ProgramsCRCREEF

Final Synthesis Report

This report, World Heritage Research: Making a Difference, describes the major contributions of the Cooperative Research Centre for the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area (CRC Reef) to the understanding, management and sustainable use of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area (GBRWHA) over the period 1999-00 to 2005-06. The key messages and outcomes from the research programs, and the impact of research training and capacity building undertaken by the Centre are presented as well as how the Centre has made a difference to the way science is done on the GBRWHA.


Annual Reports

PDF Logo Small CRC Reef Annual Report 1997-1998
PDF Logo Small CRC Reef Annual Report 1998-1999
PDF Logo Small CRC Reef Annual Report 1999-2000
PDF Logo Small CRC Reef Annual Report 2000-2001
PDF Logo Small CRC Reef Annual Report 2001-2002
PDF Logo Small CRC Reef Annual Report 2002-2003
PDF Logo Small CRC Reef Annual Report 2003-2004


Brochures

A series of “current state-of-knowledge” brochures that were developed during the life of the CRC Reef program.

PDF Logo Small Dugongs in the Great Barrier Reef
PDF Logo Small Dwarf minke whales in the Great Barrier Reef
PDF Logo Small Line fishing on the Great Barrier Reef
PDF Logo Small Marine Tourism on the Great Barrier Reef
PDF Logo Small Land use and the Great Barrier Reef
PDF Logo Small Crown-of-thorns starfish on the Great Barrier Reef
PDF Logo Small Seagrasses in Queensland Waters
PDF Logo Small Introduced Species in Tropical Waters
PDF Logo Small Coral trout species of Queensland
PDF Logo Small Stinging jellyfish in tropical Australia online
PDF Logo Small Coral bleaching and global climate change


Technical Reports

Below are a list of technical reports published by CRC Reef. Please click the title to download a PDF of the report.

