The Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods is based at Charles Darwin University in the Top End of Australia.
RIEL is equipped to take a comprehensive approach across the terrestrial, aquatic, coastal and marine ecosystems of the north, and is multidisciplinary in its research across the natural and social sciences.
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In a rural village in eastern Indonesia a young boy is playing with his younger sister in the dusty yard around the house. It is especially dusty now because there has been no irrigation water in the channels all year. This area depends largely on paddy, irrigated by water from a weir in the nearby Noelmina River, west Timor. In Dec 2011 the weir wall was broken during a flood and now the weir wall is being rebuilt – a massive construction project which will take three...
By Miguel A Bedoya-Pérez Disclosure Statement: Miguel A Bedoya-Pérez receives funding from Meat and Livestock Australia to work on the development of a management plan for the agile wallaby (Macropus agilis) in the Northern Territory. In-kind support for this project has been received from: The Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, The Northern Territory Cattleman Association, Victoria River District Conservation Association and the Douglas Daly Research Farm...
Written by RIEL Adjuncts Dr Don Franklin and Dr Noel Preece Don Franklin and Noel Preece have just finished a report commissioned by ECNT on the conservation status of Australia’s northern eucalypts. The executive summary is set out here, and the full report can be requested from Noel Preece by email at email@example.com We investigated the conservation status of the eucalypt taxa and communities of northern Australia including...
- Complete mitogenome of the Graceful Shark Carcharhinus amblyrhynchoides (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae)
- Atypical correlation of otolith strontium:calcium and barium:calcium across a marine-freshwater life-history transition of a diadromous fish
- Valuing birds: understanding the relationship between social values and the conservation of Australian threatened avifauna
- Threatened Bird Valuation in Australia
- Delivering on conservation promises: the challenges of managing and measuring conservation outcomes
- Estimating landholders' probability of participating in a stewardship program, and the implications for spatial conservation priorities
- Uncertainties around the Implementation of a Clearing-Control Policy in a Unique Catchment in Northern Australia: Exploring Equity Issues and Balancing Competing Objectives
- Progress report: deliverable on Project D13- 0379 – Darwin – East Arm Port Project – Migratory Bird Management Plan. Report to the Department of Business, Northern Territory Government