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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Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security

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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Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security

Australian researchers to crack growing nut industry

Griffith University researchers are helping Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) emerging galip nut industry to give marginalised women an income and encourage planting trees
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Alumni

Six Griffith affiliates named Fulbright scholars

Prestigious Fulbright scholarships have been awarded to six talented members of the Griffith University community.
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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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