Living Landscapes, Local Livelihoods

23 August 2017

Hub researcher Professor Michele Burford (Griffith University) travelled to far north Queensland last week to give an update on Gulf research at the “Living Landscapes, Local Livelihoods” conference.

Hosted by the Northern Gulf Resource Management Group in collaboration with the Gulf Cattleman’s Association and the Mitchell River Watershed Management Group, the meeting was an opportunity for stakeholders to engage around natural resource topics in the northern Gulf region.

“Regional natural resource managers are well placed to implement on-ground actions informed by our research in Gulf of Carpentaria rivers,” Professor Burford said.

“Our research is investigating how Gulf rivers work and how they may respond to future water use. We’ll be able to answer questions like which waterholes should be maintained in the dry season? What are the effects of reducing wet season flows? Which rivers are most important for fisheries and migratory birds?”

You can read more information on the Hub projects here and here.

Michele Burford Chillagoe

Photo by Northern Gulf Resource Management Group.

Recent Hub News

  • Sep 21, 2018

    Indigenous economic independence and ILSMPs

    Do Indigenous Land and Sea Management programs (ILSMPs), known for their ecological importance, also help promote Indigenous economic independence? The […]

  • Sep 13, 2018

    Call for case studies

    A new set of guidelines, Our Knowledge, Our Way Guidelines, are being developed as a resource for Indigenous land managers to learn from […]

  • Sep 06, 2018

    What might the future of the Fitzroy look like?

    There are many and various development plans for WA’s Fitzroy River catchment, including expansion of irrigation agriculture. Informed decision-making requires […]

  • fsdf
View more Hub news

North Australia News

Our Northern Hub Newsletter highlights what's going on in our research projects across northern Australia. It includes latest findings, what's coming up and what this all means for sustainable development and land and water management in the region.

The North Australia News Roundup is an informal monthly collation of news relevant to developing northern Australia. It aims to facilitate cross-sector and cross-region knowledge sharing, and more informed conversations and decisions about the future of the region!

Latest eNewsletters

Stay Informed

Want to know more about Hub activities and the development of northern Australia? Stay informed of activities, research, publications, events and more through the North Australia News Roundup and Hub Newsletter.

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required