Publications

1. Recent peer-reviewed journal articles

Abbot J. and Marohasy J. 2015. Using artificial intelligence to forecast monthly rainfall under present and future climates for the Bowen Basin, Queensland, Australia, International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning. In press 2015.

Abbot J. and Marohasy J. 2015. Using lagged and forecast climate indices with artificial intelligence to predict monthly rainfall in the Brisbane Catchment, Queensland, Australia, International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning.  In press 2015.

Marohasy J. and Abbot J. 2015. Restoring native fish populations in Australia’s Murray Darling Basin, International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning.  In Press 2015.

Abbot J. and Marohasy J. 2014. The excavation and cultivation in containers of mature grey mangroves, Avicennia marinaWetland Ecology and Management, Volume 22, Pages 641-646.

Abbot J. and Marohasy J. 2014. Input selection and optimisation for monthly rainfall forecasting in Queensland, Australia, using artificial neural networks. Atmospheric Research, Volume 138, Pages 166-178. [Background information including audio slides, can be accessed here http://jennifermarohasy.com/input-selection-and-optimisation-for-monthly-rainfall-forecasting/.]

Abbot J. and Marohasy J. 2013. Barriers to Accessing Environmental Information under Australian Freedom of Information. Public Law Review 24, 10-16.

Abbot J. and J. Marohasy, 2012. Accessing information under Australian freedom of information legislation: a case study involving climate change. Environmental Law and Management, Volume 24, Issue 3, Pages 114-118.

Abbot J., and J. Marohasy, 2011. Application of artificial neural networks to rainfall forecasting in Queensland, Australia. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, Volume 29, Number 4, Pages 717-730. doi: 10.1007/s00376-012-1259-9 .

Abbot J., and J. Marohasy, 2011. Has the herbicide Diuron caused mangrove dieback? A re-examination of the evidence. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal, Volume 17, Issue 5, Pages 1077-1094.

Abbot J. and J. Marohasy, 2010. Accessing information relating to climate change: the case of Irish oaks tree rings. Environmental Law and Management, Volume 22, Issue 4, Pages 172-181.

Abbot J. and J. Marohasy, 2010. Accessing environmental information relating to climate change: a case study under UK freedom of information legislation. Environmental Law and Management, Volume 22, Issue 1, Pages 3- 12.

2. Recent Conference Proceedings

Abbot J. and Marohasy J. 2013. The application of artificial intelligence for monthly rainfall forecasting in the Brisbane Catchment, Queensland, Australia. River Basin Management VII. WIT Press. Editor C.A. Brebbia. Pages 125-135.

Abbot J. and Marohasy J. 2013. The potential benefits of using artificial intelligence for monthly rainfall forecasting for the Bowen Basin, Queensland, Australia. Water Resources Management VII. WIT Press. Editor C.A. Brebbia. Pages 287-297.

The Native Fish Strategy for the Murray Darling Basin is reviewed in a recent conference paper by Jennifer Marohasy and John Abbot entitled ‘Deconstructing the native fish strategy for Australia’s Murray Daring Catchment’ published by the Wessex Institute and available for free download at  http://library.witpress.com/pages/PaperInfo.asp?PaperID=24656

Marohasy, J. and J. Abbot. 2012. Chemical-free agriculture: obstacles and assumptions. 16th Australian Agronomy Conference, Armidale, NSW, 14-18 October 2012. http://www.regional.org.au/au/asa/2012/plenary/8471_marohasyj.htm#TopOfPage

3. Recent Popular Articles

Marohasy, J. 2013. Competition in climate science: government monopolies are holding back the advancement of climate change research, IPA Review, November 2013, pages 23-25.
http://jennifermarohasy.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Marohasy-Abbott.pdf

Marohasy, J. 2012. The use of artificial intelligence to forecast rainfall in Australia.  Meteorological Technology International, Pages 26-28. http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/42e2ab6c#/42e2ab6c/28

Marohasy, J. 2012. ‘Plugging the Murray River’s Mouth: The Interrupted Evolution of a Barrier Estuary’ http://jennifermarohasy.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Plugging-the-Murray-Rivers-Mouth-120212.pdf.

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology takes a revisionist approach to history, changing the historical temperature record so that it accords with the theory of anthropogenic global warming. This process of homogenisation is explained in ‘Modelling Australian and global temperatures: what’s wrong? Bourke and Amberley as case studies’ published by the Sydney Institute in about August 2014.

Marohasy, J. 2014. It’s time climate scientists distinguished between remodeled data and actual observations .  This article was submitted to The Conversation, a publication popular with academics, on 29th October 2014, and immediately rejected on the basis I was not considered a “credentialed researcher”.  More likely the article simply offended the prejudices of the editor.

On 18th March, 2013, Dr Marohasy was published in the Australian Financial Review writing about how new Australian Media Rules Prohibit Dissent. The legal insights followed publication of a series of papers with John Abbot in the British journal Environmental Law and Management and the Australian law journal Public Law Review on FOI and climate science.

Background…   I have written many articles on a range of issues relating to the natural environment beginning in 1989 with my first scientific publication on the insect fauna of a Madagascan daisy. More recently I have written about the implications of restricting access to scientific information, the Murray River, rainfall forecasting and I am currently working on several papers relating to the reconstruction of historical temperature series.

In early 2012 I wrote ‘Plugging the Murray River’s Mouth: The Interrupted Evolution of a Barrier Estuary’ which can be downloaded here.  This paper has generate some interest from the Australian television program, Media Watch.  My honest and detailed responses to the barrage of questions can be downloaded here.

