ILWS - Charles Sturt University
ILWS - Charles Sturt University


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Current Projects


Adapting to salinity in the Southern Indus Basin. Mitchell, M., Punthakey, J., Allan, C., Khan, M., Bond, J.  (2021-2023) ACIAR, $2,312,000 Project details

Assessing and enhancing Macquarie Perch population in Mannus Creek. Doyle, K. (2021-2022) Murray LLS, $66,000

Cohuna fish Screen Assessment, Baumgartner, L., Bretzel, J. (PhD student) (2021-2022) North Central Catchment Management Authority, $19,999 Project details

Co-operative inquiry: Documenting student’s and supervisor’s experiences of COVID-19 (Phase 2 Funding). Short, M. (2021) University of Sydney, $20,000

Determining the Potential of Certification, Verification and Related Concepts for Rewarding Soil Stewardship.  Morrison, M., Small, F., Nayeem, T., Pawsey, N., Frost, M. (2021-2024) Soil CRC, $403,957 Project details

Eyes on Recovery [The Upper Murray Fire Project]. Nimmo, D. & Linley,G. (PhD student) (2021-2023) World Wildlife Fund International, $20,000

Field validation trials of eDNA survey techniques for the Manning River Turtle in the Nowendoc River Catchment. Humphries, P., Furlan, E., Tout-Lyon, J.   (2021-2022) MidCoast Council, $8728.

Leading for Better Mental Health Program Evaluation. Jenkins, S., Esler, J., Neher, A., Bhanugopan, R., Bamberry, L., Dwivedi, A., Frost, M., Ceric, A. (2021) Emergency Services Foundation, $49,062 Project details

Mitigating the impacts of mining and mining infrastructure on northern quolls. Nimmo, D. (2021 2024) Consolidated Minerals Pty Ltd, $25,000

Monitoring and evaluation of nest boxes for hollow-dependent fauna on the NSW North Coast - Phase 1. Knight, A. (2021-2022) North Coast Regional Landcare Network, $9000

Monitoring northern quoll space in relation to disturbance and restoration. Nimmo, D. (2021 2023) Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, $50,000

River red gum thinning project, vegetation monitoring 2021-2022. Spooner, P. (2021-2022) Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, $221,030

Regional Land Partnerships Program - Assessing the population status of Greater Gliders in Woomargama National Park. Nimmo, D., Linley, G. (PhD student) (2021-2022) Murray LLS, $19,990

Quantifying the threat posed by feral cats to Australian reptiles. Chapple, D., Moseby, K., Nimmo, D., Doherty, T., & Carthey, A. (2021-2023) ARC Discovery project. Total amount $545,000. Project led by Monash University. ILWS sub-contract $109,612 Project details

Species Expert Assessment Plans (SEAPs) project – Frogs. Nimmo, D., Michael, D.  (2021-2022) Project lead Monash University. DAWE Total project $375,000. ILWS sub-contract $111,721

Species Expert Assessment Plans (SEAPs) project – lizards and snakes. Nimmo, D., Michael, D. (2021-2022) project lead Monash University. DAWE. Total project $446,691. ILWS sub-contract $148,413

Society and science: A new Approach to Wildlife Disease Surveillance.  Peters, A., Masterman-Smith, H., Rafferty, J. (2021- 2024) DAWE -Environmental Biosecurity project Fund, $231,772 (PhD scholarship)

The future of farming and biodiversity in agricultural landscapes: the Muttama Creek catchment area. Mitchell, M. (2021) Leuphana University of Lüneburg, $6,488

TLM-Intervention Monitoring, Australasian and little bittern presence and breeding surveys 2021-22. Watson, D., Znidersic, E, Wassens, S. (2021-2022) NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, $28,274

Wild to wild translocation of reptiles in fire prone landscapes. Nimmo, D. (2021 2022) DELWP, $227,272 Project details

Wild to wild translocation of reptiles in fire prone landscapes. Westaway, D. (PhD student)., Nimmo, D. (2021) Victorian Environmental Assessment Council, $1,296 (Scholarship) Project details

Wombat-powered recovery: harnessing an ecosystem engineer to increase bushfire resilience. Nimmo, D. (2021-2022) WWF, $19,600

Seed enhancement technologies to restore severely burned landscapes. Price, J., Nimmo, D. (2021-2023) WWF, $20,000


Acoustics for large scale biodiversity assessment. Schwarzkopf, L., Fuller, R., Roe, P., Watson, D. & McDonald, P. (2020-2023) Project led by James Cook University, ARC Discovery grant,  Total project $560,082

Activating financial markets to reward soil stewardship.  Pawsey, N., Oczkowski, E., Lynch, J., Frost, M., Coghlan, I., Allan, C., Nayeem, T. (2020-2023) CRC for High Performance Soils, $ 355,000 Project details

Basin-scale Evaluation Research Services. Stage 2. Wassens S., Baumgartner, L. (2020-2022) CEWO with University of Canberra lead organisation. UC, $101,750 ,CSIRO, $72,727. Total $174,477 Project details

Computational methods for population-size-dependant branching processes. Hautphenne, S., Nguyen, G. & Massaro, M. (2020-2023) project led by the University of Melbourne. ARC Discovery grant, ILWS sub-contract $55,357. Total project $380,000 Project details

DPIE waterbird monitoring project. Wassens, S. (2020-2021), NSW DPIE.

Estimating wildlife mortality during the 2019-20 bushfire season. Nimmo, D. (2020-2021) DAWE, $67,650. Project details

Evaluation of the Integrated Chronic Care Programs in North West Melbourne funded by NWMPHN. Roberts, R (2020-2021), Neami National, project led by RMIT. Total value $95,000, ILWS sub-contract $26,000

Eavesdropping on wetland birds. Watson, D., Znidersic, L. & Towsey, M.(2020-2022) CSU Foundation Trust- Private philanthropic donation or gift, $200,000 Project details

Fisheries monitoring in the Mekong Basin to assess impacts of mainstream hydropower projects as part of the Mekong River Joint Environment Monitoring (JEM) Programme. Baumgartner, L. (2020-2022) Australian Water Partnership, $640,542 Project details

Golden perch breeding dynamics in floodplain wetlands.  Stage 1. Wassens, S. & Whiterod, N. (Aquasave) (2020) CEWO Project details

Grassland responses to the reintroduction of cultural burns. Price, J., Nimmo, D.  (2020-2023) Hermon Slade Foundation, $83,462 Project details

HealthTalk - Equally Well. Roberts, R., (2020-2022) National Mental Health Commission, $120,000 Project details

Koondrook-Perricoota floodplain carbon sources. Watts, R., Liu, X., McCasker, N., & Doran, G.   (2020-2021) Forestry Corporation of NSW, $79,273 Project details

Research Project 1: Optimised models for improved water management. Wassens, S., Bino, G. (UNSW), Hall, A. (2020-2021) CEWO, Murrumbidgee MERP

River Murray Channel productivity Monitoring 2020-2021. Watts, R., Liu, X. (2020-2021) MDBA. Led by CSIRO, $48,051  Project details

Society and science: a new approach to wildlife disease surveillance. Peters, A., Masterman-Smith, H., Rafferty, J. (2020-2023) NSW Environment Trust, $200,000 Project details

The effects of fire on arid fungal communities. Nimmo, D., Greenwood, L. (2020-2021) Australasian Mycological Society, $3000

The status of populations of Australian Sandalwood (Santalum spicatum) in Australia's western rangelands. Watson, D., McLellan, R. (2020-2023) Australian Flora Foundation, $7254

Translating fish passage research outcomes into policy and legislation across South East Asia. Baumgartner, L., Robinson, W., Ning, N., Conallin, J., Bond, J., Pawsey, N.   (2020-2023) ACIAR, $2,867,857 Project details

Vegetation and wetland assets benchmarking project. Wassens, S., Hardwick, L., Hall, A. & Poynter, C. (CSU SPAN) (2019-2021) CEWO, Contingency Funding from the Murrumbidgee MER project.Project details


Advancing fish-protection screening at Australian water diversions. Baumgartner, L. (2019-2022) NSW DPI, $95,000 Project details

Drivers of fisheries recruitment in semi-arid river systems. Baumgartner, L. (2020 – 2022) NSW DPI, $26,500 Project details

Equally Well, Roberts, R. (2019-2021) National Mental Health Commission, $114,854 plus Contract Variation (2020), $115,019. Total value $229,709 Project details

Goat production systems and marketing in Laos and Vietnam. Millar, J. (2019-2022) Led by University of New England.  ACIAR, $165,824 Project details

Indigo Shire Liveability Atlas Pilot Project: Walkability. Horta, A. & Whitsed, R. (2019-2021) North East CMA, $5000 & $5000 (CSU) Project details

Indigo Shire Liveability Atlas Pilot Project: Social Dimensions. Whitsed, R. (2019-2021) Indigo Shire Council, $10,000 Project details

Modernising irrigated agriculture to protect and restore aquatic biodiversity and ecosystem services in SE Asia. Baumgartner, L., Finlayson, M., Conallin, J. (2019-2021) Australian Water Partnership/UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (UN FAO) $484,107 Project details

Monitoring, Evaluation and Research – Murrumbidgee. Wassens, S., Hall, A. (2019-2022), CEWO  Project Webpages FlowMER webpage

Monitoring, Evaluation and Research – Edward/Kolety- Wakool. Watts, R., Howitt, J., McCasker, N., Liu, X. & Trethewie, J.  (2019-2022) CEWO, $3.15M Project Webpages FlowMER webpage

Seed Biology of grassy ecosystem species. Price, J., Nimmo, D. & Hodges, J. (PhD student) (2019 - 2022) Director of National Parks, $46,363 plus additional $10,000 (2021). $56,363 Project details

Screens for Streams: Boosting native fish stocks through improved water extraction practices. Nayeem, T., Pawsey, N. & Baumgartner, L. (2019-2023) NSW DPIE-NSW Recreational Fishing Trust grant, $211,165. Project details


Assessing fisheries mitigation measures at Xayaburi Dam in Lao PDR. Baumgartner, L., McPherson, J., Ning, N. (2018-2022) ACIAR, $1.4M Project details

CRC for High Performance Soils - Consumer demand, the value chain, and communication strategies for promoting soil stewardship. Morrison, M., Saliba, A., Oczkowski, E., Godfrey,S., Nayeem, T., Small, F., and Hatton MacDonald, D., Grimmer, L., & Tinch, D. (UTAS) (2018-2021) CRC for High Performance Soils, $372,584 (CSU) and $86,200 (UTAS). Project details

How do sandalwoods (Santalum spp.) affect desert communities: integrating above-ground patterns with below-ground processes. Watson, D., Price, J., Frew, A. (2018-2021) Hermon Slade Foundation, $89,522 Project details

Supporting isolated women in New South Wales via an eHealth CBT program. De Haan, K. (Murrumbidgee LHD), Bernoth, M., Hunt, C. (Western NSW LHD), Milgrom, J (Parent Infant Research Institute), Gemmil, A. (Parent Infant Research Institute ), Carlisle, J. & Carey, A.(2018-2022) NSW Ministry of Health Translational Research Grant Scheme $176,790 Project details

What are the effects of the rodent eradication on the threatened Lord Howe currawong and its diet? Massaro, M., Whitsed, R. & Segal, R. (PhD student) (2018-2021) Australia and Pacific Science Foundation, $36,240 Project details


Acoustic Observatory: a network to monitor biodiversity across Australia. Led by Queensland University of Technology with ILWS team members Watson, D., Luck, G. & Nimmo, D. (2017-2024) ARC Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities project ($900,000) ILWS sub-contract $27,000

Delta Flows: The role that Deltas play in sustain basin-scale fisheries in the Mekong and Irrawaddy Rivers. Baumgartner L., & Vu, V.A. (PhD student) (2017-2021) IHE Delft. $30,127 Project details


Quantifying biophysical and community impacts of improved fish passage in Lao PDR and Myanmar. (2016-2021) Baumgartner, L., Ning, N., Horta, A., Conallin, J. with Thorncraft, G. (National University of Laos), Phonekhampheng, O. (National University of Laos),  Singhanouvong, D. (Living Aquatic Resources Research Centre), Cooper, B. (UniSA)  Marsden,T., (Australasian Fish Passage Services) Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) & USAID, $2.6M (initial funding of $1.8M plus an additional $800,000 in 2018) Project details

Research Activities

Demographic Change and Inland Australia: Exploring the motives, experiences and impact of tree-changers. Ragusa, A.T. (2007- ongoing) ILWS Funded. Summary Sheet PDF

Regional Labour Market Analysis. Hicks, J., Basu, P.K. (Vale) & Sherley, C. CSU & ILWS (2010-ongoing) Project details

Mistletoe: saviour of biodiversity in remnant woodlands? Watson, D. (2007 - 2022) Winnifred Violet Scott Trust

Securing adequate safe domestic water for regional Australia. Waterman, P., Finlayson, M., ILWS funded (2016- ongoing) Project details

Strategies to promote community resilience in disaster management: The case of flooding in selected communities in Bangladesh and Australia. Hicks, J., Ingham, V., & Islam, R., Sappey, R., Mannock, I., (2010 - ongoing)   CSU Internal Funding. (In 2013 this project was extended to look specifically at the role of women in flooding in Bangladesh) Project details

Completed Projects


Basal Food Resources. Watts, R., Liu, X.  (2019-2020) NSW Department of Industry, $32,735

Can excluding feral livestock from waterholes recreate refuges for savannah birds? Massaro, M., Nimmo, D., Price, J., Mihailou, H. (PhD student) & Vincent, J. (2017-2020) Hermon Slade Foundation, $72,224. Project details

