Australian Rivers Institute

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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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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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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