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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Environmental Futures Research Institute

Portable rock art ‘social glue’ for early humans in Ice Age  

Small engraved rocks believed to have acted as a ‘social glue’ to unite early human societies. 
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Arts Education Law

New approach needed for conservation and ethical sharing of biological resources and science benefits

Researchers call for a new approach for sharing the benefits of biological resources, science and technology.
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Environmental Futures Research Institute

Researchers discover six new gecko species

Widely found geckos in northern Australia undescribed by science, until now.
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Environmental Futures Research Institute

Using ‘flagship’ species for fundraising campaigns benefits entire ecosystems – when backed by science 

Research addresses conflict between how conservation funding was raised and spent. 
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Environmental Futures Research Institute

DNA coding key to discovering Native bees’ pollination potential

Australia’s native stingless bees could be a key line of defence for the nation’s horticulture industry against the dangerous bee parasite Varroa destructor.
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Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution

Researcher dates last known Homo erectus remains

Last known remains of modern human ancestors dated by Griffith archaeologist. 
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Arts Education Law

Indonesian cave art overturns thinking on the roots of human spirituality

Figurative depiction of hunters may be oldest evidence of human ability to imagine supernatural beings.
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Arts Education Law

Griffith’s commitment to sustainable development shines in high profile film

Griffith’s EcoAdapt project and Griffith Centre for Coastal Management highlighted in BBC-produced film.
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Arts Education Law

Griffith awarded $3.3 million in funding for ARC Discovery and Linkage projects

Griffith University has been awarded $3,376,073 for ARC Discovery and Linkage Projects.
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Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution

Genetic analysis suggests ‘wise’ bin chickens tamed and sacrificed to Egyptian God

Genetic diversity suggests priests and villagers able to tame wild ibises each year for mummification by the millions.  
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Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing

Research estimates value of impact national parks have on mental health

Researchers estimate annual health services value of Australia’s national parks to be $145 billion a year.
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Environmental Futures Research Institute

Study to increase understanding on animal tolerance to infectious disease

Frog research could hold the key to animal defence strategies against infectious diseases.
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Environmental Futures Research Institute

Help in store for bats this Halloween

Griffith ecologists and students gather to make fruit kebabs to help embattled flying foxes.
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Environmental Futures Research Institute

Study explores how to make nature conservation ‘go viral’

Study models how conservation initiatives are adopted until they reach level where they can have real impact on conserving or improving biodiversity.  
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Architecture, construction and planning

Geography and tech key to sustainable development

Learning how to use technology and geography to aid in creating sustainable developments was the aim when Griffith University STEM students Martin Juncal and Jacob Breslin traveled to Thailand last month on a scholarship.
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Environmental Futures Research Institute

An ecological island in suburbia: Toohey Forest crucial to Brisbane biodiversity

“It’s a completely suitable place for koalas to live. There’s no reason why they won’t stay here for a long time," says Professor Darryl Jones.
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Environmental Futures Research Institute

Griffith undergrad describes colourful new gecko species

New species Cyrtodactylus manus is smaller than most geckos with distinctive colouration and scalation
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