Can you teach a koala new tricks?

Architecture, construction and planning
Griffith University researchers have found that koalas are more clever than they thought them to be in a world-first study that tracked the Australian animal more comprehensively than ever before in suburban Brisbane. The Environmental Futures Research Institute team, made up of Cathryn Dexter, Justin Scott and Professor Darryl Jones, at Griffith verified 130 crossings […]

Horses, trains and climate change?

Griffith University climate change expert Brendan Mackey will speak at the World Science Festival Brisbane.
Centre for Environment and Population Health
A Torres Strait islander, a horse organisation, a metropolitan train operator and a cross-Tasman environmental association have been honoured for their achievements in climate change adaptation at an awards ceremony this week. The Climate Adaptation Champions for 2015-16 were announced as part of the NCCARF CSIRO Climate Adaptation Conference 2016, held in Adelaide. The Director of […]

Taking flight with work-integrated-learning

Bryce Davies
School of Engineering and Built Environment
Final year electronic and computer engineering student, Bryce Davies has just completed his six-month Industry Affiliates Program placement with the CSIRO at the Queensland Center for advanced technologies. “This is a placement I found on my own. About six months before my placement, I was speaking to my control systems lecturer about what sort of […]

Research shows value of marine green zones

Rabbitfish grazing on coral reef
Australian Rivers Institute
A new study from Griffith University shows that marine reserves (green zones) can help coral reefs withstand the impact of extreme floods. Researchers from Griffith’s Australian Rivers Institute, CSIRO and the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility studied the impact of the catastrophic floods of early 2011 – which saw much of Queensland declared a […]