Can Indigenous fire management restore mammal communities? Nimmo, D. Bird, R.B. (Pennsylvania State University), Bird, D. (Pennsylvania State University), Ritchie, E., (Deakin University) (2016-2020) Hermon Slade Foundation, $85,971 Project details

Can Indigenous land management forestall an extinction crisis? Nimmo, D. (2017-2020) ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award, $372,000 Project details

Compact cities or sprawling suburbs? Optimal design of growing cities to conserve biodiversity, Nimmo, D. (2017-2020) Australian Academy of Science-WH Gladstones Population & Environment Fund, $24,000 Project details

Community reforestation for biodiversity and livelihood diversification in Timor-Leste. Millar, J. (2017-2021), UK Darwin Initiative Fund, $528,703 Project details

Data sharing: Illuminating the drivers of rural business failure. Horta, A. (2018-2020) Collaborative project with Latrobe University

Developing a tool to assess wild penguin welfare. Freire, R. & Massaro, M. (2020-2021) Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW), $6125

Diadromous fish of the Mekong: managing long distance fish migrations at mainstream dam sites. Baumgartner, L., Vu ,A. (2020) ACIAR internship, $19,000

Evaluation of survival behaviour of fish to inform re-stocking programs. Freire, R., Humphries, P., Rogers, L. (PhD student), Westaway, C. (NSW Fisheries) & Kopf, K. (Charles Darwin University).  (2020-2021) Department of Primary Industries, Recreational Fishing Trust. $48,880. Project details

Hume Region Workforce Development Plan Refresh. Hicks, J., Morrison, M., and Forbes, P. (2019-2020) The State of Victoria, Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, $49,500 plus $49,500 (CSU) Project details

Impact of IFRS Adoption in Australia: Evidence from academic research (2015-2020). Pawsey, N. (2020) Australian Accounting Standards Board, $4960

Improving groundwater management to enhance agriculture and farming livelihoods in Pakistan. Hall. A, Punthakey, J., Allan, C., Mitchell, M., Culas, R. (2016-2021) ACIAR & CSU ($100,000), Total value of the project $2,15M  Project details

Maccas on the Manus: Bushfire Recovery. Doyle, K., Baumgartner, L., McGregor, C., Ning, N., Weatherman, K.  (2020-2021), Murray Local Land Services (DAWE Bushfire Recovery Funding), $130,000 Project details

River red gum floristics and vegetation monitoring 2020-2021, Spooner, P. (2020-2021) NSW DPIE, $225,046 Project details

Riverina Skills Audit, Burmeister, O. (2020) collaborator Regional Development Australia- Riverina NSW. CSU, $25,000 AGRIPARK – Collaborative Research Agreement

Supporting Aged Care in the Community. Bernoth, M., Green, E., & Esler, J. (2021) Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network (MPHN), $30,000 Project details

The influence of invasive predators and fire regimes on northern quolls. Nimmo, D. & Moore, H. (PhD student) (2017-2020), WA Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, $78,000. Project details

Optimised field delineation of contaminated soils, Horta, A. (2015-2019) ARC Linkage Project led by University of Sydney, with partners CSU & Environmental Earth Sciences International Pty Ltd. Project details

Overcoming barriers to intergenerational recruitment in direct-seeded revegetation sites. Price, J. & Guja, L. (Australian National Botanic Gardens) (2019-2020) Australia Flora Foundation, $18,181 Project details

Recovering the Lower Darling. Baumgartner, L. (2020) NSW DPI, $12,327

Shark management stakeholder submissions evaluation report. Lewis, C.  (2021) NSW DPI. Project led by University of Wollongong. Total amount $102,000. ILWS sub-contract, $9772

Surfer attitudes to shark management. Simmons, P., Lewis, C.  (2020-2021) NSW DPI, $66,481

Sustainable Hydropower and Multipurpose Storage to meet the Water, Food and Energy SDGs. Conallin, J. (2018-2020) (Contract extension) IHE Delft 35,000 Euros. Total value 67,500 Euros Project details

The impacts of feral livestock visitation to waterholes and their flow-on effects for native birds and mammals. Massaro, M., Mihailou, H. (PhD student) (2018-2020) Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment, $4235


A study of influences on preferences, tolerances and thresholds of acceptability for shark management options in NSW. Simmons, P. & Mehmet, M. (2018-2019) NSW Primary Industries – NSW Shark Management Strategy, $50,000 Project details

Connectivity analyses for Slopes to Summit project, Spooner, P. & McDonald, S. (2016-2020) Holbrook Landcare and NSW Environmental Trust (Bush Connects), $30,000 Project details

Contribution of Koondrook-Perricoota floodplain runoff to the productivity of the Wakool River. Watts, R. & Liu, X.  (2019-2020), Forestry Corporation NSW, $39,610 Project details

CRC for High Performance Soils: I.2.003 Collaborative approaches to Innovation. Pawsey, N., Allan, C., Frost, M., Lynch, J., Wong, A. (2019-2020), Soil CRC Project details

Developing design guidelines for diversion screens that save native fish and enhance agricultural productivity. Baumgartner, L.,  Doyle, K.. (2018-2020) Ian Potter Foundation, $299,331 Project details

Environmental water requirements of freshwater mussels in the northern basin. McCasker, N., Humphries, P. (2020) CEWO, $20,000. Project led by Griffith University. Project details

Fishing for answers: Unlocking spawning and recruitment for Murray-Darling recreational species. Baumgartner, L., Doyle, K., Silva, L., Thiem, J. (2016-2020) Recreational Fishing Trust. $100,000 Project Details

Fish investigations associated with Snowy 2.0 - Snowy Hydro Ltd. (Assignment 1). Baumgartner, L., Silva, L., Ning, N.  (2017-2020) Snowy Hydro Ltd. $61,647 Project details

Long term prediction of PFAS profile in the soil and its possible pathway into groundwater (a case study). Mahinroosta, R., Li, M & Senevirathna, L. (2020) Bathurst Regional Council, $16,500

Monitoring productivity outcomes of the 2019 River Murray Channel multi-site water for the environment event. Watts,R., & Liu, X. (2019-2020) MDBA through CSIRO, ILWS-sub contract, $39,196 Project details

Predicting redfin survival through the Snowy 2.0 scheme. Assignment 2. Baumgartner, L., Silva, L., Ning, N. & McPherson, J. (2018-2020) Snowy Hydro Ltd. $848,803 Project details

River Red Gum floristic and vegetation surveys in Murray Valley National Park. Spooner, P. (2019-2020) Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, Contract variation, $196,787. Project details

Shark Sentiment Study.  Simmons, P., Mehmet, M. (2017-2020), NSW Department of Primary Industries, $91,000

Stuffed Murray Cod in Pubs. Humphries, P., McCasker, N., Kopf, R.  & O'Connell, M. (PhD student), (2017-2020) MDBA Scholarship grant, $45,000 Project details

Virtuous Practitioners: Empowering Social Workers. Pawar, M., Hugman, R. (UNSW), Alexandra, A. & Anscombe, A.  (2014-2019) ARC Discovery grant, $220,130 Project details

Workforce Wellbeing in Family and Community Services. Roberts, R., Bamberry, L., Ceric, A., Hodgins, G., Cumming, T. (2018-2019) FACS, $204,394 Project details


Albury Wodonga Regional FoodShare Project. Masterman-Smith, H. (2019) Albury Wodonga Regional Food Share, $7000

Assessing and developing a walkability index targeted to older Australians in regional cities. Whitsed, R., Horta, A. (2018-2019) Family & Community Services – Liveable Communities Grants, $30,000 Project details

Assessing fisheries mitigation measures at Xayaburi Dam in Lao PDR. Baumgartner, L. & Silva, L. (2017-2019) ACIAR, $320,000 (MOU – Xayaburi Power Company Limited)

Basin-scale Evaluation and Research Services. Stage 1. Wassens, S., Baumgartner, L., Watts, R. Keller, K. (2019) Lead organisation CSIRO.  ILWS sub-contract $41,418 Project details

Community attitudes towards SMART drumlines as a shark mitigation tool. Simmons, P., Mehmet, M. (2019) NSW Department of Primary Industries, $58,691

EWKR food web fish community trophic dynamics. Keller, K. (2018-2019) CEWO via MDFRC, $40,000 Project details

Ecological assessment of the status of the Southern Bell Frog and Sloane's froglet in Mywurlie station, One Tree NSW. Wassens, S., Knight, A., Walcott, A. & Heard, G. (2017-2018), Murrumbidgee Irrigation Ltd, $46,948. Project details

Ecology of the northern quoll (Dasyurus hallucatus) in the Pilbara. Nimmo, D. & Moore, H. (PhD student) (2017-2018) Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment, $5500

Equally well implementation committee. Roberts, R., Hyde, S., Banks, S., Cobb, L., Burmeister, O., Nayeem, T., Mehmet, M. & Maylea, C. (2017-2019) National Mental Health Commission, $154,160 plus Contract variations (2018) $85,000 and (2019) $97,582. Total value $252,582. Project Details

Evaluation of New Access for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Burmeister, O., Russell, R. and Steve Stanton (a Gamilaraay man from North West NSW) (2018-2019) Primary Health Network – Central and Eastern Sydney, $66,000 Project details

Environmental drivers of disease risk in relic Bell Frog populations in East Gippsland. Heard, G., Wassens, S. & Turner, A. (PhD student) (2018-2019) Greening Australia, $32,403

Frog community in creek and drought refuge habitats of the Yanco Creek system. Wassens, S., Turner, A. (2019-2020) Yanco Creek and Tributaries Advisory Council, $29,240 Final Report

Grassland biodiversity and solar farms. Price, J. (2019) Darlington Point Solar Farm (Edify Energy), $10,000

Hedonic Pricing of On-farm Soil Management – Phase 1. Morrison, M., Oczkowski, E. (2018) CRC High Performance Soils, $60,000 Project details

In search of the elusive Mekong salmon. Baumgartner, L. & Vu. V.A. (PhD student), (2016-2019), National Geographic Society Research Grant, $30,080 Project details

Landcare Report Card 2. Mitchell, M. & Allan, C. (2019) Landcare NSW, $20,000 Project Details

Living with salinity in the Indus Basin: SRA 2. Mitchell, M., Barrett-Lennard, E., Allan, C. & Punthakey, J. (2019) Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), $88,000  Project details

Long Term Intervention Monitoring project - Edward Wakool Selected Area. Stage 2. Watts, R., McCasker, N., Howitt, J., Kopf, R.K. with NSW Department of Primary Industries (Fisheries), Monash University (Water Studies Centre), Griffith University, NSW OEH, and Murray LLS. (2014-2019) CEWO, $3.36M   Project Webpage

Long Term Intervention Monitoring project-Murrumbidgee Selected Area. Stage 2.. Wassens, S., Hall, A., Wolfenden, B. with NSW Department of Primary Industries (Fisheries), University of NSW, Riverina LLS, and NSW OEH, (2014-2019) CEWO, $3.5M  Project Webpage

Mitta Valley Southern Bell Frog Surveys 2019. Wassens, S., Turner, A. (2019-2020) Landcare Australia, $1498  Final Report

Optimising acoustic monitoring for frogs in the Koondrook-Perricoota. Walcott, A., Hall, A., Wassens, S., Nimmo, D. (2018) Forestry Corporation of NSW $29,623 Project details

Phase 2: Ecological assessment of the status of the Southern bell frog and Sloane’s froglet in Mywurlie Station, One Tree, NSW. Knight, A., Wassens, S., & Heard, G. (2018-2019) Murrumbidgee Irrigation ltd, $45,673 Project details

PIT tag data analysis project.  Huang, X., Baumgartner, L. & Li, J. (2018-2019) Karltek Pty Ltd., $25,000 Project details

Review of the Murray Landcare Collective and Murray Regional Landcare Facilitator project 2014-2018. Allan, C. & Earl, G. (Murray LLS) (2018) Holbrook Land Care Network, $5000

River Red Gum floristics and vegetation monitoring 2018-2019. Spooner, P. (2018-2019) NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (was OEH) $199,700 Project details

Research activities for the Fish theme of the Environmental Water Knowledge Research (EWKR) project. Contract variation. Humphries, P. in collaboration with MDRFC (2017-2019) CEWO via MDRFC, $206,587. Project details

Native and invasive fish dispersal, spawning and trophic dynamics during a managed river-floodplain connection.  Kopf, R., Wassens, S., &  Mc Phan, L. (2018-2019) CEWO, $236,787 Project details

Spark a connection art and dementia program evaluation. Burmeister, O. (2019) NSW Family & Community Services Liveable Communities Grant Program administered by Orange City Council, $8000. Project details

Spatial ecology of the endangered Inland Carpet Python. Heard, G. (2018-2019) Parks Victoria – Research Partners Panel, $10,000

Sustainable Hydropower and Multipurpose Storage to meet the Water, Food and Energy SDGs. Conallin, J. (2108) IHE Delft 32,000 Euros Project details

Sustainable rangeland management to protect red panda and herder livelihoods, Millar, J., Finlayson, M., & Tenzing, K. (2016-2019) Darwin Initiative Fund, $540,000 Project details

The impact of buffel grass invasion on Indigenous food plants and animals in Australia’s Western Desert. Nimmo, D., Greenwood, L. (PhD student)   (2018-2019) Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment, $6750. Project details

The impact of feral ungulate visitation to ephemeral savannah waterholes and their flow on effects for native birds. Mihailou, H., Massaro, M., (2017-2019) Birdlife Australia, $3500 Project details

