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School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management

Marine and Coastal Processes and Management

Over 70% of our world is ocean with a coastline almost equal in length to the distance from the earth to the moon. These environments include some of the richest sources of biodiversity on the Earth,

they provide us with food and medicine, are the backbone of many industries, and the medium for most international trade. With so much depending on our marine and coastal ecosystems it is important

Photo courtesy of Chris Rohner. A PhD student studying the Biological and Oceanographic Influences on Whale Shark Abundance and Feeding Ecology

that we learn to understand the processes that govern these environments and take steps towards managing them effectively to ensure their long-term viability.

Coral Reef and Seagrass Mapping, Modelling and Monitoring Coral reefs and seagrass environments along the coasts of Australia and our Asia-Pacific neighbours are essential resources for subsistence, tourism and extractive industries, while also providing significant biodiversity and coastal protection. These environments are under increasing disturbance impacts from human development and natural disasters. Understanding the impacts of these pressures and conservation of these environments requires management to have relevant mapping, monitoring and modelling programs implemented. Our research activities in the seagrass beds of Moreton Bay and coral reefs within the Great Barrier Reef combine field survey and satellite image data to map the types of coral and seagrass present, and their change over time. Changes in the extent and properties of seagrass or coral reefs are identified using satellite image data sets collected at regular intervals over long periods of time. In 2011 some of these activities assessed the impact of the 2011 Brisbane floods on Moreton Bay’s seagrass cover, by comparing maps of seagrass extent and cover levels from images collected just after the flood to those collected several years ago. For Heron Reef, in the southern Great Barrier Reef, field and image data are used to create detailed maps showing the types of coral, algae and sediment zones that provide a basis to better understand role of primary production of the different benthic components at reef scale. Techniques developed and tested in Moreton Bay and Heron Reef are also being applied over larger areas in Fiji and the Solomon Islands, with the latter focussing on Roviana Lagoon, in Solomon Island to provide information to better understand and manage the


effects of sea level rise on the coral reef and seagrass beds. The data sets developed in these studies are also being used to create seagrass and coral risk models; to understand the resilience of seagrass and corals to flooding and/or sea-level rise. Characteristic of our coral reef and seagrass research projects, is the collaboration with local management agencies and community groups to develop approaches that can be applied directly for their science, monitoring or management needs. Often field techniques, such as georeferenced benthic photo transects, are transferred to local teams to assist with field data collection, providing capacity building and increasing community participation. Funding and support: Australian Research Council, University of Queensland, Ecological Health Monitoring Program, Healthy Waterways Partnership, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Services, Department Environment Water Heritage and Arts, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, CSIRO, Digital Globe, University of South Pacific, Wildlife Conservation Society-Pacific, South Pacific Applied Geosciences Committee and AUSAID. Researchers: Dr Chris Roelfsema, Prof Stuart Phinn, Mitchell Lyons, Robert Canto, Muhammad Kamal, Novi Adi, Dr Javier Leon, Nick Murray, Maria Zann, Dr Megan Saunders, Dr Eva Kovacs and Rodney Borrego Email:, or

Rising Seas, Coastal Ecosystems and Coastal Communities Rising Seas, Coastal Ecosystems and Coastal Communities Rapid sea level rise has been identified as a major threat to coastal Australia, where 75% of the Australian population lives. Our current understanding and ability to respond to this threat is extremely limited. GPEM’s Dr Tiffany Morrison is leading a project to investigate the conservation and urban planning impacts of this scenario. A secondary aim of the project will be to investigate how governance frameworks are sensitive to climate risk. This information will be integrated to assess the adaptive capacity of South East Queensland to sea level rise. This project will directly benefit Australian communities and businesses, specifically those in southeast Queensland by bringing together a team of distinguished, multidisciplinary researchers and Super Science Fellows to explore the threats and challenges posed by rapidly rising sea levels. By building capacity and answering many urgent and difficult questions related to the legal, environmental and planning ramifications of sea level rise, this project will prepare assist communities and government at all levels to develop more proactive and coordinated climate adaptation responses. Researchers: Dr Tiffany Morrison, Prof Hugh Possingham, Dr Andrew Griffiths, Dr Sarah Derrington, Dr Morena Mills, Dr Andrew Kythreotis, Dr Justine Bell Funding: ARC Super Science Fellowships Email:


