ProgramsMTSRF

In accordance with the Annual Research Plans (ARPs), MTSRF project leaders submit project milestone/progress reports to report against set objectives.

Reports are available for download in PDF and are listed below by MTSRF Project Number.

Project 1.1.1 AIMS Sweatman, H. (2009) April Milestone Report
A project progress report – April 2009.

Project 1.1.1 AIMS Sweatman, H. (2009) June Milestone Report
A project progress report – June 2009.

Project 1.1.2 AIMS Sweatman, H. (2007) March Milestone Report
A project final report describing reef health indicators and thresholds of concern (objective a), defining status and trends and ecosystem health of key taxa/habitats as indicators of biodiversity (fish and corals) of coral reef environs in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area and a progress report on objective a field work: sites visited, schedules for sites still to survey.

Project 1.1.2 AIMS Sweatman, H. (2008) November Milestone Report
A project progress report detailing the start of surveys of the core reefs of the AIMS Long-term Monitoring Program; the completion of the cruise to the area north of Cooktown and another to the southern GBR of which is in progress.

Project 1.1.2 AIMS Sweatman, H. (2009) June Milestone Report
A project progress report – June 2009.

Project 1.1.2 AIMS Sweatman, H. (2009) March Milestone Report
A project progress report – March 2009.

Project 1.1.2 AIMS Sweatman, H. (2010) February Milestone Report
Project progress report – February 2010. Includes the results of the latest surveys of reefs within the crown-of-thorns starfish (COTS) ‘initiation zone’ north of Cairns, North Queensland.

Project 1.1.2 RCA Hill, J. (2008) December Milestone Report
A project milestone report on finalised operator interpretation materials and the projects results for 2008.

Project 1.1.2 RCA Schlappy, M-L (2009) March Milestone Report
A project progress report – March 2009. Includes 2009 Great Barrier Reef Project update, February 2009 Reef Check Australia newsletter and results of the 2008 Reef Check Australia photographic competition, ‘What do coral reefs mean to you?’.

Project 1.1.3 JCU QDPIF Waycott, M. McKenzie, L. (2008) December Milestone Report
Joint project progress report by JCU and QDPI&F researchers for Project 1.1.3.

Project 1.1.3 QPIF McKenzie, L. (2009) May Milestone Report
Project progress report – includes some of the key findings of previous six months’ Seagrass-Watch monitoring work and communications outputs; brief overview of light and temperature experiments on seagrasses; and an overview of a risk assessment for coastal seagrass habitats.

Project 1.1.3 QPIF McKenzie, L. et al. (2009) June Milestone Report
Final report for Year 3 (2008/2009). Includes a summary of project achievements: (a) Observed change in seagrass habitats of the Great Barrier Reef; (b) Understanding the drivers of seagrass habitat change, including indicators of seagrass health and thresholds of potential concern; and (c) risk assessment for coastal seagrass habitats – values, threats and vulnerabilities.

Project 1.1.4 AIMS Doherty, P. (2007) Summary of Project Research Activities 2006/2007
Copy of presentation slides for presentation of Year 1 results from Project 1.1.4. Presented by Dr P. Doherty, Australian Institute of Marine Science, at the Annual MTSRF Workshop, April 2007.

Project 1.1.4 UQ Zhao, J. (2008) January Milestone Report
A project progress report detailing results on dating for coral rubbles from Swain Reefs and other sites that are currently in CMM collection and a report on sample collection in the central GBR.

Project 1.1.4 UQ Zhao, J. (2008) October Milestone Report
A project progress report detailing the project plan for conduct of year three activities including planned laboratory and field sample collection schedule, and a plan of communication outputs and products for Year 3 including a summary of any communication activities undertaken to date.

Project 1.1.4 UQ Zhao, J.-x. (2009) June Milestone Report
Project progress report – June 2009. Includes plan for completion of out-year (MTSRF Year 4 2009/2010) activities.

