New: Abbot J. and Marohasy J. 2013. Barriers to Accessing Environmental Information under Australian Freedom of Information. Public Law Review 24, 10-16.
Jennifer Marohasy has written many articles on a range of issues relating to the natural environment beginning in 1989 with her first scientific publication on the insect fauna of a Madagascan daisy.
She has recently researched the application of artificial intelligence to rainfall forecasting with a summary of findings published in the magazine Meteorological Technology International (August 2012), download here.
In early 2012 she 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. Dr Marohasy’s honest and detailed responses to the barrage of questions can be downloaded here.
Jennifer Marohasy and John Abbot made a submission to the Proposed [Murray Darling] Basin Plan. This document can be downloaded [10MB] here.
Dr Marohasy was published in the IPA Review from March 2003 through to 2009. Since 2004, she has been published every fortnight in The Land, and occasionally in The Australian and other newspapers. She has also written many articles for Australia’s e-journal of social and political debate On Line Opinion.
More recently you can find her published in the British Law Journal, Environmental Law and Management and the International Journal of Risk Management, Human and Ecological Risk Assessment. Dr Marohasy has a paper on rainfall forecasting using artificial intelligence recently published in Advances in Atmospheric Science.
Following are links to some of these articles or links to lists of articles.
1. Recent popular articles
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.
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
3. Recent peer-reviewed journal articles
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.
4. Recent Conference Proceedings
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
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 her career Dr Marohasy was posted to Madagascar and this research work is credited with the successful biological control of the North Queensland weed rubbervine, Crypostegia grandiflora,including 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.
7. A list of IPA publications
A list of these articles with links to the original articles 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. 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. 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.
11. 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. 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. Articles 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
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