Environment, planning and architecture

Bachelor of Environmental Science accreditation shows complex degree

Gone are the days when an environmental degree was for “tree hugging hippies”. Griffith University is the first in Australia to be accredited by the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ) for its Bachelor of Environmental Science. The accreditation recognises the content and teaching and Head of School Professor Chris Frid said it […]
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Environmental Futures Research Institute

Griffith scientists given $2.1 million grant to study bat disease

More flying foxes are colonising urban areas, leading to a cascade of negative events, including poor health of bats, nuisance to human communities and Hendra virus spillover to horses. An international team of researchers has been awarded a $2.1 million US National Science Foundation grant to study how humans are contributing to emerging infectious diseases […]
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Alumni

Adam revelling in vital Commonwealth Games role

Planning graduate Adam Jarrett is living a career dream with his role for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games
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Griffith School of Environment

Stung with a passion to reveal more on stingrays

They camouflage and hide in the shallows, possessing a weapon that has been known to cause fatal injuries – it’s no wonder stingrays have a bad reputation. But a Griffith University researcher is hoping to change that, one of only a handful of people in the country studying the marine creatures known to have delivered […]
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Architecture

Conrad Gargett supports an Indonesian World Heritage listing application

Architecture students from Griffith University have undergone a detailed cultural heritage study in Indonesia. Conrad Gargett, a leading Australian practice in architecture, urban design and planning, interior design and landscape architecture, supported the study tour, underpinned by the Semarang local government’s World Heritage listing application. The tour culminated with Griffith hosting a photographic exhibition – […]
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Australian Rivers Institute

Environmental pollution researchers hit the Gold Coast

The chemicals you use in your daily life, which end up running off your garden or flowing down the sink, can have serious consequences for the wildlife that live in our rivers, lakes and oceans. Those are just some of the issues that hundreds of scientists will be discussing when they gather for an environmental […]
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Griffith School of Engineering

Wireless sensor technology to monitor environments

Cash-poor local councils and developing countries don’t need huge budgets to obtain valuable, continuous environmental data to inform sustainable management policies, new research suggests. Griffith University’s Dr Jarrod Trevathan and the University of Queensland’s Associate Professor Ron Johnstone are refining a wireless sensor network technology known as SEMAT (Smart Environmental Monitoring & Assessment Technologies) that […]
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Environment, planning and architecture

Marine biogenic aerosols – the “Holy Grail” of climate science

Most people think of aerosols as something you’d get from a spray can but scientists are discovering more about how these atmospheric particles are protecting the planet. Research led by Griffith University and the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in the USA, recently published by the American Meteorological Society, has revealed the role marine biogenic […]
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Griffith School of Environment

Pace of renewable energy shift leaves city planners struggling to keep up

Renewable energy is driving profound changes in cities. It’s happening much more quickly than was expected even five years ago.
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Corporate

Make science a priority this National Science Week

Science leaders have issued a call to action ahead of National Science Week – make science a priority and prepare for jobs of the future. Queensland Science Minister Leeanne Enoch and 2017 Australian of the Year, Griffith University Professor Emeritus Alan Mackay-Sim, have both sent strong messages to the community urging them to embrace STEM […]
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Environment, planning and architecture

Science students have a hoot owl spotting

They’re not just magical creatures reserved for students at Hogwarts – owls also call Griffith University home. Griffith Sciences students studying ecology this semester were lucky enough to spot some rare powerful owls during their field work on the Gold Coast campus. Dr Guy Castley, of the Griffith School of Environment, said the students were completing a […]
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Australian Rivers Institute

Links between Gulf Rivers and aquatic productivity

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 […]
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Griffith Centre for Coastal Management

The eureka moment that could help save the Great Barrier Reef

A Griffith University research team are finalists in the 2017 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes for their work aimed at improving Great Barrier Reef water quality. The team, led by Associate Professor Andrew Brooks of the Griffith Centre for Coastal Management, has transformed how sediment sources are identified and targeted, resulting in a significant shift in government policy […]
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Alumni

Sea World educator shares Griffith vision

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 […]
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Alumni

Griffith Graduate Architects Off-Grid in Lismore

Completing a Griffith University degree in architecture has created the catalyst for 21 year-old Masters student, Courtney Villegas to conceptualise a totally off-the-grid, 120-acre property, just outside of Lismore, in northern New South Wales. The initiative has evolved through necessity, with entrepreneurial vigour and creativity a hallmark of the project. This complete undertaking is seeing […]
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Australian Rivers Institute

Researchers showcase sea jelly research in Sea World partnership

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 […]
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Alumni

EASE does it … Alex’s app a coup for property data

Alex Steffan launched a planning firm as soon as he graduated from Griffith University. He has now created an app providing instant, comprehensive property data for SE Queensland
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Atmospheric Environment Research Centre

Australia’s carbon-rich mangroves need protection

The thin green strip of mangrove wetlands around the tropical coastlines of Australia and the world are the most carbon-rich forests on earth but they are at risk. Professor Rod Connolly, a marine scientist from Griffith University’s Australian Rivers Institute, is the co-author of new research that shows the vast reserves of carbon being sequestered […]
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