Peter Valentine
James Cook University
Publications 59
#1Julie H. TsatsarosH-Index: 1
Last.Peter ValentineH-Index: 13
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Aboriginal participation in water resources decision making in Australia is similar when compared with Indigenous peoples' experiences in other common law countries such as the United States and Canada; however, this process has taken different paths. This paper provides a review of the literature detailing current legislative policies and practices and offers case studies to highlight and contrast Indigenous peoples' involvement in water resources planning and management in Australia and North ...
#1Peter ValentineH-Index: 13
This paper presents an over-view of the original journal based on a review of the collection held by the Cairns Historical Society. It focusses on the scope of material covered, examples of subjects and some of the many significant authors who published their observations over the period.
#1Peter ValentineH-Index: 13
The Golden Jezebel (Delias aruna) is a large pierid butterfly known in Australia from Torres Strait and from Cape York to the McIlwraith Range, with most sightings in the Iron Range area. This paper records a new southern record, and thus a possible extension of range, in Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park some 100 km south-east of previous records and in quite different habit at to normal.
#1Peter ValentineH-Index: 13
In October 2015 a male Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus australis) was seen stalking, catching, killing and eating an Australasian Grebe (Tachybaptus novaehollandiae) at Hasties Swamp National Park, northern Queensland. This appears to be only the third record in Australia and the first in Queensland of predation on a waterbird. Detailed photographs are included.
A summary is given of the life of Dr Steve Johnson (13 April 1950 - 16 December 2014) and his contribution to the knowledge of Australian butterflies. It includes analyses of his publications and his private collection, now lodged in the Museum of Tropical Queensland, Townsville, and photographs of some aspects of his work. He collected mainly in Cape York Peninsula and Torres Strait, made many new species records for Australia and discovered many new life histories.
#1Thu Van Trung Ho (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 2
#2Simon Woodley (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 2
Last.Peter Valentine (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 13
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Marine protected areas (MPAs) can be viewed as coupled human-natural systems where a significant number of local people depend on ecosystem goods and services. There are times when these uses contribute to ecosystem degradation that may eventually lead to a systems' collapse. In addition to studies of technical means for predicting and controlling the systems, the understanding of human dimensions, institutional and social-interaction issues has been considered important for improving effective ...
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#1Alastair BirtlesH-Index: 12
#2Peter ValentineH-Index: 13
Last.Helene MarshH-Index: 43
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#1Matt CurnockH-Index: 8
Last.Peter ValentineH-Index: 13
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A permitted tourism industry has developed at the Great Barrier Reef based on swimming with dwarf minke whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata subsp.). Using sightings reported by tourism operators and vessel effort data, this study found a 91% increase in the number of whale encounters over six seasons (2003-2008), and a small number of encounter ‘hotspots’ accounted for a substantial proportion of these encounters. Analysis of industry effort data revealed that a shift in effort among existing per...
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#1Julie H. Tsatsaros (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 1
#2Jon Brodie (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 43
Last.Peter Valentine (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 13
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The Wet Tropics region of north Queensland has outstanding environmental values, contains the highest biological diversity in Australia, and borders the Great Barrier Reef. Comparable to other tropical areas worldwide, increasing urban and agricultural development in the Wet Tropics has caused concerns with respect to ecosystem degradation due to poor water quality in freshwater reaches and marine environments. Key issues currently identified in the Wet Tropics include erosion and subsequent str...
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#1Penelope FiggisH-Index: 1
#2Andrea LeveringtonH-Index: 1
Last.Peter ValentineH-Index: 13
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This publication was generated following a 2012 symposium in Cairns, Australia. The publication is the primary output from Australia marking the 40th anniversary 'Year of the World Heritage Convention' celebrated by UNESCO in 2012. The book contains 30 chapters including stimulating points of view from all sectors on the future of World Heritage and a wide range of case studies of best management from all sectors. A key component of this publication is the Cairns Communique.
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