Project 1.1.4 UQ Zhao, J-X (2009) January Milestone Report
A project progress report – January 2009.

Project 1.1.5 AIMS Fabricius, K. (2008) February Milestone Report
A Progress report for objective A: Review, compile and prioritise data sets, establish long-term data storage and meta data through the Data Centre): what data sets are being investigated; justification and choice of methodology.

Project 1.1.5 and 2.5i.1 AIMS Fabricius, K. (2009) e-Atlas: Risk, Resilience and Response – June Milestone Report
Project progress report against Project 1.1.5 and Project 2.5i.1 objectives – June 2009.

Project 1.2.1 CSIRO Butler, J. (2007) December Milestone Report
This Milestone Report summarises progress achieved during the first reporting period of FY2007-2008 for Project 1.2.1 Status & Trends of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (June-November 2007).

Project 1.2.1 CSIRO Pert, P. (2008) December Milestone Report
This Milestone Report summarises progress achieved during the period July – December 2008 for Project 1.2.1c ‘Status and trends of biodiversity and ecosystem services: state of the environment reporting and gap filling’. The project team continues to concentrate efforts on the spatial display of status and trends of resource conditions identified, and the filling of biodiversity data gaps with field surveys.

Project 1.2.1(b) JCU Williams, S. (2009) December Milestone Report
Project progress report – December 2009. Includes a summary of field sampling and monitoring of bird, reptile and microhylid frog species in the highlands of the Wet Tropics region, and a summary of an extension task which is sampling rainforest bird species outside of the Wet Tropics region to further current understanding of the role of climate as a driver of patterns of diversity and abundance in rainforest birds in general.

Project 1.2.1(b) JCU Williams, S. (2010) ‘Biodiversity monitoring for climate change’
Final Report on Project Activities, June 2010. This document reports on fauna and weather station monitoring data collected as part of MTSRF Project 1.2.1 Extension (b). Microclimate data was collected from a region-wide network of 25 weather stations from 2006 to 2010. The data gained has been used to develop realistic estimates of microclimate exposure for the region and to identify cooler landscape ‘refugia’ and major microhabitat features that buffer exposure to extreme temperatures. This data has been used to evaluate vulnerability or resilience of species to extinction, evaluate the biodiversity values of climate change refugia, and improve niche models.

Project 1.3.1 CSIRO Haywood, M. (2007) June Project Milestone Report
A progress report on coral reef characterisation; data gaps identified for the North Queensland region; data gaps filled from data sourced during Project 1.3.1; identification of areas for future work in the region to fill remaining data gaps; and a summary of communication activities udnertaken through the course of Year 1 of the Project (2006/2007).

Project 1.3.1 UNSW Green, D. (2007) December Milestone Report
A project progress report – December 2007.

Project 1.3.1 UNSW Green, D. (2008) May Milestone Report
A project progress report – May 2008.

Project 1.3.2 Duckworth, A. (2007) February Milestone Report
A project milestone report detailing data and documents sourced to assist in achieving the projects objectives, findings of field work conducted to date (surveys of population collection for genetic work, recruitment plate deployment, sponge pathogen characterization), a project schedule of remaining field work and a summary of all liaison activities conducted to date (including employment employment of TSI for the project).

Project 1.3.4 TSRA McGrath, V. (2007) Project Activity Plan
Project progress report prepared by the Torres Strait Regional Authority, outlining a plan for liaison and facilitation activities and communication events/products to assist MTSRF researcher activity in the Torres Strait.

Project 1.3.4 TSRA Miley, D. (2008) May Final Milestone Report
A project final progress report on the liaison and communication products completed during the milestone period 15th December 2007 to 30th May 2008, including an assessment of effectiveness and delivery against the projects plan.

Project 1.3.5 TSRA Miley, D. (2007) June Project Milestone Report
Project Final Draft report detailing initial outcomes for meetings, workshops and engagement with Torres Strait Leaders and Communities; A short list of potential indicators for Torres Strait summarising their strengths and weaknesses, including a summary of progress with linking these potential indicators into the draft framework of the Integrated Report Card.

