Our projects

Current

Business Plan and Prospectus for Future Earth Australia

Completed 

Our past projects have been from a range of areas, including Environment, Industry and Social, policy and institutional areas.

Environment

Administrative coordination of Australia’s Managing Climate Variability Program (for the Grains R&D Corporation)

The adaptive capacity to manage under climate change and climate variability (for Murray Darling Basin Authority)

Facilitating a strategic adaptive management approach to the Lake Eyre Basin (for the Australian Government and Lake Eyre Basin Community Advisory Committee)

Lake Eyre Basin Rivers Assessment Implementation Plan (for the Australian Government and Lake Eyre Basin Community Advisory Committee

Northern Territory Natural Resource Management Board Strategic Plan (for the Natural Resource Management Board NT)

Evaluation of responses to threats to Australia’s biodiversity (for the Australian Government)

Climate Change Research in Primary Industries: A collation and analysis of R, D & E activities in Australia (for University of Melbourne)

Terminal evaluation of the UNEP / UNDP project: Implementing sustainable water resources and wastewater management in pacific island countries (for the United Nations Environment Programme and United Nations Development Program)

Industry

Sustainable Farms on the SW slopes of New South Wales (for the Australian National University)

Strategic Investment Strategy for the Nursery and Garden Industry (for Nursery & Garden Industry Australia)

Strategic Plan for the Nursery and Garden Industry (for Nursery & Garden Industry Australia)

Agroecological Planning Groups scoping study (for the Grains R&D Corporation)

National Coordination of Grain & Graze (for Meat & Livestock Australia, Grains R&D Corporation, Land & Water Australia and Australian Wool Innovation Ltd)

Impacts of red meat production on biodiversity: a review and comparison with alternative protein production industries (for Meat & Livestock Australia)

Strategic Plan for the Australian Banana Industry (for the Australian Banana Growers’ Council)

Industry Development Needs Assessment for the Nursery &Garden Industry (for Nursery & Garden Industry Australia)

Taking stock and setting directions for the Australian Turf Industry (for the Australian Government and the Australian Turf Growers’ Association)

Biodiversity in Grain & Graze (for Meat & Livestock Australia, Grains R&D Corporation, Land & Water Australia and Australian Wool Innovation Ltd)

Signposts for Australian Agriculture – Industry triple bottom line reports (for the Australian Government, Meat & Livestock Australia, Grains R&D Corporation, Australian Dairy Corporation and Horticulture Australia Ltd)

Strategic Plan for the Australian Macadamia Industry (for the Australian Macadamia Society)

Intensification of apple and pear orchards (for Apple and Pear Australia Ltd)

Vegetable Industry Partnership -Taking Stock and Setting Directions (for the Australian Government and AusVeg)

Development of a strategic plan for the Australian Vegetable Industry (for AusVeg)

Taking Stock and Setting Directions for the Australian Rice Industry (for the Australian Government and Ricegrowers Australia)

Refinement of a survey of NSW Wine-grape growers (for the NSW Government)

Future R, D & E concerning saline land management within agricultural systems (for the CRC Future Farming Systems)

Taking Stock and Setting Directions for the Australian Wine Grape Industry (for the Australian Government and the Wine Grape Growers’ Australia)

The relationships between land management practices and soil condition and the quality of ecosystem services delivered from agricultural land in Australia (for the Australian Government)

Social, policy and institutional

3rd Biennial Assessment of the National Water Initiative (for the National Water Commission)

A business case for social science support in DENR operations (for the South Australian Government)

China Wetland Policy, Guidelines and Capacity Building

Stocktake of Social & Institutional R&D on Adaptive Agriculture in Australia (for Land & Water Australia)

Collaborative NRM institutions for community outcomes (for the South Australian Government)

Establishment of a Cooperative Research Centre for Climate and Weather Risk Technologies (for the Queensland Government and University of Southern Qld)

Cooperative Research Centre Spatial Information: Development of an agricultural theme (for the CRC Spatial Information)

Convenor: 2nd International Salinity Forum (for the Cooperative Research Centre for Plant Based Management of Dryland Salinity)

Secretariat Services: eWater Cooperative Research Centre (for CSIRO)

Secretariat Services: CSIRO Water for a Healthy Country (for CSIRO)

National coordination of the National Dryland Salinity Program (for Land & Water Australia)

Technical guidance for the Inquiry into Impacts and Trends in Soil Acidity (for the Victorian Government)

Review of Land & Water Australia’s Future Landscapes Program (for Land & Water Australia)

Business case for a Cooperative Research Centre for Climate Risk Management (for the Queensland Government)

Coordination of an Australian Delegation to the International Salinity Forum, USA 2005 (for the Cooperative Research Centre for Plant Based Management of Dryland Salinity)

Coordination of the Public Submission Process for the First Biennial Assessment of the National Water Initiative (for the National Water Commission)

Defining social wellbeing and developing indicators for social wellbeing and adaptive capacity for the Namoi Catchment (Namoi Catchment Management Authority)

Mid-term review of the Australian Centre for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (for the University of Queensland)

Development of priorities for a Phase II of the Australian Centre for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (for the University of Queensland)

Statutory frameworks, institutions and policy processes for climate adaptation (for the Australian National University)