Weir stratification and hypoxic water management. Wassens, S., Michael, D. & Baldwin, D. (2019) CEWO $38,728 Project details

Workshop for the development of a national wetland inventory for the Kingdom of Bhutan. Finlayson, M., McInnes,R., & Davidson,N. (2019) Bhutan Department of Forests and Park Services – Watershed Management Division, $27,756 Project details


2016-2017 Murrumbidgee Bird Breeding Event. Brandis, K. (UNSW), Spencer, J. (NSW OEH); Wassens, S. (2016-2017) CEWO, $142,191 (Contract variation for the LTIM project)

Activating markets to create incentives for improved soil management: Literature scoping study. Morrison, M.  (2017-2018) High Performance Soils CRC, $49,254 Project details Project Fact Sheet

Assessment of the attitudes of beach and ocean end-users to shark mitigation since trials of SMART Drumlines in NSW. Simmons, P., Mehmet, M. (2018) NSW DPI, $55,012 Project details

Billabong-Yanco Creek Wetland Monitoring Project. Wassens, S., Wilson, B., Walcott, A., Hall, A. & Wolfenden, B. (2017-2018) Murray LLS, $80,218 Project details

Bio-Acoustic Observatory: Engaging Birdwatchers to Monitor Biodiversity by Collaboratively Collecting and Analysing Big Audio Data. Roe, P., Brereton, M., & Watson, D, M. (2014-2017) ARC Discovery grant,  $477,000 Project details

Can landscape structure enhance the resilience of biodiversity to climatic extremes? Insights from the  Millennium  Drought.  Nimmo, D.,  Bennett, A. (La Trobe Uni),  Haslem, A. (LaTrobe Uni) & Radford, J. (Bush Heritage Australia). (2015-2018) Hermon Slade Foundation, $86,210 Project details

Community driven economic change in small rural community local economic zones. Morrison, M. (2017-2018) Federation Council, $50,000  Project details Economic Development Study Final Report 2mb   Murray Region Operational Plan 300kb

Conservation management plan for Turks Head building, Albury. Spennemann, D. (2017-2018) Albury City Council, $14,847

Earnings outcomes in metropolitan and regional labour markets: A gender-based analysis for New South Wales and Victoria - 2006 Census year. Basu, P.K. & Hicks, J. (2014 - 2018) CSU & ILWS Research activity Project detail

Ecological assessment of the status of the Southern Bell Frog and Sloane's froglet in Mywurlie station, One Tree NSW. Wassens, S., Knight, A., Walcott, A. & Heard, G. (2017-2018) Murrumbidgee Irrigation Ltd, $46,948. Project details

Ecology of the northern quoll (Dasyurus hallucatus) in the Pilbara. Nimmo, D. & Moore, H. (PhD student) (2017-2018) Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment, $5500

Equally well implementation committee. Roberts, R., Hyde, S., Banks, S., Cobb, L., Burmeister, O., Nayeem, T., Mehmet, M. & Maylea, C. (2017-2019) National Mental Health Commission, $154,160 Project Details

Environmental Monitoring and Training for Aboriginal Communities. Wassens, S., Allan, C., Whitsed, R. & Bond, J. (2017-2018) NSW OEH, $20,000 Project details

Environmentally sustainable irrigation solutions for the Murray-Darling Basin.  Baumgartner, L.  (2017) Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering-Global Connections Fund – Bridging Grant, $49,966

Evaluation of the effectiveness of the Lake Cowal Foundation. Allan, C. (2017) Lake Cowal Foundation Ltd. $25,000

Group Capacity snapshot project. Allan, C. (2017-2018) Murray LLS, $10,000

Headspace NewAccess Program Evaluation. Burmeister, O. M, Fox, R., Nic Giolla Easpaig, B., Roberts, R. (2017-2018) Murrumbidgee Primary Health District, $75,000 Project Details

Humanitarian immigrant entrepreneurs in private and social enterprises. Collins, J. (UTS) Krivokapic-Skoko, B. (2015-2018) ARC Discovery grant, $200,124 Project details

Improving salinity and agricultural water management in the Indus Basin of Pakistan. Finlayson, M., Allan, C., Culas, R., Mitchell,M., Punthakey, J. (2017) ACIAR, $50,000 Project details

Macca's in the Mannus, Macquarie Perch Refuge in the Upper Murray. Baumgartner, L., Silva, L., Kopf, S. (2017) NSW Department of Primary Industries/Murray LLS, $120,000 Project details

PIRCCO Evaluation. Burmeister, O. & Roberts, R. (2017-2018) Marathon Health, $50,000 (Program Evaluation Contract research) Project details

Powering Down: an energy efficiency education project. Masterman-Smith, H., Rafferty, J. & Sheahan, M. and Albury City Council. (2017) NSW Environment Trust, $100,000 Project details

Recovery of native fish communities in the Murray-Darling Basin. Baumgartner, L. (2017) Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, $18,948.

Reconnaissance and recommendations on mistletoe management in macadamia orchards. Watson, D. & Watson, J. (2018-2019) Horticulture Innovation Australia Ltd, $18,000  Final Report

River red gum floristics and vegetation monitoring 2017. Spooner, P. (2017-2018) DECCW $186,471 Project details

Understanding historic fish populations in the Murray River. Humphries, P. (2015-2018) Murray Darling Basin Authority, $27,273

Vegetation Monitoring in the Colligen Creek System. Watts, R. (2015-2018) Murray Local Land Services, $70,000 Project details


2016-2017 Murrumbidgee Targeted Hypoxic Blackwater Monitoring. Wassens, S., Wolfenden, B., Walcott, A. (2016-2017) CEWO, $8,545 (Contract variation for the LTIM project)

A Community Engagement Series: Regional Facilitator in the Albury LGA, Masterman-Smith, H., Rafferty, J., and Sheahan, M., (2016) NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, $32,000  Project details

ANDS Collection Enhancement Project.  Finlayson, M. (2017) Monash University ($30,000)

Automated call records to evaluate frog responses to environmental watering. Wassens, S., Hall, A., Nimmo, D. & Walcott, A.(2016-2017) Department of Environment & Climate Change, $30,000

Better Parks for People, Whitsed, R., Black, R., & Harvey, R. (2016-2017) FACS NSW Liveable Communities, $62,727 Project details

Blue-green algal monitoring in the Edward-Wakool River System. Watts, R., Howitt, J. & McCasker, N. (2016) CEWO, $106,476 (Contract variation for the LTIM project) Project Details

Development of strategies to optimise release and clean up strategies underpinning possible use of herpes virus 3 (CyHV-3) for carp biocontrol in Australia. Silva, L, & Baumgartner, L. (2017) Fisheries Research & Development Corporation. $39,000. Project Details

Complementary measures for native fish. Baumgartner, L. (2017) CSIRO/Murray-Darling Basin Authority. $33,000

Ecosystem services provided by birds in agricultural landscapes, Luck, G., Saunders, M., & Peisley, R. (2015-2017), Wildlife Preservation Society of Australia, $1000

Evaluation of Women in Future Innovation Program. Black, R. (2017) Mid North Coast Local Health District, $5000

Farm Power and Conservation Agriculture for Sustainable Intensification. Blackwell, J. & Krivokapic-Skoko, B. (2013-17) ACIAR, via CIMMY (International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre), $544,000  Project details

Germination trials of grassy woodland species. Price, J. (2017) Goulburn Broken CMA, $3000.

Koondrook-Perricoota Floodplain Runoff project. Watts, R., Howitt, J. (2016-2017) Forestry Corporation of NSW ($49,501), ILWS and CSU's Faculty of Science Project details

Monitoring ecosystem responses to Return Flows in the Koondrook-Pericoota Forest, Wolfenden, B., Jenkins, K. & McCasker, N. (2016-2017) NSW DPI (Fisheries), $36,908

Murray Small-bodied threatened fish project. Baumgartner, L., Silva, L. & Kopf, S. (2017) NSW Department of Primary Industries/Murray LLS, $52,000 Project details

Our Place-Corowa. Masterman-Smith, H., Sheahan, M. & Rafferty, J. (2015-2017) NSW Office of Environment & Heritage, $29,500 Project details

Predicting the delivery of ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes, Luck, G. (2014-2017) ARC Discovery grant, $360,000 Project details

River Red Gum Ecological thinning trial (Honours project). Spooner, P. (2017) NSW OEH, $8000

Secure Safe Domestic Water (SSDW) in the Central Darling Region: Regional stakeholder engagement action events. Finlayson, M. (2017) MDBA, $4546

Securing adequate safe domestic water for regional Australia. Waterman, P., Finlayson, M., Kitzelmann, M. (2016-2017) (Etheridge Shire Council), Charters, K. (SEGRA) CSU, $50,000 Project details

Shark deterrents and detection: Community perceptions, sentiment and preferences for shark management strategies.  Simmons, P., Mehmet, M.  & Clarke, R. (UOW) (2017) A collaborative project between CSU (ILWS), UOW and NSW DPI with funding from the NSW Shark Management Strategy (SMS) Competitive Annual Grants Program. Project details

Short-Term Intervention Monitoring-waterbird and prey responses to inundation of the Western Lakes. Jenkins, K., Wolfenden, B. Wassens, S. (2016-2017) CEWO, $52,983

Succession and estate planning in Australia,  Steen, A. & D'Alessandro, S. (2016-2017) Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, $25,700

Water, carbon & economics: resolving complex linkages for river health, Finlayson, C.M. (chief investigator) & Hatton MacDonald, D (CSIRO) (partner investigator) in an  ARC Linkage project led by Southern Cross University. (2013-2017)


Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) for water research. (2016) Watts, R., Baumgartner, L., Wassens, S., Hall, A. CSU RIBG Grant, $49,919

Australian media representation of veganism.  Mastermann-Smith, H., Ragusa, A.T., Laird, S., Crampton, A. (2013-2016)

Billabong Yanco social research, Allan, C., Mitchell, M. & Minato, W. (2016) Murray LLS, $30,000 Project details

Blue-green algal monitoring in the Edward-Wakool River System. Watts, R., Howitt, J. & McCasker, N. (2016) CEWO, $125,705 Project Details

Building Capacity to respond to climate change at a local level.  Olivier, M. (PhD candidate) Howard, J. (2012-2015) DECC. $15,000

B SAFE - Blue Mountains Sustainable Approaches to Fire and Emergencies - A Community Action Model Building Resilience, Improving Preparedness and Enhancing Self Responsibility. Ingham,V. & Redshaw, S. (2015-2016), Community Resilience Innovation Program. Total value of project is $88,867 of which $63,847 is being administered by CSU. Project details

Community groups capacity check. Allan, C. & Mitchell, M. (2015) Murray Local Land Services $29,900 Project details

Communication in agricultural development in South East Asia: pathways, problems and possibilities. Ward, W. (PhD Candidate) (2010 - 2015) Summary Sheet PDF

Conceptualisation of flow-recruitment relationships for riverine fisheries. Foundation activities for the Fish Theme of Environmental Water Knowledge Research (EWKR). Humphries, P., Mc Casker, N., & Kopf, R.K. (2016) MDFRC, $117,732 Project details

Development of State-wide framework for monitoring long-term responses of wetlands to environmental watering, Robinson, W. (2015-2016) DEWLP, $11,500

Ecological Characterisation and Scenario Setting for Lake Cowal. Finlayson, M. Xioying Liu (PhD Candidate) (2012-2015) PhD Scholarship, Lake Cowal Foundation $90,000

Environmental contamination- Assessing the occupational exposure of NSW police to illicit drugs in the workplace.  Doran, G., (Graham Centre) Howitt, J. (2014-2016) NSW Police Force, $94,500 Project details

Evidence-based scientific advice – Lasting environmental benefits of non-flow measures in the Murray Darling Basin. (2016) Baumgartner, L. Department of Agriculture & Water Resources (Fisheries & Forestry) $9090

Expert review of hydraulic models of locks 7,8 and 9 vertical slot fishways, (2016) Li, J. MDBA, $3600

Floristic monitoring for ecological thinning trial in River Red Gum forests, Spooner, P. (2015-2016) project has received a further $30,000 from the Office of Environment & Heritage. Total value of this project is now $133,781. Project details

Frog community responses to environmental change: a case study in the mid Lachlan. Hall, A., & Walcott, A. (PhD student) (2015) Central Tablelands Local Land Services, $7000

Foundational activities for the Fish Theme of Environmental Water Knowledge and Research (EWKR). Baumgartner, L. (2016) MDRFC, $16,800

Germination testing of Stackhousia monogyna, Dianella revoluta and Dianella longifolia, Price, J. & Vening, G. (Honours), (2016), Director of National Parks, $10,811

Identifying climate refuges in the Murray-Darling Basin. Hall, A. & Finlayson, M. (2015-2016) MDBA, $50,670 Project details

Koondrook-Perricoota Forest Condition Monitoring Review, (2016) Robinson, W.  Forestry Corporation of NSW, $5500

Life-history corelates of nest predation in island continental passerines, Massaro,M & Lawrence,C. (2016) Australian Wildlife Society, $1530 Project details

Long Term Monitoring Project-Murrumbidgee Selected Area-Return Flow Variation. Wassens, S., Wolfenden, B. & Jenkins, K. (2015) CEWO, $59,164

Lower Lachlan Frog Assessment,  Wassens, S., Dyer, F.  (Uni of Canberra), Walcott, A. & Hall, A. (2015-2016),  CEWO, $39,728

