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Project 1.3.3 JCU Marsh, H. (2008) Spatial closures as possible management tools for community-based management of dugongs and turtles in Torres Strait

Project 1.3.3 JCU Marsh, H. (2008) Spatial closures as possible management tools for community-based management of dugongs and turtles in Torres Strait
Outcomes of Torres Strait Spatial Closures Workshop held 14-16 October 2008, Thursday Island. Report compiled by Professor Helene Marsh, School of Environmental and Earth Sciences, James Cook University. [pdf 933.2 kb]


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Project 1.3.2 AIMS Duckworth, A. (2007) Ecological Role and Potential Value of Sponges to Torres Strait - Annual Report 2007

Project 1.3.2 AIMS Duckworth, A. (2007) Ecological Role and Potential Value of Sponges to Torres Strait - Annual Report 2007
MTSRF Project 1.3.2 Annual Report for 2006/2007 prepared by researchers of the Australian Institute of Marine Science. Sponges are a dominant organism on coral reefs throughout Torres Strait and have been shown to play an important ecological role by acting as a nursery or recruitment habitat for other species of economic importance. In addition to their ecological importance, sponges that have good quality spongin fibres have commercial value and may be sold as bath sponges. This report examines the size of the Coscinoderma sp. population in Torres Strait; determines the possible risks of translocating individuals of Coscinoderma sp. within Torres Strait in the interests of setting up bath sponge farms where it is not naturally abundance; and highlights when, where and how often sponges such as Coscinoderma recruit onto coral reefs in Torres Strait. [pdf 2.2 Mb]


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Project 1.3.2 AIMS Duckworth, A. (2008) Ecological Role and Potential Value of Sponges to Torres Strait - Annual Report 2008

Project 1.3.2 AIMS Duckworth, A. (2008) Ecological Role and Potential Value of Sponges to Torres Strait - Annual Report 2008
Annual Report for Year 2 of MTSRF Project 1.3.2 (2007/2008) prepared by researchers of the Australian Institute of Marine Science. [pdf 821.3 kb]


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2009 Annual Conference - Final Program

2009 Annual Conference - Final Program
Download the Final Conference Program. [pdf 553.3 kb]


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Theme 5 RRRC Taylor, R. et al. (2009) Proceedings of the 2008 Marine and Tropical Sciences Research Facility Annual Conference

Theme 5 RRRC Taylor, R. et al. (2009) Proceedings of the 2008 Marine and Tropical Sciences Research Facility Annual Conference
This PDF document is designed to be printed double-sided. [pdf 14.7 Mb]


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Project 1.3.1 CSIRO Haywood et al. (2007) Improved knowledge of Torres Strait seabed biota and reef habitats

Project 1.3.1 CSIRO Haywood et al. (2007) Improved knowledge of Torres Strait seabed biota and reef habitats
Project 1.3.1 extends the work conducted by the CRC Torres Strait ('Mapping and physical characterisation of key biotic and physical attributes of the Torres Strait ecosystem'). This report provides an analysis of datasets collected during CRC research and a current state of knowledge of the Torres Strait habitat. [pdf 12.8 Mb]


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Challenges in Environmental Science and Engineering International Conference

Challenges in Environmental Science and Engineering International Conference
Tuesday, 14 July 2009 - Friday, 17 July 2009
To be held at Jupiters Hotel and Casino, Townsville, North Queensland.
http://eng1.jcu.edu.au/Staff/P­rofiles/jega-veeriah­/CESE-2009/CESE-2009.html

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