Our people and participating organisations

Our people and participating organisations

RIEL is privileged to build upon some of the most important collaborations in tropical research. Our growing network of colleagues and organisational partners is the irreplaceable energetic asset that will carry us forward

Staff and leadership

RIEL is organised into five research themes, each guided by one of our senior staff. [browse Staff by theme]

Current Students

Our students span the range from honours to post doctorates. [browse Students by theme]


We're very proud to have been associated with all our people. See what they're up to now. [browse Alumni by year]

Organisational partners

Without the support and co-operation of our institutional partners RIEL would not be able to pursue the agenda we have undertaken. Many of our partners have supported us over the long term. See what they have helped us achieve. [browse Organisations]

Strategic collaborations and partnerships

RIEL is consolidating and extending research partnerships with Indigenous stakeholders, government, industries and other natural resource managers in central and northern Australia and the region.

Energy will be a central issue in developing more sustainable livelihoods and economies in northern and central Australia and neighbouring countries. The CDU and the Northern Territory Government have recognised this in establishing the Centre for Renewable Energy and Low Emissions Technologies, located within RIEL. The Centre will focus research efforts to help the Territory to build its renewable energy sector – both in Central Australia and in the Top End – and to provide leadership on renewable energy and low emissions technologies in the region and nurture synergies between renewable energy and livelihoods, especially in remote communities.

RIEL hosts the Northern Australia Biodiversity Hub of the National Environmental Research Program (NERP), directed by Professor Michael Douglas. This is a $15m collaboration involving CDU, Griffith University, the University of Western Australia and the NT Government (NTG) through its department of Natural Resources, Environment, Tourism, Arts and Sport (NRETAS).

The Northern Australia Biodiversity NERP Hub builds on the tremendous collaboration already established across northern Australia through the $32m TRaCK (Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge) Program, again coordinated by CDU and led by Michael Douglas.

RIEL is an active partner in NAMRA, the North Australian Marine Research Alliance, a partnership between CDU and the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), and the Northern Territory Government, again via NRETAS.

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