Biodiversity research in the Northern Territory savanna—5 June 2017

Dr Brett Murphy—Senior Research Fellow at the Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods at Charles Darwin University—has been awarded an ARC Future Fellow to investigate the impacts of climate change on biodiversity in the Northern Territory savanna and how best to mitigate these impacts.

Dr Murphy and his team will use a range of modelling approaches to combine on-ground data from flora and fauna surveys with satellite imagery.

The key benefits of the research will be an improved understanding of trade-offs between alternative land uses in the savannas, including biodiversity conservation, fire management for carbon credits, and cattle grazing.


Image: Sandstone bluffs at Rainbow Valley.
Image courtesy: Michael Bemmerl via Wikimedia Commons


Original Published Date: 
Monday, June 5, 2017