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Research spotlight shines west 

Six new Northern Hub research projects in the Kimberley’s west aim to inform sustainable development decisions in the unique region.  

24 October 2016

The projects are focused on bridging research gaps and developing new tools and partnerships to inform practical solutions to challenges raised by expanding economic development in the Fitzroy catchment. Hub Leader Michael Douglas explains that the research will help facilitate sound decision making:

“The Fitzroy River is a resource of immense environmental, economic and cultural value. Its pools and floodplain are home to a rich diversity of native species, and support the grazing industry. The river has great significance for Indigenous people ...


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Feral cats have reptiles in their sights 

Results from a predator exclusion experiment reveal the devastating impacts of feral cats on the north’s reptiles.


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Overcoming the north's tough environment

Top experts in emerging environmental monitoring methods including drones, share their expertise in Darwin.


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Putting a dollar figure on IPA values 

Indigenous Protected Areas provide a raft of benefits, but how can we measure their economic value?


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Science to underpin sustainable water development 

Scientists warn we need a strong understanding of the needs of all water users, including the agricultural sector, before major water allocation decisions are made in northern Australia.


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Further information


For further information contact Clare Taylor | Knowledge Broker | Northern Australia Environmental Resources Hub | National Environmental Science Programme | Charles Darwin University
t +61 8 8946 7476| m +61 405 730 999 | e 

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