Careers in science talks at Cavendish Road State High School!

Two members of our team (Dr. Laura Grogan and Elle Stephenson) recently attended Cavendish Road State High School in Holland Park, QLD on 4th October, 2016, to talk to a great bunch of high-achieving year 11 Biology students about careers in science! The class attend the course off-campus (convened by Environmental Futures Research Institute member, Dr. Sarah Ashmore, and taught by Stacey Hollis), which is equivalent to a first semester first year Biology course, and students who complete the course gain direct entry to Griffith University and get credit for the equivalent on-campus course. They are currently studying animal diversity and were interested to get to know some animal researcher

Field trip to Bowra Sanctuary with 3rd year Ecology students

Two members of our team, Prof. Hamish McCallum and Dr. Laura Grogan recently returned from a week-long field trip out to the Australian Wildlife Conservancy's Bowra Sanctuary (approximately 9 hours drive due west of Brisbane, in the Mulga rangelands). They were part of a four staff-member team (including Dr. Guy Castley, course convenor, and Christina Kindermann, who recently submitted her PhD thesis), supporting 26 3rd-year students doing mini research projects as part of the Science Capstone course (3992SCG) and the old Wildlife Ecology Field Course (3608ENV). Bowra Sanctuary had recently received an unusual amount of precipitation for this time of year, so there was a lot of standing wate

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