Water management tools make things crystal clear Coral reefs, like The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) are complex, species-rich shallowwater marine ecosystems with economic importance produced by fisheries and tourism income. Reduced water quality and clarity is threatening this resource and contributing to coral reef bleaching and accelerated mortality. In order to manage these issues there is an urgent need for reliable water clarity products for shallow water environments. A partnership between the US space agency, NASA, and The University of Queensland is developing an operational algorithm for processing satellite imagery to map water clarity and light availability in coral reef waters. Specifically, this will take the form of maps of ocean colour products in space and time for all natural waters of the GBR, and ultimately for application to other coral reefs. The outcomes of this research will provide tools and products to coastal managers, in applications where these are currently unavailable to them, to address important scientific questions including how ocean ecosystems and biodiversity are influenced by climate and environmental variability, and how these changes occur over time. Researchers: Dr Scarla Weeks (UQ), Dr. Peter Fearns (Curtin), Dr. Miles Furnas (AIMS), Dr. Zhongping Lee (Boston Uni), Dr. Lachlan McKinna (UQ/Curtin), Dr. Bryan Franz & Dr. Jeremy Werdell & Dr. Gene Feldman (NASA) Funding: Australian Research Council Linkage Grant, NASA Email:


Moreton Bay Goes Wireless Core to many aspects of environmental management is the assessment and monitoring of environmental change. After the 2011 floods in Queensland the first prototypes of the Smart Environment Monitoring and Analysis Technology (SEMAT) were deployed to assess their impact on the environmentally sensitive area of Moreton Bay. The network of sensors will allow scientists to measure the impact of the Brisbane River floods on a large area of the bay. This information will help them to understand how the floods are impacting upon life in the bay and what it is that is causing some of the plants and animals to die. The sensors will also allow people from anywhere in the world to dial up and look at what the conditions are in the bay, to observe over time the changes and to monitor the health of our coast. SEMAT project leader Associate Professor Ron Johnstone said the land-based floods and increased output from the Brisbane River are expected to have significant and long-term impacts on Queensland’s coastal ecosystems.

The network of underwater sensors have been sending real time data on coastal habitat health, light, temperature, turbidity and salinity straight to the laptops of scientists studying the environmentally fragile bay. With two successful deployments in critical ecosystems (Moreton Bay and The Great Barrier Reef) the SEMAT system is now entering its third phase and seeking to commercialise the system. Using underwater radio-frequency communication the technology will enable scientists to better monitor areas such as the Great Barrier Reef and Moreton Bay where the effects of climate change are already being identified. This information in vital for informing future management of our marine reserves and fisheries regions. Researchers: Assoc Prof Ron Johnstone (UQ), Dr Tony Chiffings, Prof Niel Bergman, Assoc. Prof Ian Atkinson (JCU), Prof Cesare Alippi, (Milan), Prof Rudolfo Zich (Torino). Funding: Queensland NIRAP Granting Scheme, Milan Foundation, Torino Wireless, and the collaborating Universities. Email:


