Centre for Clean Environment and Energy

New eco-friendly nanomaterial could energise electric storage

Griffith University researcher wins $860,000 Australian Research Council Future Fellowship grant to develop an environmentally friendly method to produce 2D nanomaterials for energy storage devices.  
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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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Alumni

Class of 2020 graduating with a difference

Graduating Griffith students are celebrating their academic milestone virtually this year as COVID-19 mass gathering restrictions move the ceremonies online.
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Griffith School of Environment and Science

New group of trapdoor spiders discovered in eastern Australia

A new group of trapdoor spiders that builds burrows hidden by camouflaged doors has been discovered in eastern Australia. One of the almost 20 new species found in this group occurs in the suburbs of Brisbane.
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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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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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Griffith Enterprise

New velvet gecko discovered on one of Australia’s northern islands

Scientists from Griffith University, the Queensland Museum, University of Melbourne and the Northern Territory Government have described a colourful new velvet gecko in the Northern Territory. This species only occurs in the top end on Groote Eylandt, Australia’s third largest offshore island in the Gulf of Carpentaria. The Groote Eylandt Velvet Gecko, Oedura nesos, is […]
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Griffith Enterprise

Prioritising the protection of global eco-regions to meet international biodiversity targets

A Griffith University-led collaboration has called for a more strategic protection of land to meet biodiversity targets, set out in the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). In findings published in One Earth, Dr Alienor Chauvenet from the School of Environment and Science  and colleagues from the University of Oxford, The Nature Conservancy, the Wildlife Conservation […]
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Australian Rivers Institute

COVID-19 recovery can benefit biodiversity

Griffith University researchers have outlined in Science how the COVID-19 pandemic provides governments across the globe with an opportunity to correct our environmental trajectory and deliver a shot in the arm for biodiversity. The group of researchers from the Australian Rivers Institute (ARI) highlighted ways the choices societies take emerging from lockdown could have lasting […]
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Arts Education Law

Linkage Projects demonstrate research impact

Australian Research Council Linkage Project grants demonstrate Griffith University’s role in leading research initiatives.
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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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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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Business and government

Qld tourism recovery depends on thriving zoos and aquariums

Queensland’s zoo and aquarium tourism industry may end up dwarfing the Australian Government’s much-needed funding lifeline.
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Cities Research Institute

Aussie suburbs with jobs in the red under COVID-19

Researchers at Griffith University and University of Newcastle have mapped the Australian suburbs most at risk of COVID-19 job losses. The Employment Vulnerability Index (EVI) 3.0 uses Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Census data to calculate an index score for towns and cities with a population of 10,000 people or more. Co-authors Professor Scott Baum […]
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Engineering, IT and aviation

Griffith launches digital STEM site for kids at home

Unique weekly science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) challenges are now available for students learning from home as part of Griffith's STEM Mania program.
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Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution

Deeper dig into ‘giant wombat’ bone marks raises more questions than answers

First Australians co-existed with a giant ‘wombat-like’ creature for thousands of years – so why is there so little archaeological evidence for the hunting and use of these large animals?
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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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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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