Supervising Scientist Reports

Supervising Scientist series

The Supervising Scientist publishes the results of environmental monitoring and research by staff and external authors into the impact of uranium mining on the environment of the Alligator Rivers Region of the Northern Territory and research on the sustainable use and environment protection of tropical rivers and their associated wetlands, and also its work on supervision and assessment of uranium mining activities.

These results are made available to key stakeholders and the scientific and wider community through publication in journals and conference papers, and more detailed reporting on scientific projects through the flagship Supervising Scientist Report series (SSR) and the Internal Report series (IR).

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SSR Number Title
SSR204 eriss research summary 2011-2012
van Dam RA, Webb A & Parker SM (eds) 2012 (220pp)
SSR203 eriss research summary 2010-2011
Jones DR & Webb AL (eds) 2012 (217pp)
SSR202 eriss research summary 2009-2010
Jones DR & Webb AL (eds) 2011 (194pp)
SSR201 eriss research summary 2008-2009
Jones DR & Webb AL (eds) 2010 (267pp)
SSR200 eriss research summary 2007-2008
Jones DR & Webb AL (eds) 2009 (267pp)
SSR199 Bedload transport, hydrology and river hydraulics in the Ngarradj Creek catchment, Jabiluka, Northern Territory, Australia
Erskine WD, Saynor MJ, Evans KG & Moliere D 2011 (83pp)
SSR198 Integrated assessment of wetland services and values as a tool to analyse policy trade-offs and management options: A case study in the Daly and Mary River catchments, northern Australia
de Groot R, Finlayson M, Verschuuren B, Ypma O & Zylstra M  2008 (116pp)
SSR197 Toxicity of Ranger mine RP2 and Pit 3 waters to native freshwater species: 2007 wet season
Hogan A, van Dam R, Houston M & Lee N 2008 (55pp)
SSR196 eriss research summary 2006-2007
Jones DR, Humphrey C, van Dam R & Webb A (eds) (220pp)
SSR 195 Standards for reflectance spectral measurement of temporal vegetation plots
Pfitzner K, Bartolo R, Carr G, Esparon A & Bollhöfer A 2011 (118pp)
SSR 194 A preliminary ecological risk assessment of the major weeds on the Magela Creek floodplain, Kakadu National Park Australia
Walden D, Boyden J, Bayliss P & Ferdinands K 2012 (96pp)
SSR193 eriss research summary 2005-2006
Jones DR, Evans KG & Webb A (eds), 2007 (201pp)
SSR192 A GIS compendium for landscape-scale risk assessment of the Magela Creek floodplain and broader Alligator Rivers Region, NT
Boyden JM, Walden DJ, Bayliss P & Saalfeld K, 2008 (125pp)
SSR191 Saltwater intrusion and mangrove encroachment of coastal wetlands in the Alligator Rivers Region, Northern Territory, Australia
Cobb SM, Saynor MJ, Eliot M, Eliot I & Hall R 2007 (57pp)
SSR190 A preliminary ecological risk assessment of the impact of tropical fire ants (Solenopsis geminata) on colonies of seabirds at Ashmore Reef
Bellio MG, Bayliss P, Williams AJ, van Dam R, Fox GJ & Moulden JH, 2007 (108pp)
SSR189 eriss research summary 2004-2005
Evans KG, Rovis-Hermann J, Webb A & Jones DR (eds), 2006 (227pp)
SSR188 Bed-material grain size changes in the Ngarradj Creek catchment between 1998 and 2003
Saynor MJ, Erskine WD & Evans KG, 2006 (62pp)
SSR187 A field key to the trees and shrubs in the Jabiru area
Brennan K, 2007 (105pp)
SSR186 Review of mine-related research in the Alligator Rivers Region 1978-2002
A Johnston & AR Milnes (129pp)
SSR185 Investigation of radiation clearance procedures for vehicles leaving the Ranger mine
Supervising Scientist, 2004 (56pp)
SSR184 Investigation of the potable water contamination incident at Ranger mine March 2004
Supervising Scientist, 2004 (446pp)
SSR183 Analysis of historical streamflow data to assist sampling design in Gulungul Creek, Kakadu National Park, Australia
DR Moliere (53pp)
SSR182 A review of the eriss Ecotoxicology Program
van Dam R, 2004 (113pp)
SSR181 Cross-sectional and scour and fill changes in the Ngarradj catchment between 1998 and 2003
MJ Saynor, WD Erskine & KG Evans, 2004.
