Featherstar and sea-lily chemistry making a splash

Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD)
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You’ve probably seen one if you’ve snorkelled a reef but little do people know that the beautiful feather star and sea-lily could one day be the source of new medicines. Griffith University scientists Dr Yunjiang Feng, Dr Shahan Khokhar and Associate Professor Rohan Davis have undertaken an in-depth study of the chemical makeup of feather […]

Environmental water needs for the Mitchell River

Australian Rivers Institute
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How might future development impact the important ecosystem linkages between rivers, floodplains and estuaries in north Queensland’s Mitchell River catchment? The answers to that question will be crucial to inform water allocation decisions that facilitate environmentally sustainable development in the region. Flowing into the Gulf of Carpentaria, the Mitchell River catchment supports many assets that […]

Links between Gulf Rivers and aquatic productivity

Australian Rivers Institute
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With increasing interest in developing Gulf of Carpentaria catchments, a new Northern Hub project is improving our understanding of how water resource development could impact the health and productivity of floodplains, coastal areas and biodiversity (including fisheries) in the Gulf. The water that flows into the Gulf of Carpentaria along the Flinders, Gilbert and Mitchell rivers and […]

Sea World educator shares Griffith vision

Alumni
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Combining Griffith University’s marine research efforts with Sea World’s is the perfect fit for alumna Erin Wyatt. The Marine Education Supervisor, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Marine Biology (Honours) in 2006, oversees all aspects of the marine-park’s educational initiatives and programs. The exciting new Sea Jellies Illuminated exhibit is one of […]

Researchers showcase sea jelly research in Sea World partnership

Architecture, construction and planning
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Griffith University has partnered with Sea World to expand its research calibre and increase public awareness on marine conservation issues. Bringing the beauty and wonder of sea jellies to life with the announcement of the Sea Jellies Illuminated exhibit opening at the marine-park in April 2018, the exciting partnership will include a first-of-its-kind working research […]

Inspiring STEM education in Ipswich

Griffith Sciences
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An overriding passion and interest in the functioning of the human body, combined with a decade of industry experience as a senior managing scientist, has established St Mary’s College Ipswich graduate, Alison White as a nationally awarded teaching professional. The Griffith University Program Director of Clinical Physiology is looking forward to instilling her scientific enthusiasm […]

Organic waste or wasted gold?

Architecture, construction and planning
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The country’s first symposium on recycled organics will tackle their potential to create an industry worth more than $1 billion. Australia produces 20 million tonnes of wasted organics – garden organics, forestry residues, municipal solid wastes, agricultural residues, biosolids, green waste and timber – each year. Professor Chengrong Chen of the Griffith School of Environment, said […]