An exciting 2017 line-up!

The Northern Hub has an exciting line-up of work for 2017. Reports and wrap-up fact sheets from several of our year-long 2015/16 projects are being finalised for release in the next month or so, and we have fifteen 2016-2019/20 projects moving into top gear. Of these 15, six projects are located in the Kimberley’s Fitzroy river catchment, six have field sites in the Top End of the Northern Territory and four projects are operating in north Queensland. There are also two whole-of-northern Australia projects (and if you’ve added these up you’ll note that several projects operate in more than one location!). In addition we have at least two new projects starting up in 2017. Please get in touch with us at nesp.northern@cdu.edu.au if you have any questions or would like more information about the Northern Hub in 2017.

2015-2016 projects with final reports soon to be released

Project Name   Location   Project Leader
Mapping to underpin management of littoral rainforest Wet tropics, Qld Helen Murphy, CSIRO
Investigating feral cats in small mammal decline Kakadu, NT Graeme Gillespie, NT Government
Remote environmental monitoring Pan northern Australia Alison King, Charles Darwin University
Waste & marine debris in remote northern communities Cape York Peninsula, Qld Melissa George, NAILSMA
Review of models, frameworks and decision support tools Pan northern Australia Natalie Stoeckl, James Cook University

 

Projects running from mid/late 2016 to 2019/20

Project Name   Location   Project Leader
Environmental water needs for northern Australia

 

Mitchell catchment, Qld Stuart Bunn, Griffith University
Daly catchment, NT Alison King, Charles Darwin University
Fitzroy catchment, WA Michael Douglas, University of WA
Links between Gulf rivers and coastal productivity Flinders, Gilbert & Mitchell catchments, Qld Michele Burford, Griffith University
Indigenous water requirements Fitzroy catchment, WA Sue Jackson, Griffith University
Multiple objective planning in northern Australia Fitzroy catchment, WA Bob Pressey & Jorge Álvarez-Romero, James Cook University
Fire and weeds in the Top End Daly catchment & Darwin region, NT Natalie Rossiter-Rachor, Charles Darwin University & Sam Setterfield, University of WA
Savanna carbon sequestration method Pan northern Australia Garry Cook, CSIRO
Defining metrics of success for feral animal management in northern Australia Archer River catchment, Qld Justin Perry, CSIRO
Threats to savanna riparian zones Fitzroy catchment, WA & Kakadu & Top End, NT Sam Setterfield, University of WA & Bruce Webber, CSIRO
Prioritising threatened species in north Australia Pan northern Australia Jeremy VanDerWal, James Cook University
Kakadu’s threatened species Kakadu, NT Graeme Gillespie, NT Government
Multiple benefits & knowledge systems of Indigenous Land Management Programs Fitzroy catchment, WA & Gilbert catchment, Qld Natalie Stoeckl, James Cook University
Knowledge brokering for Indigenous land management Fitzroy, WA & Top End, NT Rosemary Hill, CSIRO & Melissa George, NAILSMA
Indigenous NRM in Kakadu National Park Kakadu, NT Michael Douglas, University of WA

 

Project commencing in 2017 include:

Project Name   Location   Project Leader
Securing the future for bilby in the Fitzroy catchment Fitzroy catchment, WA Stephen van Leeuwen, WA government
The Northern Australia eDNA Program – revolutionising aquatic monitoring and field surveys in tropical waters Pan northern Australia Damien Burrows, James Cook University

 

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