Project 1.4.1 JCU Hamann, M. (2007) Project Milestone Report (Objective B) June
Project milestone report by James Cook University researchers, addressing Objective B – Analysis of the patterns, rates and causes of sand loss from green turtle rookeries of international significance in the northern Great Barrier Reef region; and assessment of remote methods of recording human visitation at remote sites of high conservation significance. Project milestone report to the MTSRF, June 2007. Unpublished report.

Project 1.4.1 JCU Hamann, M. (2008) September Milestone Report
A project progress report detailing the Turtle Rodeo held in July 2008, community liaison between the Traditional owners at Murray Island and the planned project field trips.

Project 1.4.1 JCU Hamann, M. (2009) January Milestone Report
A project progress report – January 2009.

Project 1.4.1 JCU Hamann, M. (2009) June Milestone Report
Project progress reporting outlining specific achievements of Year 3 (2008/2009) activities including field work, communication activities and outputs, and results of sea turtle tagging exercises.

Project 1.4.2 JCU Marsh, H. (2008) June Milestone Report
Project progress report as at June 2008. Includes an overview of PhD projects nested within Project 1.4.2, as well as a report by A. Grech et al. on work to build the capacity of Torres Strait Islander communities in Natural Resource Management (also available for download from the Project 1.4.2 webpage); and copies of project media coverage.

Project 1.4.2 JCU Marsh, H. (2008) September Milestone Report
A project progress report – September 2008.

Project 1.4.3 CSIRO Metcalfe, D. (2007) Project Milestone Report August
Report prepared by CSIRO researchers which summarises work carried out between December 2006 and June 2007 in pursuance of the objectives set for 2006/2007.

Project 1.4.3 CSIRO Metcalfe, D. (2009) November Milestone Report
Project progress report – November 2009. Includes update on objectives and sub-projects: Littoral rainforest mapping; Impacts of climate change; Cassowaries and flying foxes; Mechanisms of climate change impacts on threatened species; Tolerances of arboreal marsupials; and Physiological tolerances of microhylid frogs.

Project 2.5i.1 AIMS Brinkman, R. (2010) March Milestone Report
Project progress report – March 2010. Includes examples of preliminary outputs from the pilot 4 km model grid and bathymetry for the eastern Queensland coast.

Project 2.5i.1 AIMS Brinkman, R. (2011) June Final Report
This final project report for 2.5i.1 describes how this project has successfully developed pilot hydrodynamic models at two nested levels. A regional model covers the continental shelf from Moreton Bay to the mainland of Papua New Guinea, extending eastwards into the Coral Sea. This regional model for the Great Barrier Reef is nested within an operational global circulation model. A more finely resolved model (the shelf model) is nested within the regional model to cover the continental shelf areas and the adjoining tract of the Coral Sea.

Project 2.5i.1 AIMS Schiller, A. (2008) Instrument Array Summary – January 2008 Milestone Report
A project progress report detailing a total of sixty-nine oceanographic instruments of which were deployed for this experiment throughout the Heron Island region. The deployments and recoveries took place during four field trip periods between the months of August 2004 and April 2006. Many instruments were positioned in two or more locations during the study. The following figures and tables describe the oceanographic instruments that were deployed for, usually, six months at a time.

Project 2.5i.2 UQ Hoegh-Guldberg, O. (2009) January Milestone Report
Project progress report – 31 January 2009. Includes detailed report on project results to date under three broad categories: (a) Thresholds and coral response; (b) Heritability and genetics; and (c) Diversity of naturally occurring symbiont types. Includes coral bleaching risk output reports that have been assembled from an array of satellite and in situ data, as well as selected bleaching forecast models. An example of a brief analysis of these reports is included in graphic format.

