Delivering positive solutions for aquatic ecosystems
The Australian Rivers Institute is a world leader in research and education on rivers, coasts and catchments. We provide a creative and collaborative environment that fosters the next generation of ecosystem scientists, supports sustainability and promotes conservation of the world's natural resources.
In 2020, the Australian Rivers Institute was named the Number One Global Water Security Think Tank by the independently curated Global Go To Think Tank Index Report.
Expertise and Project Outcomes
Areas of expertise
MASTER OF CATCHMENT SCIENCE
With this specialist degree you'll learn to combine and use scientific, engineering and economic knowledge to planning ways to protect, restore and rehabilitate our catchments.
MASTER OF INTEGRATED WATER MANAGEMENT
The Master of Integrated Water Management creates water leaders by drawing on international teaching and research from many fields to provide a trans-disciplinary, whole-of-water-cycle approach to water management.
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Australian Rivers Institute News
Unravelling how climate, pollution and runoff combine in coastal ecosystems
24 May 2022
Griffith University researchers are unravelling how stressors like climate change, pollution and...
Switching to a feral pig diet helped boost croc numbers
09 May 2022
A growing feral pig population supported the conservation success story of Australia’s largest...
GBR management methods at odds with climate change threats
03 May 2022
Study finds 30 years of management approaches do not adequately address climate change threats to...
Griffith recognised as a leader in sustainable development
28 Apr 2022
Griffith has been ranked in the global Top 100 (92) of universities globally in the Times Higher...
Ambitious conservation action sees a brighter future for mangroves and seagrass
23 Feb 2022
Ambitious restoration of mangroves and seagrasses could lead to substantial recovery of these...
MDB water rights for First Nations decrease
15 Dec 2021
Study finds indigenous water holdings drop in just 12 months.
2021 Vice Chancellor’s Gala Award winners celebrated
26 Nov 2021
Griffith has recognised its best and brightest researchers, professional and support staff plus...
Partnership to develop products for carbon markets and nutrient management
09 Nov 2021
Griffith and emerging mineral processing tech company Zeotech have established a research program...
Poor water quality and trawling take toll on seagrass
02 Nov 2021
Researchers find poor water quality and destructive fisheries contribute to decline of vital...
Griffith hosts vital disaster debrief and planning sessions
19 Oct 2021
Disaster management experts have gathered at Griffith for the inaugural Resilience in Practice...
Unique ocean chemicals slip through the net
18 Oct 2021
The search for new natural products from the ocean is overlooking unique and potentially beneficial...
Griffith experts support reforms of Lao PDR’s water sector
13 Oct 2021
Project to support improvement of water governance and management in Lao People’s Democratic...
Three out of four turtle populations risk cadmium contamination
18 Aug 2021
Three out of four Queensland green turtle populations risk harmful effects from cadmium found a...
Lack of species depth threatens mangroves
27 Jul 2021
Limited number of invertebrate ecological roles puts mangroves at risk.
All-in-one tool streamlines molecular weight analysis
20 Jul 2021
World-first method streamlines process of identifying structure and molecular weight of compounds.
Griffith launches Australia’s first marine wildlife cell bank
15 Jul 2021
Researchers from Griffith University are looking to collect cell samples of every marine species on...
Finding the best way to a whale’s diet through its skin
30 Jun 2021
Skin, not blubber is the most effective way of revealing migrating whales’ diet.
Submerging aquaculture cages could be the answer for fish farming
28 Jun 2021
The use of submerged cages may be the answer the aquaculture industry is looking for a new...
Coral reef ‘cement’ losing ability to tolerate heat snaps
26 May 2021
Essential reef ‘ecosystem engineers’ under threat from ocean warming and acidification.
Carbon stockpiles abound in mangrove sinkholes
06 May 2021
Highest single carbon stocks ever reported found in mangrove ‘cenotes’.