Planning experts take home major award

Cities Research Institute
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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 […]

Bachelor of Environmental Science accreditation shows complex degree

Environment, planning and architecture
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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. […]

Amazing algae ring find can show climate changes

Australian Rivers Institute
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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 […]

Having a whale of a time researching

Griffith School of Environment
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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 […]

Griffith scientists given $2.1 million grant to study bat disease

Environmental Futures Research Institute
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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 […]

Conrad Gargett supports an Indonesian World Heritage listing application

Architecture
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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 – […]

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

Environment, planning and architecture
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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 […]