Sustainable seafood and health Seafood is an important food source and is known to have a variety of health benefits. A number of health agencies recommend that people increase their seafood intake to promote good health. To meet these dietary recommendations, we should consider whether they might jeopardize long-term fisheries viability. Global fish demand has doubled since 1973, and the FAO reports that by 2008 more than 28% of the world’s fish stocks were over-exploited or depleted. Although much growth in demand is met by aquaculture, this produces lower omega-3 fatty acids and has environmental concerns and production constraints. Some have questioned the merits and sustainability of health agencies continuing to promote increased fish consumption to improve community health. However, when the NHMRC reduced emphasis on fish in a recent draft update of Dietary Guidelines for Australians, it drew sharp criticism from health and industry groups. A further issue of sustainability is the carbon footprint of different fisheries. On average, 1.7 tons of CO2 is emitted for each ton of live weight of fish landed, but this varies between fisheries because of the different fishing methods used (e.g. demersal trawls, gillnetting, longlining, aquaculture). Further, the carbon footprint for fish imported into Australia is greater than locally caught fish. This debate is at the centre of concerns about community health, resource management, environmental health, greenhouse gas production


and food security. A lack of cross-sector analysis contributes to misunderstandings and ineffective policy responses. Implications for food security and health risks for vulnerable groups in Australia are not understood. The aim of this research project is to determine the most environmentally sustainable means of meeting nutritional demands from fish in Australia, considering the long-term viability and carbon footprint of fisheries. Food security is a global concern, but guidelines on nutritional requirements are frequently divorced from a sound evaluation of environmental sustainability. This project combines UQ expertise in Food / Nutrition with environmental expertise in fisheries sustainability. This cross-school project is highly multidisciplinary and addresses several key questions concerning the provision of adequate nutrition from a resource that is threatened by over-exploitation and climate change. Moreover, the project will make specific, clear recommendations on environmentally sustainable levels of fish consumption that meet nutritional demands. The project will also quantify the carbon footprint associated with Australia’s fish food requirements and identify opportunities to reduce these impacts Researchers: Assoc Prof Geoff Marks, Dr Anthony J. Richardson, Dr John Kirkwood, Prof Peter Mumby Funding: Global Change Institute Small Grant Email:

Changing currents in governance and management Australia’s marine environments are at risk from the impacts of human-induced climate change. With these changes come concerns over the adequacy of current marine protected areas. Present management may not be sufficient for future protection under a changing climate.

challenge to current conservation norms and demand a significant rethink. As current marine conservation arrangements have been designed for more stable climatic conditions, they are likely to be deficient in essential capacities for supporting and enabling change management.

Already an increase in instances of coral bleaching and the shift of some marine species as they adapt to warming sea surface temperatures have been observed. Designs for any protected area need to consider flexible options such as fuzzy boundaries, strategically located reserves, broad-scale connectivity, and sympathetic management of buffer zones.

This project addresses the significant need to review agility of conservation governance and management. The likely effects of human-induced climate change on marine biodiversity raise questions about adaptive capacity of current governance and management systems and their ability to support the resilience of marine ecosystems.

This research is a response to the need for adaptive governance and management responses to climate change-induced shifts in the structure and composition of marine ecosystems and habitats.

The project will examine the barriers to implementing adaptation and policy responses as well as investigate institutional governance, intervention strategies and decision-making processes for the conservation of marine biodiversity and the integrated management of marine reserves in a changing climate.

Maintaining the natural resilience of ecosystems should be a key principle of conservation governance and management to prevent ecosystems crossing thresholds and shifting into alternative less desirable states. While some suggested responses of marine species and ecosystems to climate change impacts will necessitate straightforward improvements in implementation of current governance and management arrangements, others will pose a

Researchers: Dr Michael Lockwood (UTAS), Prof Marc Hockings (UQ), and also from UTAS Dr Julie Davidson, Assoc Prof Marcus Haward, Dr Lorne Kriwoken & Ms Robyn Allchin Funding: Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Fisheries Research and Development Corporation Email:

Photo by Chris Roelfsema


Migrating mantas Large filter-feeding organisms such as manta rays, whale sharks and baleen whales are major tourist attractions that underpin many eco-tourism ventures worldwide. The predictability of these animals is a key feature for the industry, but what drives their movements and migrations is poorly understood. This project uses the inshore manta ray as a model to examine how variables like oceanographic conditions, climate, food resources and behavioural interactions influence the movements of individual animals on a variety of spatial and temporal scales. Outcomes will advance our understanding of how environmental conditions affect a species’ distribution in time and space. The research will also result in the development of a simple modelling tool to investigate climate change impacts on food supply and determine whether altering the concentration of food stocks will affect the species distribution and conservation status. This modelling tool will provide muchneeded predictions to guide management and policy decisions, as well as inform and help prioritise field studies.