SSR180 Routine analysis of naturally occurring radionuclides in environmental samples by alpha-particle spectrometry
Martin P & Hancock GJ, 2004 (134pp)
SSR179 Baseline suspended-sediment, solute, EC and turbidity characteristics for the Ngarradj catchment, Northern Territory, and the impact of mine construction
KG Evans, DR Moliere, MJ Saynor, WD Erskine & MG Bellio (75pp)
SSR178 A review of spatial datasets for wetland inventory in northern Australia
Lowry J & Finlayson CM, 2004 (22pp)
SSR177 A risk assessment of the tropical wetland weed Mimosa pigra in northern Australia
D Walden, R van Dam, M Finlayson, M Storrs, J Lowry & D Kriticos, 2004 (74pp)
SSR176 Bank erosion in the Ngarradj catchment: Results of erosion pin measurements between 1998 and 2001
Saynor MJ, Erskine WD & Evans KG, 2003 (48pp)
SSR175 Recommended environmental water requirements for the Daly River, Northern Territory, based on ecological, hydrological and biological principles
Erskine WD, Begg GW, Jolly P, Georges A, O'Grady A, Eamus D, Rea N, P Dostine, Townsend S & Padovan A, 2003 (58pp)
SSR174 Review of risk assessments associated with the proposal to establish a national radioactive waste repository
By A Johnston & A Zapantis, 2003 (62pp)
SSR173 Ecotoxicological testing protocols for Australian tropical freshwater ecosystems
Riethmuller N, Camilleri C, Franklin N, Hogan AC, King A, Koch A, Markich SJ, Turley C & van Dam R, 2003 (143pp)
SSR172 Baseline hydrology characteristics of the Ngarradj catchment, Northern Territory
(Moliere DR, Boggs GS, Evans KG, Saynor MJ & Erskine WD 2002) 78pp
SSR171 Evaluation of alleged deficiencies in management of the Ranger Uranium Mine between 1996 and 1998
(Supervising Scientist & Department of Business, Industry and Resource Development 2002) 86pp
SSR170 Investigation of the stockpiling and reporting incidents at Ranger and Jabiluka 2002
(Supervising Scientist 2002) 58pp
SSR169 Description and literature review of the flora and vertebrate fauna of Magela Creek, Alligator Rivers Region, northern Australia
(eds Gardner S, Finlayson CM & Pidgeon RAJ 2002) 152pp
SSR168 North-east rivers environmental review: A review of Tasmanian environmental quality data to 2001
(Koehnken L 2001) 54pp
Hard copy available from Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Water & Environment, GPO Box 44, Hobart, Tasmania 7001
SSR167 North-west rivers environmental review: A review of Tasmanian environmental quality data to 2001
(Green G 2001) 44pp
Hard copy available from Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Water & Environment, GPO Box 44, Hobart, Tasmania 7001
SSR166 Environmental Research Institute of the Supervising Scientist research summary 1995–2000
(eds Rovis-Hermann J, Evans KG, Webb AL & Pidgeon RWJ 2002) 213pp
SSR165 Temporal trends in erosion and hydrology for a post-mining landform at Ranger Mine
(Moliere DR, Evans KG, Willgoose GR & Saynor MJ 2002) 118pp
SSR164 A preliminary risk assessment of cane toads in Kakadu National Park
(van Dam RA, Walden DJ & Begg GW 2002) 108pp
SSR163 Copper speciation and toxicity in a contaminated estuary
(Eriksen RS, Nowak B & van Dam RA 2001) 30pp
SSR162 Inventory and risk assessment of water dependent ecosystems in the Daly basin, Northern Territory, Australia
(Begg GW, van Dam RA, Lowry JB, Finlayson CM & Walden DJ 2001) 120pp
