In Kakadu, our focus is on research that addresses threats such as fire, weeds and feral cats, both across the landscape and in riparian and floodplain areas. We are also working closely with the Park’s Traditional Owners to identify and undertake action-research partnerships. A new suite of three projects is working to ensure the world-class rehabilitation of the Ranger Uranium Mine site. Other Hub research across northern Australia, on topics such as Indigenous land management, environmental monitoring techniques, fire and carbon, is also generating information to support the management of environmental resources in Kakadu. Our Kakadu-focused research projects are listed below.
You may also be interested in our projects conducting research across the entire northern Hub region.
Adams VM, Douglas MM, Jackson SE, Scheepers K, Kool JT & Setterfield SA. 2018. Conserving biodiversity and Indigenous bush tucker: Practical application of the strategic foresight framework to invasive alien species management planning. Conservation Letters e12441. https://doi.org/10.1111/conl.12441
Leo X. C., Bayliss P., McGregor S., Christophersen P., Scheepers K., Woodward E., Ligtermoet E., & Melo L.F. C. (2017). Understanding climate-change adaptation on Kakadu National Park, using a combined diagnostic and modelling framework: a case study at Yellow Water wetland. Marine and Freshwater Research 69, 1146-1158.
Bayliss P., Finlayson C. M., Innes J., Norman-López A., Bartolo R., Harford A., Pettit N. E., Humphrey C. L., van Dam R., Dutra L. X. C., Woodward E., Ligtermoet E., Steven A., Chariton A., Williams D. K. (2017) An integrated risk-assessment framework for multiple threats to floodplain values in the Kakadu Region, Australia, under a changing climate. Marine and Freshwater Research 69, 1159-1185. https://doi.org/10.1071/MF17043
Nelson Tiffanie M., Streten Claire, Gibb Karen S., Chariton Anthony A. (2016) Bacteria in tropical floodplain soils are sensitive to changes in saltwater. Marine and Freshwater Research 69, 1110-1123. https://doi.org/10.1071/MF16033.
Bayliss P.A.E., Saunders K.B.C., Dutra, L.X.C., Melo, L.F.C., Hilton J.B., Prakash M.B., and Woolard, F.B. (2016). Assessing sea level-rise risks to coastal floodplains in the Kakadu Region, northern Australia, using a tidally driven hydrodynamic model. Marine and Freshwater Research - http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MF16049
Together, researchers and Traditional Owners have identified indicators that they can use to monitor and evaluate the health of country. […]
Riparian, or riverbank, vegetation in the Top End depends on groundwater to sustain it during the dry season. Weathering of waste rock […]