32 episodes

Healthy waterways underpin the vibrant lifestyle, economy and environment of the Wet Tropics Region in Far North Queensland. They also underpin the health and well-being of Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef. Every Friday Greg Vinall talks to people across the Wet Tropics who are passionately striving to improve the health of these vital ecosystems. From managers to landholders, industry to researchers, the stories he reveals are inspirational to anyone who appreciates and values the unique lifestyle of the Wet Tropics.

Reef And Rivers Podcast Greg Vinall, Wet Tropics Healthy Waterways Partnership

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Healthy waterways underpin the vibrant lifestyle, economy and environment of the Wet Tropics Region in Far North Queensland. They also underpin the health and well-being of Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef. Every Friday Greg Vinall talks to people across the Wet Tropics who are passionately striving to improve the health of these vital ecosystems. From managers to landholders, industry to researchers, the stories he reveals are inspirational to anyone who appreciates and values the unique lifestyle of the Wet Tropics.

    Season 2 Episode 11: Dr Michael Rasheed on Seagrass

    Season 2 Episode 11: Dr Michael Rasheed on Seagrass

    Seagrass is the unsung hero of the Great Barrier Reef, performing several important functions within the marine ecosystem off the coast of North Queensland.

    • 18 min
    Season 2 Episode 10: Leanne Carr on Farm Nutrient Planning

    Season 2 Episode 10: Leanne Carr on Farm Nutrient Planning

    The complexities of applying fertilisers for farmers in Great Barrier Reef catchments

    • 17 min
    Season 2 Episode 9: Matt Moore Talks Fish Barriers

    Season 2 Episode 9: Matt Moore Talks Fish Barriers

    Human-made barriers in waterways, such as causeways, break the connection between different fish habitats. This podcast talks about the impacts on fish life and what is being done to improve fish ways in North Queensland.

    • 27 min
    Season 2 Episode 8: The Evolution of Environmental Report Cards

    Season 2 Episode 8: The Evolution of Environmental Report Cards

    Bill Dennison and Simon Costanza talk about the history and evolution of environmental report cards around the world.

    • 27 min
    Season 2 Episode 7: Alicia Buckle on the MIP's Local Scale Monitoring Program

    Season 2 Episode 7: Alicia Buckle on the MIP's Local Scale Monitoring Program

    Alicia Buckle is the Water Quality Leader on an innovative reef water quality project in the Wet Tropics that is connecting farmers to reef water quality science by involving the community in local scale monitoring.

    • 19 min
    Season 2 Episode 6: Ausmap Microplastics With Michelle Blewitt

    Season 2 Episode 6: Ausmap Microplastics With Michelle Blewitt

    Plastics are forever. Once released to the environment they break up into ever smaller pieces until they're no longer visible to the naked eye, but they never go away. Micro, nano and pico plastics are turning up at all corners of the planet and are accumulating in the food we eat, the water we drink and even the air we breathe.

    Michelle Blewitt explains the AusMAP project and why it's important for us to identify microplastics hotspots.

    • 14 min

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