NERP TE Hub Publications

Project 1.1 - Monitoring status and trends of coral reefs of the Great Barrier Reef

Dr Hugh Sweatman, AIMS

Report

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Project 1.2 - Marine wildlife management in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area

Prof Helene Marsh & Dr Mark Hamann, JCU

Report

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Project 1.3 - Characterising the cumulative impacts of global, regional and local stressors on the present and past biodiversity of the Great Barrier Reef

Prof John Pandolfi & Assoc Prof Jian-xin Zhao, UQ

Report

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Project 2.1 - Marine turtles and dugongs of the Torres Strait

Prof Helene Marsh & Dr Mark Hamann, JCU

Final Report 1

Hamann, M., Smith, J. and Preston, S. (2015) Flatback turtles of Torres Strait. Report to the National Environmental Research Program. Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Limited, Cairns (9pp.).

Final Report 2

Hamann, M., Smith, J., Preston, S. and Fuentes, M.M.P.B. (2015) Nesting green turtles of Torres Strait. Report to the National Environmental Research Program. Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Limited, Cairns (15pp.).


Project 2.2 - Mangrove and freshwater habitat status of Torres Strait islands

Dr Norm Duke & Dr Damien Burrows, JCU

Final Report

Duke, N.C., Burrows, D. and Mackenzie, J.R. (2015) Mangrove and Freshwater Wetland Habitat Status of the Torres Strait Islands. Biodiversity, Biomass and Changing Condition of Wetlands. Report to the National Environmental Research Program. Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Limited, Cairns (117pp.).


Project 2.3 - Monitoring the health of Torres Strait coral reefs

Dr Ray Berkelmans, AIMS

Final Report 1

Sweatman, H.P.A., Johns, K.A., Jonker, M.J., Miller, I.R. and Osborne, K. (2015) Final report on coral reef surveys in Torres Strait. Report to the National Environmental Research Program. Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Limited, Cairns (46pp.).

Final Report 2

Bainbridge, S.J., Berkelmans, R., Sweatman, H. and Weeks, S. (2015) Monitoring the health of Torres Strait Reefs – Final Report. Report to the National Environmental Research Program. Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Limited, Cairns (74pp.).


Project 3.1 - Rainforest Biodiversity

Prof Steve Williams, JCU

Final Report

Williams, S.E., Scheffers, B.R., VanDerWal, J., Roslan, N., Anderson, A. and Parsons, S. (2014) Species resilience: the key to understanding biodiversity in the rainforests of the Australian Wet Tropics. Report to the National Environmental Research Program. Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Limited, Cairns (37pp.).


Project 3.2 - What is at risk? Identifying rainforest refugia and hotspots of plant genetic diversity in the Wet Tropics and Cape York Peninsula

Prof Darren Crayn, ATH

Final Report

Costion, C., Bransgrove, K., Simpson, L., Schulte, K., Abell-Davis, S., Metcalfe, D., Rossetto, M., Lowe, A.J., Williams, S. and Crayn, D.M. (2014) What is at risk? Identifying rainforest refugia and hotspots of plant genetic diversity in the WetTropics bio-region. Report to the National Environmental Research Program. Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Limited, Cairns (58pp.).


Project 3.3 - Targeted surveys for missing and critically endangered rainforest frogs in ecotonal areas, and assessment of whether populations are recovering from disease

Dr Robert Puschendorf, PU & Dr Conrad Hoskin, JCU

Final Report

Hoskin, C.J. and Puschendorf, R. (2014) The importance of peripheral areas for biodiversity conservation: with particular focus on endangered rainforest frogs of the Wet Tropics and Eungella. Report to the National Environmental Research Program. Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Limited, Cairns (19pp.).


Project 3.4 - Monitoring of key vertebrate species

Dr David Westcott, CSIRO

Final Report

Westcott, D.A., Metcalfe, S., Jones, D., Bradford, M., McKeown, A. and Ford, A. (2014) Estimation of the population size and distribution of the southern cassowary, Casuarius casuarius, in the Wet Tropics Region of Australia. Report to the National Environmental Research Program. Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Limited, Cairns (21pp.).

Final Report

Westcott, D.A. and McKeown, A. ( 2014) Spectacled flying-fox monitoring in the Wet Tropics Region. Report to the National Environmental Research Program. Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Limited, Cairns (13pp.).


Project 4.1 - Tracking coastal turbidity over time and demonstrating the effects of river discharge events on regional turbidity in the Great Barrier Reef

Katharina Fabricius, AIMS

Final Report

Logan, M., Fabricius, K., Weeks, S., Rodriguez, A., Lewis, S. and Brodie, J. (2014) Tracking GBR water clarity over time and demonstrating the effects of river discharge events. Progress Report: Southern and Northern NRM Regions. Report to the National Environmental Research Program. Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Limited, Cairns (53pp.).


