A recent report prepared by the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre (ACE-CRC) provides a general overview of the state of government coastal planning responses to the chal

Reef Rescue is a key component of Caring for our Country, the Australian Government’s $2 billion initiative to restore the health of Australia’s environment and improve land management practices. It represents a coordinated approach to environmental management in Australia that is built on transparent and consistent national targets.

Having locals identify environmental research needs for their own community is a key step to ensuring that research is relevant, appropriate and desirable for communities.

The Great Barrier Reef Outlook Report 2009 is a stock-take of the Great Barrier Reef, its management and its future.

The aim of the Outlook Report is to provide information about:

Professor Pressey is Chief Investigator, ecological modeller at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at JCU. He is also a conservation planner with extensive experience in marine, freshwater and terrestrial environments. His experience includes seven years as a private environmental consultant, working mainly on survey and conservation evaluation of freshwater wetlands and nineteen years as a research scientist with the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service, focused on semi-arid and forest ecosystems.

Dr. Marshall currently leads the Northern Australian chapter of the Social and Economic Sciences Program at CSIRO, and manages a portfolio of projects across a range of primary industries, including cattle grazing, farming, tourism and commercial fishing as well as coastal communities along the Great Barrier Reef. Her research focuses on the relationship between people and natural resources for the purposes of better understanding how strategies can be developed that protect environmental goals whilst minimising any associated social impacts.


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