It is my intension over the next few years to really focus in on my medium-term rainfall forecasting work. New publications in this area should eventually be listed here, but they will be immediately visible at http://climatelab.com.au/publications/ – thanks to Neville White at the Climate Lab.
The articles listed below are all still relevant, and useful – but they may not be ‘recent’.
Jennifer Marohasy BSc PhD
06 November, 2016
THIS LIST HAS NOT BEEN UPDATED SINCE EARLY 2016, FOR MORE RECENT PUBLICATIONS, CLICK HERE.
1. Recent submissions to government inquiries
Marohasy J. 2015. Save the Murray: Think About the Fish, and Thank the Farmers. Submission to the Senate Select Committee into the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, made on behalf of Myth and the Murray Group.
2. Recent journal articles
Marohasy, J. and Abbot, J. 2015. Assessing the quality of eight different maximum temperature time series as inputs when using artificial neural networks to forecast monthly rainfall at Cape Otway, Australia, Atmospheric Research, Volume 166, Pages 141-149. doi: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2015.06.025.
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, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 66 – 75.
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. Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 29-41.
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 marina. Wetland 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.
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.
3. Recent conference proceedings
Abbot J. & Marohasy J., 2015. Improving monthly rainfall forecasts using artificial neural networks and single-month optimisation in the Brisbane Catchment, Queensland, Australia. WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, 196: 3-13.
Abbot J. & Marohasy J., 2015. Forecasting of monthly rainfall in the Murray Darling Basin, Australia: Miles as a case study. WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, 197: 149-159.
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
4. 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.
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.
It might be said that the Australian Bureau of Meteorology takes a revisionist approach to history, adjusting 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 August 2014.
On 18th March, 2013, I 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.
In early 2012 I wrote ‘Plugging the Murray River’s Mouth: The Interrupted Evolution of a Barrier Estuary’, which can be downloaded here. This report generated some interest from the ABC television program, Media Watch. My detailed responses to their 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.
5. 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
6. 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.
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.
8. 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.
9. 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. 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.
10. 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
11. 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.
12. 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
13. 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
14. 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
15. 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
Articles published at Online Opinion:
Intent as the Enemy of Truth – 09/01/17. Unsettled Malcolm Roberts queries United Nation’s science – 16/09/2016. Homogenised temperatures, and planning for bushfires – 01/09/16. Rock star-scientist Brian Cox confused on more than global temperatures – 18/08/2016. Comprehensive reef protection plan could begin with Science Ombudsman – 14/06/16. Pause in global temperatures ended but carbon dioxide not the cause – 21/03/16. We should prepare for climate change: Bob Carter 1942-2016 – 21/01/2016. You don’t know the half of it: temperature adjustments and the Bureau of meteorology – 28/09/2015. Cyclonic inflation – 23/02/2015. Slots in dyke walls, won’t fix mulloway fishery – 3/06/2014. When Ngurunderi walked across the Murray’s mouth – 7/02/2014. No increase in warm nights or mild winters at Bathurst – 30/10/2013. No increase in hot days at Bathurst – 28/10/2013. Mulloway, not carp, belong in the Murray River’s estuary – 13/08/2013. FOIA, government-funded climate science and hole-digging – 20/03/2013. Restoring the Murray River’s estuary – 26/03/2012. Great Barrier Reef ‘research’ – A litany of false claims – 10/10/2011. Carbon tax nonsense – 6/05/2011. Snowy Hydro derivatives play submerges farmers – 17/02/2011. Snowy Hydro tops up floods with environmental flow – 1/02/2011. Water Plan will decimate Murrumbidgee frogs – 11/10/2010. Add salt at the mouth to save the Murray – 6/10/2010. The battle for the red gum forests – 1/09/2008. Saving the Coorong by restoring its native state – 14/08/2008. Carbon rationing or freedom – 14/03/2008. John Howard, environmentalist – 24/12/2007. Rachel Carson: too successful for her own legacy – 28/05/2007. Reef may benefit from global warming – 1/02/2007. The campaign to stop mining – 15/11/2006. Windmills are not a solution to this drought – 27/10/2006. Environment lost in rush to build dams – 7/09/2006. Steve Irwin’s legacy to conservation – 5/09/2006. Democracy versus leadership in Poowoomba – 31/07/2006. So rich, we can afford to keep ‘Saving the Murray River’ – 10/05/2006. Fat ducks equals fat cows – 18/04/2006. Costly harvest of ignorant GM campaign – 16/12/2005. Jared Diamond’s gated community of the mind – 4/11/2005. Let’s eat kangaroo – 23/09/2005. Greenpeace anti-GM campaign doomed– 15/08/2005. No science and no respect in Australia’s anti-whaling campaign – 7/07/2005. Save the forests: Support evidence-based environmentalism – 6/06/2005. Drip-fed figures – 31/05/2005. So now Kyoto is a reality, will it get cooler? – 16/02/2005. Beware of doomsday forecasts – 4/01/2005. The ABS’s environmental statistics reporting fails the basic test of rigour – 29/03/2004. Beware: everyone in the environment debate has an interest to protect – 13/02/2004. Received evidence for deterioration in water quality in the River Murray – 20/08/2003.