The Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods is based at Charles Darwin University in the Top End of Australia.
RIEL is equipped to take a comprehensive approach across the terrestrial, aquatic, coastal and marine ecosystems of the north, and is multidisciplinary in its research across the natural and social sciences.
We are scholars, technicians, visionaries, and explorers: we're passionate about research. Welcome to RIEL.
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By Steve Sutton, Darwin Centre for Bushfire Research Despite having a fever and feeling pretty bad, Nelson is about to get on his motorbike and ride for an hour and a half along a winding road to setup a midwives data collection system in the town of Soe. Nelson is a young member of the NTT health department and is a bit of a legend for his motorbike riding – most people would take 2 hours to get to Soe! Nelson is just one of the bright, motivated people [...]
[words: Adam Britton] Crocodiles have what many consider a rather off-putting character trait: they bite. It’s fair to say most of us don’t like being bitten. We like being eaten even less, and reserve our greatest contempt for creatures that dare to consume us, even if they only nibble off a limb or two. We label such animals as “monsters” that “infest” their chosen habitat; they are basically pests that deserve nothing more than a bullet between their cold, reptilian...
[words: Julian Gorman and Dr Natasha Stacey] Since 2005 RIEL staff have taught a unit titled “Natural Resources and Indigenous Livelihoods”. The unit covers a range of key topics under this banner and is delivered as an intensive over five days – making it open to final year Bachelor of Science students, Masters of Environmental Management students as well as people working in government, the private sector, and not-for-profit organisations wanting to do the course for...
RIEL Seminar Series
Mark Broich is a remote sensing scientist with a research focus on vegetation dynamics and vegetation cover change in...
Bio Mirela: Lecturer at the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, UNSW, Sydney
I am an applied...
- The occurrence of the Asian subspecies of Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica affinis) in the Darwin region, Northern Territory.
- ESA-MERIS 10-Year Mission Reveals Contrasting Phytoplankton Bloom Dynamics in Two Tropical Regions of Northern Australia
- Is there enough water in waste-rock substrates to restore a functional tropical savanna to mined lands in northern Australia?
- Village common forests in Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh: balance between conservation and exploitation
- Furthering institutional strength of local government for climate change adaptation in Bangladesh
- Navigating mangrove resilience through the ecosystem based adaptation: lessons from Bangladesh
- Adaptation to Transformation of Coastal Ecosystem in Changing Climate: Theory to Practical Experience
- Coastal Ecosystem Based Adaptation: Bangladesh Experience