Australian Rivers Institute

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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Giving

Fuel reduction burning effective for small targeted areas, but…

Prescribed burning can reduce house loss during bushfires so long as it is targeted close to houses.
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Griffith Beacons

Post-fire logging removes tree hollows vital for wildlife recovery

An expert review on logging after bushfires found it removes tree hollows which are vital in the recovery of more than 225 native species.
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Griffith Beacons

Logging and thinning of forests can increase fire risk

Logging can make native forests more flammable and lead to greater fire severity for decades.
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Coastal and Marine Research Centre

How will COVID-19 and climate change affect the whale-watching industry?

Griffith University research predicts it will take years for the whale-watching industry to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. 
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Griffith Beacons

The tricks Australian forests use to survive bushfires

A review by The Bushfire Recovery Project has confirmed how it is that Australian eucalypt forests survive and regenerate after devastating wildfires like the 2019-20 Black Summer fires.
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COVID-19

G20 stimulus potential triple win for climate, biodiversity and pandemic prevention

A new report is calling on the G20 to fund ‘Nature-based Solutions’ that address three of the main risks to humankind: biodiversity loss, climate change and global pandemics. 
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Australian Rivers Institute

Griffith data projects receive welcome boost

Griffith University’s unique FishID software project has been given a boost with the announcement of $211,000 in funding from the Australian Research Data Commons.
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Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security

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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Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security

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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Centre for Catalysis and Clean Energy

Griffith boosts its sustainability credentials with solar energy deal

The University has entered into an agreement with CS Energy which will ensure 50 percent of its electricity needs are provided by renewable power sources from next year.
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Australian Rivers Institute

Griffith showcases commitment to sustainability

Griffith’s commitment to environmental sustainability remains as important as ever and is being showcased with the University’s Sustainability Week.
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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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Australian Rivers Institute

Gold Coast Bay Hope Spot embraces the harmony between city and sea

Gold Coast Bay is this week being declared a Mission Blue Hope Spot becoming part of a worldwide network that raises public awareness of marine protected areas.
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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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Business and government

Academic recognised for contribution to sustainable tourism

Griffith University’s Professor Susanne Becken has been recognized for her contribution to sustainable tourism with two prestigious awards.
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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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