Photo by Fabrice Jaine

Implications of this study extend to many commercially important fish stocks that rely on the productivity of the oceans; productivity that is predicted to be influenced by climate change.


Researchers: Dr Michael Bennett, Dr Scarla Weeks, Dr Anthony Richardson, Dr Kathy Townsend, Fabrice Jaine, Lydie Couturier Funding: Australian Research Council Linkage Grant Email:

Facilities, Research Students, Staff


World Class Facilities and Resources

Photo by Chris Roelfsema

Photo by Sean Fitzgibbon

The University of Queensland combines modern infrastructure with a culture that champions research excellence. As a result students and staff at the School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management have access to cuttingedge resources and technology.

Other specialised • Physical Geography Laboratories capable of Electron Microscopy and Isotope Analysis • Image processing facility • Marine Laboratory • Studio space

The School offers extensive computing resources, well equipped laboratories and dedicated postgraduate facilities as well as state-of-the-art laboratory and field equipment and studios.


• Climate Station and Portable Weather Stations • Field and Surveying Equipment including Total Stations, rafts, RTK-DGPS, Automatic Samplers and Loggers • Dedicated field and safety staff

facilities include; • A comprehensive suite of scientific instrumentation enabling the collection of a wide range of in situ hydrological, atmospheric and climatological data including ground penetrating radar; ceilometers (for measuring cloud fields and atmospheric boundary layer structure); eddy covariance systems; acoustic sounders; micro-rain radar; automatic weather stations; kite and blimp sounding systems; radiosonde systems and a extensive range of ancillary meteorological sensors.

• 24 hour access computer labs with specialised applications such as −− General statistical, demographic and climatological analysis software −− Extensive statistical data sets including census information and surveys covering Australia and other world regions. −− Atmospheric modelling software −− Leica Geosystems including ERDAS Imagine and Leica Photogrammetry Suite; ENVI/IDL; Definies Developer, eCognition and all ESRI ArcGIS products −− Google sketchup, QSR nVivo, SPSS - stats package and a wide range of other statistical packages

• Access to Australia’s most extensive marine science teaching and research facilities, with field stations in the Great Barrier Reef (Heron Island), Low Isles and Moreton Bay (North Stradbroke Island). • Access to boats and vehicles for field studies • UQ Library has one of the largest collections amongst academic libraries in Australia and by far the largest in Queensland.


RESEARCH THAT MATTERS School research staff and students are at the forefront of major international initiatives to better manage our natural and built environments. Multifaceted research projects are undertaken at the School investigating a spectrum of issues, from managing the population boom in South-East Queensland to assisting with poverty reduction in South-East Asia. Governments, agencies and industry across the globe draw on the knowledge and practical skills of the School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management staff to help solve contemporary problems.


Opportunities for Research Students Research students at the School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management are able to concentrate on their areas of research interest and work on projects of national and international significance in a unique interdisciplinary environment. A strong research culture exists within the School and the sharing of ideas between staff across disciplines is encouraged. The School provides leadership and support for its research staff and we will ensure that as a student with us you will have access to supervisors, mentoring programs, excellent resources and professional development initiatives.

The School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management (GPEM) at The University of Queensland is at the forefront of cutting-edge research into the widely debated issues confronting us today. It is a vibrant and multidisciplinary School boasting world class facilities and staff.

