Feature articles

Some of the feature articles we’ve written are listed below.

See also the newsletters we have contributed feature stories to.

In future, let’s build our cities around water, ECOS, 2012

Written on behalf of the International Water Association, and published in ECOS, 12 November 2012, by CSIRO, the story describes the shift that is happening in the design of new cities whereby water supply is the first piece of infrastructure on the drawing board.

Bigeye: Pacific tuna fishery with a future, ECOS, 2012

Written on behalf of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and published in ECOS, 10 September 2012, by CSIRO, the story describes the state of the world’s  biggest tuna fishery:

In 2010, 60% of the global tuna catch came from the Western and Central Pacific Ocean, the world’s biggest tuna fishery. At 2.4 million tonnes, the 2010 catch is the fishery’s second highest annual catch on record. So how much tuna is out there and is the amount of fishing sustainable?

Water trading in northern Australia – will it work?, Kantri Laif, 2010

The story, published in edition 6 of Kantri Laif, describes the research findings of the Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge (TRaCK) program which examined how water markets could work in tropical Australia, and the potential socio-economic impacts arising from an open trading market.

Creating livelihoods from tradition and culture, Kantri Laif, 2010

The story, published in edition 6 of Kantri Laif, describes three case studies run by Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge researchers to find out how and why Indigenous people aspire to live and work on country, and to see if they can be supported financially to do so by being paid for the services they provide in managing the environment.

Women and landcare in the Philippines, Partners, 2008

After our visit to landcare sites in the Philippines in December 2007, we wrote an article titled ‘Communities make a stand on shared care for the land’ for the March-June 2008 edition of Partners, the magazine of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.

Hallett wind farm, corporate magazine, 2007

We wrote the article ‘Wind farm enclosures and switchgear enable high availability’ for Schneider Electric’s internal magazine and for industry publications.

Gippsland Water Factory, corporate magazine, 2007

We wrote the article ‘Gippsland water gets A-grade treatment’ (PDF 115 kb) for Schneider Electric’s internal magazine and for industry publications.

Managing the invasion of banana wilt diseases, Partners, 2007

We wrote an article titled ‘Stopping the wilt’ for the July-October 2007 edition of Partners, the magazine of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.

Catchment and dairy-farm research, 2006

We examined the farm and catchment research done under Dairy Australia’s Dairying for Tomorrow program.

The program investigates the environmental interactions between farms and catchments across Australia.

We identified the desired audience and the most appropriate media outlets through which to reach that audience.

We consulted with researchers, farmers, natural resource managers and community catchment groups to develop feature articles and coordinate photographs to illustrate the issues, the people involved and the research outcomes on farms.

Outcome: 5 feature articles that illustrate the issues, the people involved and the research outcomes on farms.

Scientific expedition to Hinchinbrook Island, GEO, 2000

In December 2000, Jenni took her writing skills on a Rainforest Cooperative Research Centre expedition to the mountaintops of Hinchinbrook Island.

Over 3 weeks, 12 biologists conducted the first ever survey of the flora and fauna of this steep, remote area.

Jenni helped biologists set small animal traps and check them each morning, and participated in reptile and frog surveys.

Using a satellite phone, she set up regular interviews between biologists and ABC radio (Townsville). An ABC TV journalist and cameraman joined the group via helicopter to produce a national news story.

After the expedition, Jenni wrote a number of media releases and articles for local media. National publication included a photographic article in GEO (PDF 1 MB) and a story on Channel 9 News.

Outcome: High local profile and national coverage during the expedition, follow-up coverage, and an increased profile for the Rainforest Cooperative Research Centre.

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