This research generated four data sets:
The Northern Australia Environmental Resources Hub addressed key research questions to come up with practical, on-ground solutions to some of the north’s most complex environmental challenges. A transdisciplinary research approach has been at the heart of the hub. Integrating key research users – policy-makers and land managers including Traditional Owners and ranger groups – into the co-design of research projects has led to rapid uptake of research outcomes into land management practices and decision-making. The hub has produced this wrap-up video outlining these impacts from the perspectives of research users.
Publicly accessible data is available via the link above.
Access to some data is restricted due to the sensitive nature of some of the information. Please refer to the User Guide which outlines which data is private and why.
You can request access to any of the full data sets. Please contact the Research Data JCU team by email with a detailed description of the data you are requesting. Please note that some restricted data requires approval from the relevant state, territory or federal government agencies.
Dr Pintor was supported by researchers from JCU, the Australian Government’s Environmental Resources Information Network, The University of Western Australia, Griffith University, University of Tasmania, Northern Territory Department of Environment & Natural Resources, Western Australia Department of Biodiversity, Conservation & Attractions, Queensland Department of Environment & Science, and the Wet Tropics Management Authority.
We would like to acknowledge the support and input provided by Bob Pressey, Erin Graham and Jeremy VanderWal (James Cook University), and Vanessa Adams (University of Tasmania). We could not have completed such an ambitious project without their invaluable input.
We are also grateful to Michael Douglas, Brendan Edgar, Jane Thomas and Clare Taylor from the Northern Australia Environmental Resources Hub, whose expertise, professionalism, and support have resulted in the success of this project.
This project has been completed in close collaboration with various universities, government departments and non-government organisations. We would, therefore, like to extend our thanks to all of our co-investigators and contributors, especially Ian Cowie, Alaric Fisher, Graeme Gillespie, Damian Milne (Northern Territory Government), Arthur Georges (University of Canberra), Jayden Engert, Mark Hamann, Donald McKnight, Jason Schaffer, Collin Storlie (James Cook University), Ashley Field, Mel Greenfield (Australian Tropical Herbarium, James Cook University), Miles Nicholls, Dave Westcott (CSIRO), David Pannell, Julian Tonti-Filippini (University of Western Australia), Frank Koehler (Australian Museum Research Institute), John Neldner (Qld Herbarium), Stephen Garnett, Peter Kyne, John Zichy-Woinarski (Charles Darwin University), Brad Ellis, Peter Johnson, Lindsey Jones (Qld Department of Environment and Science), Marcus Baseler (Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment), Mel Hardie (Victorian Biodiversity Atlas), Paul Gioia, Stephen van Leeuwen (WA Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions), and Terry Reardon (SA Museum), who have contributed to the development of robust methods, ensuring end-user adoption of outputs, contributed data and/or assisted with model vetting. The success of this ambitious project was enabled by your involvement.
The project team acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the traditional custodians of the lands across northern Australia where this research applies. We pay our respects to Elders of the past, present and future, and acknowledge their spiritual connection to Country. In particular, the authors would like to acknowledge the Bindal and Wulgurukaba Peoples of the Townsville region, and the Yugarabul, Yuggera, Jagera and Turrbal Peoples of the Brisbane region where the project team lives and works.
Strong links with the Threatened Species Recovery (TSR) Hub have been formed to deliver this research. The project closely aligns with a series of TSR and Northern Hub projects, and promotes sharing of data and expertise among the Hubs.
This project was completed in 2019.
Stephanie Hernandez, James Cook University
Anna Pintor, James Cook University