Bird expert tweeting to the world on bird feeding

Environment, planning and architecture
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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 […]

Young research leader saving endangered animals to study at Oxford

Alumni
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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 […]

Turtle barnacle researcher tracking them down

Australian Rivers Institute
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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 […]

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 […]