SSR161 Wetland inventory, assessment and monitoring: Practical techniques and identification of major issues
Proceedings of Workshop 4, 2nd International Conference on Wetlands and Development, Dakar, Senegal, 8-14 November 1998. 2001 (eds Finlayson CM, Davidson NC & Stevenson NJ ) 142pp
SSR160 The rehabilitation of Nabarlek Uranium Mine: Proceedings of Workshop, Darwin NT, Australia, 18-19 April 2000
2001 (ed DA Klessa) 104pp
SSR159 Development of a GIS based approach to mining risk assessment
2001 (Boggs GS, Devonport CC, Evans KG, Saynor MJ & Moliere DR) 58pp
SSR158 Geomorphic research to determine the off-site impacts of the Jabiluka Mine on Swift (Ngarradj) Creek, Northern Territory
2001 (Erskine WD, Saynor MJ, Evans KG & Boggs GS) 52pp
SSR157 Assessment and monitoring of coastal change in the Alligator Rivers Region, northern Australia
2000 (Eliot I, Saynor M, Eliot M & Finlayson CM) 166pp
SSR156 Assessment of the off-site geomorphic impacts of uranium mining on Magela Creek, Northern Territory, Australia
2000 (Erskine WD & Saynor MJ) 68pp
SSR155 The effect of true water hardness and alkalinity on the toxicity of Cu and U to two tropical Australian freshwater organisms
2000 (N Riethmuller, S Markich, D Parry & R van Dam) 80pp
SSR154 ERA Ranger Tailings Corridor Review
2000 (Sinclair Knight Merz) 28pp
SSR153 Investigation of tailings water leak at the Ranger uranium mine
2000 (Supervising Scientist) 170pp
SSR152 The hydrobiology of Keta and Songor Lagoons: Implications for coastal wetland management in Ghana
2000 Finlayson CM, Gordon C, Ntiamoa-Baidu Y Tumbulto, J & Storrs M 166pp
SSR151 The chemistry of Magela Creek: A baseline for assessing change downstream of Ranger
2000 (Klessa DA) 60pp
SSR150 Revegetation of mined land in the wet-dry tropics of northern Australia: A review
1999 (Corbett MH) 62pp
SSR149 Vulnerability assessment of major wetlands in the Asia-Pacific region to climate change and sea level rise
1999 (eds van Dam RA, Finlayson CM & Watkins D) 166pp
SSR148 A compendium of information for managing and monitoring wetlands in tropical Australia
1999 (eds Finlayson CM & Spiers AG) 346pp
SSR147 Techniques for enhanced wetland inventory and monitoring
1999 (eds Finlayson CM & Spiers AG) 152pp
SSR146 The Blyth/Liverpool wetlands, Arnhem Land, northern Australia : Information for management planning
1999 (collators Thurtell L, Finlayson CM, Yibarbuk D & Storrs MJ) 60pp
SSR145 Ecological studies on the freshwater fishes of the Alligator Rivers Region, Northern Territory: Autecology
2001 (Bishop KA, Allen SA, Pollard DA & Cook MG) 582pp
SSR144 Global review of wetland resources and priorities for wetland inventory
1999 (eds Finlayson CM & Spiers AG), 524pp
SSR143 Analysis of long-term groundwater dispersal of contaminants from proposed Jabiluka Mine tailings repositories
1999 (Kalf FRP & Dudgeon CR) 105pp
SSR142 Hydrological analysis relevant to surface water storage at Jabiluka
1999 (Chiew FHS & Wang QJ) 34pp
SSR141 Climate change analysis relevant to Jabiluka
1999 (Jones RN, Abbs DJ & Hennessy KJ) 33pp
SSR140 Hydrometeorological analyses relevant to Jabiluka
1999 (Bureau of Meteorology) 31pp
SSR139 Protection of the environment near the Ranger uranium mine
1999 (Johnston A & Needham S) 38pp
SSR138 Assessment of the Jabiluka Project: Report of the Supervising Scientist to the World Heritage Committee