New immigrants improving productivity in Australian Agriculture. Krivokapic-Skoko, B., Collins. J. (2012-2015) Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation. Total value $436,932. Led by UTS, ILWS subcontract $61,634 Project details Executive Summary

Parenting under pressure: does predation risk influence parental activity in Australian and New Zealand songbirds. Massaro,M. & Lawrence,C. (2016) ANZ Trustees Foundation - Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment, $3000 Project details

Social factors influencing technology adoption in the rice industry, Higgins, V. & Bryant, M. (2014- 2016) In partnership with Swinburne University, RIRDC, $129,000 Project details

Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey. Allan, C. & Mitchell,M. (2015) Murray Local Land Services,  $14,900 Project details

Study on using irrigation infrastructure to deliver environmental water to create refuges during hypoxic events. Watts, R., Howitt, J. (2016) CEWO $42,000 (Contract variation for the Edward-Wakool LTIM project) Project details

The Value of River Health to the Residential Community of the Georges and Cook River Catchments, Duncan, R. & Morrison, M. (2013-16) Sydney CMA, Canterbury and Fairfield Councils, and CSIRO $138,0000 Project details

TLM Stand Condition Change Assessment Methodology. (2016) Robinson, W. MDBA, $5750

What's in the wetland- Investigating distribution and ecology of secretive wetland birds (2016) Watson, D. & Znidersic, E. (PhD student). NRM North, $3250

What can we learn about temperate woodland dynamics from dense tree regeneration? Lunt, I. Spooner, P.  & Cross, E. (PhD student) (2015-2016) ANZ Charitable Trust - Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment, $7000

Who is to blame? Identification of nest predators of Tasmanian songbirds. Massaro, M & Lawrence,C. (PhD candidate), (2014-2015) ANZ Trustees Foundation - Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment, $6000 Project details

Yanco Creek Environmental flows monitoring: 2015-16 fish and vegetation surveys. Wassens, S. & Wolfenden, B. (2015-2016) NSW Office of Environment & Heritage, $20,000 Project details


A competency tool for organizational leadership in sustainability learning, research and strategic management,  Ragusa, A.T. & Crampton, A. (2015) CSU Sustainability Grant application (large grant), $50,000

Barmah-Millewa midden fish study.  Humphries, P. and the Yorta Yorta Nation (2010-2015) Living Murray Program of the Murray- Darling Basin Authority.  Project details PDF

Community connections, older and vulnerable community members – identifying, exploring and addressing community needs within the Blue Mountains. Ingham, V.  (2014-2015) CSU, Blue Mountains City Council, Katoomba Neighbourhood Centre, and Springwood Neighbourhood Centre Cooperative.  $40,000 Project details Report PDF

Conserving biodiversity, Analysis of Ramsar site information in the Murray-Darling Basin. Bellio, M. & Finlayson, M., (2012-2015) Murray- Darling Basin Futures CRN ($80,000) in kind from CSU Project details

Developing an ecological character based management and regulatory framework for Lake Chilika. Finlayson, M. (2015) International Development Research Centre, $11,655

Ecological responses to environmental flow microscopy. Watts, R., Wassens, S., Jenkins, K., & McCasker, N. (2015) Research Infrastructure Block Grant (RIBG), $30,660

Ecological responses of aquatic vegetation to the environmental water regime developed for Lake Brewster.  Finlayson, M., Nielsen, D., Clements, A. (PhD Candidate)  (2012-2015) Lachlan CMA & State Water. $90,000 Summary

Emerging trends in skill shortages in regional NSW: the case of the Riverina. Sharma, K., Oczkowski, E., Hicks, J., Houston, L.  (RDA-Riverina)  (2015) Regional Development Australia-Riverina, $5000

Examination of the relationships between stream water flow and fish species and invertebrate taxa using hierarchical regression analyses. Robinson, W., (2012-2015) Murray- Darling Basin Futures CRN  CSU ($40,000) & CRN ($30,651)

Evaluating the interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary activities of the NERP Landscapes and Policy Hub. Mitchell, M & Finlayson. M. (2015) University of Tasmania. CSU sub-contract. $21,464

Fecundity and egg quality of dusky flathead in East Gippsland,  Kopf, R.K. & Humphries, P. (2014-2105) Victoria. Department of Environment and Primary Industries.  $49,639 Report

Floristic monitoring for ecological thinning trial in River Red Gum forests. Spooner, P. (2015) Office of Environment & Heritage, $133,781 Project details

How do natural regeneration & legacy trees affect soil microbes in post-agricultural, regenerating landscapes? Lunt, I. and Walters-Nevat, J. (PhD candidate) (2014-2015) ANZ Trustees Foundation - Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment. $6872

Learning Communities, Rafferty, J., Masterman Smith, H., Laird, S. and Sheahan, M. (2014-2015) Department of Education, $827,083 Project Details

Living Murray Condition Monitoring Refinement Project. Robinson,W. (2014-2015) MDBA, $20,364

Mungabareena Reserve Wiradjuri Reconciliation Project. Yalmambirra (2005 -2015) Natural Heritage Trust  Report

Next generation tools for environmental monitoring in remote and limited access locations. Watson, D.H., Massaro, M., Luck, G., & Finlayson, M. (2015) Research Infrastructure Block Grant (RIBG),  $33,583

Optimising canal and groundwater management to assist water user associations in maximising crop production and managing salinisation in Australia and Pakistan. Blackwell, J., Punthakey, J., Culas, R., & Hafeez, M. (2008- 2015) with partners in Pakistan Punjab Irrigation Department & UAAR-PMAS Arid Agricultural University.  ACIAR, $1,219,708 Project details

Responses of freshwater turtles to altered flow regimes in floodplain wetlands. Wassens, S. (2013-2015) CSIRO scholarship (Singh. K.) $39,000

Signature Biomarkers for Sewage and Refuse Waste Contaminant Exposure in Antarctic Fish.  Mondon, J., King, C., Howitt, J., Corbett, P. Project led by Deakin University and funded by Australian Antarctic Division (2012-2015)

Socio-economic study of fish harvesting and use by villagers around Pak Peung reservoir in Laos. Millar, J., Baumgartner, L. & Robinson, W.   (2012-2015) (Part of ACIAR project on Development of fish passage technology to increase fisheries production on floodplains in the lower Mekong and Murray-Darling River Basins.) ACIAR $66,180 Project details Project Bulletin Project Report - Socio-Economic Research Report

Socio-economic study of farmer adoption of tilapia fish production in Aceh, Indonesia.
Millar. J. & Robinson, W. (2012-2015) Part of ACIAR project on Diversification of smallholder coastal aquaculture in Indonesia, with University of Sydney,  ACIAR, $64,000 Project details

Soil condition monitoring project, Wilson, B. (2014-2015) Murray CMA, $87,500

Strengthening livelihood security and adapting to climate uncertainties in Chilika Lagoon, India. Bellio, M.,  Finlayson, M. (2012-2015) Wetlands International – South Asia (WISA) in partnership with Chilika Development Authority, $62,500

The book of knowledge on water and climate change issues. Finlayson, M. (2015) Danone/Evian, $22,205

The capacity of non-government organisations to be catalysts for community forestry in Indonesia. Murdiningrum, Y. (PhD Candidate) (2009 -2015)

Understanding the Impacts of Institutional Change in State Institutions and Statutory Regional Natural Resource Management Organisations in New South Wales: 1984–2014.  Ritchie, J. (PhD candidate)  Howard, J. (2012-2015) DECC. $15,000

VEFMAP Fish data analysis-Part B: Analysis on existing fish data (2008-2014) Humphries, P., Kopf, R.K. & McCasker, N. (2015) Goulburn Broken CMA, $9,800


Achieving Balanced Growth in Domestic and External Markets in China. Hicks, J., Sharma, K., Basu, P.K. & Bandara, Y.   (2012-2014) Australian Leadership Awards Fellowship grant from AusAID,  $136,606 & CSU $26,930 Project details

Age Care Workforce Reform- Building communities of practice around the prevention of functional decline. Morrison, M. (2013-14) Carewest, $25,000

Capturing change. Raferrty, J., MacDonald, C., MacDonald, A., Laird, S., & Gill, M.  (2013-2014) CSU Green Sustainability Grant. $13,191

Critical review of available information relating to the enjoyment and appreciation of the natural environment associated with Victoria's existing marine protected area. Curtis, A. & Davidson, P. (2013-14) Victorian Environment Assessment Council, $35,000 Report , Supplementary Report

Data Analysis for Loddon River Projects. Curtis, A. (2013-2014) North Central CMA, $3000

Delivery of training course on evaluation of social impacts of agricultural research and development in Bhutan for the Ministry of Agriculture and Council of RNR Research. Millar, J. &  Black, R. (2014) ATSI Crawford Fund 2014. $13,380 Project News

Delivery of training course on pig nutrition and management in Lao PDR with NAFRI Livestock Research Centre. Millar, J.& Phengsavanh, P. (2013- 2014). ATSI Crawford Fund $8,883 (2013) and $8410 (2014)

Developing agribusiness plan for Cambodian farmers to improve farm productivity and food security. Culas, R (Chief Investigator). Sokchea, A.  (Co-investigator, World Vision, Cambodia). (2013-2014). The Crawford Fund $11,517 Project report

Developing capacity for climate change research- field measurement of greenhouse gas emissions. Finlayson, M., Howitt, J., Condon, J., Doran, G. Vote, C. (2014) RIBG, CSU, $51,180

Developing Fish Friendly Design Criteria for Small Hydro Facilities. Finlayson, M. & Robinson, W. (2012-2014) Australian Centre for Renewable Energy through DPI NSW (Fisheries), $144,000

Developing capacity for climate change research- field measurement of greenhouse gas emissions. Finlayson, M., Howitt, J., Condon, J., Doran, G. Vote, C. (2014) RIBG, CSU, $51,180

Developing a learning resource: Sustainability in the professions. Howard, J. (2013-2014)  CSU Green Sustainability Grant. $21,120

Ecosystems services provided by birds in agricultural landscapes. Luck, G., Saunders, M. & Peisley, R. (2014) Wildlife Preservation of Australia Limited Student Research Grant. $1000

Evaluating Major Events in the Region.  Hicks, J., Murphy, T., Basu, P.K., Arthur, L., Keigh, D., & West, G.  ILWS (2011-2014) Project details

Evaluating social and economic outcomes of agricultural research and development. Millar, J & Black, R. (2014) ATSI Crawford Fund, $14,000

Exploring the role of technology in fostering a sense of belonging in students studying by distance. Crampton, A. & Ragusa, A.T. (2014) Office for Learning and Teaching, $50,000

Farm Biosecurity Practices and the Management of Emergency Animal Disease. Hernandez-Jover, M., Higgins & Bryant, M. (20013-2014) Cross-centre project with the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, $67,746 Project details

Forest Community Development: Enhancing corporate social responsibility in Indonesia's forestry sector. Wahyudiyati, T. (PhD Candidate) (2010 - 2014)

Frog communities of the Mid and Lower Lachlan River. Wassens, S. & Luck, G. (2012-13) OEH, $14,000

Identifying, communicating & improving sustainability literacy. Ragusa, A.T. & Crampton, A. (2013-2014) CSU Green Sustainability grant, $10,000

Integrating Community Values into Regional Sustainability Planning: The Lower Hunter Region, NSW.  Raymond, C. & Curtis, A. (2012 -2014) National Environmental Research Program $175,000 Summary Project Report

Let's Talk Fish: Assisting industry to understand and inform conversation about the sustainability of wild catch fishing. Mazur, N., Curtis, A., & Bodsworth, A. (2012-2014) Fisheries Research & Development Corporation. $195,000 [ Summary Sheet PDF] Project Report FRDC Link to Final Report -

Long Term Intervention Monitoring for the Edward Wakool System - Stage 1. Watts., R. McCasker, N., Howitt, J., & Kopf, K. with NSW DPI, Monash University, OEH, Murray CMA. (Dec 2013-April 2014) CEWO, $105,798

Long Term Intervention Monitoring for the Murrumbidgee System - Stage 1. Wassens, S. &  Hall, A.  with  NSW DPI, UNSW, OEH & Murrumbidgee CMA. (Dec 2013-April 2014) CEWO, $168,497

Managing Multi-functional Landscapes at the Interface of Public Forests and Private Land. Curtis, A., & Rogers, M. (2013-14) in collaboration with The Ohio State University, US Joint Fire Science Program, $60,000

Mining and corporate citizenship:Newcrest and the communities in the Central West (NSW). Hicks, J., Krivokapic- Skoko, B., Basu, P.K., & Sherley, C. CSU & ILWS, (2011-2014) Project details

Monitoring the ecological response of Commonwealth environmental water delivered in 2013-14 to the Edward-Wakool river system.  Watts, R., McCasker, N., Kopf, K., & Howitt, J. (2013-2014) Partners Department of Primary Industries – NSW Fisheries, Murray Catchment Management Authority, Monash University, and NSW Office of Environment and Heritage. SEWPAC, $753,656 Project details

Monitoring the ecological response of Commonwealth environmental water delivered in 2013-14 to the Murrumbidgee River.  Wassens, S & Hall, A. (2013-2014) Partners Department of Primary Industries – NSW Fisheries,(Lee Baumgarten) Murrumbidgee Catchment Management Authority (Erin Lenon), NSW Office of Environment and Heritage(Dr Jennifer Spencer) and University of NSW (Dr Kim Jenkins). SEWPAC, $671,801 Project details

National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training: Program 5: Integrating socio-economics, policy and decision support systems (social research component). Curtis, A., Mitchell, M., Mendham, E. & Sharp, E. (2009-2014). ARC/ National Water Commission. This project initially received $650,000 plus $65,000 from NSW Government plus $100K from NCGRT Project details

Noonamah stock channel Southern Bell Frog assessment. Wassens, S & Amos, C. (2014) NSW OEH, $9,940

North Central Social Benchmarking Study. Curtis, A. & Mendham, E. (2013-2014) North Central CMA, $70,000 Project details

Our Place- Riverina and Murray. Paroissien, K., Rafferty, J.,  Masterman-Smith, H., Mitchell, A.,  Laird, S., Dunphy, J. & Dunlop, O. (2013-14) in collaboration with the RCE-MD,OEH, $90,000 Project details

Overcoming constraints to community-based commercial forestry in Indonesia.  Race, D. (2010 to 2014) Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, CIFOR, University of Gadjah Mada, University of Queensland, University of Melbourne & Southern Cross Uni.

