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Alvarez-Romero, Jorge, and Osbaldiston, Justin (2021) ValueMapper: an interactive web-based tool to map and visualise spatial data. James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, Australia.
Molinari, B., Stewart-Koster, B., Malthus, T.J. and Bunn, S.E. (2022), Impact of water resources development on connectivity and primary productivity across a tropical river floodplain. J Appl Ecol. Accepted Author Manuscript. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.14111
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Canham, C. A., Beesley, L. S., Gwinnn, D. C., Douglas, M. M., Setterfield, S. A., Freestone, F. L., Pusey, B. J., & Loomes, R. C. (2021). Predicting the occurrence of riparian woody species to inform environmental water policies in an Australian tropical river. Freshw Biol., 00, 1– 13. https://doi.org/10.1111/fwb.13829
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This website describes the eDNA approach and features a game for kids to test their knowledge of Gouldian Finch eDNA. Developed in partnership with Inspired NT.
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See Hub research used to help inform the water plan on pages 49–51, 55.
See Hub research used to help inform the water plan on pages 24, 33, 36 & 37.
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