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The Research Report Series presents scientific and technical reports produced under the MTSRF. These published reports are available as web-downloads. Hard copies are generally not provided in the interest of reducing our environmental footprint. If you have any difficulty accessing these reports, please contact our office.

Please note, unpublished technical and research reports are also available for download here.

Report 64
Devlin, M. and Lewis, S. (2011) Advancing our understanding of the source, transport and impacts of pesticides on the Great Barrier Reef and in associated ecosystems: A review of MTSRF Research Outputs, 2006-2010 (MTSRF Synthesis Report)

Report 63
Waterhouse, J. and Devlin, M. (2011) Managing water quality on the Great Barrier Reef: An overview of MTSRF research outputs, 2006-2010 (MTSRF Synthesis Report)

Report 62
Suppiah, R., Watterson, I.G., Macadam, I., Collier, M.A. and Bathols, J. (2010) Climate Change Projections for the Tropical Rainforest Region of North Queensland. Final Report on MTSRF Activities, 2006-2010.

Report 61
Johnson, J. and Martin, K. (2011) Managing for resilience of the Great Barrier Reef: Socio-economic influences (MTSRF Synthesis Report)

Report 60
Johnson, J. and Martin, K. (2011) Water quality and climate change: Managing for resilience (MTSRF Synthesis Report)

Report 59
Carmody, J. (2011) Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Area Tour Guide Handbook

Report 58
Gorsuch, H., Souter, D. and Long, S. (2011) Marine species of conservation concern in the Great Barrier Reef region (MTSRF Synthesis Report)

Report 57
Pearson, R. G., Arthington, A. H. and Godfrey, P. C. (2010) Ecosystem Health of Wetlands of the Great Barrier Reef Catchment: Tully-Murray Floodplain Case Study

Report 56
Waterhouse, J. and Brodie, J. E. (2011) Identification of priority pollutants and priority areas in the Great Barrier Reef catchments (MTSRF Synthesis Report)

Report 55
Carmody, J. and Prideaux, B. (2011) Sustainable Nature Based Tourism: Planning and Management. Reports on visitation and use at selected Wet Tropics tourism sites, 2009/2010 (Set of 10 site reports)
Executive Summary to Site Reports: Report on Visitation and Use, 2009/2010
Site Report 1 – Report on Visitation and Use at Emmagen Creek, Far North Queensland, 2009/2010
Site Report 2 – Report on Visitation and Use at Kulki, Far North Queensland, 2009/2010
Site Report 3 – Report on Visitation and Use at Dubuji, Far North Queensland, 2009/2010
Site Report 4 – Report on Visitation and Use at Mossman Gorge, Far North Queensland, 2009/2010
Site Report 5 – Report on Visitation and Use at Barron Falls, Far North Queensland, 2009/2010
Site Report 6 – Report on Visitation and Use at Lake Tinaroo, Far North Queensland, 2009/2010
Site Report 7 – Report on Visitation and Use at Henrietta Creek, Far North Queensland, 2009/2010
Site Report 8 – Report on Visitation and Use at Mamu Rainforest Canopy Walkway, Far North Queensland, 2009/2010
Site Report 9 – Report on Visitation and Use at Wallaman Falls, Far North Queensland, 2009/2010
Site Report 10 – Report on Visitation and Use at Paluma, Far North Queensland, 2009/2010

Report 54
Johnson, J. E., Brando, V. E., Devlin, M. J., McKenzie, L., Morris, S., Schaffelke, B., Thompson, A., Waterhouse, J. and Waycott, M. (2011) Reef Rescue Marine Monitoring Program: 2009/2010 Synthesis Report

Report 53
Part I: Wallace, J., Hawdon, A., Keen, R., Karim, F., Stewart, L. and Kemei, J. (2010) Wetlands and floodplains: connectivity and hydro-ecological function. Part I – The role of overbank floods in transporting sediments and nutrients to the Great Barrier Reef lagoon