Predicting the response of water quality and groundwater dependent ecosystems (GDE) to climate change and land management practises: an integrated modelling approach , Curtis, A. (2012-2014) NCGRT, University of Canberra Collaborative Research Networks and CSU $180,000

S2S (Slopes To Summit) heritage eucalyptus tree inventory, Spooner, P. (2013) Nature Conservation Trust, $10,000 Project Details

Starling management and street tree selection for Macquarie Street, Luck, G, Watson, M.  (2012-14) Dubbo City Council, $88,000.

The development of interim operating guidelines for the operation of Dartmouth Dam.  Watts, R., Zander, A., Allan, C., Ryder, D., (UNE) and Burns, A. (UNE) (2001–2014)  Murray Darling Basin Authority (formerly Commission).Summary Sheet PDF

The Future of Farming in Rural Amenity Landscapes – the role of planning and governance in a changing landscape.  Roots, J., (2008-2014) ILWS PhD scholarship. Summary Sheet PDF

The Impact of CSU Curricula on undergraduate knowledge, understanding & Skills of Environmental Sustainability. Black, R. & Laird, S. (2013-2014)  CSU Green Sustainability Grant. $7,761

The Impact of Education in China, Hicks, J., Basu, P.K. & Sherley, C. CSU. (2011-2014) Project details

The Impact of Climate Change on Rice Supply Chains in Thailand. Parton, K., Thongrattana, P., (U Wollongong), Jie, F., (RMIT),  (2010-2013) CSU Internal Funding. Summary Sheet PDF

Transhuman agropastoralism in Bhutan: does it have a place in the 21st century? Namgay, K. (PhD Candidate) (2010 - 2014)


Finlayson, C.M. (2013-2014) Independent Science Panel Service for Queensland Nickel Pty ltd.


Adaptation pathways for aquatic plants under climate change: facilitating dispersal and management interventions. Finlayson, M. Nielsen, D. (2012-13 ) Australian Centre for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (ACEAS) $50,000

Advancing Knowledge about Citizen-Agency Trust in Wildland Fire Management: A Collaborative Assessment Framework for the U.S. and Australia. Curtis, A. Shindler, B., (Oregon State University), Sharp, E. (CSU), McCaffrey, S.,  (USA Forest Service), McGee, T., (University of Alberta), McFarlane, B.  (Canadian Forest Service).  (2010-2013) Joint Fire Science Program (USA). Trust Planning Guide

Analyzing Social Drivers of Catchment Management in the Wimmera for the Wimmera Waterway Strategy. Mendham, E. (2013) Wimmera CMA, $5000

Assessment of post-flood recovery of frog populations in the Lachlan catchment. Wassens, S., & Luck, G. (2012-2013) OEH. $13,964

Assessment of the status of frog communities in the Lower Murrumbidgee. Wassens,S. & Hall, A (2012-2013). OEH, $19,960

Carbon Dating of Core Samples from Aboriginal Middens in the Barmah Region of the Murray River. Humphries, P. (2013) MDBA, $27,300.

Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Management Options. Vose, J.M ,Kepzig, K. & Laird, S.G (2010-2013) US Forest Service, Southern Research Station.

Communicating the economic impacts of climate change. Morrison, M, Parton, K., Duncan, R. and Sherley, C. (2012-2013)

Critical review of available information relating to the enjoyment and appreciation of the natural environment associated with Victoria's existing marine protected area, Curtis, A. & Davidson, P. Victorian Environment Assessment Council, (2013)  $35,000 Project Report, Supplementary Report

CSIRO Flagship Cluster project "Ecological responses to altered flow regimes Watts, R., Finlayson, M., Wassens, S., P. Humphries, Kopf, R (post-doc). (2010-2013) Project undertaken in collaboration with CSIRO, Griffith University, UNSW, Monash University, Latrobe University and the Arthur Rylah Institute. CSIRO. Project details

Designing landscapes to deliver ecosystem services to agriculture. Luck, G. and Spooner, P., (2009-2012) ARC Discovery Grant. Project details

Determining the factors influencing the success of private and community-owned Indigenous businesses across remote, regional and urban Australia. Morrison, M.D., Foley, D.L., Collins, J.H., Krivokapic- Skoko, B., Basu, P.K., Brudenall, D.K., Nogrady, M.B., Redman A.M. (2011 to 2013) ARC Linkage grant with partners Cultural and Indigenous Research Centre Australia, Indigenous Business Australia. Project details

Diversification of smallholder coastal aquaculture in Indonesia. Collaborator with University of Sydney. Millar, J. (2010 to 2013) Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)

Economic analysis of policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  Parton, K.(2011-2013) CSU Internal Funding

Emergency decision making: commonalities and principles. Loftus. S. & Ingram, V. (2013) CSU $14,662

Identifying low risk climate change mitigation and adaptation in catchment management while avoiding unintended consequences. Finlayson, M., Pittock, J., (ANU) & Lukasiewicz, A.(2012 - 2013) NCCARF $100,000 Project details Link to Climate change adaptations workshop  held May 7-9,2012   NCCARF Final Report -

Indigenous Values of Wetlands Research. Howard, J. (2013) PhD scholarship top-up, Murray CMA, $30,000

Integrating the conservation and ecosystem-service value of Australia's catchments. Luck, G. (2009-2013) ARC Future Fellow. Project Details

Investigating drinking water quality available to rural Australians in NSW not connected to regulated water. Crampton, A. & Ragusa, A. (2008-2013) ILWS, $2000

Linking food security and conservation in Lao PDR. Smith, M., Millar, J., Davidson, P. ( 2009 – 2013) Volunteer International for Development Australia (ViDA) [Summary Sheet PDF]

Managing agricultural landscapes to maximise production and conservation outcomes: the case of the Regent Parrot.  Spooner, P., Watson, D. & Luck, G. (2008-2013) Project with Select Harvest and NSW Office of Environment and Heritage,  ARC Linkage grant  $501,000 Project details

Monitoring the ecological response of Commonwealth environmental water delivered in 2012-13 to the Edward-Wakool river system. Watts, R., Wassens, S. & Howitt, J. (2012-2013) Partners Department of Primary Industries – NSW Fisheries, Murray Catchment Management Authority, Monash University, Wakool River Association and NSW Office of Environment and Heritage. SEWPAC, $910,935 Project details

Monitoring the ecological response of Commonwealth environmental water delivered in 2012-13 to the Murrumbidgee River.  Wassens, S., Hall, A., & Watts, R. (2012-2013) Partners Department of Primary Industries – NSW Fisheries, Murrumbidgee Catchment Management Authority, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and University of NSW. SEWPAC $776,222 Project details

New ethical approaches to responsible research & innovation. Spence, E., Ragusa, A., Weckert, J., Brey, P., Hartz Soraker, J. & van Wynsberghe, A. (2012) CSU Global Alliance Grant. . A collaboration between researchers at CSU and the University of Twente, The Netherlands, $22,000

Restoring Woodland Understoreys. Lunt, I., Prober, S., (CSIRO) and Cole, I. (2008-2013) NSW Environmental Trust, Murray CMA, Future Farm Industries CRC, Sugar Australia, NSW DECCW

Social Benchmarking for NRM in the North Central Region. Curtis, A & Mendham, E. NCCMA, $25,000 (2013) Project details

Soil Carbon Market Based Instrument Pilot Study. Morrison, M. (2013) NSW Trade & Investment NSW. $40,000

Survey of hollow bearing trees and relationships to threatened fauna. Spooner, P. (2013) Albury Conservation Company. Honors scholarship. $7273 Project details

Sustainable farming in Australia: Market instruments for improved land management. Higgins, V. (2010-2013) ARC Discovery grant. Project details

Sustaining Economic Growth in China. Sharma, K. Hicks, J. & Bandara, Y. Funded by AusAid's Australian Leadership Awards (ALA) Fellowships Program. (2010-13) $158,000 Project details

Sustainable Diversion Limits (SDL) Adjustment Ecological Elements Development Project Wassens,S. (2013) MDBA administered through CSIRO, $9,300

The future of electricity. Parton, K. (2011-2013) CSU Internal Funding

Understanding Thurgoona/Wirlinga Community Knowledge & Values of Biodiversity. Laird, S.G. & Black, R. (2012-13).

Understanding landholder responses to water reform and climate change in the Namoi Valley.  Curtis, A., Sharp, E. CRC Cotton Catchment Communities/ ANU. (2011-2013).

Understanding Drought in the Lachlan Region. Tierney, R. & Parton, K. (2010 -2013) ILWS funding. [Summary Sheet PDF]


Achieving Balanced Growth in Domestic and External Markets in China. Hicks, J., Sharma, K., Basu, P.K. & Bandara, Y.  (2012) Australian Leadership Awards Fellowship grant from AusAID $136,606 & CSU $26,930

Best Practice health and husbandry of cattle and buffalo, Lao PDR. Millar, J. (2008- 2012) Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research

Climate change, technology and water policy drivers in cotton catchments.  Curtis, A & Sharp, E (post-doc)  Cotton Catchment Communities CRC & ANU. (2010-2012)

Communicating the economic impacts of climate change. Morrison, M., Parton, K ., Hatfield Dodds, S., (DCC), Hatton MacDonald, D.(CSIRO) (2010- 2012) CSIRO, The Climate Institute, ILWS   [Summary Sheet PDF]

CSU Green Kids: Developing Children's Knowledge of Environmental Sustainability Through Learning About Bush Tucker and Bush Walking. Allen, S., Smith, M., Piazza, L., & Laird, S.G. (2012). CSU Green Sustainability Grant, $14,200

Development of a sustainability garden on the student residences site through a participatory learning model.  Wilson, B., Raggatt, E., Jones, P. & Neville, K.  (2009-2012) CSU sustainability grant.

Economic, social and environmental trade-offs in the Murray-Darling Basin. Parton, K. (2011-2012) CSU Internal Funding

Engaging Landholders to Adopt Profitable and Sustainable Carbon Cropping Practices. Higgins, V. and other Graham Centre members. (2012) Commonwealth Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.   Project details

Evaluation of the Leadership Development for Women (LDW) Program. Black, R., McMullen, C., & Davis, A. (2012) CSU internal grant. $20,000

Evaluation of Caring for our Country outcomes-high ecological value aquatic ecosystems. Finlayson,M. (2012) SEWPAC, $11,200

Extreme weather and population health in Australia: risk assessment, prediction of health impacts and disease burden, and adaptive strategy exploration.  Parton, K.A., Bi, P., Ryan, P., Weinstein, P., Pisaniello D.L., Moss, J.R.,Braunack-Mayer, A.J. (2009 - 2012) ARC Discovery Grant

Floristic surveys in River Red Gum Forests. Schultz, N. (2012) OEH, $43,130 (Consultancy)

Implications of global environmental policies on land use and livelihoods in developing countries. Thwaites, R.  Poudel, M., Fisher R, Sharma, K. Culas, R. (2012)  Project details

Improved domestic profitability and export competitiveness of selected fruit value chains in the Southern Philippines.  Mullen, J. (2008-2012) ACIAR and NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI)

Investigating habitat preference and use by the Lewin's rail (Lewinia pectoralis brachipus). Watson, D & Znidersic, L. (2012) Australian Geographic Society Seed grant

Livestock movement and managing disease in Eastern Indonesia and Eastern Australia. Millar. J. (2007-2012). ACIAR, University of Sydney $36,812 Project details

Mainstreaming Environment for Poverty Reduction. Finlayson, M. (2012) Asia Development Bank-extension to the Jiangsu-Yancheng Coastal Wetlands Complex Protection project. $10,000

Monitoring of ecosystem responses to the delivery of environmental water in the Murrumbidgee system.  Wassens,S., Watts, R., Howitt, J., Zander, A., and Hall, A. (2010 – 2012) Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. SEWPAC [Summary Sheet PDF] Report

Monitoring and evaluation of 2011-12 Commonwealth watering actions in the Edward-Wakool River System. Watts, R., Kopf, K., Wassens, S., & Howitt, J. (2012) (Bowen, P. & Conallin, J.), Monash University (Haldyz, S., Grace, M., & Thompson, R.) and the Wakool River Association. SEWPAC. In partnership with the Murray CMA $218,000 Report

Perception and Awareness of Regional Cities of NSW.  Da Silva, D. (2012) Evocities project led by ASCET $13,163

Recovery from disaster experience: its effect on perceptions of climate change risk and on adaptive behaviours to prevent, prepare, and respond to future climate contingencies. Millar, J. Finlayson, M., Rogers M., (June 2010 to June 2012). Collaborator with James Cook University. Department of Climate Change. Project details

Restoring Woodland Understoreys. Lunt, I., Prober, S., (CSIRO) and Cole, I. (ILWS, DECCW NSW) (2008-2012) New Environmental Trust, Murray CMA, Future Farm Industries CRC, Sugar Australia, NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water.Project details

Transformation for resilient landscapes and communities—Murray case study. Griffith, R., Curtis, A., Mitchell, M., Brown, V., (ANU), Walker, B.  National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training, NSW Natural resources Commission,  Murray Catchment Management Authority & Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation. (2009-2012) Project details

Transportation decisions and behaviours of students and staff at the Albury-Wodonga campus of Charles Sturt University. Laird, S.G. & Black, R. (2012). CSU Green Sustainability Grant, $1,900.

