Environmental Futures Research Institute

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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COVID-19

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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Environmental Futures Research Institute

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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Environmental Futures Research Institute

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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Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution

Tracking avian predators’ return to the wild

Griffith University has joined forces with the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation (CWHF) to track the movements of coastal birds of prey after rehabilitation.
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Arts Education Law

Griffith researchers awarded $2m in ARC Indigenous funding and Early Discovery

Griffith University researchers have been awarded more than $2 million in Australian Research Council (ARC) funding in the the ARC Discovery Indigenous and ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award schemes announced by the Federal Minister for Education Dan Tehan MP this week. Vice Chancellor and President Professor Carolyn Evans said the awards demonstrated the impact […]
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Environmental Futures Research Institute

Chemical profiles in whale blubber reveal changes in Antarctic food chain

A long-term Griffith University-led study has for the first time used biochemical tracers in whale blubber to track the diet of humpback whales.
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Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution

Rainforests not humans drove megafauna extinction in Southeast Asia

The takeover of Southeast Asia’s grasslands with today’s rainforests contributed to the extinction of the region’s megafauna and ancient humans.
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Environmental Futures Research Institute

High-profile board to drive new approach for climate action

Growing concern about climate change has led to the appointment of an Australian-first board to help develop new strategies, partnerships and investment for climate action.
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Architecture, construction and planning

Griffith research and researchers acknowledged as leaders in their field

The spotlight continues to shine on Griffith University’s research excellence, with solid representation in The Australian newspaper’s special research supplement for 2020. Griffith research was acknowledged as being the national leader in six fields of research while individually, nine Griffith researchers were considered ‘leaders in their field’. The research leaders’ list is based on a big […]
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Cities Research Institute

Research dives deep to understand climate impacts on whales

A world-first research project aims to understand how ocean changes influence the recovery of whale populations in the southern hemisphere.
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Alumni

Climate adaptation scientist wins Young Tall Poppy Award

Griffith University climate change adaptation scientist Dr Johanna Nalau has been recognised at the prestigious 2020 Young Tall Poppy Science Awards.
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Arts Education Law

ARC awards four Future Fellowships at Griffith

Four Griffith University researchers have been awarded Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowships worth more than $3.8 million.
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Environmental Futures Research Institute

Global warming and pollution have similar impact on coral reef fish

Human-caused stresses of global warming and pollution affect coral reef fish development and survival via disruption of the same pathway in the endocrine system.
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Environmental Futures Research Institute

Australian reptile research needs to move beyond university backyards

A team of Griffith University researchers found the strongest predictor of study sites for reptile research in Australia is proximity to universities. Published in Nature Scientific Reports, the study is the first continent-wide investigation of factors that influenced the location research was conducted on terrestrial reptiles in Australia.
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Environmental Futures Research Institute

Banning trophy hunting amid COVID-19 threatens African wildlife and livelihoods

Griffith University scientists have revealed the devastating effects a trophy hunting ban will have on wildlife conservation and livelihoods in Africa. Although controversial, the practice of trophy hunting conserves land that wouldn’t otherwise be protected.
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