Part II: Karim, F., Wallace, J., Kinsey-Henderson, A., Hawdon, A., Keen, R., Arthington, A. H., Godfrey, P. and Pearson, R. G. (2010) Wetlands and floodplains: connectivity and hydro-ecological function. Part II – Quantification of overbank and channelised wetland connectivity in the Tully-Murray floodplain

Report 52
Devlin, M. and Waterhouse, J. et al. (2010) Improved understanding of biophysical and socio-economic connections between catchment and reef ecosystems: Wet and Dry Tropics case studies (MTSRF Synthesis Report)

Report 51
Waterhouse, J. et al. (2010) Optimising water quality and impact monitoring, evaluation and reporting programs (MTSRF Synthesis Report)

Report 50
Waterhouse, J. (2010) Thresholds of major pollutants with regard to impacts on instream and marine ecosystems (MTSRF Synthesis Report)

Report 49
Long, S. (2010) Traditional Knowledge is Facilitating Climate Change Adaptation in Torres Strait (MTSRF Synthesis Report)

Report 48
Duce, S. J., Parnell, K. E., Smithers, S. G. and McNamara, K. E. (2010) A Synthesis of Climate Change and Coastal Science to Support Adaptation in the Communities of the Torres Strait (MTSRF Synthesis Report)

Report 47
Ross, H., Cuthill, M., Maclean, K., Jansen, D. and Witt, B. (2010) Understanding, Enhancing and Managing for Social Resilience at the Regional Scale: A North Queensland Natural Resource Management Casy Study

Report 46
Kanowski, J., Catterall, C. P., Freebody, K., Freeman, A. N. D. and Harrison, D. A. (2010) Monitoring Revegetation Projects in Rainforest Landscapes. Toolkit Version 3

Report 45
Johnson, J., Waterhouse, J., Maynard, J. and Morris, S. (Writing team) (2010) Reef Rescue Marine Monitoring Program: 2008/2009 Synthesis Report

Report 44
Emtage, N. and Shrestha, K. (2010) Landholders’ perceptions of the Australian Government’s Reef Rescue Program in the Wet Tropics region of North Queensland

Report 43
Part A: Emtage, N., Smith, C. and Herbohn, J. (2010) Modelling factors affecting landholders’ adoption of recommended natural resource management practices in the Wet Tropics region

Part B: Maczkowiack, B. (2010) Development of Bayesian Belief Network models linking the characteristics and circumstances of North Queensland landholders to their adoption of recommended land management practices

Report 42
Part A: Goosem, M., Harding, E. K., Chester, G., Tucker, N., Harriss, C. and Oakley, K. (2010) Roads in Rainforest: Best Practice Guidelines for Planning, Design and Management

Part B: Goosem, M., Harding, E. K., Chester, G., Tucker, N., Harriss, C. and Cowan, J. (2010) Roads in Rainforest: Science Behind the Guidelines

Report 41
Prange, J., Johnson, J. and Morris, S. (Writing team) (2009) Reef Water Quality Protection Plan Marine Monitoring Program: 2007/2008 Summary Report

Report 40
Nilsson, J. A., Sutton, S. G. and Tobin, R. C. (2010) A Community Survey of Climate Change and the Great Barrier Reef

Report 39
Lewis, S. E., Bainbridge, Z. T., Sherman, B. S., Brodie, J. E. and Cooper, M. (2009) The trapping efficiency of the Burdekin Falls Dam: Estimates from a three-year monitoring program

Report 38
Cappo, M., De’ath, G., Stowar, M., Johansson, C. and Doherty, P. (2009) The influence of zoning (closure to fishing) on fish communities of the deep shoals and reef bases of the southern Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Part 2 – Development of protocols to improve accuracy in baited video techniques used to detect effects of zoning

