Twelve exciting new Hub research projects announced

17 January 2018

The Minister for the Environment and Energy, Josh Frydenberg, has just announced the latest research to be funded under the National Environmental Science Program. The Northern Hub has 12 new research projects commencing this year, and is extending several existing projects. Spanning a diverse range of issues and regions, this investment will further progress the Hub’s goal of supporting sustainable development in northern Australia. More information on our new research will be available in the coming weeks so watch this space or subscribe to our monthly Northern Australia News Roundup for more information.


Project Location of research Project leader
Management options for high biomass grassy weed management Cape York Peninsula, Qld Helen Murphy (CSIRO)
The vulnerability of food supplies for migratory shorebirds to altered flow Gulf of Carpentaria, Qld Michele Burford (Griffith University)
Assessing mangrove dieback in the Gulf Gulf of Carpentaria, Qld Norm Duke (James Cook University)
Environmental economic accounting for interconnected ecosystem assets and ecosystem services Mitchell River catchment, Qld Jim Smart, Chris Brown, Sue Jackson (Griffith University)
Trialling new techniques for assessing terrestrial biodiversity in data-poor environments Top End, NT Alaric Fisher (NT Govt), Karen Gibb (CDU)
Ecohydrology and sensitivity of riparian vegetation Top End, NT Lindsay Hutley (CDU)
Rehabilitation of faunal assemblages Top End, NT Alan Andersen (CDU)
How mining-related solutes in surface and groundwater affect aquatic ecological connectivity Top End, NT David Crook (CDU)
Transdisciplinary environmental research Fitzroy River catchment, WA David Pannell, Michael Douglas (UWA)
Integrated reporting approaches for guiding new investment into Indigenous cultural and natural resource management enterprises Pan-northern Australia Marcus Barber (CSIRO)
Enhancing uptake of environmental flow research for improved water planning Pan-northern Australia Mark Kennard (Griffith University)
Integrating and transferring research Pan-northern Australia Michael Douglas (UWA), Clare Taylor (CDU)

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