Project 2.5i.2 UQ Weeks, S. (2009) January Milestone Report
A project progress report – January 2009. Project 2.5i.2 Extension (b) Implementation of Kd[par], the attenuation of photosynthetically available radiation, to the Great Barrier Reef Ecosystem (Dr Scarla Weeks et al.).

Project 2.5i.2(d) JCU Congdon, B. (2009) June Milestone Report
Project progress report – June 2009. Project 2.5i.2 Objective (d) Vulnerability of high tropic levels on the Great Barrier Reef (e.g. seabirds) to climate change. Species of focus include terns, shearwaters and black noddies. Sub-project funded by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.

Project 2.5i.3 JCU Hughes, T. (2007) Project Milestone Report June
Report prepared by James Cook University researchers which provides an overview of progress against project milestones for Year 1.

Project 2.5i.3 JCU Hughes, T. (2008) February Milestone Report
A project progress report – February 2008.

Project 2.5i.3 JCU Hughes, T. (2009) June Milestone Report
Project progress report summarising results achieved for Year 3 (2008/2009) and a plan for activities in Year 4 (2009/2010).

Project 2.5i.3 JCU Hughes, T. (2009) March Milestone Report
A project progress report – March 2009.

Project 2.5i.3 JCU Hughes, T. (2010) Final Milestone Report (June)
Final project report which describes achievements to date. Includes science summaries for (a) determining spatial connectivity of coral and Symbiodinium populations and potential for replenishment; (b) Identifying environmental drivers of coral disease and modelling links with thermal anomalies associated with climate change; (c) quantifying levels of herbivory and critical thresholds in macro-algal phase shifts; and (d) evaluating long-term recovery and resilience of reef fish communities to climate change.

Project 2.5i.3 JCU Hughes, T. (2010) March Milestone Report
Project progress report, March 2010. Includes a detailed update against all six objectives of this project, as well as a summary of major publications produced by this project team to date.

Project 2.5i.4 AIMS Wooldridge, S. (2007) November Milestone Report
A project milestone report describing the methodology developed to facilitate the spatial linkage between end-of-catchment water quality scenarios, and the follow-on flood plume dilution across the GBR lagoon, the findings from a high level socio-economic and demographic characterisation of the region using ABS, OESR and other statistical sources, a present summary from workshop on the spatial linkage model and its outputs with end users and define targets based on reef outcomes (e.g. Reef Partnership and GBRMPA)and a summary of communication activities undertaken to date by the project team and a schedule of future communication activities.

Project 2.5i.4 AIMS Wooldridge, S. (2009) June Milestone Report
Project progress report to June 2009, plus two attachments: (a) a report highlighting that a major water quality program effective in reducing ambient dissolved inorganic nitrogen loadings could decrease coral bleaching probability across a range of temperatures predicted for the inshore Great Barrier Reef by the year 2100; and (b) a brief report on the conceptual model developed by CSIRO researchers that captures key relationships between reef condition and tourism operator viability to a Bayesian Belief Network.

Project 2.5i.4 AIMS Wooldridge, S. et al. (2009) January Milestone Report
A project progress report – January 2009. Includes the reports, ‘Modelling the improved resilience of inshore coral reefs to climate change due to terrestrial water quality improvements – A case study from the Burdekin River catchment’ (AIMS report); ‘Assessing the Socio-Economic Implications of Climate Change (Coral Bleaching) in the Great Barrier Reef Catchment’ (CQU report); and an overview by the CSIRO on a workshop convened to develop a conceptual model identifying key relationships between reef condition and tourism income under future coral bleaching scenarios. (These three reports are available for download as separate documents from the Project 2.5i.4 webpage).

Project 2.5i.4 CSIRO Gordon, I. (2009) June Milestone Report
Project progress report on development of conceptual model that captures the relationships between coral reef condition and tour operator viability.

Project 2.5i.4 CSIRO Gordon, I. et al. (2009) January Milestone Report
Submitted as a component of Project 2.5i.4 January 2009 milestone report.