Report 37
Cappo, M., MacNeil, A., Stowar, M. and Doherty, P. (2009) The influence of zoning (closure to fishing) on fish communities of the deep shoals and reef bases of the southern Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Part 1 – Baited video surveys of the Pompey, Swain and Capricorn-Bunker groups of reefs off Mackay and Gladstone

Report 36
Hogan, S. and Long, S. (eds.) (2009) Proceedings of the 2009 Marine and Tropical Sciences Research Facility Annual Conference, 28-30 April 2009, Townsville

Report 35
McNamara, K. and Prideaux, B. (2009) Tourist Exit Survey Second Annual Report: January to December 2008. Annual and quarterly patterns of reef and rainforest tourism in North Queensland from Exit Surveys conducted at Cairns Domestic Airport

Report 34
McNamara, K. and Prideaux, B. (2009) Rainforest Tourism Second Annual Report: January – December 2008. Annual and quarterly patterns of rainforest tourism in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, North Queensland

Report 33
Fuary, M. (2009) An evaluation of previous and current methods and models for researching Indigenous resource use and purposes, with recommendations for ‘best practice’ research solutions

Report 32
Miles, R. L., Kinnear, S., Marshal, C., O’Dea, G. and Greer, L. (2009) Assessing the socio-economic implications of climate change (coral bleaching) in the Great Barrier Reef catchment: Synthesis Report

Report 31
Emtage, N. (2009) Market segmentation study of rural landholders in relation to the promotion of natural resource management on private land in the Wet Tropics region of Queensland

Report 30
Coghlan, A. and Prideaux, B. (2009) Reef Tourism: An analysis of the competitiveness of the Great Barrier Reef tourism destination and a comparison with other reef tourism destinations

Report 29
Coggan, A. and Whitten, S. (2009) Market Based Instruments, Ecosystem Services and Development in Mission Beach, Far North Queensland. Background Report 2: Urbanisation and the Cassowary: Impacts and Economics

Report 28
Long, S. and Taylor, R. (eds.) (2009) Proceedings of the 2008 Marine and Tropical Sciences Research Facility Annual Conference, 28 April – 1 May 2008, The Hotel Cairns, Abbott Street, Cairns

Report 27
Coggan, A. and Whitten, S. (2009) Market Based Instruments, Ecosystem Services and Development in Mission Beach, Far North Queensland. Background Report 1: Impacts of Development on Ecosystem Services

Report 26
Gabriel, J. A. (2009) Cooperative Conservation: Beyond the Rhetoric. A report highlighting International Best Practice recommendations for World Heritage Protected Areas and identifying ‘best practice’ models and practical solutions that could be applied in the Wet Tropics

Report 25
Collier, C. and Waycott, M. (2009) Drivers of change to seagrass distributions and communities on the Great Barrier Reef: Literature Review and Gaps Analysis

Report 24
Brodie, J., Pearson, R., Lewis, S., Bainbridge, Z., Waterhouse, J. and Prange, J. (2009) Water Quality Research: Baseline Synthesis and Year 1 Summary

Report 23
DeVantier, L. (2009) Great Barrier Reef Research: Baseline Synthesis and Year 1 Summary

Report 22
Emtage, N. and Herbohn, J. (2008) Profiles of rural landholders in relation to Natural Resource Management in the Wet Tropics region of North Queensland

Report 21
Goosem, M., Hoskin, C. and Dawe, G. (2008) Nocturnal noise levels and edge impacts on amphibian habitats adjacent to Kuranda Range Road

Report 20
Delean, S. and De’ath, G. (2008) Spatial and temporal patterns of indicators of reef health on the Great Barrier Reef

Report 19
Carmody, J. and Prideaux, B. (2008) Community Attitudes, Perceptions, Knowledge and Use of the Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Area in 2007

Report 18
Kanowski, J., Catterall, C. P., Freebody, K. and Harrison, D. A. (2008) Monitoring Revegetation Projects in Rainforest Landscapes. Toolkit Version 2

