Centre for Environment and Population Health

Terri Butler brought in to bat for Griffith’s Climate Ready Initiative

Former Federal MP, Terri Butler has joined Griffith’s Climate Ready Initiative (CRI) board, putting her sharp political faculties toward climate readiness and resilience.  
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Biodiversity

World-first innovation accelerates process to safeguard environment and wildlife

World-first data analysis platform, EcoCommons has been launched, transforming our ability to understand the impacts of the climate crisis on Australia’s environment and native species.
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Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security

Climate and human-driven habitat destruction alter bat behaviour and increase Hendra virus spillover risk

Data spanning 25 years explores impacts climate and land-use change have on bat behaviour and Hendra spillover.
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Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security

Study highlights overlooked hotspot of frog diversity

New Guinea home to around 7% of the world’s frogs in less than 1% of the world’s land area.
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Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security

20-year insect research to investigate the buzz around climate change

Griffith University researchers will head to Lamington National Park to recreate a 20-year-old study investigating the effects of climate change on insects.
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Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security

‘Stealth privatisation’ in national parks threatens mental health boosts

Research shows productivity gains of up to 11% for people who visit protected parks in Australia at least once a month.
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Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security

Decreasing backyard bird diversity flies under the radar

'Common' Aussie bird species experiencing declines in prevalence in urban areas.
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Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security

Elephant tweets highlight divide on conservation issues

Social media analysis highlights major threats to elephant conservation overshadowed.
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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.
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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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