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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 30+ research outputs authored by Dr Cassandra James from 2008 onwards.

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Great Barrier Reef Foundation - Contract Research

Review of water quality monitoring and evaluation for DIN-focused projects.

Indicative Funding
$540,000 over 2 years
Summary
Our team will coordinate and provide technical support across all the Reef Trust Partnership (RTP) dissolved inorganic nitrogen (DIN) and pesticide projects that involve water quality (WQ) monitoring managed by the Great Barrier Reef Foundation. The purpose of the work is to ensure that the overall approach - including project design, equipment selection, sampling methods and analysis - is fit-for purpose and (to the extent appropriate) consistent across projects and programs. We will also ensure that project findings are communicated effectively and consistently.
Investigators
Stephen Lewis, Cassandra James, Zoe Bradey, Michelle McShane and Aaron Davis (TropWATER)
Keywords
Dissolved inorganic nitrogen; Pesticides; Monitoring; Communication; Water Quality

Downer Defence - Contract Research

Ecological monitoring of the Townsville Field Training Area 2022-24

Indicative Funding
$294,569 over 2 years
Summary
This project continues the long standing monitoring that TropWATER has undertaken for Defence that incorporates monitoring of water quality and aquatic ecology on the Townsville Field Training Area. Remnant Waterholes are the most important aquatic ecosystem in the TFTA providing a critical dry season refugia for aquatic biota. Aquatic ecological monitoring allows an assessment to be made of the trends in water quality through time. If these trends in areas of high Defence activities are similar to trends in areas with minimal Defence impact, this demonstrates the lack of impact of Defence operations on the local aquatic environment.
Investigators
Cassandra James in collaboration with Antony Squires, Shelley Templeman, Glenn Morgan and Mellissa Elliman (TropWATER)
Keywords
Defence; Freshwater Ecology; Monitoring; Freshwater biodiveristy; Water Quality; Weeds

Queensland Department of Environment and Science - Contract Research

Great Barrier Reef catchments historical water quality data compilation.

Indicative Funding
$236,600 over 1 year
Summary
Compilation of extensive historical water quality data into a single database to be made available to all researchers, modellers and end users working in the GBR catchment area, with the data to be presented in a form consistent with that currently in use by existing WQ monitoring frameworks and databases (for example the Great Barrier Reef Catchment Loads Monitoring Program).
Investigators
Zoe Bainbridge, Stephen Lewis and Cassandra James (TropWATER)
Keywords
Sediments; Catchment to reef; Water Quality; Great Barrier Reef; Land Use; Monitoring

Spotless Facility Services Pty Ltd - Contract Research

TFTA Ambient Water Quality Monitoring Program (2016/2017).

Indicative Funding
$881,988 over 5 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

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

Environmental Water Knowledge and Research: Vegetation theme

Indicative Funding
$146,000 over 3 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
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