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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 26+ research outputs authored by Dr Cassandra James from 2008 onwards.

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Department of the Environment and Energy - Sustainable Rural Wateruse Infrastructure Program - Contract Research

Environmental Water Knowledge and Research: Vegetation theme

Indicative Funding
$111,000 over 4 years (administered by La Trobe University)
Summary
The Environmental Water Knowledge and Research Project is a five year, $10 million project to improve the science available to support environmental water management, and thereby contribute to achieving the Murray-Darling Basin Plan objectives.
Investigators
Cassandra James (TropWATER)
Keywords
Environmental Flows; floodplain vegetation; Murray-Darling Basin; flow regimes; adaptive water management; ecological responses

Spotless Facility Services Pty Ltd - Contract Research

TFTA Ambient Water Quality Monitoring Program (2016/2017)

Indicative Funding
$510,977 over 2 years
Summary
This project continues the long standing monitoring that TropWATER has undertaken for Defence that incorporates water quality (including standard physio chemical, nutrients and metals), aquatic ecosystems on the Townsville Field Training Area. It will also report on previous years monitoring (2013/2014 and 2014/2015) and provide an overall review of ambient monitoring at TFTA in light of more than 20 years of ambient water quality monitoring data.
Investigators
Cassandra James in collaboration with Damien Burrows, Shelley Templeman and Barry Butler (TropWATER)
Keywords
Military Activity; Water Quality; Riparian Vegetation; Aquatic Invertebrates; Environmental Monitoring

Jaragun Pty Ltd - Contract Research

Monitoring and Evaluation Plan, Glush Weed (H,costata) Control in the Russell River Catchment Project

Indicative Funding
$85,455 over 5 years
Summary
Glush Weed is a highly invasive aquatic plant that forms dense stands which displace native flora and debilitate native fauna by altering their natural habitat. This monitoring framework assesses improvements to aquatic ecosystem health as a result of the control of Glus Weed in the Russell River catchment between 2014 and 2018. Outcomes include: documentation of the impacts of Glush Weed on Water quality and biotic communities, development of a baseline dataset for measuring future changes in condition and health of the waterway and, an assessment of changes in condition and health of waterways with reference to baseline datasets.
Investigators
Cassandra James in collaboration with Damien Burrows (TropWATER)
Keywords
Invasive Weeds; Environmental Monitoring

QLD Department of Science, Information, Technology and Innovation - Advance Queensland Women's Academic Fund

James Maternity Funding

Indicative Funding
$11,500
Summary
This funding is to provide support for during and when I return from maternity leave and will allow me to concentrate on my research efforts, delegate non-specialist tasks and utilize my research skills to their best advantage. The funding will be used to support a research assistant working on a project investigating how historical and contemporary disturbances from livestock, military usage and fire history impact upon ambient water quality and biotic indices against a backdrop of high inter and intra annual variation in rainfall and associated stream flows.
Investigators
Cassandra James (TropWATER)
Keywords
Freshwater; Monitoring; Great Barrier Reef; Mining; Vegetation; Water Quality

Jacobs (Australia) Pty Ltd - Contract Research

Ecological Monitoring of the Townsville Field Training Area 2015-2016

Indicative Funding
$163,400
Summary
This project continues the long standing monitoring that TropWATER has undertaken for Defence that incorporates water quality (including standard physio chemical, nutrients and metals), aquatic invertebrate and reparian vegetation condition assessments to evaluate the health of key aquatic ecosystems on the Townsville Field Training Area.
Investigators
Cassandra James in collaboration with Damien Burrows, Shelley Templeman and Barry Butler (TropWATER)
Keywords
Military Activity; Water Quality; Riparian Vegetation; Aquatic Invertebrates; Environmental Monitoring

Dugalunji Aboriginal Corporation Heritage - Consultancy

Riparian Field Assessment Training & Field Proforma Testing

Indicative Funding
$6,036
Summary
Project to provide riparian weed field assessment training & field proforma testing for the Dugalunji Lake Eyre Basin Ranger Program
Investigators
Cassandra James (TropWATER)
Keywords
Weeds; Lake Eyre; Monitoring

NCCARF - Natural Resource Management Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation - Research Grant Program

Climate Knowledge Synthesis and Planning for Climate Change Adaptation Across Australia's Monsoonal North

Indicative Funding
$140,000 over 3 years (administered by Charles Darwin University)
Summary
Scaling continental climate change and biodiversity data for the Northern Australia NRMs and engaging stakeholders through interactive web-based reporting tools is vital for adapting to future climate change. This project will 1) 'downscale' recent national assessments of climate change refugia for freshwater and terrestrial biodiversity to spatial scales appropriate to regional NRMs, 2) update species distribution models to include additional modifiers (e.g. landscape connectivity), 3) provide data in several formats including a web-based reporting tool (e.g. CLiMAS), and 4)add to several planning exercises.
Investigators
Jeremy Vanderwal, Damien Burrows, Cassandra James, Erin Graham, Bob Pressey and Jorge Alvarez Romero in collaboration with Daniel Baird and Robert Pyke (College of Science & Engineering, TropWATER, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and Research Infrastructure)
Keywords
Climate Change; Adaptation; Natural Resource Management
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