griffith University researchers have discovered a new Hendra virus variant that may pass to horses and humans much more widely across Australia than previously known. Published in Emerging Infectious Disease, the variant was detected in the urine of black and grey-headed flying foxes across an extended geographical distribution from mid-north coast NSW to southeast Queensland. […]
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Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution

Ancient hand grenades: explosive weapons in medieval Jerusalem during Crusades

New analysis of residue reveals 11th-12th century ceramic vessels contained explosive material.
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Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security

On the countdown: citizen scientists fight to save species

Citizens join scientists to survey South-Eastern Glossy Black Cockatoos following 2019/2020 bushfires.
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Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security

Why COP26 fell so far short of expectations

Griffith University academics unpacked what was achieved at the Glasgow climate change summit and whether COP26 was failure.
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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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Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security

Advance Queensland Fellowships glimpse the future

Three Griffith University researchers have been awarded Advance Queensland Industry Research Fellowships
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Biodiversity

New Griffith-backed alliance to deliver sustainable climate-ready national economy

An alliance of business leaders, industry and community groups has committed to a five-year collaboration to plan and deliver a sustainable economic transformation for the nation.
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Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security

EcoCommons – mapping the future in environmentally challenging times

Griffith University is driving the construction of EcoCommons, a world-first collaborative platform for analysing and modelling ecological and environmental challenges.
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Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security

Are humpback whales good bioindicators of Antarctic mercury pollution?

A Griffith University-led study has provided the first evidence of mercury accumulation in humpback whales foraging in the Southern Ocean.
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Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security

Communicating deforestation a focus for PhD candidate

A Griffith University doctoral researcher will receive the prestigious Crawford Fund Student Award 2021 for a communications plan to positively influence sustainable soy farming in Brazil.
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Arts Education Law

Amy gets to the core of quality in dietetics to win Griffith 3MT final

Communicating a thesis on complex adaptive systems theory in just three minutes is no simple task, but Amy Kirkegaard did it in style to win the Griffith Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition on Friday.
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Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security

Climate change to increase deadwood decomposition globally

Climate change could increase the release of greenhouse gases from insect driven forest decay a new study has found.
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Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security

Research unveils the blight attacking Australian chickpeas

Griffith University-led research is discovering the genetic diversity of Chickpea/Ascochyta Blight, the major pathogen threat to Australia’s billion-dollar chickpea industry.
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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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Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security

Wildlife trade bans not the only option to reduce pandemic risk

New Griffith University-led research suggests that existing systems for food safety, rather than broad, untargeted bans on wildlife trade are key to preventing the next pandemic.  Published in Lancet Planetary Health, with co-authors from the International Union for Conservation of Nature Wildlife Health Specialist Group and TRAFFIC, an NGO focused on wildlife trade. The research, led by Dr Duan Biggs from the Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security argues that a solution […]
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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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Biodiversity

A new chocolate frog reveals ancient links between Australia & New Guinea

A newly discovered chocolate frog, Litoria mira, described by Griffith University and Queensland Museum scientists, is shining a light on the ancient links between Australia and New Guinea.
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Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security

Atmospheric monitoring in Antarctica uncovers local sources of industrial chemicals

New research has highlighted the need for continuous air monitoring in the Antarctic after findings revealed a spike in pollutants following the installation of a new station building.
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