The social drivers of catchment management in the Wimmera CMA. Curtis, A & Mendham, E. (2011-2012) Wimmera CMA. $72,000


Analysis of Ramsar and other related wetlands guidelines. Finlayson., M. (2011) Ramsar Secretariat. $2740

Assessment of fish habitat and fish populations in the Old Man Creek/Beavers Creek anabranch of the Murrumbidgee River.  Watts, R. (2007-2011)  Water for Rivers.

Assessing the Resilience of Frog Communities. Wassens, S. (2011) DECCW $19,654

Attraction and Retention of New Immigrants in Regional and Rural Australia.  Collins, J. & Krivokapic-Skoko, B., RIRDC, (2008-2011), $224,000 Project details

Benchmarking values and attitudes to conservation in the Great Eastern Ranges. Morrison, M., McCulloch, R., Greig, J. & Lockwood, M.& Waller, D. (2009-2011). DECC and Hawkesbury Nepean CMA  [Summary Sheet PDF]

Climate Change Adaptation in the Coorong, Murray Mouth and Lakes Alexandrina and Albert. Finlayson, M., Gross C., (ANU) Pittock, J., (ANU). In conjunction with ANU (2010-2011) NCCARF.[Summary Sheet PDF]

Commonwealth Environmental Research Facilities Program (CERF Landscape Logic): Project 2: social research. Curtis, A., Race, D., Sample, R., Thwaites, R., and Allan, C. (2007 - 2011) Department of Environment and Water [Summary Sheet PDF]

Consequences of water buy backs on rural communities. Howard, J. (Dec 2009-Dec 2011) CSU Internal Grant

Delivery of training course on social dimensions of agricultural research projects to Indonesian scientists in West Sumatra. Millar, J. (June 2011) ATSI Crawford Fund 2011. $11,000

Designing Landscapes to Deliver Ecosystem Services to Agriculture. Luck, G. & Spooner, P. (2009-2011) ARC Discovery Grant. Project details

Educating campus users and visitors about the nature and appropriate use of Thurgoona Campus.  Howard, J., Wilson, B. (2009-2011) CSU sustainability grant.

Environmental monitoring of pulsed releases from Dartmouth Dam. Watts, R & Allan, C. (2011) MDBA. $32,216

Exploring the social construction of risk in the groundwater context. Curtis A., Mendham, E. (2011) CRC Cotton Catchment Communities/ ANU. $100,000.

Extension approaches for scaling out livestock production in Lao PDR.  Millar, J. Stelling, A & Photakoun, V. (2007 to 2011).  Project Website Link

Facilitating energy saving behaviour among students living in halls of residences. Black, R., Davidson, P., & Neville, K. (2009-2011) CSU sustainability grant. [Summary Sheet PDF]

Focus Farm Wetland Study. Murrumbidgee CMA, Caring For Our Country & NSW Government. Allan, C., Duncan, R., Dehaan, R., Finlayson, M., Morrison, M., Wassens, S., Wilson, A (2010-2011) (This is a joint ILWS and EH Graham Centre project) [Summary Sheet PDF]

From woody weeds to restored ecosystems? Ecosystem dynamics and biodiversity values of regrowth shrublands resulting from regional land use change. Lunt, I. (2009- 2011) CSU Competitive grant.

How is social justice embedded in Australian water governance institutions? Lukasiewicz, A. (2008-2011) ILWS PhD scholarship.

Identification of hydrological and habitat requirements to maintain viable Southern Bell Frog (Litoria raniformis) populations in the Lowbidgee floodplain (Phase 2),  Wassens, S., Wilson, A. (2010-2011) Department of Environment and Climate Change. [Summary Sheet PDF]

Implementing a social marketing energy saving program across student residences. Black, R., Davidson, P., Kelly, J., Bell, B. & Willsher, J.  (2010-2011) CSU sustainability grant.

Informing productivity and profitability of small-holder shrimp aquaculture and related agribusiness in Indonesia. Millar, J., Callinan, R., (University of Sydney), Herianto, A., (Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia) and Fachry, M., (Hasanuddin University, South Sulwesi) (2007 to 2011) Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research Collaborator with University of Sydney [Summary Sheet PDF]

Landscape-scale conservation of threatened grassy woodlands in the Greater Murray-Goulburn Catchment. Curtis, A., Race. D., McDonald, S. (2011) North East Catchment Management Authority.

Managing agricultural landscapes to maximise biodiversity gains: the case for the regent parrot.   Spooner, P., Watson, D., Luck, G., McLaughlin, J., (Phd candidate) & Triplett, S., (Phd candidate) Valentine, D., (Select Harvests) and Temby, I., (Victorian Department of Primary Industries). (2008-11) Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage grant  [Summary Sheet PDF]

Maximizing conservation and production gains. Spooner, P., Watson, D., and Luck, G. (2009-2011) ARC Linkage Project.

Monitoring the responses of the Southern Bell Frog (Stage 5). Wassens, S. (2011) DECCW.

Optimising frog breeding responses to flooding in managed wetlands (multiple projects).  Wassens, S., Watts, R., Wilson, A., Hall, A., (all ILWS), Spencer, J. (DEH NSW) (2006–2011) NSW DECCW and Murray Wetlands Working Group.[Summary Sheet PDF]

Oyster Shell Structural Anomalies: investigating association with metal deposition. Howitt, J. (2011) AINSE. $856 towards an existing project.

Peer Supervision for Counselling Professionals in Rural Areas. Bailey R.I., Bell, K., & Pawar, M. (2011) Faculty of Arts small research grant $4000

Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Charles Sturt University. Parton, K., Adlong, W., Maher, E. (2010-11) [Summary Sheet PDF]

Sloane's Froglet Survey. Supplementary funding from Australian Geographic. Watts, R & Knight, A. (PhD Candidate) (2011)

Socio-economic outcomes of community forestry in Nepal. Devkota, B.  (PhD Candidate) (July 2008 – June 2011) [Summary Sheet PDF]

Social research for the NECMA "grassy woodlands" project. Curtis, A. & Race, D. (2011) NECMA $40,000

Social research to improve groundwater governance.  Curtis, A., Mendham, E. Sharp, E., Mitchell, M (2011) The National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training.

Sustainable Management of Murray Spiny Crayfish. Watts, R. and Zukowski, S. (2008 -2011) MDBC.

The ecology and conservation management of the endangered Regent Parrot along the Murray River in NSW and Victoria. Spooner, P., Watson, D., Luck, G., and Oliver, D. (NSW DECC). (2008-11) NSW Department of Environment & Conservation

The Role of Decision Support Tools in Farm Decision Making. Parton, K.A., & Long, B.. (2008-2011) GRDC [Summary Sheet PDF]

Transformation for resilient landscapes and communities—Murray case study. Curtis, A., Griffith, R. & Mitchell, M. (2009-2011) Natural Resources Commission &  Murray Catchment Management Authority. $40,000

Understanding why young people leave farming/rural communities. Gray, I. (2011) DPI Victoria. $12,724

Understanding the effects of complex pollutant exposure on the growth and development of soft tissues and shell structure of molluscs.   Howitt, J. (2009 - 2011)  CSU Competitive grant. [Summary Sheet PDF]

Vulnerability assessment to climate change of high altitude wetlands in the Himalayas. Finlayson, M. (2010-2011) WWF.

Water and Social Policy. Pawar, M., (2010-2011) UNESCO [Summary Sheet PDF] .


Assessing the diversity, abundance and hydrological requirements of frog populations at 'Burrawang West' and 'Yarnel' Lagoons, two small wetlands on anabranch creeks of the mid-Lachlan River,  Wassens, S., Watts, R.. (2008-2010) Department of Environment and Climate Change.

Benchmarking values and attitudes to conservation in the Great Eastern Ranges. Morrison, M., Alexander, D., Greig, J., Waller, D. & Lockwood, M. (2009-2010) Department of Environment and Climate Change,

Bridging the gaps between season climate forecasts and decision makers. Parton, K., Hayman, P., (SARDI), Mullen, J.,(DPI), Crean, J.,(PhD candidate) (2010) Australian Research Council.

Changing the environmental behaviour of Thurgoona campus users, Howard, J. (June 2009-Jun 2010) CSU,

Coastcare group activity survey 2009. Curtis, A. (2009-2010) Department of Sustainability and Environment.

Census of Coastal Community Based Natural Resource Management groups in Victoria, Curtis, A. (2010)  Department of Sustainability and Environment.

Comparative energetics of Murray cod and brown trout in the River Murray downstream of the Hume Dam. Humphries, P. & Whiterod, N. (2009 - 2010) CSU Faculty of Science grant.

Demographic Change and Inland Australia: Exploring the motives, experiences and impact of tree-changers Ragusa, A.T., Patrick, K., Boxall, D. (2007-2010)

Ecology outcomes of flow regimes, Watts, R. (2010) CSIRO.

Education for sustainable models in Australian health care degrees. Masterman-Smith, H., Harvey, H., Sheahan, M., Dunphy, J., & Townesend, R. (2009-2010) DEWHA.

Energy efficiency and residential households: Managing electricity demand, Kleinschafer,J. (PhD Candidate), Morrison, M., Duncan, R. (2006-2010)  Country Energy and CSU,

Environmental Monitoring of Variable Release trials Conducted at Dartmouth Dam 2001-2007: Synthesis of Key Findings. Watts, R., Ryder, D., Allan, C. (2008-2009) Murray-Darling Basin Authority.

Expanded Decision Making in Paramedicine: experience, impact and implications. O'Meara, P. Townsend, R. & Hamilton, L. (2007- 2010) CSU Competitive Grant

Grief and Trauma associated with the implementation of water policy reforms.  Howard, J . (2009-2010) CSU Small Grant.

Innovative governance & management factors that influence success of NPOs, Bamberry, G., Kent, J., & Kong, E. (QUT) (2010 ) CSU.

Integrated strategies for restoring grassy woodlands. Lunt I. and Prober, S. (CSIRO) (2008-2010) NSW Environmental Trust.

Key lessons from psychology: Promoting psychological well-being in everyday life. Thompson, T., Boxall, D., Hodgins, G., & Patrick, K. (2006-2010). CSU Faculty of Arts Research Development Grant.

Kiska WWII Battlefield Landscape Survey and Report. Spennemann, D. H. R. (2009 -2010) U.S. National Park Service.

Landholder rapid appraisal project under Landscape Logic. Curtis, A. & Race, D. (2009 - 2010) Department of Sustainability and Environment.

Landholder use of stock and domestic and riparian rights to access Murrumbidgee River Water. Curtis, A., & Mazur, N. (2009-2010) NSW State Water.

Liberalisation, Growth and Economic Change in China. Sharma, K. (2010) AusAid.

Managing dense regrowth for conservation purposes – the effects of dense regrowth by native trees and shrubs on biodiversity. Literature review.  Lunt, I. & Morgan, J. (LaTrobe Uni) (2009-2010) Parks Victoria, Department of Sustainability & Environment, Goulburn-Broken CMA and Trust for Nature.

Management of Riparian Land in Tasmania. Curtis, A., Race, D., Sample, R. and McDonald, S. (2007-2010) Department of Environment, Heritage, Water and the Arts

Managing tree densities in western New South Wales: development of a process­ based model to predict woodland dynamics. Lunt, I., Bradstock, R. (Macquarie Uni) and Bedwood, M. (DEC). (2006-2010) ARC Linkage grant. Partners Department of Environment and Conservation.

Monitoring and evaluation of the Victorian Landcare program. Curtis, A. (2009- 2010)  Department of Sustainability and Environment.

Monitoring the response of Southern Bell Frog (Litoria reniformis ) populations to the flooding of wetlands within Yanga National Park and the Lowbidgee Floodplain (Phase 3). Wassens, S. and Wilson, A. (2009-2010) Department of Environment and Climate Change.

National Water Planning Project.  Coordinator Poh- Ling Tan of Griffith University. Other participants Whelan, J., Mackenzie, J., Bowmer, K., Baldwin, C., Jackson, S., Mooney,C., White, I., Ayre, M.. (2008-2010) National Water Commission.

Natural asset valuation: consideration of held and assigned community values in NRM decision making. Seymour, E., (PhD candidate), Curtis., A., Allan, C., (2007-2010) Future Farm Industries Cooperative Research Centre.

Nutritional value of parasitic plants and their tree hosts: A key to selective herbivory of the common brushtail possum. Petrovic, K. (PhD Candidate)  (2009-2010) ANZ Charitable Trust Australia – Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment.

Occurrence, prevalence and abundance of emerging zoonotic parasites in different species of flathead fish in NSW.  Shamsi, S., Humphries, P. & Beveridge, I. (2010) CSU Seed grant.

Old field colonization by native trees and shrubs following land use change. Geddes, L., Lunt, I., Smallbone, L., and Morgan, J. (LaTrobe).(2010) CSU Competitive Grant.

Optimal Transformative Change in Irrigation Districts Affected by Drought and Climate Change.  Hicks, J., Morrison, M. , Krivokapic-Skoko, B., Basu, P. K., Sappey, D. & Duncan, R. (2010)  ILWS.