With John Abbot I made a submission to the Proposed [Murray Darling] Basin Plan. This document can be downloaded [10MB] here.

I was published in the IPA Review from March 2003 through to 2009 and in The Land from April 2004 until November 2014.  I have occasionally written for The Australian, Quadrant and other newspapers and magazine.  I has also written many articles for Australia’s e-journal of social and political debate On Line Opinion.

Following are links to some of these articles or links to lists of articles.

4. A Book and Book Chapter

Abbot, J. & Marohasy, J. 2014.  Forecasting rain, pages 83-91, in ‘Climate Change: The Facts 2014′ edited by Alan Moran.  Now live on Amazon in digital format.

Marohasy, J. 2003.  Myth & the Murray: measuring the real state of the river environment, Melbourne, Institute of Public Affairs, 27 p.  Libraries Australia ID 25388233.  http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/10801698?versionId=12611427

5. Early scientific publications

A list of these peer-reviewed publications including journal articles on insect taxonomy, biology and ecology and plant taxonomy can be found here. Early in my career I was posted to Madagascar and this research work is credited with the successful biological control of the North Queensland weed rubbervine, Crypostegia grandiflora.  This history is detailed in the book Reclaiming lost provinces: A century of weed biological control in Queensland by Craig Walton and published by the Department of Natural Resources and Mines, Brisbane, 2005.

6. Monograph

Gagné, R.J. and J. Marohasy, 1993: The gall midges (Dipera: Cecidomyiidae) of Acacia spp. (Mimosaceae) in Kenya. Insecta Mundi, Volume 7, Pages 77- 124.

7. A list of IPA publications

I was regularly published in the IPA Review for many years, a list of these articles (with links) can be found here.

8. On Line Opinion Articles

On Line Opinion is a not-for-profit publication prepared to publish stories that contradict popular narratives. To read Jennifer Marohasy at On Line Opinion click here.

Seminal articles include:

Great Barrier Reef ‘research’ – A litany of false claims
About scientists and environmental activists behaving badly, published October 10, 2011, click here.

Snowy Hydro tops up floods with environmental flows
About Snowy Hydro dumping water into flooded catchments, published February 1, 2011, click here.

Saving the Coorong by restoring its native state
About the need to restore the Murray River’s estuary, published August 14, 2008, click here.

Fat ducks equal fat cows
About the Macquarie Marshes and graziers stealing water, published April 18, 2006, click here.

Received evidence for deterioration in water quality in the River Murray
About CSIRO misleading the public on salinity levels, published August 8, 2003, click here.

9. Some Articles on the Murray Darling

Myth and the Murray: Measuring the real state of the river environment
A review of the evidence on Murray cod numbers, healthy of Riverred gums, salinity levels and more
IPA Backgrounder, December 2003

Why ‘Save the Murray’?
How The Australian newspaper ran a very political and very misinformed campaign
Quadrant Magazine, Volume XLVIII, Number 12 (December 2004)

The disputed natural history of the Lower Murray
The technical literature is clear, the Lower Lakes were once part of the Murray River’s estuary
Quadrant On Line, November 21, 2010

The Murray: A fresh perspective
There was no navigable passage from the Murray to the Southern Ocean in 1831
Quadrant On Line, September 19, 2010

10. Some Articles on the Great Barrier Reef

WWF Says ‘Jump!’, governments ask ‘How high?’
About the WWF ‘Save the Great Barrier Reef’ campaign
Archived by the National Library of Australia, http://nla.gov.au/nla.arc-33869

Deceit in the name of conservation
Chief scientist ignores evidence to maintain the perception of pollution
IPA Review, March 2003

Find more links and articles from Dr Marohasy on the Great Barrier Reef by clicking here.

Hunt, W.D., Dyer, B., Marohasy, J., Kerkwyk, R., and Thompson, J. 2004. Systems, policy and infrastructure for rodent management in the Queensland sugar industry. Proceedings of the Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists, 26.

11. Some Articles on Climate Change

Case of the warm and fuzzy
Believe the data, not the activists, there is no declining rainfall trend for Eastern Australia
The Australian, August 23, 2008

Reef may benefit from global warming
The expected rise in sea level associated with global warming may benefit coral reefs, global threats to the coral reefs of the world include damaging fish practices and pollution, and the UN should work harder to address these issues
The Australian, January 31, 2007

12. Some Articles on Nature Conservation

Save the Whaling
Whaling can be sustainable, the current slaughter of dugongs in North Queensland is not
Cosmos, Issue 3, September 2005

The Loss of the Baiji
The recent extinction of the Yangtze River Dolphin
IPA Review, October 2006, pages 30-31

13. An Article on Australian Agriculture 

Australia’s Environment Undergoing Renewal, Not Collapse
Review of Australian agriculture, forestry and fisheries and their environmental impacts
Energy & Environment, Volume 16, No. 3&4, Pages 457-480

14.  An Article on Mining and Misguided Environmental Campaigning in Indonesia

Politics and the Environment in Indonesia, IPA REVIEW, July 2007, http://www.ipa.org.au/library/59_2_MAROHASY.pdf

Also, I have some YouTube video’s here: http://www.youtube.com/user/JenniferMarohasy .  The video entitled ‘Little Bird at The Beach’ is my first attempt at documentary film making with the filming and editing and uploading all done by me.  :-).

The paper ‘Modelling Australian and global temperatures: what’s wrong? Bourke and Amberley as case studies’ can be can be watched on the internet from the A-PAC website, scroll down to the picture of Dr Marohasy.

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