Project 2.5ii.1 CSIRO Ramsamy, S. (2010) February Milestone Report
Project progress report – February 2010. Includes prelinary simulations of changes in rainfall for quarterly periods of the year in North Queensland by the year 2090.

Project 2.5ii.2 JCU Liddell, M. (2007) Project Milestone Report June
Provides an end of year report on the results of basic biophysical data analysis (fluxes of carbon, water linked to microclimate variables) to assist in understanding forest level response to climatic drivers.

Project 2.5ii.2 JCU Liddell, M. (2009) June Milestone Report (Annual Report)
Final project progress report for 2008/2009 (Year 3 of the project). Includes summary of activities to date and results specific to Objectives (a)-(e).

Project 2.5ii.2 JCU Liddell, M. (2009) March Milestone Report
A project progress report – March 2009.

Project 2.5ii.2 JCU Liddell, M. (2009) November Milestone Report
Project progress report – November 2009.

Project 2.5ii.2 JCU Liddell, M. (2010) ‘Climate Change: Scaling from trees to ecosystems’
Final Report on Project Activities, June 2010. Project 2.5ii.2 set out to provide a detailed process-based understanding of the performance of lowland tropical rainforest in concert with climatic measurements, with a view to coupling this understanding with future climate scenarios provided by MTSRF Project 2.5ii.1 to predict possible influences of climate change on the Daintree lowland rainforest of far northern Queensland over the next century. This report includes summaries of outputs of each of the five key objectives of this project: (a) Atmospheric fluxes; (b) Plant physiology; (c) Fluxes of carbon and water; (d) flowering/fruiting phenology; and (e) Insect populations and biodiversity.

Project 2.5ii.2 JCU Liddell, M. (2010) March Milestone Report
A project progress report @ March 2010.

Project 2.5ii.2 JCU Lidell, M. (2008) November Milestone Report
A project progress report describing the seasonal fluxes of carbon and water from the Daintree rainforest in relation to climatic drivers (obj a), the physiological controls on rainforest tree productivity and water use efficiency (obj b), characterization of flowering / fruiting events in phenological monitoring program (obj d), resource related fluctuations in insect populations inhabiting leaf litter on the ground and how they relate to ecosystem productivity, and resource quantity (obj e), Plan of communication products and events for year two and a summary of communication activities undertaken to date, including minutes of meetings/workshops.

Project 2.5ii.3 CSIRO Hilbert, D. (2007) Project Progress Report June
Report prepared by Dr D. Hilbert, CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems in meeting with MTSRF Project Milestone requirements.

Project 2.5ii.3 CSIRO Hilbert, D. (2010) Final Project Milestone Report
Summary of outputs from Project 2.5ii.3 ‘Understanding the climate change threat to ecosystems and ecosystem processes, and developing options for mitigation’.

Project 2.5ii.4 JCU Williams, S. (2007) June Project Milestone Report
A project progress report and preliminary analysis of the links between extinction proneness and ecological characteristics of species of the Wet Tropics; status report on data collected to date and a summary of communication activities undertaken to June 2007.

Project 2.5ii.4 JCU Williams, S. (2007) March Project Milestone Report
A project milestone report that discusses links between the ecological characteristics of species and their relative extinction proneness; a general overview of the status of the project and a summary of communication activities undertaken to date.

Project 2.5ii.4 JCU Williams, S. (2007) November Milestone Report
A project progress report – November 2007.

Project 2.5ii.4 JCU Williams, S. (2009) March Milestone Report
A project progress report – March 2009.

Project 2.5ii.4 JCU Williams, S. (2009) November Milestone Report
Project progress report – November 2009. Includes summaries of (a) mapping of current species distribution of rainforest fauna for provision to research users; (b) mapping of spatial patterns of biodiversity for provision to research users; (c) completion of a case study to test the ability of species distribution models calibrated in the Wet Tropics to predict suitable environments further north on Cape York Peninsula; (d) a status report on predictive impact modelling of climate change on rainforest fauna; and (e) preliminary results on physiological tolerances of microhylid frogs and arboreal mammals.

