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.
RIEL [blog] headlines
[words: Jillianne Segura, RIEL PhD candidate currently investigating the Ecohydrology of Mine Restoration Strategies at Ranger Mine, Kakadu NT] In early October I travelled to the USA to present my work on the ecohydrology of mine site restoration at the 5th World Conference on Ecological Restoration in Madison, Wisconsin. Yet despite being the primary purpose of my trip, the Conference was just one part of a greater invaluable experience, involving forging connections...
“We are the eyes and ears of our own communities. We see how family suffers, and we see our family’s concerns about policy-making and decision-making from the government. They are worried about the changes happening across northern Australia, so we are there to get proper information so we can deliver something very important. Their voice needs to be heard.” Dean Yibarbuk is one of the directors of the Aboriginal Research Practitioners’ Network (ARPNet) who speaks in the...
[Words: Professor Keith Christian] Charles Darwin never visited tropical Australia, but thanks to his former HMS Beagle shipmates, he has a legacy there. On the ship’s voyage that followed Darwin’s famous excursion, Port Darwin was named in his honour, and subsequently the namesakes grew to include a river, a capital city, a national park, and, most recently, a university. Charles Darwin University (CDU) contributed to Darwin’s legacy in the “Top End” of Australia in 2009...
RIEL Seminar Series
- Northern futures: threats and opportunities for freshwater ecosystems
- Weeds of Protected Areas: Floodplain weeds in Australia’s Kakadu National Park
- The role of legislation and policy in dealing with contentious plants.
- How well are we currently dealing with contentious plants? Proceedings of the 17th Australasian Weeds Conference, ed. S.M. Zydenbos, pp. 470-473. (New Zealand Plant Prot
- Containment as a strategy for tackling contentious plants.
- Shrub invasion of a tropical wetland: implications for weed management.
- Patterns of flowering and seed production in Eucalyptus miniata and E. tetrodonta in a tropical savanna woodland, northern Australia
- ) Fire frequency and biodiversity conservation in Australian tropical savannas: implications from the Kapalga fire experiment