Bird expert tweeting to the world on bird feeding

Environment, planning and architecture
As Australia reveals its bird of the year, Griffith University’s resident bird expert has shed light on the other issue the country is always torn on – feeding them. Professor Darryl Jones, of the Environmental Futures Research Institute, has released the first ever book on a topic that almost everyone has tried. Hailed as the […]
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Griffith researchers have you covered – umbrellas to protect against dingoes on Fraser Island

Environment, planning and architecture
The best way to shoo away a dingo might be carrying around an umbrella. Griffith University researchers have studied the least invasive methods to keep the well-known Australian animal on Fraser Island at bay since spates of incidents from 2001 prompted calls for more effective management interventions. PhD student Rob Appleby, of Griffith’s Environmental Futures […]
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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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Arts Education Law

First encounter leads to three degrees in family affair

Mother reflects on daughters' Griffith experience
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Environment, planning and architecture

End the ivory trade deadlock to protect elephants

A team of leading international researchers is working to break the stalemate on ivory trade policy.
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Alumni

Young research leader saving endangered animals to study at Oxford

A young scientist has received a prestigious John Monash scholarship to attend the University of Oxford. Emma Dale will study the behavioural ecology of carnivores with a focus on conservation and preservation. There have been 147 John Monash Scholars selected to date, all of whom possess significant leadership potential, are outstanding in their chosen fields and […]
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Environmental Futures Research Institute

Ice Age children toys to be discovered

Griffith researchers are uncovering more about the “archaeologically invisible” – children of the Ice Age and their toys. Archaeologists have believed it near impossible to find toys from the deep past of Europe — the Palaeolithic, which dates to between around 45,000 to 11,000 years ago. Looking for children from this period is a relatively […]
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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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Alumni

Monument from Griffith Architecture student

A Griffith University architecture student’s design has been selected for a momument to honour and recognise Indians who were sacrificed in wars. The Australians of Indian Heritage War Memorial (AIHW) Committee selected Bianca Archer’s design among 11 entries from the Griffith School of Architecture. The design features a large sphere that represents earth and the unification […]
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Australian Rivers Institute

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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Australian Rivers Institute

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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Environment, planning and architecture

Waste management recognised by the United Nations

Griffith University has been recognised by the United Nations as an expert in waste management. The UN has shown the university is one of the top in Australia in this area, hosting a workshop on waste management at the Nathan campus in a first for Queensland. A  15-member Vietnamese delegation from the country’s Ministry of […]
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Cities Research Institute

Planning experts take home major award

They are some of the biggest campaign issues during the State Election and Griffith University’s experts have been recognised for them at the recent Planning Institute Australia (PIA) Awards – Queensland. Urban issues are what everyday Queenslanders are concerned about so it’s no surprise Associate Professor Jason Byrne and Dr Tony Matthews’s radio show Urban […]
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Environment, planning and architecture

Bachelor of Environmental Science accreditation shows complex degree

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 was a remarkable achievement. “This shows a maturing of the profession” he said. […]
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Cities Research Institute

Local farmers creating value from waste

A sugar cane farming family on the Gold Coast has found a way to do well by doing less. As the farming community shrinks along the South East Queensland corridor, the Keith family, who are based at Woongoolba and own Rocky Point, were constantly wondering ‘what next’ to keep their land and turn a profit. […]
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Australian Rivers Institute

Amazing algae ring find can show climate changes

Scientists have discovered “tree rings” in coral-reef building algae that could show signs of impacts of climate change. The Griffith University team made the find using state-of-the-art techniques in laboratories at the Griffith University Nathan campus, the Australian National University and the Australian Institute of Marine Science. Similar to tree rings, skeletal banding can provide […]
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Griffith School of Environment

Having a whale of a time researching

Griffith University researchers are using humpback whales as “canaries in the coalmine” to tell them what’s happening in Antarctica. A team lead by Associate Professor Susan Bengtson Nash, of Griffith’s Southern Ocean Persistent Organic Pollutants Program (SOPOPP), has been monitoring the East coast of Australia migrating population for the past 10 years. Professor Bengston Nash said they used the […]
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Environmental Futures Research Institute

Giant Australian marsupials were like no other

A giant prehistoric Ice Age marsupial related to wombats and koalas has been discovered to be the only marsupial known to have ever followed annual seasonal migration. Likening it to “Australia’s Ice Age Serengeti”, researchers tracked the now extinct megafauna diprotodon – a three-tonne beast up to 1.8m tall and 3.5mlong – using fossils and […]
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