Project 2.6.1 JCU Blair, D. (2007) October Milestone Report
A project milestone report – October 2007. Research Plan for proposed MTSRF funding, “e;Toxic microalgae in the Great Barrier Reef ecosystem: Establishment of cultures, identification aids, biogeography and potential for toxin production”e;.

Project 3.7.1 AIMS Fabricius, K. (2007) January Milestone Report
A project progress report – January 2007.

Project 3.7.1 AIMS Fabricius, K. (2007) June Milestone Report
A project progress report – June 2007.

Project 3.7.1 AIMS Fabricius, K. (2007) March Milestone Report
A project progress report – March 2007.

Project 3.7.1 AIMS Fabricius, K. (2007) November Milestone Report
A project progress report – November 2007.

Project 3.7.1 AIMS Fabricius, K. (2008) November Milestone Report
A project progress report – November 2008.

Project 3.7.1 AIMS Fabricius, K. (2009) June Milestone Report – Final Report for 2008/2009
Includes an overview of acheivements for Year 3 (2008/2009) against the four key project objectives, as well as an overview of publications, PhD project progress and a report against the Reef Rescue Marine Monitoring Program outputs from this project.

Project 3.7.1 AIMS Fabricius, K. (2009) March Milestone Report
A project progress report – March 2009.

Project 3.7.1 AIMS Fabricius, K. (2010) February Milestone Report
Project progress report, February 2010.

Project 3.7.1 AIMS Negri, A. (2009) March Milestone Report
A project progress report for Objective (a) – March 2009.

Project 3.7.1 AIMS Sheaves, M. (2008) October Milestone Report
A project progress report – October 2008.

Project 3.7.2 Brodie, J. (2007) June Milestone Report
A project progress report on collection and analysis of coral core samples in Rockhampton – Cairns Region in 2006, including a report on 2006/2007 wet season Burdekin high flow sampling with first estimates of the trapping efficiency of the Burdekin Falls Dam.

Project 3.7.2 JCU Brodie, J. (2007) Project Milestone Report June
Report prepared by researchers from James Cook University and the Australian National University. Final project milestone report submitted to the Reef and Rainforest Research Centre, 8 June 2007.

Project 3.7.2 JCU Brodie, J. (2009) Draft Pathway to Impact Report
This draft report assembles the information layers and conceptual model understanding to allow modelling to prioritise pollutant management in the Great Barrier Reef catchment by area and pollutant. A description of the information layers and, where available, a visual representation of the layer are provided.

Project 3.7.2 JCU Lewis, S. (2008) November Milestone Report
A project progress report – November 2008.

Project 3.7.2 JCU Lewis, S. et al. (2009) April Milestone Report
A project progress report – April 2009.

Project 3.7.3 JCU Pearson, R. GU Arthington, A. (2008) December Milestone Report
A project progress report – December 2008.

Project 3.7.3 JCU Pearson, R. GU Arthington, A. (2008) June Milestone Report
A project progress report detailing the field sampling program continued in the Tully-Murray wetlands, with subsequent laboratory work to identify potential indicators of ecosystem health, where the potential of several biological indicators was identified, namely zooplankton, macroinvertebrates and juvenile and small fish.

Project 3.7.3 JCU Pearson, R. GU Arthington, A. (2008) March Milestone Report
A project progress report on the field sampling program which commenced in the Tully-Murray wetlands in December 2007, with subsequent laboratory work to identify potential indicators of ecosystem health. A workshop was held with Burdekin Dry Tropics staff in January 2008 to review the current sate of knowledge of aquatic systems in the Burdekin catchment, to develop conceptual models of biophysical processes in Burdekin waterways, and to identify potential partnerships between MTSRF research programs and Board research needs.

