Posts by Karen Pearce

Two stockmen with a herd of cattle in grassland

A total system approach to health and biosecurity risk assessment is not only good for northern Australia, but also for sustaining Australia’s healthy population and economy.

Aerial photo of a large rectangular earth dam among crops and trees

Cost-effective development of northern Australia’s water resources for agriculture requires a more holistic look at the opportunities.

Three Indigenous rangers in a motor boat

Jobs, income, protecting cultural sites: northern Indigenous communities reap other benefits from looking after country.

A bulk carrier on bright blue water

Spotting an oil spill in a 2,300 km long marine park is no easy task, but new remote sensing technology is set to change that.

The ocean stretching to the horizon

Our understanding of the ocean’s biological pump, and the capacity of the ocean to sequester carbon dioxide, has been enhanced by a new study examining ocean eddies.

A tamarin in among tree branches and leaves eating a bright orange fruit.

Disappearing vertebrates are affecting the structure and carbon storage capacity of tropical forests.

A beach facing slope with homes damaged by bushfire

Our leading bushfire risk expert Justin Leonard has been working with the community and a wider Advisory Panel to develop a set of voluntary guidelines that will help improve the townships resilience to bushfire.

A small motor boat on a river bend

Blooms of toxic blue-green algae were unheard of in Australia's major waterways before 1991. Now the Murray River is experiencing its fourth bloom in a decade.