Bachelor of Environmental Science accreditation shows complex degree

Environment, planning and architecture
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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 […]

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 […]

Science students have a hoot owl spotting

Environment, planning and architecture
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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 […]

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 […]