NERP Northern Australia Hub

The projects in this theme consider the role of environmental, social and economic factors in conservation of biodiversity.  The outcomes of this research are particularly relevant to a number of areas in the Australian Government, to state and territory government, and NRM organisations.

In particular projects: delivered planning frameworks which can be used to achieve multiple objectives and to compare different scenarios and trade-offs; an evaluation of the willingness of the pastoral industry to participate in on-farm conservation and their preferences in financial incentives and contracts; an evaluation of which types of activities can conserve biodiversity with the least costs to the agricultural industry; new knowledge on how the high biomass week grass impacts on carbon farming initiatives; and new knowledge on the risks and challenges faced by irrigated agricultural developments in northern Australia.