ProgramsMTSRF

Since July 2006, Marine and Tropical Science Research Facility (MTSRF) funded researchers have authored or contributed to over one hundred scientific journal articles, books and book chapters. Peer-reviewed books and book chapters stemming from MTSRF funded research are listed below in alphabetical order by lead author surname and links to external websites are included where possible.

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Catchment management and coral reef conservation

A practical guide for coastal resource managers to reduce damage from catchment areas based on best practice case studies.

By Clive Wilkinson and Jon Brodie (eds.)
Released at the International Marine Conservation Congress in Victoria, BC, Canada on 16 May 2011.

This new release aims to assist coastal resource managers in dealing with the problems arriving at the coast from rivers and streams. To date, there has been no guide book for managers. The stimulus was that many coral reef managers reported on problems of sediment, nutrient, pesticide and litter pollution damaging their reefs and they did not know where to start.

This 112 page book is an ideal training manual for catchment (watershed) management capacity building. It is based on 33 case studies of best practice catchment management from 70 authors and 22 countries from Brazil to Thailand.


Myrtle’s battle against climate change

By Mariana Fuentes
Illustrated by Fernando Pinillos

Published by the Reef & Rainforest Research Centre Ltd
ISBN 9781921359439 (pdf)

A product of MTSRF Project 1.4.1, this book is based on findings from the PhD research conducted by Mariana Fuentes (James Cook University) on the impacts of climate change on the northern Great Barrier Reef sea turtle population.

The main character of the book, ‘Myrtle’, is based on a real turtle that was satellite-tagged in 2008 at Mer Island, Torres Strait. Myrtle was named by students from the local Tagai State College.


Books & Book Chapters

ARTHINGTON, A. H., Baran, E., Brown, C. A., Dugan, P., Halls, A. S., King, J. M., Minte-Vera, C. V., Tharme, R. E. and Welcomme, R. L. (2007) Water Requirements of Floodplain Rivers and Fisheries: Existing Decision Support Tools and Pathways for Development. Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture Research Report 17. International Water Management Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka (74pp.) [Access Report Online]

BOHNET, I. and Moore, N. (2009) Sea- and tree-change phenomena in Far North Queensland, Australia: Impacts of land use change and mitigation potential. In: Luck, G., Black, R. and Digby, R. (eds.) Demographic change in rural Australia: Implications for society and the environment. Springer (In press).

BRODIE, J. and Fabricius, K. (2008) Terrestrial runoff to the Great Barrier Reef and the implications for its long-term ecological status. Chapter 11. In: Hutchings, P., Kingsford, M. and Hoegh-Guldberg, O. (eds.) The Great Barrier Reef. CSIRO Publishing, pp. 108-121 [View online purchasing options]

CATTERALL, C. P., Kanowski, J. and Wardell-Johnson, G. (2008) Biodiversity and New Forests: Interacting Processes, Prospects and Pitfalls of Rainforest Restoration. In: Stork, N. E. and Turton, S. M. (eds.) Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford UK [Access Table of Contents and online purchasing options]

CATTERALL, C. P., Lynch, R. J. and Jansen, A. (2007) Riparian wildlife habitats. In: Lovett, S. and Price, P. (eds.) Principles for Riparian Lands Management. Land & Water Australia, Canberra [Access and Download Sections]

CHIN, A., Sweatman, H., Forbes, S., Perks, H., Walker, R., Jones, G., Williamson, D., Evans, R., Hartley, F., Armstrong, S., Malcolm, H. and Edgar, G. (2008) Status of the Coral Reefs of Australia and Papua New Guinea. In: Wilkinson, C. (ed.) Status of Coral Reefs of the World: 2008. Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network and Reef and Rainforest Research Centre, Townsville, Australia, 296p. [Access content online]

CONGDON, B. C. (2008) Seabirds of the Great Barrier Reef. In: Hutchins, P., Kingsford, M. and Hoegh-Guldberg, O. (eds.) The Great Barrier Reef: Biology, Environment and Management. CSIRO Publishing, Australia [Access Table of Contents and online purchasing options]

CONGDON, B. C., Erwin, C. A., Peck, D. R., Baker, G. B., Double, M. C. and O’Neill, P. (2007) Vulnerability of seabirds on the Great Barrier Reef to climate change. In: Johnson, J. and Marshall, P. (eds.) Climate Change and the Great Barrier Reef: A Vulnerability Assessment. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Canberra

DUCKWORTH, A. R., Wolff, C. W. and Evans-Illidge, E. (2007) Developing methods for commercially farming bath sponges in tropical Australia. In: Custódio, M. R., Lôbo-Hajdu, G., Hajdu, E. and Muricy, G. (eds.) Porifera Research: Biodiversity, Innovation and Sustainability. Museo Nacional, Rio De Janeiro [Access Table of Contents and article online]

ERSKINE, P. D., Catterall, C. P., Lamb, D. and Kanowski, J. (2007) Patterns and processes of old field reforestation in Australian rainforest landscapes. In: Cramer, V. A. and Hobbs, R. J. (eds.) Old Fields: Dynamics and Restoration of Abandoned Farmland. Island Press.