Project 4.2 - The chronic effects of pesticides and their persistence in tropical waters

Andrew Negri, AIMS

Report

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Project 4.3 - Ecological risk assessment of pesticides, nutrients and sediments on water quality and ecosystem health - Phase 1

Jon Brodie, JCU & Rai Kookana, CSIRO

Report

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Project 4.4 - Hazard assessment for water quality threats to Torres Strait marine waters, ecosystems and public health

Jon Brodie, JCU

Report

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Project 5.1 - Understanding diversity of the Great Barrier Reef: Spatial and temporal dynamics and environmental drivers

Glenn De'ath, AIMS

Report

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Project 5.2 - Experimental and field investigations of combined water quality and climate effects on corals and other reef organisms

Sven Uthicke, AIMS

Report

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Project 5.3 - Vulnerability of seagrass habitats in the Great Barrier Reef to flood plume impacts: light, nutrients, salinity

Catherine Collier, JCU

Final Report - Part A

Final Report - Part B

Collier, C., Devlin, M., Langlois, L., Petus, C., McKenzie, L., Texeira da Silva, E., McMahon, K., Adams, M., O’Brien, K., Statton, J. and Waycott, M. (2014) Thresholds and indicators of declining water quality as tools for tropical seagrass management. Report to the National Environmental Research Program. Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Limited, Cairns (46pp.).


Project 6.1 - Maximising the benefits of mobile predators to Great Barrier Reef ecosystems: the importance of movement, habitat and environment

Michelle Heupel, JCU

Report

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Project 6.2 - Drivers of juvenile shark biodiversity and abundance in inshore ecosystems of the Great Barrier Reef

Colin Simpfendorfer, JCU

Final Report

Simpfendorfer, C.A., Tobin, A.J., Heupel, M.R., Yates, P. and Munroe, S. (2014) Drivers of juvenile shark biodiversity and abundance in inshore ecosystems of the Great Barrier Reef. Report to the National Environmental Research Program. Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Limited, Cairns (28pp.).


Project 6.3 - Critical seabird foraging locations and trophic relationships for the Great Barrier Reef

Brad Congdon, JCU

Final Report

Congdon, B.C., McDuie, F., Miller, M.G.R., Weeks, S.J. and Steinberg, C. (2014) Critical seabird foraging locations and trophic relationships for the Great Barrier Reef. Report to the National Environmental Research Program. Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Limited, Cairns (15pp.).


Project 7.1 - Fire and rainforests

Dan Metcalfe, CSIRO

Report

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Project 7.2 - Invasive species risks and responses in the Wet Tropics

Helen Murphy, CSIRO

Final Report 1

Murphy, H.T., Fletcher, C.S., Grice, A.C., Clarkson, J.and Westcott, D.A. (2014) Eradication versus containment strategies for invasive species management. Report to the National Environmental Research Program. Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Limited, Cairns (21pp.).

Final Report 2

Murphy, H.T. and Sydes, T.A. (2014) Pest Adaptation Response Strategies: Process and Metadata. Report to the National Environmental Research Program. Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Limited, Cairns (23pp.).


Project 7.3 - Climate change and the impacts of extreme climatic events on Australia's Wet Tropics biodiversity

Justin Welbergen, JCU

Final Report

Welbergen J.A., Meade, J., Storlie, C., VanDerWal, J., Dalziell, A.H., Hodgson, L., Larson, J., Krockenberger, A. and Williams, S.E. (2015) Climate change and the impacts of extreme events on Australia’s Wet Tropics biodiversity. Report to the National Environmental Research Program. Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Limited, Cairns (71pp.).


Project 8.1 - Monitoring the ecological effects of the Great Barrier Reef zoning plan on mid and outer shelf reefs

Hugh Sweatman, AIMS

Report

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Project 8.2 - Do no-take marine reserves contribute to biodiversity and fishery sustainability? Assessing the effects of management zoning on inshore reefs of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

Gary Russ & David Williamson, JCU

Final Factsheet

Russ, G. and Williamson, D. (2015) Assessing the ecological effects of management zoning on inshore reefs of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Report to the National Environmental Research Program. Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Limited, Cairns (2pp.).


Project 8.3 - Significance of no-take marine protected areas to regional recruitment and population persistence on the Great Barrier Reef

Geoffrey Jones, JCU

Report

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Project 9.1 - Dynamic vulnerability maps and decision support tools for the Great Barrier Reef

Ken Anthony, AIMS

Report

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Project 9.2 - Design and implementation of Management Strategy Evaluation for the Great Barrier Reef inshore (MSE-GBR)

Cathy Dichmont, CSIRO

Final Report - Part A

Final Report - Part B

Final Report - Part C

Dichmont, C.M., Dutra, L.X.C., van Putten, I., Deng, R.A., Owens, R., Jebreen, E., Thompson, C., Pascual, R., Warne, M.St.J., Quinn, R., Thébaud, O., Bennett, J., Read, M., Wachenfeld, D., Davies, J., Garland, A., Dunning, M., Waycott, M., Collier, C., Dambacher. J., Playford, J., Harm, R., Gribble, N. and Pitcher, R. (2014) Design and implementation of Management Strategy Evaluation for the Great Barrier Reef inshore (MSE-GBR). Report to the National Environmental Research Program. Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Limited, Cairns (284pp.).