Optimising the policy and institutional settings for community based forestry in Indonesia. Wibowo, L. (PhD Candidate) Race, D. & Curtis, A. (2008-2011) CIAR,  CSU and the Indonesian government's Forestry Research and Development Agency (FORDA).

Rapid Appraisal methods review Allan, C. (2010) Policy, Governance and Communications Division, Industry & Investment NSW. [Summary Sheet PDF]

Roadsides: Landholder Engagement Project. Allan. C. (2010) Rural City of Wangaratta. Indigo Shire

Rural landholder adaptations to climate change. Curtis, A., Rogers, M., Thwaites, R.,.  (2008-2010) Landscape Logic CERF Hub.

Rural women's experience of intimate partner domestic violence, the healing process and the role of social support delivery in NSW, Australia . Moore, E., & Ragusa, R.. (2010) CSU Faculty of Arts.

Strategic research plan for School of Geography and Environmental Studies. Curtis, A. (2010) University of Tasmania.

The impact of tree change on post-agricultural landscapes in rural Australia.  Ragusa, A.T., Curtis, A., Patrick, K., Boxall, D. (2007-2010)

The National Agricultural Research and Development System. Mullen, J. (2010) DPI (Victoria)

Transformation for resilient landscapes and communities – Murray case study. Curtis, A., Griffith, R., Mitchell, M., Brown, V. (ANU), Walker, B. (2009-2010) NSW Natural Resources Commission and Murray CMA.

Understanding landholder participation in the Loddon Stressed Rivers Program.  Curtis, A. & Race, D. (2009-2010) North Central CMA.

Utilisation of sub-fossil remains for reconstructing floodplain fish faunas. CSU Competitive grant. Humphries, P., & Reid, M. (Riverine Landscapes Research Lab.) (2009-2010)

Water Planning Processes: Lessons Gaps and Adoption.  Bowmer, K., and Lukasiewicz, A. (PhD Candidate) (2008-10) Land and Water Australia and National Water Commission. Griffith University.


A model to predict suitability using uncertain and sparse data. O'Brien, R. (2009) CSU Faculty of Science grant,

Assessing the value of Seasonal Climate Forecasts to Central West farmers. Parton, K., Crean, J., Mullen. J., and Jones, R. (NSW DPI ) (2005-2009) ILWS Funding.

Chemical Ecology of Mistletoe and Eucalyptus: Towards a Mechanistic Understanding of Herbivory and Parasitism.  Watson, D. & An, M. (2009) CSU Competitive Grant.

Collation of environmental data for climate modelling in Alpine areas. Spooner, P.  (2009)  Department of Environment and Climate Change,

Contribution to ABARE and GRDC project on production in the Australian grains industry. Mullen, J. (2009) ABARE.

Decision States, Information Acceleration and New Product Adoption. Morrison, M., Oppewal, H., Wang, P. & Waller, D. (2009) ARC Discovery grant.

Diversity and dynamics of the arthropod assemblages of mistletoe in remnant woodlands. Burns, A. and Watson, D. (July 2009) Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment

Environmental Requirements for Managing Sustainable Fish Populations in the Murray River Valley.  Humphries, P. (2009) MDBA.

Factors facilitating and inhibiting the use of research to inform interpretations practice in Australian protected area management agencies. Black, R., and Weiler, B. (Monash University) (2007-2009) CSU and Monash University.

Food waste prevention project.  Black, R., Davidson, P., Fuschen, E. (NEVR Waste) (2009) North East Victorian Regional Waste Management Group

Domestic violence victims' experiences accessing NSW justice system's services. Ragusa, A. (2009) NSW Attorney General's Department.

Grazing impacts on Plains-wanderer habitat and food resources. Eklom, K. (PhD Candidate) Luck, G. and Lunt, I. (2006 - 2009) NSW DECC.

Hay Wetlands watering and grazing trial. Watts, R., Wilson, A., Arnaiz, O., (PhD student), Podnar, K., (Hons student), Nielsen, D., Wassens, S. (2006-2009)  Murrumbidgee Catchment Management Authority.

Irrigators' decision making : An exploratory study. Davidson, P., Whittenbury, K. (2007-2009) Cooperative Research Centre for Irrigation Futures.

Monitoring the response of Southern Bell Frog (Litoria reniformis ) populations to the flooding of wetlands within Yanga National Park and the Lowbidgee Floodplain (Phase 2).  Wassens, S., and Wilson, A. (2008-2009) Department of Environment and Climate Change,

Mt Kembla Mine, Batchelor Huts Study. Spennemann, D.H.R. (2009) NSW Dept. of Environment & Climate Change

Northern connections-movement of birds between Australia and its near northern neighbors. Roshier, D., Heinsohn, R. (ANU), Joseph, L.G. (CSIRO) (2007-2009)  ARC Linkage. Partners-Department of Environment & Heritage, Agriculture Fisheries & Forestry Australia, Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service.

Polydesmid millipedes of New South Wales.  Car, C., (PhD Candidate) (2006 - 2009) CSU post graduate scholarship.

Powerful Choices: Energy Transition Options for Australia.  Foran, B., (1993-2009) Land and Water Australia.

Profitability of ACIAR funded fruit and vegetable projects in the Philippines.  Mullen, J. (2009) Industry and Investment NSW (formerly DPI)

Reducing uncertainty in the Philippine rice industry. Parton, K., Mullen, J. Hayman, P. and Crean, J. (2005 -2009) ACIAR.

Review of Framework for the Assessment of River and Wetland Health Implementation Plan. Finlayson, C.M (2009) NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change.

Review of Australia China Environment Development Program Activity Design Document.  Finlayson, C.M (2009) GHD Consulting,

Scoping study to determine hotspots in the Murray Darling Basin. Humphries, P. (2009) Department of Sustainability and Environment.

Sustainable development in our backyard: maximising biodiversity conservation where people live.  Luck, G. (2007-2009) ARC Discovery.

Sustainable management of inland wetland ecosystems in southern Africa: inventory and land cover. Finlayson, M., Masiyandima, M., McCartney, M., and Rebelo, L.M., (IWMI) (2008-2009) International Water Management Institute (IWMI) & the Challenge Program for Water and Food.

The impact of innovation in regional manufacturing in the Riverina Region of New South Wales. Bamberry, G & Wickramesekera, R. (2009) Riverina Regional Development Board.

The nature of our neighbourhoods: links between biodiversity, human wellbeing and our connection to the environment. Luck, G., Boxall D., and Davidson, P. (2008-2009) CSU Competitive Grant.

The role of rice production landscapes as habitat for waterbirds. Taylor, I. and Schultz, M., (2008-2009) Murrumbidgee Irrigation Ltd.

The Role of Work Organisation in a Regional Labour Market for Nursing. Basu, P.K., and Sappey, R., Hicks, J., Latham-Sappey, H., (2007-2009)

The rural rebound and changes in rural property ownership; trends, challenges and opportunities for natural resource management. . Mendham, E., (PhD Candidate) Curtis, A., Millar, J., O'Brien, R. (2006-2009) APA Scholarship, Wimmera and Corangamite CMA's

Tillegra Dam assessment of potential impacts to Hunter Estuary Ramsar wetlands. Finlayson, M. (2009) Hunter Water.

Unintended incentive effects of climate change policy, Duncan, R. (2007-2009)

Waterbirds of Barren Box Storage and Wetlands. Taylor, I. (2008-2009) Murrumbidgee Irrigation Ltd.

Wombat tracks in a changing climate in the Australian Alps, Spooner, P & Matthews, A. (2009) Holsworth Trust,


An evaluation of the Central Tablelands Landcare 'Engaging local communities in NRM'. Friedrich, J., Crockett , J., and Bone, Z. (2005 -2008) Natural Resources Advisory Council (NRAC)

Assessment and communication of risk in agriculture quarantine issues. Alston, M., Grant, A., (PhD candidate), Curtis, A. (2008) Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation.

Attraction and Retention of Skills for Businesses in Rural Areas.  Bamberry, G., Macklin, R., Smith, A. & Stone, K. (2008) Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation.

Comparative Reliability of Rank and Choice Data in Stated Preference Models. Morrison, M., Boxall, P. (Uni Alberta) (2008) ILWS, Uni Alberta, NSW DECC.

Communities' Informal Care and Welfare Practices. Pawar, M.,(2001-2008) Japan Foundation Asia Centre and Association of Commonwealth Universities

Commonwealth Environmental Research Facilities Program (CERF Landscape Logic): Project 2: social research. Curtis, A., Race, D., Minato, W., Thwaites, R., Rogers, M.,  Mazur, N.,  McDonald, S., Sample, R., Mitchell, M. (2007-08)  Department of Environment and Water.

Economic and Social Implications of Ageing in Central West NSW. Sappey, J. Bone, Z.& Duncan, R. (2008) ILWS, Bathurst Regional Council, Blayney Council & DADHC

Economic Development Strategies for Local Government Authorities in the Riverine. Bamberry, G.& Norris, A. (2008) Region of NSW, Riverina Regional Development Board

Evaluation of River Tender Curtis, A., McDonald, S., and Sample, R. (2008) North East CMA.

Evaluation of the Kurrajong Early Intervention Service (KEIS) Outreach Program. Alston, M. (2004-2008) 'Early Childhood – Invest to Grow' initiative

Evaluation of the Roadside Partnership Program, for Indigo and Wangaratta Shires. Allan, C. (2007-2008)

Facilitating energy saving behaviours among university student residents. Black, R., and Davidson, R. (2007-2008) A joint project funded by NSW Energy Savings Fund, Department of Environment and Climate Change with CSU, Division of Facilities Management, Country Energy, Telstra and Ampy Meters

Farming systems options and catchment salinity responses. Race, D., Cresswell, H., (CSIRO) and Hume, I. (NSW DPI) (2008) A joint project with NSW DPI and CSIRO funded by Grains Research and Development Corporation. The CSU component is conducting a socio­economic analysis of the farming context in the Simmons Creek district, NSW.

Heritage futures of regional NSW. Spennemann, D. (2007-2008)

Identification of hydrological and habitat requirements to maintain viable Southern Bell Frog ( Litoria raniformis ) populations in Yanga National Park (Phase 1). Wassens, S., and Watts, R. (2007-2008) Department of Environment and Climate Change.

Increasing Relationship Performance amongst Regional Business. Bamberry, G.(2008)

Landholder adaptation to climate variability. Curtis. A., and Thwaites, R. (2007-2008) Natural Heritage Trust.

Mapping the Aged Care Industry and Ageing Issues in the Bathurst Region. Sappey, J., Bone, Z., & Duncan, R. (2008) ILWS, Bathurst Regional Council, Blayney Shire Council, Department of Ageing, Disability, and Home Care.

Measuring the benefits of environmental water allocations: Turtles in a fragmented landscape. Wilson, A., Dehaan, R. & Kopf, S. (2007-2008)

Monitoring of pulsed releases to the Mitta Mitta River , Victoria.  Watts, R., Ryder, D., Burns, A., Wilson, A., Dehaan, R., and Zander, A. (2007-2008) Murray- Darling Basin Commission and River Murray Water.

Paramedic education: developing depth through networks and evidence-based research. A. Carrick Discipline-Based Initiatives Scheme. Willis, E. Pointon, T. Brightwell, R. Lord, W. Morris, M. O'Meara, P. Phillips, R. Service, M. Walker, T. Webb, H. & McCoy. (2007- 2008)

Post-release survival of captive-bred malleefowl (Leipoa ocellata) in western NSW. Wilson, A. (2008)

Preliminary survey of pest animals in the Perisher Valley, Kosciusko NP. Spooner, P. and Matthews, A. (2008) NSW Department of Environment & Conservation

On-line student supervision training - accessible and cooperative learning in social work. Bowles, W., McKinnon, J., and Collingridge, M. (2007-2008) Carrick grant

Optimising frog breeding responses to flooding in managed wetlands Wassens, S., & Watts, R. (2007-2008) NSW Murray Wetlands Working Group

Restoring ecosystem diversity and function in degraded vegetation remnants. Lunt, I., Prober, S., Thiele, K. (Ecological Interactions), Smallbone, L. (Honours student). ( 2008) NSW Environmental Trust

Review: Impacts of fire on the ecology and population persistence of the Bathurst Copper Butterfly (Paralucia spinifera). Wassens, S., and Healy, S. (2008) Department of Environment and Climate Change.

Review of Environmental Outcomes of Pulsed Flows.  Watts, R., Allan, C., Bowmer, K., Curtis, A., Page, K., Ryder, D. & Wilson, A. (2007-2008) National Water Commission

Role of Business Enterprise Centres in Regional Development: The Wagga Wagga BEC. Bamberry, G,.and Fromholtz, M.(2007-2008) ILWS Funding

Social impacts of drought and declining water availability in the Murray Darling Basin. Alston, M., Witney-Soanes, K. (2007-2008) Commonwealth Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government.

Social research to underpin implementation and evaluation of the riparian pilot project in the Ovens valley. Curtis, A., Allan, C., and Howard, J. (2005-2008) Natural Heritage Trust (via North East Catchment Management Authority)

Telecommunications and regional development: A case study of Riverina First. Bamberry, G. and Dale, P. (2008) CSU Internal Funding

The Affect of Work/Life Balance Employer Brands on Skilled Internal Migration: A dual-perspective analysis of skills shortages in regional Australia. da Silva, D., Grigg, K. (2007-2008) ERD pilot grant

The evolution of post­fire resprouting structures in the Myrtaceae. Burrows, G. (2008) Herman Slade Foundation.