Project 3.7.3 JCU Pearson, R. GU Arthington, A. (2009) March Miletsone Report
A project progress report – March 2009.

Project 3.7.4 CSIRO Wallace, J. (2008) December Milestone Report
A project progress report – December 2008.

Project 3.7.4 CSIRO Wallace, J. (2008) June Milestone Report
A Draft progress report on the development and testing of hydro-dynamic modeling for use in floodplain sediment and nutrient transport and wetland connectivity.

Project 3.7.4 CSIRO Wallace, J. (2009) June Milestone Report
A project progress report – June 2009.

Project 3.7.5 CSIRO van Grieken, M. (2008) June Milestone Report
A project progress report, including (a) a final report on assessment of the long term cost-effectiveness of Best Management Practices (BMPs) for water quality improvement for the sugarcane production system in the Dry Tropics, North Queensland, and (b) a framework description for a spatially explicit model that allows for the assessment of sustainable land use and land management patterns in GBR catchments in conjunction with Project 2.5i.4.

Project 4.8.1 JCU Hughes, T. (2007) Milestone Report June
A project progress report detailing analysis of behavioural data on fish larvae, the theoretical framework for the biophysical model and laboratory studies for the full validation of the method for marking coral reef fish larvae using stable isotopes.

Project 4.8.2 AIMS Doherty, P. (2007) October Milestone Report
A project milestone report detailing a schedule of field activities including proposed methodology and contingency planning to complete objective b.

Project 4.8.2 AIMS Doherty, P. (2007) September Milestone Report
A project milestone report detailing the work plan for objective (a)Measure the response of biological communities (fish and benthos) to differential zoning of human use on inshore coral reefs and objective (b) Measure the response of biological communities (fish and benthos) to differential zoning of human use on inshore shoals.

Project 4.8.2 AIMS Doherty, P. (2008) September Milestone Report
A project milestone reporting detailing the work plan for shoal sampling in 08/09.

Project 4.8.2 AIMS Doherty, P. (2009) March Milestone Report
A project progress report – March 2009.

Project 4.8.2 JCU Russ, G. (2007) June Progress Report with Overview of Results from 2006/2007 Data Collection
A project progress report – June 2007. Includes methodology and results of first year monitoring of inshore reef habitats following the 2004 rezoning of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Project 4.8.2 JCU Russ, G. (2009) June Milestone Report
A project progress report – June 2009.

Project 4.8.2 JCU Russ, G. (2009) March Milestone Report
A project progress report – March 2009. [pdf 92.5 kb]

Project 4.8.3 JCU Simpfendorfer, C. (2007) Milestone Report June
Project progress report detailing the laboratory work associated with the project and the planning during the milestone period, which produced a schedule for the delivery of biological results. Samples for 29 inter-reefal species from four families have been collected and are currently being processed to provide biological data to aid management of reef fishes.

Project 4.8.3 JCU Simpfendorfer, C. (2009) March Milestone Report
A project progress report – March 2009.

Project 4.8.4 JCU Simpfendorfer, C. (2008) June Milestone Report
This milestone report outlines the results of the first year of commercial fisheries observer surveys. In total 91 days of commercial inshore fishing was observed. The results indicate a wide range of shark and fish species are caught by commercial fishers. Key shark species include blacktip, spot-tail, scalloped hammerhead, milk and whitecheek sharks. All of these species are currently the focus of life history investigations by students as part of this project. Key fish species include grey mackerel, threadfins (blue and king), barramundi and many others.

Project 4.8.4 JCU Tobin, A. (2008) December Milestone Report
A project progress report – December 2008.

Project 4.8.4 JCU Tobin, A. (2009) March Milestone Report
A project progress report – March 2009.

Project 4.8.4 JCU Williams, A. (2007) December Milestone Report
A project progress report – December 2007.