The School forms part of the Faculty of Science, which is the largest and most diverse of the University of Queensland’s faculties. It is widely recognised and awarded for its quality of teaching, the strength of its graduates and its world leading research.

This research profile provides an introduction to the School, showcasing its research and significant outcomes which provide valuable insight into the ‘big issues’ including:

The School has a solid research foundation and one of its greatest strengths lies in its diversity. It takes an integrated approach to the pressing issues confronting the natural and built environments. The School is able to offer a truly multidisciplinary perspective by employing expert teaching and research staff and fostering collaboration between disciplines.

• Sustainable Cities

The School has strong links to industry and works extensively with all levels of government on a number of joint projects. It also operates in a consultancy capacity, taking a leading role in policy development to ensure adequate planning for the future at a local, national and global level. The School is dedicated to continuous improvement and is proactive in its pursuit of new partnerships on which to grow its expertise.

• Climate Change and Adaptation • Marine and Coastal Processes and Management • Sustainable Livelihoods • Conservation and Natural Resource Management It is not possible to profile all the significant research projects being conducted within the School but this profile aims to provide you with a snapshot of the School’s leading-edge research across its many disciplines. We invite you to explore more fully the research accomplishments and capabilities of the School by visiting our website

Contact Please contact the School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management at if you are interested in undertaking a research higher degree, or if you have any enquiries. Alumni Profiles of successful graduates can be viewed at

Please contact the School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management or the research staff directly to discuss any issues of interest. Ph: +61 7 3365 6455 Fax: +61 7 3365 6899 Email:



Greg Baxter

Bob Beeton

Martin Bell

Greg Brown

Nikolaus Callow

Jonathan Corcoran

SĂŠbastien Darchen

Marc Hockings

Laurel Johnson

Ron Johnstone

John Kirkwood

Yan Liu

The ecology and conservation of wildlife including; Landscape ecology; Investigating novel ways to solve intractable environmental problems and in finding ways to apply scientific research

Urban regeneration; Economic development strategies; Globalization & network society; Mobility of urban policies; Urban design and place-making; Public participation in planning


Environmental problem solving, restoration, and reporting; Total Landscape Management including Protected Areas; Sustainable tourism; sustainability issues associated with both natural and rural systems; Rural and Regional Community Development

Monitoring and evaluation of conservation management with a particular focus on protected areas; Biodiversity outcomes in protected areas; Adapting protected area management to address climate change impacts; Modelling the costs of effective management for protected areas.

Population mobility; Internal migration; Demographic forecasting

Power in Planning- the sources of power that planners deploy in their quest to shape the built environment; Passenger transport solutions and strategies in urban and rural communities; The contributions (and limitations) of planning in delivering an inclusive city

Public participation GIS (PPGIS) and community and social assessment methods; environmental and sustainable land use planning; Parks and protected areas planning and management; Climate change adaptation

Integrated coastal resource management; Marine resource management & auditing; Coral reef, estuarine & general marine nutrient dynamics; Biogeochemical processes and sediment geochemistry; Ecosystem nutrient budgeting

Interaction of humans with physical environmental processes; Impacts of land management on hydrology; River geomorphology and eco-hydrology; Management interventions in changing landscapes and climates

Integrating ecological, economic and social approaches to fisheries management; Marine ecology, concentrating on fisheries and Antarctic ecosystems; Human nutrition, food security and the sustainability of global fisheries; Evolutionary impacts of artificial selection by fisheries

Application of quantitative geographical methods for urban modelling; Use of geo-analytical, geo-visualisation and prediction techniques

GIS applications in urban and human environments - spatial analysis and modelling; GIS in health and demographic studies; Learning with GIS in schools


Martine Maron

Iderlina Mateo-Babiano

Clive McAlpine

Hamish McGowan

Chris McGrath

John Minnery

Tiffany Morrison

Patrick Moss

David Neil

Ann Peterson

Stuart Phinn

David Pullar

Landscape ecology and habitat restoration; Conservation policy; Decision support tools for targeting investment in natural resource management; Habitat change and land stewardship

