Our research in northern Australia has delivered important information to ensure the sustainability of the region's natural resources and to support sustainable development.
We have conducted a series of large-scale assessments of regional water resources in northern Australia to inform uses for agriculture, industry, the community and the environment.
We have completed, for the Australian Government, an investigation to inform decisions relating to evaluation of northern Australia’s land and water resources.
Soil data are considered the most important environmental factor determining the suitability of land for agriculture. We've developed a method for systematically evaluating land suitability over large areas at the regional scale.
Our Northern Australia Food and Fibre Supply Chains Study identified markets for irrigated agriculture across northern Australia, and the critical supply chain and infrastructure investments needed to maximise those opportunities.
Changes in land tenure arrangements offer significant opportunities to drive diverse investment in the sustainable development of northern Australia.
We undertook a comprehensive assessment of opportunities for establishing and operating mosaic irrigation to support the intensification and diversification of beef production in northern Australia.
The emerging carbon economy in northern Australia could generate environmental and livelihood benefits.