1999 (Johnston A & Prendergast JB) 131pp
SSR137 Local community management of the Blyth/Liverpool wetlands, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
1999 (Finlayson CM, Yibarbuk D, Thurtell L, Storrs MJ & Cooke P) 25pp
SSR136 Modelling of the hydrodynamics and chemistry of Macquarie Harbour, western Tasmania
1998 (Tong GD & Williamson B) 166pp
SSR135 Critical review of methods to derive water quality guidelines for toxicants and a proposal for a new framework
1998 (Warne M StJ) 92pp
SSR134 Effect of vegetation and surface amelioration on simulated landform evolution of the post-mining landscape at ERA Ranger Mine, Northern Territory
1998 (Evans KG, Willgoose GR, Saynor MJ & House T) 113pp
SSR133 A new tropical algal bioassay for assessing the toxicity of metals in freshwaters
1998 (Franklin N, Stauber J, Markich S & Lim R) 91pp
SSR132 Application of a catchment evolution model to the prediction of long term erosion on the spoil heap at RUM: Initial analysis
1998 (Willgoose G & Riley S) 115pp
SSR131 Toxicity of the herbicide Tebuthiuron to Australian tropical freshwater organisms: Towards an ecological risk assessment
1998 (Camilleri C, Markich S, van Dam R & Pfeifle V) 48pp
SSR130 The role of ants in minesite restoration in the Kakadu region of Australia's Northern Territory, with particular reference to their use as bio-indicators
1998 (Andersen A, Morrison S, Belbin L, Ashwath N & Brennan K) 107pp
SSR129 State of the Derwent Estuary
1998 (Coughanowr C) 140pp
SSR128 State of the Tamar Estuary
1998 (Pirzl H & Coughanowr C) 113pp
SSR127 Investigation of metal toxicity to tropical biota: Recommendations for revision of the Australian water quality guidelines
1997 (Markich SJ & Camilleri C) 94pp
SSR126 Final report : Mount Lyell Remediation Research and Demonstration Program
1997 (Koehnken L) 104pp
SSR125 Acid mine drainage in Australia: Its extent and potential future liability
1997 (Harries J) 104pp
SSR124 Data management systems for environmental research in northern Australia: Report of a workshop held in Jabiru, Northern Territory, 22 July 1995
1997 (eds Finlayson M & Bayliss B) 68pp
SSR123 Vulnerability assessment of predicted climate change and sea level rise in the Alligator Rivers Region, Northern Territory, Australia
1997 (Bayliss B, Brennan K, Eliot I, Finlayson CM, Hall R, House T, Pidgeon R, Walden D & Waterman P) 146pp
SSR122 Evaluation of rehabilitation options for Mount Lyell using whole-effluent toxicological tests on freshwater organisms
Mount Lyell Remediation Research and Demonstration Program. 1997 (Humphrey C, Templeman S, Camilleri C & Klessa D) 53pp
SSR121 Estimation of water quality over time within the Queen and King Rivers. Mount Lyell Remediation Research and Demonstration Program
1997 (Klessa DA, Koehnken L & Johnston JF) 93pp
SSR120 Sediment transport in the King River, Tasmania. Mount Lyell Remediation Research and Demonstration Program
1997 (Locher H) 139pp
SSR119 Remediation options for tailings deposits in the King River and Macquarie Harbour. Mount Lyell Remediation Research and Demonstration Program
1996 (Giudici C, Scanlon A, Miedecke J, Duckett T, Burgess P, Love A, Irvine I, Canterford J & Waggitt P) 74pp
SSR118 The impact of historical mining operations at Mount Lyell on the water quality and biological health of the King and Queen River catchments, Western Tasmania. Mount Lyell Remediation Research and Demonstration Program
