17 January 2018
The Minister for the Environment and Energy, Josh Frydenberg, has just announced the latest research to be funded under the National Environmental Science Program. The Northern Hub has 12 new research projects commencing this year, and is extending several existing projects. Spanning a diverse range of issues and regions, this investment will further progress the Hub’s goal of supporting sustainable development in northern Australia. More information on our new research will be available in the coming weeks so watch this space or subscribe to our monthly Northern Australia News Roundup for more information.
|Project||Location of research||Project leader|
|Management options for high biomass grassy weed management||Cape York Peninsula, Qld||Helen Murphy (CSIRO)|
|The vulnerability of food supplies for migratory shorebirds to altered flow||Gulf of Carpentaria, Qld||Michele Burford (Griffith University)|
|Assessing mangrove dieback in the Gulf||Gulf of Carpentaria, Qld||Norm Duke (James Cook University)|
|Environmental economic accounting for interconnected ecosystem assets and ecosystem services||Mitchell River catchment, Qld||Jim Smart, Chris Brown, Sue Jackson (Griffith University)|
|Trialling new techniques for assessing terrestrial biodiversity in data-poor environments||Top End, NT||Alaric Fisher (NT Govt), Karen Gibb (CDU)|
|Ecohydrology and sensitivity of riparian vegetation||Top End, NT||Lindsay Hutley (CDU)|
|Rehabilitation of faunal assemblages||Top End, NT||Alan Andersen (CDU)|
|How mining-related solutes in surface and groundwater affect aquatic ecological connectivity||Top End, NT||David Crook (CDU)|
|Transdisciplinary environmental research||Fitzroy River catchment, WA||David Pannell, Michael Douglas (UWA)|
|Integrated reporting approaches for guiding new investment into Indigenous cultural and natural resource management enterprises||Pan-northern Australia||Marcus Barber (CSIRO)|
|Enhancing uptake of environmental flow research for improved water planning||Pan-northern Australia||Mark Kennard (Griffith University)|
|Integrating and transferring research||Pan-northern Australia||Michael Douglas (UWA), Clare Taylor (CDU)|
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