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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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

Music student up for Young Australian of the Year 

Griffith University student William Clarke and his brother Daniel have been nominated for the upcoming Young Australian of the Year awards for their conservation work. The pair launched a campaign to help protect critically endangered orangutan populations in Borneo and Sumatra. William and Daniel were named 2021 Queensland Young Australians of the Year late last year, […]
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Griffith Sciences

World’s oldest cave art discovered in Indonesia

A team of Griffith University archaeologists has shared in the discovery of what may be the world’s oldest known cave painting, dating back to at least 45,500 years ago. Uncovered in South Sulawesi during field research conducted with Indonesia’s leading archaeological research centre, Pusat Penelitian Arkeologi Nasional (ARKENAS), the cave painting consists of a figurative […]
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Arts Education Law

Danish study finds link between ASD and suicidal behaviour

A study of the Danish population aged 10 years and over has found those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were over three times more likely to attempt suicide and to die by suicide.
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Arts Education Law

Should you detox from digital accounts this Christmas?

After a year like no other, when the pandemic has forced us to rely on digital technologies more than ever, should we rationalise their use over the holiday break?
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Griffith School of Environment and Science

New definition of sustainability reflects the interdependence of all life

An international collaboration reveals a new definition of sustainability that expands the concept to non-human species and their needs.
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Australian Rivers Institute

Griffith University central in world leading water security index

Griffith University researchers were central in developing the Asian Development Bank’s world leading water security index, the Asian Water Development Outlook 2020
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Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution

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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Griffith Sciences

NHMRC awards Griffith University $4.5 million in research funding

Key Griffith University research projects have received $4.5 million in funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council. Announced on December 15 by the Federal Minister for Health, The Honorable Greg Hunt MP, the seven Ideas Grants projects will contribute to vital health and medical research. Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) Professor Mario Pinto said […]
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Australian Rivers Institute

Griffith experts take leading role in national environmental research hub

Griffith University will host eastern node of a new environmental research hub providing leadership in threatened species and extreme events such as bushfires.
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Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention

Digital solutions may aid athlete’s mental health

Digital mental health platforms including the use of smartphones and online behaviour analysis could help improve the mental health of athletes especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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An experimental drug for sepsis now in human clinical trials

A new experimental drug to treat sepsis has now entered the next stage of clinical trials in patients in Australia after successfully completing Phase 1a trials in healthy volunteers, reports Griffith University’s Institute for Glycomics. The sepsis drug candidate, co-invented by researchers led by Professor Mark von Itzstein AO at the Institute for Glycomics and […]
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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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Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics

SEQ fuel price cycles driven by the same servos 

Griffith University researchers have found evidence of price leaders influencing fuel price patterns in Greater Brisbane and Gold Coast.
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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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Australian Rivers Institute

4000 chemicals found in Great Barrier Reef turtles raises concerns of contamination hotspot

Toxic chemicals are accumulating in Great Barrier Reef turtles and fish species popular with consumers, according to a new report by Griffith University and the World Wide Fund for Nature Australia.
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