TRaCK (Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge)

TRaCK (Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge) is a research hub which has drawn together more than 80 of Australia's leading social, cultural, environmental and economic researchers.  Our research focuses on the tropical north of Australia from Cape York to Broome.

TRaCK offers a wealth of information for use by policy makers, land managers, and researchers.TRaCK aims to provide the science and knowledge that governments, communities and industries need for the sustainable use and management of Australia’s tropical rivers and estuaries. Among other government initiatives TRaCK's body of research is intended to inform the National Water Initiative and to be used as an independent and objective source of advice by those making policy, planning and management decisions about northern Australia.

Our research is intended for the public good and as such we aim to ensure all research findings are publicly available.

The main TRaCK website offers access to nearly 400 published reports, articles, presentations, books, and other research findings in a collection that is unique in the field of applied tropical knowledge.

In addition, TRaCK established a companion facility called the TRaCK Atlas. This site is built around a geospatial catalog, giving visitors the power to locate research material via geographic references. TRaCK's geospatial data is also browsable in preview from here.

Selected data layers are also available for remote access via open standards mapping protocols. Researchers, policy makers, and community representatives around the world can make use of these data access points to enrich their own maps with TRaCK's public-good data resources.

The TRaCK Atlas offers access to spatial data through open standards mapping protocols.

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TRaCK (Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge)

RIEL Headlines

  • Thu, 14/11/2013

    A book detailing the devastating impact of one of Australia’s most successful invasive species and the lessons that can be learned from the “unintended consequences” of species’ introduction will be launched this week (Friday, 15 November).

  • Fri, 01/11/2013

    The great grandson of naturalist Charles Darwin will introduce “Charles Darwin, Evolution and Tropical Australia”, the first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) created by Charles Darwin University and commencing on November 11.

  • Tue, 08/10/2013

    Representatives from across the Arafura and Timor seas have come together this week to share ideas about sustainable activities for the conservation and management of marine and coastal resources.

  • Thu, 12/09/2013

    A conservation biologist who has spent most of the past 35 years in tropical Australia will suggest that improvements in the listing processes and modifications to legislation could improve the targeting of threatened species investment.

  • Fri, 06/09/2013

    A research project investigating how fire affects the food source of one of northern Australia’s most iconic bird species could provide clues to its future conservation.

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    Fri, 16/08/2013

    New research funded through the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) will determine the feasibility of carbon farming through reforestation.

  • Thu, 15/08/2013

    As the debate continues to rage about prescribed burning, leading bushfire researchers from Charles Darwin University and around the world have contributed their perspectives in a series of papers published today.

  • Sat, 03/08/2013

    DEEP in the tropical savanna of Australia's far north lies an Aboriginal sacred place that could hold the clues to a mystery scientists have puzzled over for more than a century.

  • Thu, 01/08/2013

    A Charles Darwin University researcher has peered into the murky depths of the behaviour of Northern Australia’s most voracious predator finding their innate survival instinct begins from day one.

  • Tue, 02/07/2013

    New research has revealed that cane toads have wiped out some populations of dwarf crocodiles in northern Australia.


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