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Charles Darwin University conservation biologist and lead author Professor Stephen Garnett
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Research provides roadmap towards global species list

A roadmap to an agreed list of all the world’s species, from mammals and birds to plants, fungi and microbes, has been created for the first time and could have global impacts for their conservation.

Alexander Engel

Research finds child’s play reduces chronic disease

The better children can run, jump, kick, catch, throw and roll, the more active they will be in later life, according to research.

Judith Myers

Home cooking on the rise during COVID-19

Improved nutrition and connected family meal times could be an unintended positive consequence during the COVID-19 outbreak, according to a Charles Darwin University dietitian.

CDU’s International Student Support Project Officer Ben Poveda-Alfonso helps prepare meals for the Kindness Shake.

Strong response to CDU’s student food programs

Two food programs launched by Charles Darwin University to help students put food on the table after losing paid work as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak – have reported a strong uptake over the weekend.

Kindness Shake organisers and volunteers (from left) Ben Poveda-Alfonso, Romal Shrestha and Nagendra Timilsina

Giving students helping hand of kindness

International students in Darwin in need of a hand will receive a “kindness shake” this week thanks to a new initiative, providing free, pre-made meals.

CDU has launched the Student Emergency Appeal in support of the Student Assistant Grant program

CDU eases COVID-19 financial burden on students

Charles Darwin University has launched the Emergency Student Appeal to ease the burden on students experiencing extreme financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Associate Lecturer Medical Laboratory Science Josephine Muthami.

Good information ‘critical’ in virus crisis

A Charles Darwin University pathology academic with experience of mass disease outbreaks in Africa says “the right information … in the right language” is critically important in times of medical crises.

Chen Hui and Michael Vernau

CDU concerts deliver relief across Australia

Music is being live-streamed from the Charles Darwin University theatre into homes around the world.

Dr Joanne Randall

Jewfish survey to uncover critical gaps

Research into the highly prized Black jewfish will aim to address critical knowledge gaps regarding the fishery in the Northern Territory.

Tourism researcher Stephen Schwer

Researcher seeks solution to tourism quandary

A Charles Darwin University researcher living in the quintessential Outback town Birdsville has begun a tourism research project that could have global consequences.

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