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Apr

TropWATER-led program wins National Award

A TropWATER-led water quality monitoring project has won the Agriculture and Regional Development award at the 34th Banksia National Sustainability Awards.Under the project, scientists work with growers in the Russell-Mulgrave catchment to monito...

3

Apr

New PhD opportunity – Dugongs & drone-based photogrammetry

PhD project opportunity James Cook University, Australia Assessing the body size and body condition of dugongs using drone-based photogrammetryAssessments of individual animal health and condition can signal early signs of population level ...

31

Mar

Inshore reef habitats of Great Barrier Reef islands

From coral trout and snapper to wrasses, butterfly fish and damselfish – the inshore reef habitats of Great Barrier Reef islands are known for their complex and rich fish communities.This month our scientists are conducting visual surveys of r...

31

Mar

eDNA to improve waterway monitoring of invasive and native fish

TropWATER is working with OzFish and the Townsville City Council to use environmental DNA (eDNA) methods to improve waterway monitoring in the Australian tropics.The project aims to understand what invasive and native species are in key waterways...

5

Dec

The benefits of converting flood-prone cane paddocks into melaleuca plantations

The common melaleuca ‘paper-bark’ tree could be a powerhouse in not only storing carbon but filtering farm runoff – and farmers and scientists are teaming up to understand how big of an impact these native trees have.James Cook University...

2

Dec

Seagrass restoration project spans two oceans

James Cook University scientists will lead seagrass restoration research spanning tropical Australia’s two oceans.Researchers from JCU’s Centre for Tropical Water and Aquatic Ecosystem Research (TropWATER) will investigate restorati...

1

Dec

Indigenous rangers and scientists team up to drive coral growth

Indigenous rangers and scientists team up to drive coral growth on the Great Barrier Reef during spawning season and beyond.A team of scientists, First Nations Rangers, tourism operators and conservationists have collected millions of coral sperm...

10

Nov

Dugong Census Begins

James Cook University scientists are in the air conducting critical Queensland-wide dugong population survey – counting dugongs along 2000 kilometres of coastline in under two months.Like a census, the surveys are conducted over an in...

4

Nov

Bringing back bushfoods: Australia’s landscape mapped to boost bush tucker

Growing native bushfoods could reverse environmental degradation and offer better food security. But how do we get bushfoods in the agricultural sector in a market saturated by modern crops?New research from James Cook University’s Tr...