PDF Logo Small Experimental test of the effects of methods of attachment and handling on the rapid transplantation of corals (1)
PDF Logo Small Principles of social impact assessment and its application to managing the Great Barrier Reef (2)
PDF Logo Small A long-term study on population structure of the coral trout Plectropomus leopardus on reefs open and closed to fishing in the central Great Barrier Reef (3)
PDF Logo Small The effects of qualified recreational scuba divers on coral reefs (4)
PDF Logo Small Impact of tourist pontoons on fish assemblages on the Great Barrier Reef (5)
PDF Logo Small Evaluation of sampling methods for reef fish populations of commercial and recreational interest (6)
PDF Logo Small Design of experimental investigations of the effects of line and spear fishing on the Great Barrier Reef (7)
PDF Logo Small Perceived meanings of ‘ecologically sustainable development’ within the CRC Reef Research Centre (8)
PDF Logo Small Dissolved free amino acid concentration: implications for crown-of-thorns starfish larval nutrition (9)
PDF Logo Small An investigation to describe the population dynamics of Acanthaster planci (L.) around Lizard Island, Cairns section, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (10)
PDF Logo Small Populations, movements and site fidelity of brown and masked Boobies on the Swain Reefs, Great Barrier Reef, as shown by banding recoveries (11)
PDF Logo Small Long-term population trends of seabirds on the Swain Reefs, Great Barrier Reef (12)
PDF Logo Small A review of environmental impact monitoring of pontoon installations in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (13)
PDF Logo Small Distribution of seagrasses in the Lizard Island group – a reconnaissance survey, October 1995 (14)
PDF Logo Small Evaluating the effectiveness of pictorial symbols in reef visitor education (15)
PDF Logo Small The estimation of visitor use from GBRMPA data returns (16)
PDF Logo Small Genetic determination of sources of Acanthaster planck recruitment (17)
PDF Logo Small The development and evaluation of activity schedules for tourists on one-day dommercial reef trips (18)
PDF Logo Small An atlas of tropical cyclones in the Great Barrier Reef region, 1969-1997 (19)
PDF Logo Small The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park training package: a participant evaluation (20)
PDF Logo Small Visitor experiences and perceived conditions on day trips to the Great Barrier Reef (21)
PDF Logo Small On the nature of luminescence in coral skeletons (22)
PDF Logo Small Chemical and physical characteristics of ballast water: implications for treatment processes and sampling methods (23)
PDF Logo Small Developing reliable coral reef monitoring programs for marine tourism operators and community volunteers (24)
PDF Logo Small Development of cost-effective control strategies for crown-of-thorns starfish (25)
PDF Logo Small Fishes of the Yongala historic shipwreck (26)
PDF Logo Small Towards sustainable management of the developing dwarf minke whale tourism industry in northern Queensland (27)
PDF Logo Small Variability in growth characteristics of massive Porites on the Great Barrier Reef (28)
PDF Logo Small Understanding public perceptions of the Great Barrier Reef and its management (29)
PDF Logo Small Fine-scale surveys of crown-of-thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci) in the central Great Barrier Reef region (30)
PDF Logo Small Defining the reproductive biology of a large serranid: Plectropomus leopards (31)
PDF Logo Small Crown-of-thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci) in the central Great Barrier Reef region. Results of fine-scale surveys conducted in 1999-2000 (32)
PDF Logo Small Great Barrier Reef Depth and Elevation Model: GBRDEM (33)
PDF Logo Small Numerical studies of nitrogen flows under effluent irrigated lawns on islands in the Great Barrier Reef (34)
PDF Logo Small Sample collection methods and practical considerations for introduced species surveys at tropical ports (35)
PDF Logo Small A guide to the fishers of Queensland. Part A: TRC – analysis and social profiles of Queensland’s commercial fishing industry (36)
PDF Logo Small A guide to the fishers of Queensland. Part B: TRC – analysis and social profiles of Queensland’s harvest industry (37)
PDF Logo Small A guide to the fishers of Queensland. Part C: TRC – analysis and social profiles of Queensland’s charter fishing industry (38)
PDF Logo Small Reef infrastructure guidelines: tourist pontoons (39)
PDF Logo Small The sustainability of Queensland’s coral harvest fishery (40)
PDF Logo Small Making a difference. The achievements of the Cooperative Research Centre for the Ecologically Sustainable Development of the Great Barrier Reef. 1993 – 2000 (41)
PDF Logo Small Incorporating visitor experiences into ecologically sustainable dwarf minke whale tourism in the northern Great Barrier Reef (42)
PDF Logo Small Port of Mackay seagrass, algae and macro-invertebrate communities. February 2001 (43)
PDF Logo Small Modelling the impact of the Burdekin, Herbert, Tully and Johnstone River plumes on the Central Great Barrier Reef (44)
PDF Logo Small Fine-scale surveys of the crown-of-thorns starfish Acanthaster planci in the Cairns section (45)
PDF Logo Small Marine tourism impacts and their management on the Great Barrier Reef (46)
PDF Logo Small Analyses of crown-of-thorns starfish data from the fine-scale surveys and the long-term monitoring program manta tow surveys (47)
PDF Logo Small Bridging the gap: a workshop linking student research with fisheries stakeholders (48)
PDF Logo Small Changing patterns of reef tourism (49)
PDF Logo Small Managing sea country together: key issues for developing co-operative management for the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area (50)
PDF Logo Small Exploitation dynamics and biological characteristics of the Queensland east coast Spanish mackerel Scomberomorus commerson fishery (51)
PDF Logo Small The effects of line fishing on the Great Barrier Reef and evaluations of alternative potential management strategies (52)
PDF Logo Small Catchment to Reef: water quality issues in the Great Barrier Reef region. 9-11 March, Townsville. Conference abstracts (53)
PDF Logo Small Uncertainty in length measurements of live coral trout. Implications for compliance to and enforcement of minimum legal size limits (54)
PDF Logo Small Development of co-operative management arrangements in the Great Barrier Reef: an adaptive management approach (55)
PDF Logo Small Traditional Owner aspirations towards co-operative management of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area: community case studies (56)
PDF Logo Small Collation and review of Islander commercial catch history (1988- 2003) in the eastern Torres Strait reef line fishery (57)
PDF Logo Small Stock assessment of the Australian east coast spotted mackerel fishery (58)
PDF Logo Small Fishing for more: a student-stakeholder workshop on the biology on the biology, ecology, sociology and economics of fisheries (59)
PDF Logo Small Potential effects of artificial reefs on the Great Barrier Reef (60)
PDF Logo Small Stock structure and regional variation in population dynamics of the red throat emperor and other target species of the Queensland tropical reef line fishery (61)
PDF Logo Small Sediments and nutrients in north Queensland tropical streams: changes with agricultural development and pristine condition status (62)
PDF Logo Small Rainforest meets Reef: Joint conference of CRC Reef and Rainforest CRC 22-24 November 2005 (64)
PDF Logo Small An assessment of the Social characteristics of Queensland’s recreational fishers (65)
PDF Logo Small Stock assessment of the Torres Strait Spanish mackerel fishery of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Status report 2000-01 (66)