There is a need to develop and trial spatially explicit tools that can guide planning and management decisions that support a mix of multiple uses and protected areas while maintaining environmental values. An important first step is to ensure that tools which are selected for development/trial suit end-user needs and can be feasibly developed with available resources.
Review international, national and northern Australian literature, and interview northern stakeholders to document applications of modelling tools. Hold interviews and workshops to elicit strengths and limitations of the various tools for stakeholders and identify potential opportunities for the development/trial of modelling tools in northern Australia.
Entire Northern Hub region.
Natalie Stoeckl (Project Leader, JCU), Mark Kennard (Griffith University), Vanessa Adams (UQ), Dave Pannell (UWA)