Research outputs now available
Research outputs now available
We have been harvesting our publications and outputs to provide an independent and objective source of advice for those making policy, planning and management decisions about northern Australia’s tropical rivers.
During its synthesis year, experts from different disciplines of TRaCK’s research program were interviewed to summarise their findings. A ten minute video highlighting the overall key findings was produced, along with six shorter videos on emerging issues. Click on the links below to view the videos.
Key findings about tropical rivers
Conserving Australia’s tropical rivers
Dams for northern Australia
Land use impacts on tropical rivers
Sharing water resources in northern Australia
How do Indigenous people benefit from northern development?
Monitoring tropical river health
Facilitators’ Guide to Indigenous Water Planning
Drawing from previous TRaCK research, the experiences of the Indigenous Water Facilitator Network and the wide-ranging work done on Indigenous interests in water planning, a field guide has been developed to help Indigenous communities better understand and participate in water planning, and to aid planners in facilitating Indigenous involvement.
Download the guide or associated powerpoint modules.
A number of reports are now available:
- Monitoring river health in the wet-dry tropics
- Alluvial gully erosion: A dominant erosion process across tropical northern Australia – report & summary
- Indigenous engagement in the Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge program: A review of policies, strategies and research activities
- Resident perceptions of the relative importance of socio-cultural, biodiversity, and commercial values in Australia’s tropical rivers
- Northern Australia Aquatic Ecological Assets - summary
- Indigenous socio-economic values and river flows - summary
New scientific publications from each of TRaCK’s research themes are now available:
- Using resident perceptions of values associated with the Australian tropical rivers to identify policy and management priorities
- Factors controlling primary productivity in a wet–dry tropical river
- Integrating Indigenous ecological and scientific hydro-geological knowledge using a Bayesian Network in the context of water resource development
- Hydrological connectivity structures concordant plant and animal assemblages according to niche rather than dispersal processes
- Sediment production and yield from an alluvial gully in northern Queensland, Australia
- An integrated assessment of financial, hydrological, ecological and social impacts of ‘development’ on Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in northern Australia
- Principles and guidelines for good practice in Indigenous engagement in water planning
TRaCK researchers have drawn on the ecological, hydrological, meteorological and spiritual knowledge of six language groups over four years to develop a series of calendars representing Aboriginal seasonal knowledge.
Contact us for hard copies of any of the publications above, or browse our publications registry for more entries.