11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

Half-century of cyclone data puts researchers on track to explore future risks

Fifty years of BOM data reveals unusual characteristics and trends of tropical cyclones from Coral Sea. 
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Australian Rivers Institute

The real-world isn’t static: Understanding how fluctuating stressors affect wetlands

Griffith University research reveals that when combinations of human-caused stressors fluctuate, replicating more realistic environmental conditions, it vastly changes their impact on wetland habitats.
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Australian Rivers Institute

Tidal restoration to coastal wetlands reduces greenhouse emissions

Restoring tidal flow to enclosed freshwater wetlands is key to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and helping reach Australia's carbon reduction targets
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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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Australian Rivers Institute

Goals for mangrove recovery must be based on science

A rapid scale up in mangrove restoration is required if the Australian Government hopes to reach the goals of a recently announced partnership with the Mangrove Alliance for Climate
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Australian Rivers Institute

Some like it hot: The ecological benefits of oyster reefs in tropical waters

A Griffith-led study reports that tropical oyster reefs have a far greater diversity than temperate reefs
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Australian Rivers Institute

Enhancing coastal restoration by including animals

A Griffith University led study has shown how animals can have enormous impacts on coastal restoration, both positive and negative.
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Cities Research Institute

Sat tags on track to explore climate impacts on whale migrations

Hopes tracking whale movements towards Antarctic will yield insights into adaptation to climate change.   
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Arts Education Law

Climate impacts on beach lifestyle in the spotlight

Researchers ask what can we do to ready ourselves – and our weekends – for climate altered futures? 
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Coastal and Marine Research Centre

National framework key to managing coastlines: research

Effective and consistent coastline management hampered by lack of national policy, funding and agency. 
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Arts Education Law

Griffith University kicks goals with latest academic rankings

Griffith University continues to be a world leader in several academic subjects including nursing, hospitality and tourism, and marine and ocean engineering.
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Australian Rivers Institute

One size doesn’t fit all for successful Marine Protected Areas

A Griffith-led study developed a model to predict the success of Marine Protected Areas based on historical fishing pressure and environmental conditions
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Australian Rivers Institute

Unravelling how climate, pollution and runoff combine in coastal ecosystems

Griffith University researchers are unravelling how stressors like climate change, pollution and dissolved nitrogen and sediment from run-off are having combined effects in coastal ecosystems.
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Australian Rivers Institute

Ambitious conservation action sees a brighter future for mangroves and seagrass

Ambitious restoration of mangroves and seagrasses could lead to substantial recovery of these ecosystems.
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Coastal and Marine Research Centre

What is drawing humpback whale super-groups to the African coast?

Study finds humpback whale super-groups follow changing ocean currents and phytoplankton blooms.
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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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Australian Rivers Institute

Unique ocean chemicals slip through the net

The search for new natural products from the ocean is overlooking unique and potentially beneficial compounds, a Griffith University study has found.
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Coastal and Marine Research Centre

Pandemic workaround – researcher keeps eyes on Pacific water quality from afar

Griffith researcher trains Vanuatuan partners to gather water quality data after COVID-19 restricts travel.
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