FRYIRS, K., Arthington, A. and Grove, J. (2008) Principles of River Condition Assessment. In: Brierley, G. J. and Fryirs, K. A. (eds.) River Futures: An Integrative Scientific Approach to River Repair. Island Press, Washington DC, USA

FUENTES, M. M. P. B., Hamann, M. and Lukoschek, V. (2009) Marine Reptiles and Climate Change. In: Poloczanska, E. S., Hobday, A. J. and Richardson, A. J. (eds.) A Marine Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Report Card for Australia, 2009. National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) Publication No. 05/09 [ISBN 97819216909039]

GOOSEM, M. (2008) Rethinking road ecology. In: Stork, N. E. and Turton, S. M. (eds.) Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford UK [Access Table of Contents and online purchasing options]

GOOSEM, S., Stork, N. E. and Turton, S. M. (2008) Rainforest Science and its Applications. In: Stork, N. E. and Turton, S. M. (eds.) Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford UK [Access Table of Contents and online purchasing options]

HAMANN, M., Limpus, C. and Read, M. (2007) Vulnerability of marine reptiles to climate change in the Great Barrier Reef. In: Johnson, J. and Marshall, P. (eds.) Climate Change and the Great Barrier Reef: A Vulnerability Assessment. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Canberra

HILBERT, D. W. (2008) The Dynamic Forest Landscape of the Wet Tropics: Present, Past and Future. In: Stork, N. E. and Turton, S. M. (eds.) Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford UK [Access Table of Contents and online purchasing options]

KANOWSKI, J., Catterall, C. P. and Harrison, D. A. (2008) Monitoring the Outcomes of Reforestation for Biodiversity Conservation. In: Stork, N. E. and Turton, S. M. (eds.) Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford UK [Access Table of Contents and online purchasing options]

KANOWSKI, J., Kooyman, R. M. and Catterall, C. P. (2008) Dynamics of Restoration of Australian Tropical and Subtropical Rainforests. In: Hobbs, R. J. and Suding, K. (eds.) New Models for Ecosystem Dynamics and Restoration. Island Press, Washington DC, USA

LANE, M. B., Robinson, C. J. and Taylor, B. (eds.) (2009) Contested Country: Local and Regional Natural Resources Management in Australia. CSIRO Publishing, Australia [Access Table of Contents and online purchasing options]

LAURANCE, W. F. and Goosem, M. (2008) Impacts of habitat fragmentation and linear clearings on Australian rainforest biota. In: Stork, N. E. and Turton, S. M. (eds.) Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford UK [Access Table of Contents and online purchasing options]

LOUGH, J. M. and van Oppen, M. J. H. (2009) Introduction: Coral Bleaching – Patterns, Processes, Causes and Consequences. In: van Oppen, M. J. H. and Lough, J. M. (eds.) Coral Bleaching – Patterns, Processes, Causes and Consequences. Springer, Heidelberg, Germany [Access Chapter Online]

MAZDA, Y., Wolanski, E. and Ridd, P. V. (eds.) (2007) The Role of Physical Proceeses in Mangrove Environments: Manual for the Preservation and Utilisation of Mangrove Ecosystems. TERRAPUB, Tokyo, Japan [Access Report Online]

PUSEY, B, J., Kennard, M. J. and Arthington, A. H. (2008) Origins and Maintenance of Freshwater Fish Biodiversity in the Wet Tropics Region. In: Stork, N. E. and Turton, S. M. (eds.) Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford UK [Access Table of Contents and online purchasing options]

STORK, N. E. and Turton, S. M. (eds.) (2008) Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford UK [Access Table of Contents and online purchasing options]

STORK, N. E. and Turton, S. M. (2008) Introduction. In: Stork, N. E. and Turton, S. M. (eds.) Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford UK [Access Table of Contents and online purchasing options]

STORK, N. E., Turton, S. M., Laurance, W., Kikkawa, J., McNeeley, J., Sayer, J. and Wright, S. J. (2008) Lessons for Other Tropical Forest Landscapes. In: Stork, N. E. and Turton, S. M. (eds.) Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford UK [Access Table of Contents and online purchasing options]

STORK, N. E., Goosem, S. and Turton, S. M. (2008) Australian Forests in a Global Context. In: Stork, N. E. and Turton, S. M. (eds.) Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford UK [Access Table of Contents and online purchasing options]

TURTON, S. M. and Stork, N. E. (2008) Environmental Impacts of Tourism and Recreation in the Wet Tropics. In: Stork, N. E. and Turton, S. M. (eds.) Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford UK [Access Table of Contents and online purchasing options]

TURTON, S. M. and Stork, N. E. (2008) Impacts of Tropical Cyclones on Forests in the Wet Tropics of Australia. In: Stork, N. E. and Turton, S. M. (eds.) Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford UK [Access Table of Contents and online purchasing options]

WARDELL-JOHNSON, G., Catterall, C. P., Kanowski, J., Price, M. and Lamb, D. (2008) Rainforest Restoration for Biodiversity and the Production of Timber. In: Stork, N. E. and Turton, S. M. (eds.) Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford UK [Access Table of Contents and online purchasing options]

WILLIAMS, S. E., Isaac, J. L. et al. (2008) The impact of climate change on the biodiversity and ecosystem function of the Wet Tropics. In: Stork, N. E. and Turton, S. M. (eds.) Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford UK [Access Table of Contents and online purchasing options]

WILLIAMS, S. E., Isaac, J. L. et al. (2008) Towards an understanding of vertebrate biodiversity in the Wet Tropics. In: Stork, N. E. and Turton, S. M. (eds.) Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford UK [Access Table of Contents and online purchasing options]

WOLANSKI, E. (2007) Estuarine Ecohydrology. Elsevier, Amsterdam (157pp.) [Access Table of Contents and online purchasing options]


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