Environmental policy, planning, governance and institutions; Australian natural resource management policy; Climate adaptation planning; Comparative environmental policy and planning (USA, Japan, Australia); Scale, coordination and participation in environmental policy and institutional design

Transport planning; Pedestrian research and accessibility planning; Land use-transport integration; Asian megacities; Urban design

Quaternary environments of eastern Australia; The Eocene environments of the Okanagan highliands in British Columbia and Canada through pollen analysis; Mangrove ecology; Human impacts on Australian ecosystems; General palaeoecology , biogeography and landscape ecology

Processes driving landscape change; The conservation of biodiversity in human-modified landscapes; The ecological and climatic consequences of landscape change

Human-environment interactions; Environmental history and management responses in river catchments and coastal and coral reef systems

Earth surface - atmosphere energy exchanges; Complex terrain wind fields; Atmospheric transport of aerosols; Climate variability and coastal meteorology

Natural resource management; Regional planning and new regionalism; Coasts and climate change; The pedagogy of teaching

Evaluation of the effectiveness for environmental regulation; Climate change and greenhouse gas accounting; Vegetation management laws and policies

Use of satellite and airborne images to map, monitor and model biophysical properties of terrestrial and aquatic environments for scientific and management applications

Urban policy and its implementaton, Urban governance, Slums and slum upgrading; Housing, especially housing affordability and social housing; The historic dimensions of urban policy

Spatial information systems; Urban landscapes; Spatial analysis and modelling and environmental management integration



Jonathan Rhodes

Biodiversity conservation in human-dominated and dynamically changing landscapes; Optimal monitoring for environmental management; Koala ecology and conservation

Christiaan Roelfsema

Developing operational approaches for mapping and monitoring, spatial and temporal biophysical properties of coral reefs and associated waters, using field and remote sensing imagery

Annie Ross

Indigenous Management of Natural and Cultural Resources; Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Management; People, Environment and Society; Social factors in environmental management - Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands

Glen Searle

Institutional and political economy perspectives on urban planning; Urban consolidation; The spatial dynamics of advanced economy services

James Shulmeister Head of School

Understanding long term climate change with a focus on Austrasia and Antarctica; General palaeoecology, climatic geomorphology,Quaternary science

David Wadley

Futurological and risk analyses of urban development and social ideologies

For the most up to date list of staff and their interests please visit Scarla Weeks

Ecosystem-scale specific applications of satellite data to the oceanographic environment; The link between climate change, oceanography and the biological response, regional to local processes; Movements patterns of marine megafauna in relation to ocean dynamics and productivity


Dona Whiley

drivers and tools for environmental practice in organisations and firms; Regulatory and non regulatory mechanisms to achieve sustainable development; Ecotourism – philosophy, principles and practice; Tourism policy and sustainable development; Corporate Social Responsibility

Bradd Witt

Decadal to century scale environmental change in rural areas and rangelands; The management of productive agricultural landscapes for diverse socio-ecological values (such as emerging carbon, biodiversity and other social goods); Communications between urban and rural communities regarding environmental policy and management



Grant Brearley

Elin Charles-Edwards

Jianting Chu

Jim Cooper

Rachael Dudaniec

Fisher, Adrian

Kasper Johansen

Andrew Kythreotis

Javier Leon Patino

Morena Mills

Christopher Raymond

Justin Ryan

Wildlife ecology and biology; Wildlife eco-physiology; Influence of human-induced landscape change on terrestrial fauna

Image processing and analysis of high spatial resolution airborne and satellite image data with a focus on riparian environments and geographic object based image analysis

Temporary population mobility; Internal Migration; Small area population estimates

The way in which power is configured and negotiated across space by state and non-state stakeholders involved in the governance of climate change related events.

