Ancient penguin DNA is key to conservation

Ancient penguin bones
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Conservation of the King Penguin is proving successful following research showing that the species has recovered past genetic diversity in just 80 years despite a prior threat of extinction. This is according to Griffith University’s Environmental Futures Centre. Research used tissue samples of the penguins from Macquarie Island and compared the DNA of individuals from […]

Australian students share passion for science

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Having operated since 1984 the program enables Year 11 and 12 students to experience a wide variety of science in labs on university campuses and in other research or science-driven industry environments. The program selects around 450 students from around 2000 applicants each year who are invited to attend a 12 day science immersion program […]

Pacific ecotourism prompts PhD study

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A Griffith PhD student is visiting the idyllic villages of Fiji and the Solomon Islands to see how environmental tourism can boost the developing island nations. Funded by charitable trust Nature Fiji, Rochelle Steven from Griffith’s School of Environment has been offered the chance to fly to Fiji where she will be undertaking a feasibility […]

Moreton Bay ecosystem still at risk

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No-fishing zones implemented to protect the Moreton Bay ecosystem have proven their worth in light of last year’s flooding however the coral reefs and seagrass habitats are still at risk. This is according to ongoing research by scientists at Griffith University’s Australian Rivers Institute. In partnership with the Department of Environment and Resource Management, flood […]

Chemistry medal awarded to Griffith academic

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Twenty years of analytical science has paid off for a Griffith University professor as he is awarded the 2011 Lloyd Smythe Medal for Analytical Chemistry. The prestigious medal, awarded by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute(RACI), is for excellence in pure or applied scientific work in Australia that involves substantial analytical chemistry and for service to […]

Habitat connectivity improves fish numbers

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Marine reserves located in areas where mangroves and reefs are close together help to successfully increase fish numbers. This is according to an extensive study by scientists at the Australian Rivers Institute which has shown that connectivity between coral reefs and mangroves can improve the performance of marine reserves(green zones) in the Moreton Bay Marine […]

Cash boost for Griffith’s Science on the GO!

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Griffith’s Science on the GO! Outreach program received a boost today with a cash injection of $25,000 to further enhance its school activities on the Gold Coast. The Science on the GO! program began in 2005 and provides Griffith University expertise to school groups, individuals and organisations within the broader science education community. Run by […]