Australia

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Using remote sensing and Indigenous knowledge to understand mangrove change on the Maroochy River, QLD

Funder: University of the Sunshine Coast

Researchers: Matthew Brown; Dr. Tristan Pearce

Partner: Bunya Bunya Country Aboriginal Corporation

Aim: To examine changes in mangrove extent over time, drivers of change, and implications for ecosystem services on the Maroochy River, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.

How is Australia Adapting to Climate Change?

Funder: USC Fellowship Award

Researchers: Evelyn Honoria Rodriguez Mejia; Dr. Tristan Pearce ; Dr. Graham Ashford; David Fawcett

Aim: to use a systematic review of peer-reviewed literature to characterize "how Australia is adapting to climate change?" 

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Indigenous Land Management in Urban and Peri-Urban Landscapes

Funder: USC Fellowship Grant, Vice Chancellor's Honours Scholarship and HDR Output Grant

Researchers: Rachele Wilson; Dr. Tristan Pearce

Partner: Kerry Jones, Sean Fleischfresser and Genevieve Jones (Bunya Bunya Country Aboriginal Corporation)

Aim: To examine the roles, challenges and opportunities for Indigenous land management in urban and peri-urban landscapes through a case study of Bunya Bunya Country Aboriginal Corporation (BBCAC) on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.

Timeline: 2014-2015

Public awareness and knowledge in sea turtle conservation on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

Researchers: Jenna Brown; Dr. Tristan Pearce

Aim: To examine what role, if any, public awareness and knowledge plays in the valuation and conservation of sea turtles (Superfamily Chelonioidea) on the Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia.

Timeline: 2013-2014

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