Project 9.3 - Prioritising management actions for Great Barrier Reef islands

Bob Pressey, JCU

Final Report

Pressey, R. and Wenger, A. (2015) Prioritising management actions for Graet Barrier Reef islands. Report to the National Environmental Research Program. Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Limited, Cairns (22pp.).


Project 9.4 - Conservation planning for a changing coastal zone

Bob Pressey, JCU

Report

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Project 10.1 - Social and Economic Long Term Monitoring Program (SELTMP)

Nadine Marshall, JCU

Final Report

Marshall, N.A., Bohensky, E., Curnock, M., Goldberg, J., Gooch, M., Nicotra, B., Pert, P.L., Scherl, L., Stone-Jovicich, S. and Tobin, R.C.(2014) The Social and Economic Long Term Monitoring Program for the Great Barrier Reef. Report to the National Environmental Research Program. Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Limited, Cairns (28pp.).


Project 10.2 - Socio-economic systems and reef resilience

Natalie Stoeckl, JCU

Final Report - Part A

Final Report - Part B

Stoeckl, N., Farr, M., Jarvis, D., Larson, S., Esparon, M., Sakata, H., Chaiechi, T., Lui, H., Brodie, J., Lewis, S., Mustika, P., Adams, V., Chacon, A., Bos, M., Pressey, B., Kubiszewski, I. and Costanza, B. (2014) The Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area: its ‘value’ to residents and tourists Project 10-2 Socioeconomic systems and reef resilience. Report to the National Environmental Research Program. Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Limited, Cairns (68pp.).


Project 11.1 - Building resilient communities for Torres Strait futures

James Butler, CSIRO

Final Factsheet

Bohensky E. and Butler, J. (2015) Torres Strait Futures: Results and Recommendations. Report to the National Environmental Research Program. Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Limited, Cairns (2pp.).


Project 11.2 - Improved approaches for detection of disease and prevention of spread in Torres Strait

Susan Laurance, JCU

Report

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Project 12.1 - Indigenous co-management and biodiversity protection

Rosemary Hill, CSIRO

Final Report

Maclean, K., Hill, R. and Pert, P.L. (2015) Desktop review of co-management pathways in Cape York Peninsula. An assessment of support for structures, processes and results that enable Aboriginal Peoples and their partners to work towards co-management of country. Report to the National Environmental Research Program. Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Limited,Cairns (60pp.).

Final Factsheet 1

Hill, R. (2014) Why collaborative governance is critical for managing the natural and cultural values of wet tropics country. Report to the National Environmental Research Program. Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Limited, Cairns (4pp.).

Final Factsheet 2

Hill, R. (2014) How knowledge networks can improve collaborative governance across wet tropics country. Report to the National Environmental Research Program. Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Limited, Cairns (2pp.).

Final Factsheet 3

Hill, R. (2014) How would value-adding to Indigenous Protected Areas improve management of wet tropics country? Report to the National Environmental Research Program. Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Limited, Cairns (2pp.).

Final Factsheet 4

Hill, R. (2014) What are the benefits of collaborative governance of wet tropics country? Report to the National Environmental Research Program. Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Limited, Cairns (2pp.).

Final Factsheet 5

Hill, R. (2014) Why Indigenous Land Use Agreements need collaboration not regulation to manage wet tropics country. Report to the National Environmental Research Program. Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Limited, Cairns (2pp.).

Final Factsheet 6

Hill, R. (2014) Why Native Title Corporations and Local Governments will benefit from planning together to adapt to changes in wet tropics country. Report to the National Environmental Research Program. Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Limited, Cairns (2pp.).

Final Factsheet 7

Hill, R (2014) Why biocultural diversity and governance are important to mapping Indigenous cultural ecosystem services. Report to the National Environmental Research Program. Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Limited, Cairns (2pp.).


Project 12.2 - Harnessing natural regeneration for cost-effective rainforest restoration

Carla Catterall, UG and Luke Shoo, JCU

Final Factsheet

Catterall, C.P., Shoo, L.P. and Freebody, K. (2014) Natural regeneration and rainforest restoration-outcomes, pathways and management of regrowth. Report to the National Environmental Research Program. Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Limited, Cairns (8pp.).


Project 12.3 - Relative social and economic values of residents and tourists in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area

Natalie Stoeckl, JCU

Final Report - Part A

Final Report - Part B

Final Report - Part C

Esparon, M., Stoeckl, N., Larson, S., Farr, M and Schmider, J. (2014) How ‘valuable’ are the ecosystem services of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area to residents and tourists? Report to the National Environmental Research Program. Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Limited, Cairns (136pp.).


Project 12.4 - Governance, planning and the effective application of emerging ecosystem service markets to secure climate change adaptation and landscape resilience in far north Queensland

Allan Dale, JCU

Report

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Project CF4 - Governance, planning and the effective application of emerging ecosystem service markets to secure climate change adaptation and landscape resilience in far north Queensland

Travis Sydes, FNQROC

Final Facstheet

Sydes, T. (2015) Research project output navigator for local government. Report to the National Environmental Research Program. Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Limited, Cairns (4pp.).