TRaCK: Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge

Science and knowledge that governments, communities, industries for sustainable use of Australia's tropical rivers and estuaries

Research Themes

Assessing the effect of urbanisation and catchment development on ecosystem health in estuaries

Assessing the effect of urbanisation and catchment development on ecosystem health in estuaries

This project assessed the effects of different land-based development pressures on the assets and values of northern estuarine ecosystems.  Research first focused on the effects of urban development in Darwin Harbour.  The second part of the project focused on the effects of agriculture and potential water resource development in the southern estuaries of the Gulf of Carpentaria.  In particular, young prawns living in the estuary were studied.

Project Leadership