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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Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution

New fossil family of giant wombat relatives discovered in Australia

A group of Australian and international palaeontologists have identified a giant wombat-like animal so unique they had to create an entirely new family of marsupials.
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Environmental Futures Research Institute

Better cancer cell detection using magnetic nanoparticles

Griffith University researchers, in collaboration with the University of Queensland, have identified magnetic nanoparticles, nanozymes, which could help in the detection of cancer.
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Environmental Futures Research Institute

The number of lions in Africa may be lower than we thought

Two Griffith-led collaborations published this week indicate that Lion populations in Africa may be lower than current estimates suggest.
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Environmental Futures Research Institute

Disclosure of climate-related financial risks not enough to drive action

A new Griffith University study cautions over-reliance on a financial disclosure framework for driving climate action.
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Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution

Discovery of oldest bow-and-arrow technology outside Africa

New archaeological research demonstrates earliest projectile technology in the tropical rainforests of Sri Lanka.
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Corporate

Rediscovering backyard wildlife during COVID-19

Being at home for prolonged periods during the COVID-19 pandemic has given many people the time to appreciate wildlife in their own backyards.
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Environmental Futures Research Institute

DNA sheds light on frogmouth’s flight to Australia.

A Griffith University-led collaboration has used DNA analysis to resolve the evolutionary origins of the distinctive Australian frogmouth species of bird. The Tawny Frogmouth is one of 13 frogmouth species that occur across Australia, New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and tropical Asia. Its distribution has long raised questions: did frogmouths spread out from Asia to […]
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Alumni

Griffith PhD candidate masters the art of LEGO

Brick by brick, Griffith research assistant and PhD candidate Jennifer Campbell draws on her engineering experience as she competes on TV show LEGO Masters.
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Environmental Futures Research Institute

Human evolutionary success due to our ability to adapt to different environments

Griffith researchers contributed to a new isotopic study of fossil teeth that shows the first direct evidence that human success over Neanderthals and other hominins is due to our ability to adapt to changing environments as we island-hopped across the globe. In a new article published in Nature Communications Associate Professor Julien Louys from the […]
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Australian Rivers Institute

Griffith pays tribute to leading scientist Lord Robert May

Griffith University ecologists have paid tribute to one of world’s leading scientists Lord Robert (Bob) May (DUniv) following his death on April 28.
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Architecture, construction and planning

Pandemic won’t Hult students’ international competition

A scheme to build rooftop community gardens will spearhead a Griffith undergrad team's efforts against some of the world’s brightest in the Hult Prize Regional Finals.
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Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution

Fossil skull casts doubt over modern human ancestry

Griffith University scientists have led an international team to date the skull of an early human found in Africa, potentially upending human evolution knowledge with their discovery.
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