Note, the Monitoring Toolkit has been revised. Version 3 of the toolkit is now available for download along with accompanying Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and Proformas for data collection and analysis. See Monitoring Revegetation Projects in Rainforest Landscapes, Toolkit Version 3 (MTSRF Research Report # 46)

Report 17
McNamara, K. and Prideaux, B. (2008) Tourist Exit Survey First Annual Report: January – December 2007. Annual and Quarterly Patterns of Reef and Rainforest Tourism in North Queensland from Exit Surveys Conducted at Cairns Domestic Airport

Report 16
McNamara, K. and Prideaux, B. (2008) Rainforest Tourism First Annual Report: January – December 2007. Annual and Quarterly Patterns of Rainforest Tourism in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, North Queensland

Report 15
Sparrow, L. and Heimann, K. (2008) The influence of nutrients and temperature on the global distribution of algal blooms

Report 14
Dawe, G. and Goosem, M. (2008) Noise Disturbance Along Highways: Kuranda Range Road Upgrade Project

Report 13
Pohlman, C. and Goosem, M. (2008) The effects of Severe Tropical Cyclone Larry on rainforest vegetation and understorey microclimate adjacent to powerlines, highways and streams in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area

Report 12
Nobes, K. and Uthicke, S. (2008) Benthic Foraminifera of the Great Barrier Reef: A guide to species potentially useful as Water Quality Indicators

Report 11
Emtage, N., Meadows, J. and Herbohn, J. (2008) The management of forests, plantations and remnant vegetation patches for biodiversity conservation: Principles and recommended tree species for revegetation plantings on the Atherton Tablelands, North Queensland

Report 10
Emtage, N. and Reghenzani, J. (2008) Wet Tropics Sustainable Agriculture Survey Interim Report: A survey of rural landholders in the Wet Tropics Natural Resource Management region

Report 9
Goosem, M., Wilson, R., Weston, N. and Cohen, M. (2008) Highway Overpass Evaluation of Effectiveness: Kuranda Range Road Upgrade Project

Report 8
Coghlan, A. and Prideaux, B. (2008) Reef Tourism First Yearly Report: November 2006 – October 2007

Report 7
Sutton, S. (2008) Recreational fishers’ perceptions about the costs and benefits of the 2004 Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Zoning Plan

Report 6
Speare, P. and Stowar, M. (2008) A comparative study between fished and protected inter-reefal shoal habitats and their fish communities on the Great Barrier Reef; Report on ongoing monitoring off Townsville and initial surveys near Cardwell and Cairns

Report 5
Marsh, H., Hodgson, A., Lawler, I., Grech, A. and Delean, S. (2008) Condition, status and trends and projected futures of the dugong in the Northern Great Barrier Reef and Torres Strait; including identification and evaluation of the key threats and evaluation of available management options to improve its status

Report 4
Garrard, S., Heimann, K. and Blair, D. (2008) Assessment of the Threat of Toxic Microalgal Species to the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area (Literature Review)

Report 3
Fabricius, K., Uthicke, S., Cooper, T., Humphrey, C., De’ath, G. and Mellors, J. (2007) Candidate Bioindicator Measures to Monitor Exposure to Changing Water Quality on the Great Barrier Reef

Report 2
Sweatman, H., Thompson, A., Delean, S., Davidson, J. and Neale, S. (2007) Status of Near-Shore Reefs of the Great Barrier Reef 2004

Report 1
Kanowski, J. and Catterall, C. P. (2007) Monitoring Revegetation Projects for Biodiversity in Rainforest Landscapes. Toolkit Version 1, Revision 1
Note, the Monitoring Toolkit has been revised. Version 3 of the toolkit is now available for download along with accompanying Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and Proformas for data collection and analysis. See Monitoring Revegetation Projects in Rainforest Landscapes, Toolkit Version 3 (MTSRF Research Report # 46).


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