CRC Reef Publications

Final Synthesis Report

Woodley, S.J., Williams, D.McB., Harvey, T., Jones, A. 2006. World Heritage Research: Making a Difference. CRC Reef Research, Education and Capacity Building 1999-2006. CRC Reef Research Centre, Townsville, Australia (104pp).

This report, World Heritage Research: Making a Difference, describes the major contributions of the Cooperative Research Centre for the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area (CRC Reef) to the understanding, management and sustainable use of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area (GBRWHA) over the period 1999-00 to 2005-06. The key messages and outcomes from the research programs, and the impact of research training and capacity building undertaken by the Centre are presented as well as how the Centre has made a difference to the way science is done on the GBRWHA.

Technical Reports

Below are a list of technical reports published by CRC Reef.

01 - Experimental test of the effects of methods of attachment and handling on the rapid transplantation of corals

02 - Principles of social impact assessment and its application to managing the Great Barrier Reef

03 - A long-term study on population structure of the coral trout Plectropomus leopardus on reefs open and closed to fishing in the central Great Barrier Reef

04 - The effects of qualified recreational scuba divers on coral reefs

05 - Impact of tourist pontoons on fish assemblages on the Great Barrier Reef

06 - Evaluation of sampling methods for reef fish populations of commercial and recreational interest

07 - Design of experimental investigations of the effects of line and spear fishing on the Great Barrier Reef

08 - Perceived meanings of 'ecologically sustainable development' within the CRC Reef Research Centre

09 - Dissolved free amino acid concentration: implications for crown-of-thorns starfish larval nutrition

10 - An investigation to describe the population dynamics of Acanthaster planci (L.) around Lizard Island, Cairns section, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

11 - Populations, movements and site fidelity of brown and masked Boobies on the Swain Reefs, Great Barrier Reef, as shown by banding recoveries

12 - Long-term population trends of seabirds on the Swain Reefs, Great Barrier Reef

13 - A review of environmental impact monitoring of pontoon installations in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

14 - Distribution of seagrasses in the Lizard Island group - a reconnaissance survey, October 1995

15 - Evaluating the effectiveness of pictorial symbols in reef visitor education

16 - The estimation of visitor use from GBRMPA data returns

17 - Genetic determination of sources of Acanthaster planck recruitment

18 - The development and evaluation of activity schedules for tourists on one-day dommercial reef trips

19 - An atlas of tropical cyclones in the Great Barrier Reef region, 1969-1997

20 - The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park training package: a participant evaluation

21 - Visitor experiences and perceived conditions on day trips to the Great Barrier Reef

22 - On the nature of luminescence in coral skeletons

23 - Chemical and physical characteristics of ballast water: implications for treatment processes and sampling methods

24 - Developing reliable coral reef monitoring programs for marine tourism operators and community volunteers

25 - Development of cost-effective control strategies for crown-of-thorns starfish

26 - Fishes of the Yongala historic shipwreck

27 - Towards sustainable management of the developing dwarf minke whale tourism industry in northern Queensland

28 - Variability in growth characteristics of massive Porites on the Great Barrier Reef

29 - Understanding public perceptions of the Great Barrier Reef and its management

30 - Fine-scale surveys of crown-of-thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci) in the central Great Barrier Reef region

31 - Defining the reproductive biology of a large serranid: Plectropomus leopards

32 - Crown-of-thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci) in the central Great Barrier Reef region. Results of fine-scale surveys conducted in 1999-2000

33 - Great Barrier Reef Depth and Elevation Model: GBRDEM

34 - Numerical studies of nitrogen flows under effluent irrigated lawns on islands in the Great Barrier Reef

35 - Sample collection methods and practical considerations for introduced species surveys at tropical ports

36 - A guide to the fishers of Queensland. Part A: TRC - analysis and social profiles of Queensland's commercial fishing industry

37 - A guide to the fishers of Queensland. Part B: TRC - analysis and social profiles of Queensland's harvest industry

38 - A guide to the fishers of Queensland. Part C: TRC - analysis and social profiles of Queensland's charter fishing industry39 - Reef infrastructure guidelines: tourist pontoons

40 - The sustainability of Queensland's coral harvest fishery

41 - Making a difference. The achievements of the Cooperative Research Centre for the Ecologically Sustainable Development of the Great Barrier Reef. 1993 - 2000

42 - Incorporating visitor experiences into ecologically sustainable dwarf minke whale tourism in the northern Great Barrier Reef

43 - Port of Mackay seagrass, algae and macro-invertebrate communities. February 2001

44 - Modelling the impact of the Burdekin, Herbert, Tully and Johnstone River plumes on the Central Great Barrier Reef

45 - Fine-scale surveys of the crown-of-thorns starfish Acanthaster planci in the Cairns section

46 - Marine tourism impacts and their management on the Great Barrier Reef

47 - Analyses of crown-of-thorns starfish data from the fine-scale surveys and the long-term monitoring program manta tow surveys

48 - Bridging the gap: a workshop linking student research with fisheries stakeholders

49 - Changing patterns of reef tourism

50 - Managing sea country together: key issues for developing co-operative management for the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area

51 - Exploitation dynamics and biological characteristics of the Queensland east coast Spanish mackerel Scomberomorus commerson fishery

52 - The effects of line fishing on the Great Barrier Reef and evaluations of alternative potential management strategies

53 - Catchment to Reef: water quality issues in the Great Barrier Reef region. 9-11 March, Townsville. Conference abstracts

54 - Uncertainty in length measurements of live coral trout. Implications for compliance to and enforcement of minimum legal size limits

55 - Development of co-operative management arrangements in the Great Barrier Reef: an adaptive management approach

56 - Traditional Owner aspirations towards co-operative management of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area: community case studies

57 - Collation and review of Islander commercial catch history (1988- 2003) in the eastern Torres Strait reef line fishery

58 - Stock assessment of the Australian east coast spotted mackerel fishery

59 - Fishing for more: a student-stakeholder workshop on the biology on the biology, ecology, sociology and economics of fisheries

60 - Potential effects of artificial reefs on the Great Barrier Reef

61 - Stock structure and regional variation in population dynamics of the red throat emperor and other target species of the Queensland tropical reef line fishery

62 - Sediments and nutrients in north Queensland tropical streams: changes with agricultural development and pristine condition status

64 - Rainforest meets Reef: Joint conference of CRC Reef and Rainforest CRC 22-24 November 2005

65 - An assessment of the Social characteristics of Queensland's recreational fishers

66 - Stock assessment of the Torres Strait Spanish mackerel fishery of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Status report 2000-01