Recent reports

Research reports

2012

  1. Curtis, A. and Mendham,E. (2012) The social drivers of natural resource management in the Wimmera region. A report to the Wimmera Catchment Management Authority. Technical report #68, Institute for Land, Water and Society, Charles Sturt University, Albury, NSW PDF Version
  2. Sharp, E., and Curtis, A.(2012) Groundwater management in the Namoi: a social perspective A report to the Cotton Catchment Communities Cooperative Research Centre. Technical report #67, Institute for Land, Water and Society, Charles Sturt University, Albury, NSW. PDF Version

2011

  1. Curtis, A., and Race, D. (2011) Working with landholders to achieve long-term commitment to improved management of native vegetation. A report to Landscape Logic, Commonwealth Environmental Research Program, Canberra. PDF Version

2010

  1. Curtis, A., and Sample, R. (2010) CBNRM in Victoria: contributing to dialogue, learning and action. A report to the Department of Sustainability and Environment. Institute for Land, Water and Society, Charles Sturt University, Albury, NSW. PDF Version
  2. Curtis, A., and Mazur, N. (2010) Delivery and use of stock and domestic water in the Murrumbidgee Valley. A report to State Water NSW and Water for Rivers. Institute for Land, Water and Society, Charles Sturt University, Albury, NSW. PDF Version
  3. Curtis, A., Sample, R., McDonald, S. R., and Mazur, N. (2010) Landholder participation in the Loddon Stressed Rivers Program. A report to the North Central Catchment Management Authority. Institute for Land, Water and Society, Charles Sturt University, Albury, NSW. PDF Version
  4. Rogers, M., Curtis, A., Mazur, N., and Thwaites, R. (2010) Understanding rural landholder responses to climate change in North East Victoria. A report to Landscape Logic, Commonwealth Environmental Research Program, Canberra. PDF Version
  5. Ticehurst, J., and Curtis, A. (2010) The development of Bayesian networks to explore the adoption of riparian management practices in Tasmania. A report to Landscape Logic, Commonwealth Environmental Research Program, Canberra. PDF Version
  6. Race, D., Sample, R., Curtis, A., and McDonald, S. (2010) Management of native vegetation on private land: perspectives of landholders and NRM program managers in three study areas in Victoria. A report to Landscape Logic, Commonwealth Environmental Research Program, Canberra. PDF Version

2009

  1. Curtis, A., Race, D., Sample, R., and McDonald, S. (2009) Management of waterways and adjoining land in Tasmania. A report to Landscape Logic, Commonwealth Environmental Research Facilities Program. Department of Environment, Heritage, Water and the Arts. PDF Version
  2. Ticehurst, J., Curtis, A., and Merritt, W. (2009) Analysing social data on adoption of conservation practices: exploring Bayesian Networks. A report to Landscape Logic, Commonwealth Environmental Research Facilities Program.
  3. Sharp, E. Thwaites, R., Millar, J., and Curtis, A. (2009) Community-agency trust in bushfire management: community member perspectives. Institute for Land, Water and Society, Charles Sturt University, Albury, NSW. PDF Version

