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ARC Success for GES

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The school of Geography and Environmental Science achieved an outstanding result in the most recent round of ARC grants. The Arts Faculty is  first in the country for DORAs and 2nd overall for our Discovery performance. 

For details on all successful projects you can visit the ARC website:
Discovery Projects Funding Outcomes
DECRA Funding Outcomes

Discovery Projects Funding Outcomes 

Prof. Jason Beringer 

DP130101566 Beringer, Prof Jason; Hutley, A/Prof Lindsay B; Yu, Prof Qiang; Schymanski, Dr Stanislaus J; Higgins, Prof Steven; Haverd, Dr Vanessa; Ryu, Dr Youngryel; Wang, Dr Yingping; Williams, Dr Mathew    

Project Summary

Australian savannah landscapes: past, present and future

Australian savannahs are productive and culturally and biologically significant landscapes but are vulnerable to climate change. The project will determine savannah function (carbon and water balance) for the present and assess how sensitive they have been to past climate variability. The project will then address how they may respond to future climate change.

Dr. Bruno David

DP130102514 David, Dr Bruno (DORA)

Project Summary

Before, during and after Lapita: 5000 years of cultural continuity and transformation at Caution Bay, southern Papua New Guinea

Australia’s closest Indigenous neighbours in southern Papua New Guinea have long been thought to have been in contact with long-distance seafarers only in the last 2000 years. This project will document recent archaeological findings that are causing a radical rethink of ancestral connections between Australia and southern Papua New Guinea.

 A/Prof. Haripriya Rangan

DP130103341 Rangan, A/Prof Haripriya; Kull, A/Prof Christian A; Shackleton, Prof Charlie M; Hari Krishnan, Mr Ramesh K        

Project Summary                                                             

A weed by any other name? Comparing local knowledge and uses of environmental weeds around the Indian Ocean

This project investigates the different ways in which indigenous and rural communities in Australia, India, Madagascar and South Africa perceive, classify and use weeds in their everyday livelihood and cultural activities. It provides an innovative framework for sharing local knowledge and new ways of managing environmental weeds.

Prof. Nigel Tapper

DP130103562 Simmonds, Prof Ian H; Tapper, Prof Nigel J

Weekly cycles of atmospheric parameters over Australia and the quantification of human influences on climate

Project Summary

Many human activities are organised on a seven-day cycle. The consequences of this might be expected to appear in the average variations of meteorological parameters across the week. This research will investigate these intraweek variations at many locations across Australia and will provide a critical insight into the human impact onclimate.

Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities

Prof. Jason Beringer

LE130100040 Chen, Prof Deli; Western, Prof Andrew W; Grace, Prof Peter R; Griffith, Prof David W; Chung, Dr Hoam; Hacker, A/Prof Jorg M; Ryu, Dr Dongryeol; Phillips, Dr Frances A; Eckard, A/Prof Richard J; Beringer, Prof Jason; Dassanayake, Dr Kithsiri B; Denmead, Dr Owen 

Integrated Greenhouse Gas Measurement System (IGMS) for monitoring agricultural emissions at field to regional scales

Project Summary

Measurement of greenhouse gases is critical to Australia’s obligations to reduce carbon emissions. The measurement facility will provide urgently needed accurate emission data from Australian agriculture to establish emission baselines and develop methods to extend the point-scale measurements to whole farm, regional and national scales.

Prof. Jason Beringer 

LE130100136  Walker, Prof Jeffrey P; Deletic, Prof Ana; Beringer, Prof Jason; Siems, A/Prof Steven T; Sherwood, Prof Steven C; McCabe, Dr Matthew F; Western, Prof Andrew W; Moran, Prof William; Gray, Prof Douglas A; Lambert, Prof Martin F

Mobile weather radar system for advanced environmental monitoring and modelling

Project Summary

High spatial and temporal resolution weather radar data on wind and precipitation will translate to significant environmental model advances. Australian researchers will undertake model validation studies on precipitation, dust storm, and flood prediction under a wider range of environmental conditions and in greater detail than currently possible.