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2006/2007 MTSRF Annual Research Plan (ARP1)

2006/2007 MTSRF Annual Research Plan (ARP1)
ARP1 Revision dated February 2007. [pdf 1.3 Mb]


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2007/2008 MTSRF Annual Research Plan (ARP2)

2007/2008 MTSRF Annual Research Plan (ARP2)
July 2007 [pdf 1.6 Mb]


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Delivering for the Torres Strait

Delivering for the Torres Strait
[7 October 2009] The outcomes of the latest scientific research being conducted in the Torres Strait will be presented to the Torres community at a meeting on Thursday Island on 9 October 2009. Staff and scientists from the Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA), the Australian Government's Marine and Tropical Sciences Research Facility (MTSRF) and the Reef and Rainforest Research Centre (RRRC), along with stakeholders from other organisations active in the region, will discuss the implications of a range of research projects aiming to deliver benefits for the Torres Strait's communities and ecosystems. [pdf 239.2 kb]


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Does recreational fishing impact the sustainability of Queensland's shark populations?

Does recreational fishing impact the sustainability of Queensland's shark populations?
[1 September 2009] A newly-published study has investigated whether recreational fishing could be affecting shark and ray populations in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The study was conducted by Ann-Maree Lynch as part of her Honours research project through the Fishing and Fisheries Research Centre at James Cook University (JCU), and was jointly funded by JCU and the Australian Government's Marine and Tropical Sciences Research Facility (MTSRF). According to Dr Steve Sutton, a co-author of the study, there are growing concerns internationally over the decline of shark and ray populations, and the implications of these declines for marine ecosystems. [pdf 135.5 kb]


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The Wet Tropics' heritage of ancient flowering plants revealed

The Wet Tropics' heritage of ancient flowering plants revealed
[21 July 2009] The importance of North Queensland's Wet Tropics rainforests as an evolutionary refuge for many of the world's most ancient rainforest plant lineages may have been underestimated, a new study conducted by CSIRO scientists and funded by the Marine and Tropical Sciences Research Facility (MTSRF) has found. [pdf 286.6 kb]


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Research needs for sustainable growth in tropical north Queensland

Research needs for sustainable growth in tropical north Queensland
[17 July 2009] Some of Australia's top climate change scientists are meeting on Monday in Port Douglas to scope tropical north Queensland's climate science priorities and challenges, in a two-day workshop jointly sponsored by the Queensland Climate Change Centre of Excellence, the Marine and Tropical Sciences Research Facility and the CSIRO. The CSIRO has been responsible for providing the latest information about climate change to the Australian community, industry and government. Together with the Bureau of Meteorology, they are attempting to answer some fundamental questions about future climate and weather - particularly in the Australian tropics. These involve the behaviour of tropical cyclones, the El Nino Soutern Oscillation phenomenon, extreme temperatures and rainfall, and rising sea levels. [pdf 94.8 kb]


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Planning for the impacts of sea level rise in North Queensland

Planning for the impacts of sea level rise in North Queensland
[22 June 2009] The Reef and Rainforest Research Centre (RRRC) is bringing a national series of information seminars to Cairns and Townsville to enable policy makers, planners and owners of coastal infrastructure to understand and plan for the impacts of sea level rise. The seminars, to be delivered jointly by the RRRC, the Australian Government's Office of Climate Change and the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre (ACE CRC), will summarise the present state of sea level science and describe the method of incorporating this knowledge into risk-based planning. [pdf 86.0 kb]


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