1996 (Davies P, Mitchell N & Barmuta L) 37pp
SSR117 Effects of exposure to sublethal levels of copper on growth and health of sea farmed rainbow trout. Mount Lyell Remediation Research and Demonstration Program
1996 (Nowak B & Duda S) 37pp
SSR116 Overview of the conservation status of wetlands of the Northern Territory
1996 (Storrs MJ & Finlayson CM) 100pp
SSR115 Monitoring of benthic invertebrates in Macquarie Harbour, Western Tasmania. , Mount Lyell Remediation Research and Demonstration Program
1996 (Talman S, O'Connor N, Zampatti B & Cannon F) 23pp
SSR114 The rehabilitation of derelict mining infrastructure along the Strahan foreshore, Western Tasmania. , Mount Lyell Remediation Research and Demonstration Program
1996 (Johnston J, Newman S & Needham S) 45pp
SSR113 A pilot biological survey of Macquarie Harbour, western Tasmania. Mount Lyell Remediation Research and Demonstration Program
1996 (O'Connor NA, Cannon F, Zampatti B, Cottingham P & Reid M) 66pp
SSR112 Toxicity assessment of waters from Macquarie Harbour, Western Tasmania, using algae, invertebrates and fish. , Mount Lyell Remediation Research and Demonstration Program
1996 (Stauber JL, Ahsanullah M, Nowak B & Florence TM) 91pp
SSR111 The behaviour of copper in sediments and waters of Macquarie Harbour, western Tasmania. , Mount Lyell Remediation Research and Demonstration Program
1996 (Teasdale P, Apte S, Batley G & Ford P) 127pp
SSR110 Procedures for the biological toxicity testing of mine waste waters using freshwater organisms
1996 (Hyne RV, Rippon GD, Hunt SM & Brown GH) 74pp
SSR109 An annotated checklist of the vascular plants of the Alligator Rivers Region, Northern Territory, Australia
1996 (Brennan K) 141pp
SSR108 Remediation options to reduce acid drainage from historical mining operations at Mount Lyell, western Tasmania. Mount Lyell Remediation Research and Demonstration Program
1996 (Miedecke J) 97pp
SSR107 Flowering and fruiting phenology of native plants in the Alligator Rivers Region with particular reference to the Ranger uranium mine lease area
1996 (Brennan K) 44pp
SSR106 Groundwater seepage from the Ranger uranium mine tailings dam: Radioisotopes of radium, thorium and actinium
1996 (Martin P & Akber RA) 70pp
SSR105 Characterisation and impact assessment of mine tailings in the King River system and delta, western Tasmania. Mount Lyell Remediation Research and Demonstration Program
1996 (Taylor JR, Weaver TR, McPhail DC & Murphy NC) 135pp
SSR104 Review of historical literature and data on the sources and quality of effluent from the Mount Lyell lease site, Mount Lyell Remediation Research and Demonstration Program
1995 (McQuade CV, Johnston JF & Innes SM) 86pp
SSR103 Rapid analysis of 226Ra in mine waters by gamma-ray spectrometry
1995 (Johnston A & Martin P) 26pp
SSR102 Environmental risk assessment: An Australian perspective
1995 (Beer T & Ziolkowski F) 138pp.
SSR101 Wetland research in the wet-dry tropics of Australia
Workshop, Jabiru NT 22-24 March 1995 (ed Finlayson CM) 293pp

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It is Supervising Scientist Division policy for reports in the Supervising Scientist Report series to be reviewed by two independent experts as part of the publication process.