Wetland evaluation helps Indigenous business outcomes

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In 2012, in an effort to combat invasive plant species on wetlands on their Country near Ingham, Mungalla Aboriginal Corporation, owned by the Nywaigi Traditional Owners, removed an earthen bund wall isolating 230 hectares of wetland from saline tidal water. … Read More

Evaluating the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef

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Australians help science by identifying what truly makes the Great Barrier Reef ‘beautiful’. Environmental managers of the Great Barrier Reef will benefit from new research led by CSIRO that identifies indicators for monitoring coral reef aesthetics. Conducted by Australia’s national … Read More

Defining seagrass health for reef management

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Major flood events in North Queensland (such as those that recently hit Townsville and other communities) can send massive flood plumes out toward the Great Barrier Reef. These flood plumes can transport huge quantities of sediment and pollutants like pesticides … Read More

Research Plan Version 5 released

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The fifth round of Tropical Water Quality (TWQ) Hub research projects builds on successful world-class research on factors affecting water quality in Australia’s northern marine ecosystems, including the Great Barrier Reef. Research Plan Version 5, focuses on cross-integrating and scaling … Read More

It’s jellyfish season in Tropical North Queensland

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It’s jellyfish season in Tropical North Queensland, and being able to forecast sting risk for one of the world’s most venomous creatures is one key part of creating a robust early-warning forecasting system. A NESP TWQ Hub project has identified … Read More

January 2019 e-newsletter

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Hello and Happy New Year from the NESP TWQ Hub! The first “View From TWQ” for 2019 is now online and can be found here.

Which corals survive mass bleaching events?

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A Tropical Water Quality Hub research project led by Dr Line Bay at the Australian Institute for Marine Science is focused on the genetic characteristics of corals that have survived bleaching events. Dr Bay and her team have been collecting … Read More

Pigs shut out of critical Queensland wetlands

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James Cook University researchers are assessing how much conservation value can be gained from a simple fence. Dr Nathan Waltham from JCU’s Centre for Tropical Water & Aquatic Ecosystem Research (TropWATER) said 56 hectares of wetlands at Eurimbula National Park … Read More

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