Research Outputs from the NRP
Information collected as part of the Ningaloo Research Program (2006-2011) has enabled a major leap in the quantity and quality of scientific information for the Ningaloo region. The research has transformed the science foundations for managing human activities in and around the Ningaloo Marine Park and provided a model for research in other Australian marine ecosystems. The research has also contributed to improved understanding and management not only of Ningaloo, but of other coral reef systems in Australia and globally.
The information was captured in a series of reports and factsheets outlined below:.
WAMSI Node 3 Factsheets
- Species inventory database for Ningaloo deep waters
- Linking animal communities to change
- Balancing human uses and impacts on our environment – Management Strategy Evaluation
- Local and regional migratory patterns of whale sharks at Ningaloo Marine Park
- Stock assessment of lobster and octopus populations at Ningaloo reef
- Monitoring the health of coral and fish communities at Ningaloo Reef
- The Policy Relevance of Choice Modelling – An application to the Ningaloo and Capes Marine Parks
- Discovering the wealth of research conducted in north west Western Australia
- Ecosystem interactions at Ningaloo Marine Park
- Reef-slope and lagoon fish communities in the Ningaloo Marine Park
- Understanding seasonal changes at Ningaloo Reef
- The foraging and population ecology of manta rays within Ningaloo Marine Park
- Sharks, rays and scientists
- Ecological and genetic connectivity of rays at Ningaloo Reef
- Is fish habitat adequately protected by sanctuary zones at Ningaloo Marine Park?
- Are sanctuary zones at Ningaloo Marine Park assisting in the protection and recovery of rock lobster?
Ningaloo Collaboration Cluster Factsheets
- Scientists working to test the concept of habitat surrogacy, and its use in decision-making for marine parks
- Socio-economics of Tourism – the Ningaloo Destination Model
- Stakeholder engagement for integrated coastal management
- Mapping human use of the Ningaloo Marine Park
- Can we learn how systems work
- Supporting coastal stakeholders for a sustainable future
- Exploring the depths of the ocean to improve reef management
- Mapping marine and terrestrial habitat in Ningaloo reef
- Assessing the impacts and preferences of campers along the Ningaloo Coast
- The role of sea urchins in Ningaloo Reef
- Weighing up the recreational experience
Ningaloo Collaboration Cluster Reports:
- Wojciech Klonowski, Mervyn Lynch, Peter Fearns, Leon Majewski,and Mark Gray (2011) Hyperspectral Mapping of Bathymetry and Benthic Cover Ningaloo. Collaboration Cluster Final Report No. 1a.
- Halina T. Kobryn, Kristin Wouters and Lynnath E. Beckley (2011) Habitats of the Ningaloo Reef and adjacent coastal areas determined through hyperspectral imagery. Ningaloo Collaboration Cluster Final Report No.1b.
- M. van Keulen and M.W. Langdon (2011) Biodiversity and ecology of the Ningaloo Reef lagoon. Ningaloo Collaboration Cluster Final Report No. 1c.
- Greg A. Skilleter, Neil Loneragan, Ali McCarthy & Halina Kobryn (2011) Assessing invertebrate biodiversity on Ningaloo Reef: Validation of habitat surrogacy – Interim. Ningaloo Collaboration Cluster Interim Final Report No. 1d.
- Lynnath E. Beckley, Claire B. Smallwood, Susan A. Moore and Halina T. Kobryn (2010) Human use of Ningaloo Marine Park. Ningaloo Collaboration Cluster Final Report No. 2.
- Tod Jones, David Wood, Michael Hughes, Marg Deery, Liz Fredline, Roy Jones, Beth Fulton, Tien Pham, Daniel Pambudi, Larry Dwyer, Ray Spurr, Kelly Chapman, Anna Lewis, Philippa Chandler and James Catlin (2011) Socio-economics of Tourism. Ningaloo Collaboration Cluster Final Report No. 3.
- Atakelty Hailu, Lei Gao, Jeffrey Durkin and Michael Burton (2011) Estimation and integration of socioeconomic values of human use of Ningaloo. Ningaloo Collaboration Cluster Final Report No. 4.
- Peta L. Dzidic, Geoffrey J. Syme & Jeffrey M. Dambacher (2011) Ningaloo Client Outreach Community Report. Ningaloo Collaboration Cluster Final Report No. 5.
- Fulton, E., Gray, R., Sporcic, M., Scott, R., Little, R., Hepburn, M., Gorton, B., Hatfield, B., Fuller, M., Jones, T., De la Mare, W., Boschetti, F., Chapman, K., Dzidic, P., Syme, G., Dambacher, J. & McDonald, D. (2011) Adaptive Futures for Ningaloo. Ningaloo Collaboration Cluster Final Report No. 5.3.
- Peta L. Dzidic, Geoffrey J. Syme, Jeffrey M. Dambacher & Sarah Malkin (2011) Ningaloo Client Outreach. Ningaloo Collaboration Cluster Final Technical Report No 5.4
- Fabio Boschetti, Beth Fulton, Rich Little, Arnaud de La Tour, Pierre Hardy, Nicky Grigg & Pierre Horwitz (2010). Simple computer models in the management of complex ecological systems. Ningaloo Collaboration Cluster Final Report No X.
- Neil Loneragan, Irene Abraham, Bill de la Mare and Wendy Steele (2011) Ningaloo Cluster Coordination and Management. Ningaloo Collaboration Cluster Final Report No. 6.