Interaction between afforestation and climate extremes; Dynamical downscaling with regional climate models; High-resolution land surface data for modelling from remote sensing images

Geospatial applications to coastal processes and management; Remote Sensing and Object-based image analysis (OBIA); GIS and Terrain analysis

Population forecasting and demographic modelling

Human-environmental issues; Systematic conservation planning; Integrating conservation and social goals into spatial planning.

Applying population genetics to spatial questions in conservation biology (landscape genetics); Characterising the impacts and molecular ecology of hostparasite interactions and invasive species; Behavioural ecology and evolutionary divergence of species on islands

Public participation GIS (PPGIS); Knowledge integration for environmental management; Climate change adaptation; Protected area management and evaluation; Measurement of proenvironmental behaviour

Developing automated image processing methods for Landsat TM/ETM+, SPOT5 and airborne LiDAR data, focusing on regional vegetation monitoring

My fields of research are ecohydrology and adaptive management of native vegetation in production landscapes.



Leonie Seabrook

Ecological and environmental history; Anthropogenic and environmental drivers of land cover/land use change; Impacts of habitat loss and fragmentation on fauna; Climate change impacts on biodiversity


Tom Wilson

Population projection modelling, especially multistate and probabilistic methods; Migration analysis; Demographic estimation techniques; State and local demographic analyses;

Craig Woodward

Quaternary environments and environmental change; Human impact on aquatic ecosystems; Limnology; Paleoecology

The School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management would like to thank and recognise the generous contributions of funding bodies, institutions and individuals who actively support our research.



Australian Centre for Environmental Law


Digital Globe


PowerLink Queensland


South West NRM


Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)


Fisheries Research and Development Corporation


Prince of Songkla University


Sugar Research and Development


Queen’s University Belfast


Australian Department of Industry Innovation and Scientific Research


Global Environment Fund



Gold Coast City Council

Queensland Department of Environment and Resource Management

Australian Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency


Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority



Griffith University

Queensland Department of Local Government and Planning


Gunns Limited



Instiution of Surveyors, Australia

Queensland Department of Premier and Cabinet


James Cook University


Queensland Fire & Rescue Services


Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation


Queensland Government Department of Infrastructure and Planning


Landscape Values & PPGIS Institute



Lockyer Valley Regional Council

Queensland Government Department of Main Roads


Logan City Council


Queensland Murray Darling Committee Inc.


Moreton Bay Regional Council


Queensland Museum


Murray Darling Basin Authority


Queensland Seafood Industry Association





National Health & Medical Research Council

Queensland Treasury, Office of Economic and Statistical Research


National Parks Association of Queensland





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Australian Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities Australian Housing & Urban Research Institute (AHURI) Australian Institute for Marine Science Australian Institute Nuclear Science and Engineering


Australian National University


Australian Research Council


Border Rivers-Gwydir Catchment Management Authority

National University of Ireland

Cooperation Agency ••

Tangalooma Island Resort


Tasmania Forest Practices Authority


The Nature Conservancy


UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Centre


University of Cantebury


University of Hawaii


University of Melbourne


University of New England


University of Regina


University of Sydney


University of The South Pacific


University of Western Australia


Redland City Council


University of Western Ontario


Research Institute for Development (Noumea)


Utah State University


Victorian Department of Planning and



Bush Heritage Australia



Can Tho University

New South Wales Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water

Seafood Services Australia Ltd

Condamine Alliance

New South Wales Department of Primary Industries





Sibelco Australia and New Zealand


Cooperative Research Centres (various)


Snowy Hydro Limited



New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage



Curtin University

South Pacific Applied Geosciences Committee

Planning Insitute of Australia

Swedish International Development

Queensland University of Technology

Brisbane City Council







Community Development ••

Wildlife Conservation Society


WWF International


General Inquires The School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management AUSTRALIA 4072 Phone +61 7 3365 6455 Fax +61 7 3365 6899 Email Twitter @UQ_gpem


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