NESP Northern Australia Environmental Resources Hub


Northern Australia Environmental Resources Hub research is delivering new knowledge, tools and partnerships, and focuses on:

  • landscape-scale studies covering savanna, rainforest and aquatic ecosystems and biodiversity;
  • land and water planning for urban, agricultural, and infrastructure development; and
  • Indigenous land management including Indigenous Protected Areas.

The Hub research program is organised around a number of issues-driven, regional case studies. These are being selected to ensure coverage of a wide range of issues and to ensure that the Hub operates across contrasting land uses and land tenures. The selection of focus regions is also influenced by the Northern Australia White Paper.

The $23.88 million Hub is supported by funding through the Australian Government’s National Environmental Science Program (NESP), matched by contributions from five of the country’s leading academic institutions. Established in June 2015, the Hub will conclude in 2021.

The Northern Australia Environmental Resources Hub is one of six hubs in the National Environmental Science Program. For more information on the program, see here.

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