Outstanding Griffith research excellence honoured

Architecture
Leading Griffith University researchers have been honoured at the Vice Chancellor’s Research Excellence Awards held at Nathan campus.
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Seagrass study key to ecosystem success

Australian Rivers Institute
Declining seagrass meadows in Moreton Bay will be studied by an international team of researchers to overcome the largest remaining barrier to effective management of the world’s marine resources. The team, led by researchers from the Australian Rivers Institute at Griffith University and funded by the Australian Research Council, will develop new software tools that […]
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Australian Rivers Institute

High temperature tipping point kills corals’ ability to make ‘cloud umbrellas’

New research uncovers tipping in the ability of corals to protect themselves from bleaching. 
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Australian Rivers Institute

What lies within garners water researcher top nod

Developing a new way to know exactly what’s in the water we use and consume and how it can potentially affect us and the environment has garnered a Griffith researcher with a top honour.  
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Australian Rivers Institute

Habitats must be protected to improve fisheries

New research has found that protecting fish habitats is critical to recovering the world’s fisheries.  
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Arts Education Law

Art and science unite to showcase wetland ecosystems   

Wetland Wanders, a Griffith University project, unites art, science and technology in an exhibition exploring the rich diversity of Queensland’s wetlands. 
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Alumni

Awards showcase outstanding Health alumni

From paediatric palliative care and humanitarian dental work to a passion for astrophysics and groundbreaking scientific research into Malaria, the 2018 Alumni Awards showcase the rich diversity of Griffith’s Health and Science alumni.
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Australian Rivers Institute

Fish communities impacted after heatwave on the Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef fish communities feel the affect of 2016 ocean heat wave.
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Australian Rivers Institute

Messy streams are healthy streams

Research conducted in Rocky Mountain streams has found that streams full of dead trees were healthier than clean streams.
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Architecture, construction and planning

Kakadu crocodiles mostly dine out

Large crocodiles in the Alligator Rivers region of north Australia do much of their dining not within their rivers or estuaries, but on feral pigs and other terrestrial animals visiting the waterways, a new study has revealed. The work, published in PLOS ONE, forms part of a larger study of river and floodplain food-webs led […]
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Architecture, construction and planning

Griffith expertise improving vital fresh water management in SE Asia

Nowhere else in the world is there a greater need for investment to address water management issues than the Indo-Pacific region, and especially SE Asia.  The region represents the confluence of outstanding freshwater biodiversity values, high societal dependence on fisheries (and other ecosystem services that healthy rivers and wetlands provide), and a high level of […]
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Architecture, construction and planning

New book hopes to slow down the ‘Fantasia’ of harmful algal blooms

Smelly, murky water. Damage to the Great Barrier Reef. Toxic build-up in fish that can be deadly when eaten.
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Australian Rivers Institute

Eavesdropping on fish to measure river health

Researchers are using new technology to analyse the sounds of river inhabitants to understand the quality of their ecosystems.
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Australian Rivers Institute

Giving carp herpes may not yield desired effects, says Griffith expert

The Australian government’s plan to introduce the disease leaves many questions unanswered.
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Australian Rivers Institute

New projects to support ecologically sustainable development in Northern Australia

Griffith expertise adds value to cross-institutional research.
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Alumni

School of Environment celebrates 40 years of graduating students

Martin Taylor is doing his first mammal survey. He’s an excited student in Griffith University’s brand new School of Australian Environmental Studies. As part of the environmental studies foundation program – the first in the country for a university – nothing was off limits. Dr Taylor set his traps in the forest. He had no […]
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Architecture, construction and planning

Turtle barnacle researcher tracking them down

The key to protecting critically endangered turtles could lie in their barnacles. While some people think barnacles growing on turtles is bad for them, Griffith University researcher Ryan Pearson said they could actually help protect the turtles, and shift conservation to where it’s needed most. “The International Union for Conservation of Nature has recently added […]
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Architecture, construction and planning

What a pearl! New oyster to save the industry

A new Griffith University scientist has revealed plans to potentially save the struggling Queensland oyster industry. With the pressure of supplying sustainable food to a growing population, Dr Carmel McDougall of Griffith’s Australian Rivers Institute has plans to revolutionise aquaculture by developing a new species of edible oyster. Dr McDougall has a history of working […]
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