The provision of the Ramsar Site Management Planning Guidelines Module of the 'National Guidelines for Ramsar Wetlands—Implementing the Ramsar Convention in Australia'. Finlayson, M. and Lukacs, G., James Cook University (2008) Department of Environment, Water Heritage and the Arts

Towards sustainable regional institutions: the nature, role and governance implications of contemporary Australian regionalism. Gray, I., Giorgas, D., Brown, A.J., (Griffith Uni), Brunkhorst, D., (UNE) and Saunders, C., (Melb Uni) (2006- 2008) ARC Discovery Grant.

Understanding landholder constraints to the uptake of market-based instruments Morrison, M., Baker, R., (DNRMW), Stanley, J., (DNRMW) and Ward, J. ( CSIRO Land & Water). (2006-2008) Land & Water Australia , Department of Natural Resources Mines and Water (QLD), Northern Rivers CMA, Central West CMA

Working Paper 1 - Understanding land manager constraints
Working Paper 2 - Participation in MBI and Incentives
Working Paper 3 - MBI: Expert Interviews

Understanding landholder management of the Mid-Goulburn River frontage. Curtis, A., and Race, D. (2007-2008) Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority

Understanding rural landholder adaptations to climate change.  Thwaites, R., Curtis, A., Park, G. (NCCMA) (2007-2008) NCCMA

Women's experiences of birthing away from their rural and remote communities. Dietsch, E., Davies, C., Shackleton, P., Alston, M., and McLeod, M. (Royal College of Nursing) (2007-2008) Nurses and Midwives Board of NSW

Workforce capacity to respond to children of mentally ill parents: Australia and Canada. Maybery, D., Reupert, (Education CSU), Lees, & Chovil, (both from Trinity Western University, BC Canada). (2003-2008) Vichealth


A Birds Eye View: Development of a remote sensing approach to monitoring semi-arid grasslands for biodiversity conservation. Bruce, N., Lunt, I., Abuzar, M. (DPI) & Mitchell, M. (DPI). (2003-2007) ARC Industry grant, Parks Victoria

Analysing Employer Training. Smith, A., and Oczkowski, E. (2007) National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

An investigation into the efficient use of factor inputs in cotton production. Kidane, H. and Bandara, Y. (2007) ILWS

Delivery of Social and Community Dimensions Training Workshops in Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. Race, D., Millar, J., Lipscombe, N., and McDonald, T. (2007) Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).

Developing Business Networks in a Regional Context. Duncan, G. & Jarratt. D. (2006 -2007) CSU

Developing mutually-beneficial community-company partnerships for commercial forestry. Race, D., Stewart, H., Sumirat, B., and colleagues at Indonesia's CIFOR, FORDA, WWF, and district forestry partners. (2005-2007) Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)

Does triple bottom line reporting enhance capacity to move to more sustainable irrigation? Curis, A, Davidson, P, Mitchell, M (PhD Candidate) (2005- 2007) CRC Irrigation Futures

Effects Of Grazing Management Following Fencing On Native Vegetation. Spooner, P. (2006-2007) NSW Department of Environment & Conservation.

Exploring expectations of demographic change in a regional city and its rural surrounds – Albury-Wodonga and district. A history. Pennay, B. (2007)

Improved seasonality of flows through better demand management and system harmonisation. Khan, S., Louis, J., and Allan, C. (2007) Irrigation Futures Cooperative Research Centre.

Kicking the Dirt. Wilson, B., & Allan, C. (2006-2007) Murray Catchment Management Authority.

The impact of altered patterns of water permanence on wetland aquatic macroinvertebrate communities. Wassens, S. (2007) Murrumbidgee CMA.

New Immigrants in the Regional and Rural Australia: Attraction and Retention. Krivokapic-Skoko, B., and  Collins, J. (UTS). (2007)  Rural Industry & Rural Development Corporation.

Participation following traumatic brain injury in rural, regional and remote areas. Alston, M. with researchers from Community Health in Albury, McAllister, L., Winkworth, A., Curtin, M.,and Neumayer, B. (2006-2007) ARC Linkage grant with the South West Brain Injury Program in Albury.

Pathways to good practice in regional NRM governance. Curtis, A., Lockwood, M., (UTas), Stratford, E. (UTas), (2006-2007) Land and Water Australia

Providing social data at the catchment scale to underpin NHT implementation and evaluation. with regional projects in the Lachlan (NSW), Glenelg Hopkins (Vic), Queensland Murray-Darling (Qld) and Burnett/Mary (Qld) catchments). Curtis, A., Byron, I. and MacKay, J. (BRS). (2002-2007) Natural Heritage Trust (National Component)

Reinforcing the social and community dimensions of ACIAR projects to deliver livelihood impacts. Race, D., Millar, J., and Curtis, A. (2006-2007) Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)

Restoring ecosystem diversity and function in degraded vegetation remnants. Lunt, I. and Prober, S. (2005-2007) NSW Environmental Trust, CSIRO Better Bush program.

Social Dimensions of Plantation Expansion in North East Victoria
. Stewart, H., Curtis, A., Race, D. (2006-2007) Plantations North East Inc.

Support for Peer Group Mentors. Race, R., and Millar, J. (2007) Otway Agroforestry Network

The Role of HRM and High Performance Systems in the Utilisation and Retention of Skills in Organisations. Smith, A., Oczkowski, E. and Selby-Smith, C. (2006-2007) National Centre for Vocational Education Research

Water Sharing: Examining the science. Bowmer, K., Eberbach, P., (Graham Centre- landscape and groundwater hydrology) and Murphy, T. (Western Research Institute- economics) (2005 -2007)

What's in a name? A quantitative study of market stimuli in the beef cattle industry. Coghlan, I. (2007) ILWS.

Improving understanding of landholder adoption of best practice riparian management. Wilson, A., Jansen, A., Curtis, A. and Robertson, A. (2005-2007) Land and Water Australia and the Goulburn-Broken Catchment Management Authority

When should grazing stock be allowed in conservation areas? Lunt, I., Eldridge, D. (UNSW), Morgan, J. (LaTrobe), Witt, B. (UQld) (2006-2007) NSW Environmental Trust through the 'Better Knowledge, Better Bush' project and Environment ACT


Accelerating the impacts of participatory research and extension on shifting cultivation farming systems in Lao PDR. Millar, J., Photakoun, V., (NAFES), Alexander, K., (PhD candidate). (2003 - 2006) Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research and National Agriculture and Forestry Extension Service

Assessing customer responses to channel automation in Central Goulburn Irrigation Areas 1­ 4. Curtis, A., Race, D., Birckhead, J., Sample, R. (2006) Water for Rivers.

Assessing the Impact of Drought on rural and remote young people's access to secondary education. Alston, M., and Kent, K. (2006) DEST and Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Climate change impacts and adaptations in North Central Victoria. Thwaites R., and McDonald, A., (2006) NCCMA,

Developing indicators of river health: the response of biofilms and their consumers to river flow management. Watts, R., Ryder, D. (UNE), Robinson, A. (UWA), Nye, E.(2006) Australian Research Council

Economic and cultural value of water to Indigenous People in the River Murray Region. Birckhead,J., McIntyre, W. (CSIRO), Greiner, R. (River Consulting), Hemming , S., (Flinders University) and Rigney, M. (Ngarrindjeri) (2006) Water for a Healthy Country, Flagship Collaboration Research Fund, CSIRO.

Exploring business process improvements for quality regional NRM service delivery. Curtis, A., Griffith, R., Parton, K., Dean, J.,(John Dean Consulting), Hanlon, G. (North Central CMA, Victoria). (2006) Land and Water Australia

Exploring how socio-cultural environments impact adolescents' use of leisure time, well-being, level of materialism and the pursuit/value of consumer items. Ragusa, A. (2006) CSU publications grant.

Health and education implications of China 's accession to WTO. Sharma, K & Bandara, Y. (2006) ARC-APFRN

Improving water management through understanding plant responses and adaptation in native vegetation. Eberbach, P., Burrows, G., and Clarke, S. (2006) CRC Plant­based Management of Dryland Salinity

Integrating the rice industry with biodiversity conservation: the spatial ecology of waterfowl in agricultural and natural landscapes. Roshier, D., Klomp, N., Kingsford, R., (UNSW), and McDonnell, R. (NSW NPWS) (2006) Australian Research Council.

Integrating social and economic assessments of landuse change at the catchment scale Curtis, A., Race, D., Birckhead, J., Bathgate, A. (DPI) (2006) National Action Plan for Salinity and Water Quality.

Labour Market Dimensions of the Central West Region in NSW. Hicks, J., Basu, P.K. and Sappey, R. (2005-6) CSU

Responses of biofilms to cyclic releases during a low flow period in the Mitta Mitta River, Victoria. Watts, R., Nye, E., Wilson, A., Dehaan R., Zander, A., Ryder, D., (UNE), Burns, A., (UNE). (2006) Murray­-Darling Basin Commission, River Murray Water.

Review of Portable Sawmills in the Pacific: Identifying the factors for success. Race, D., with colleagues from ANU and University of Melbourne. (2006) ACIAR

Patch Protection - An after the fence look at remnant vegetation. Spooner, P. (2005-2006) NSW Environmental Trust/ CSIRO/ Greening Australia.

Perceptions of derived vegetation communities in NSW: A study on how people value derived vegetation communities and the implications for policy and management. Millar, J., Sharp, E., Spooner. P. (2006) Department of Environment and Conservation (NSW) [Summary Sheet PDF]

Teleworking opportunities for rural and remote women. Alston, M in conjunction with Capel, C., from Longreach, board member of FAAW. (2006) Commonwealth Office for Women in conjunction with the Foundation for Australian Agricultural Women.

Valuing Biodiversity in the Upper South East of South Australia. Morrison, M., Hatton McDonald, D. (CSIRO) (2006) SA government


Landholder participation in native vegetation management in irrigation areas. Millar, J., Curtis, A., and Mendham, E. (2005) Murray Irrigation Ltd.

New Immigrants in the Regional and Rural Australia : Attraction and Retention. Krivokapic-Skoko, B., and Collins, J. (UTS) (2005) Rural Industry & Rural Development Corporation, DIMIA, DOTARS

Internal Grants


Equipment for supporting field-based water research projects at CSU. Watts, R. (2021) (on behalf of the ILWS Water Group) (2021) Research Infrastructure Support Scheme, $88,634

Supporting aquatic research infrastructure. Baumgartner, L. (2021) Research Infrastructure Support Scheme, $94,730


A ‘B&B Highway’ or Native Garden for Pollinators on the Bathurst Campus. Wright. S. (2020) CSU Green Sustainability grant, $10,000

The mental health and stress impacts of COVID19 on frontline human service staff - Police, Ambulance and Family and Community Services, Community Nurses (WNSWLHD). Roberts, R., Dwivedi, A., Jenkins, S., Bamberry, L., Sutton, C., Frost, M., Neher, A., O’Meara, P. (Monash University), Young, R.   (2020) CSU, $30,000

Metabolic and inflammatory health in COVID-19: potential mechanism for alleviation of disease severity. Marino, F. (2020) CSU, $8821

Modelling firewall strategies for controlling COVID-19 outbreak in New South Wales, Australia. Rahman, A., Ip, R., Demskoy, D., Bewong, M.  (2020) CSU, $7925

Understanding risk perceptions, knowledge and preventive health behaviour of Australians in rural, regional remote Western NSW during Covid-19 Pandemic. Kleinschafer, J., Burmeister, O., Fuller, G., Saksena, T., and Munro, A., (Western Local health District) Lock, M. (Western Local Health District Research Network) and Allan, J. (University of Wollongong) (2020) CSU, $28,000.

Developing an intervention model to assess effectiveness of policy measures on COVID-19 outbreak in Australia. Ip, R., Demskoy, D., Rahman, A., Zheng, L. (2020) CSU,$2536

The desire and capability for suicide among older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. McLaren, S., Burmeister, O., Klein, B (Federation University), Castillo, P., Tindle, R., Corboy, D.  (Blue Sky Mind Training and Research Consultancy) (2020) CSU, $27,000

Designing privacy-preserving and secure contact tracing mobile app to combat COVID-19. Kabir, A.,  Ul-Haq, A., Burmeister, O., Zheng, L., Islam, Z., Rahman, F. (Google) (2020) CSU, $12,000

Riverina Skills Audit, Burmeister, O. (2020) collaborator Regional Development Australia- Riverina NSW . CSU, $25,000 AGRIPARK – Collaborative Research Agreement.

A ‘B&B Highway’ or Native Garden for Pollinators on the Bathurst Campus. Wright. S. (2020) CSU Green Sustainability grant, $10,000


Enhancing the environmental sustainability of hydropower projects. Baumgartner, L., Robinson, W., Boys, C.  (2019-2020) CSU, $25,000

Enhancing aquatic research capability at Albury/Wodonga campus. Baumgartner, L. (2019) CSU Research Infrastructure Support Scheme, $145,000

Biodiversity responses to the re-introduction of cultural burns in long unburnt grasslands. Price, J. (2019) CSU Green, $9956

Can Australian native birds recognize the odours of invasive mammalian predators? Massaro, M. (2019) CSU green, $6800


Oh Deer - exploring the narratives of human-deer conflict in North Eastern Victoria. Bond, J. (2018) CSU Green, $9953

Artificial tree hollows – thinking outside the box. Watson, D. (2018) CSU Green, $9856

How does behaviour influence the survival and fitness of Murray Cod in the Murray-Darling river system? Freire, R. (2018) CSU Green, $7320