Project 4.8.5 JCU Sutton, S. (2007) Milestone Report June
Project progress report which outlines preliminary findings of the assessment of existing data of influences of the Zoning Plan on use of GBRWHA and users including identification of gaps in knowledge.

Project 4.8.6 JCU Birtles, A. (2007) June Milestone Report
A project progress report – June 2007. Project 4.8.6 Objectives (a) and (c).

Project 4.8.6 JCU Birtles, A. (2007) June Milestone Report – Coinvestment Component
A project progress report – June 2007. Coinvestment Component: Condition and trends of dwarf minke whale populations in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

Project 4.8.6 JCU Prideaux, B. (2008) November Milestone Report
This report provides a review of activities undertaken between June and November 2008, and includes the annual report on visitor trends and drivers, and reports on plans for completion of activities for Objective d.

Project 4.8.6 JCU Prideaux, B. (2009) February Milestone Report
A project progress report – February 2009.

Project 4.8.7 JCU Kingsford, M. (2007) Final Milestone Report
A project final milestone report detailing the projects outcomes for 2006-2007, including a summary of communication activities/articles undertaken to date.

Project 4.8.7 JCU Kingsford, M. (2008) April Milestone Report
A project milestone report detailing the collection of samples, the Microsatellite DNA marker library, the elemental chemistry, the development of risk maps for stingers and the development of a set of response guidelines.

Project 4.9.1 JCU Turton, S. (2008) October Milestone Report
A project progress report – October 2008.

Project 4.9.1 JCU Wood, M. (2007) Final Milestone Report
A project final milestone report detailing a draft desktop report on Aboriginal resource use, values and knowledge and the progress made on evaluating current models, methods and techniques used in extending intellectual property regimes to cover indigenous knowledge dealt with in the Aboriginal Rainforest Council’s Cultural Mapping project.

Project 4.9.1 Wood, JCU. (2007) October Milestone Report
A project progress report detailing a summary of findings for Report 2 (b) An evaluation of previous and current methods and models for researching indigenous resource use and purposes, with recommendations for best practice research solutions.

Project 4.9.3 JCU Turton, S. (2008) June Milestone Report
A final report on selection of riparian vegetation assessment area(s) and findings of the desktop analysis on remote sensing imagery and GIS interpretation (obj b, dependent on a student) and on Powerlink projects (obj a, Tasks noted as ##: indicators of infrastructure impacts; use of remote sensing data to assess habitat condition adjacent to infrastructure), including a final summary of communication activities taken through the course of Year 1 of the project and a plan for completion of out year activities.

Project 4.9.3 JCU Turton, S. (2009) November Milestone Report
Project progress report – November 2009.

Project 4.9.4 UQ Emtage, N. (2007) December Milestone Report
A project interim report on results of landholder survey released on 1st December 2007.

Project 4.9.5 GU Catterall, C. (2007) November Milestone Report
A project progress report – November 2007.

Project 4.9.5 GU Catterall, C. (2009) November Milestone Report
Project progress report – November 2009. Includes details of peer-reviewed journal articles and presentations to key end users of the project.

Project 4.9.6 CSIRO Robinson, C. (2008) December Milestone Report
A project progress report on key regional and Reef-wide water quality partnership and knowledge integration issues. With a focus on priority wetland restoration and sustainable agricultural activities, with the inclusion of a report with attribution of MTSRF funding on the spatial and other prioritisation processes for targets of the Mission Beach Habitat Network Action Plan. This progress report also details activities to refine offset MBI for Mission Beach and a report on integration activities with working groups.

Project 4.9.7 Maclean, K. (2008) February Newsletter – Research Update
We invite you to read the first research update for MTSRF Project 4.9.7 research partners. In this edition the team are introduced, the goals of the project are outlined and a brief summary of the meaning of social resilience is included. Future research updates will keep you updated with the project direction and progress.

Projet 2.5i.2 UQ Hoegh-Guldberg, O. (2007) November Milestone Report
A project progress report – November 2007.


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