2008

  1. Thwaites, R, Curtis, A, Mazur, N, & Race, D (2008). Understanding rural landholder responses to climate change. ILWS Report No. 48, Albury, NSW: Charles Sturt University. PDF version
  2. Mazur, N, Curtis, A, Thwaites, R, & Race, D (2008). Rural landholder adaptation to climate change: Social research perspectives. Landscape Logic Research Report No. 5, Hobart: Univ. of Tasmania. PDF version
  3. Curtis, A., Lucas, D., Nurse, M., and Skeen, M. (2008) Achieving NRM outcomes through voluntary action: lessons from landcare. Department of Sustainability and Environment, Melbourne, Vic. PDF Version
  4. Lockwood, M., Davidson, J., Griffith, R., Stratford, E., and Curtis, A. (2008) Pathways to good practice in regional NRM governance: project summary and achievements. University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania.
  5. Curtis, A., Race, D., Sample, R., and Mcdonald, S. (2008) Management of water ways and adjoining land in the Mid-Goulburn River: landholder and other stakeholder actions and perspectives. Institute for Land, Water and Society, Charles Sturt University , Albury, NSW. PDF version Executive Summary
  6. Curtis, A., Sample, R., and McDonald, S. (2008) Social research evaluating River Tender Program outcomes. A report to the North East Catchment Management. Institute for Land, Water and Society, Charles Sturt University, Albury, NSW.
  7. Curtis, A., McDonald, S., Sample, R., and Mendham, E. (2008) Understanding the social drivers for natural resource management in the Wimmera region. Institute for Land, Water and Society, Charles Sturt University, Albury, NSW. PDF version
  8. Curtis, A., Sample, R., and McDonald, S. (2008) Comparison of River Tender and Landholder Agreement program participants. A report to the North East Catchment Management Authority as the social research component of the "Designer Carrots" evaluation of River Tender. Institute for Land, Water and Society, Charles Sturt University , Albury, NSW.
  9. Thwaites, R., Curtis, A., Mazur, N., and Race, D. (2008) Understanding rural landholder responses to climate change in the North Central region of Victoria. Institute for Land, Water and Society, Charles Sturt University, Albury, NSW.
  10. Mazur, N., Curtis, A., Thwaites, R., and Race, D. (2008) Rural landholder adaptation to climate changes: social research perspectives. A report to the Landscape Logic, Commonwealth Environmental Research Program.
  11. Seymour, E., Curtis, A., Pannell, D., Ridley, A., and Allan, C. (2008) Exploring community values assigned to natural assets on the Moolort Plains, Victoria. Institute for Land, Water and Society, Report #47, Charles Sturt University, Albury, NSW. PDF version
  12. Lockwood, M., Davidson, J., Griffith , R., Curtis, A., and Stratford , E. (2008) Governance standard and assessment framework for Australian natural resource management. Pathways to good practice in regional NRM governance. University of Tasmania , Hobart , Tasmania .
  13. Davidson, J., Lockwood, M., Griffith , R., Curtis, A., and Stratford , E. (2008) Status and good practice in Australian NRM governance. Report #5, Pathways to good practice in regional NRM governance. University of Tasmania , Hobart , Tasmania .

2007

  1. Lockwood, M., Davidson, J., Curtis, A., Griffith , R., and Stratford , E. (2007) Strengths and challenges of regional NRM governance: interviews with key players and insights from the literature. Report #4, Pathways to good practice in regional NRM governance. University of Tasmania , Hobart , Tasmania .
  2. Stewart, H., Race, D., Curtis, A., and McDonald, S. (2007) Social dimensions of plantation expansion in north-east Victoria . Institute for Land, Water and Society, Albury, NSW.
  3. Stratford , E., Davidson, J., Griffith , R., Lockwood, M., and Curtis, A. (2007) Sustainable development and good governance: the ‘big ideas’ influencing Australian NRM. Report #3, Pathways to good practice in regional NRM governance. University of Tasmania , Hobart , Tasmania .
  4. Race, D., Curtis, A., Birckhead, S., and McDonald, S. (2007) Understanding the social context of land-use in the Boorowa catchment: Lessons for measuring and managing the social implications of changes in rural land use. Department of Primary Industries, Report #3. Orange, NSW, Australia.
  5. Griffith, R., Dean, J., Curtis, A., Hanlon, G., and Green R. (2007) Exploring key attributes and standards of a best-practice business process improvement model for regional NRM service delivery. Report to Land and Water Australia. Institute for Land, Water and Society, Albury, NSW.
  6. Davidson, J., Lockwood, M., Curtis, A., Stratford, E., and Griffith, R. (2007) NRM Governance in Australia: NRM programs and governance structures. Report #2, Pathways to good practice in regional NRM governance. University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania.
  7. Race, D., Curtis, A., Birckhead, J., Boyd, M., Cooke, P., McDonald, S., and Sample, R. (2007) Assessment of irrigator’s responses to total channel control and channel automation in the Central Goulburn irrigation area, Victoria. Report #32, Institute for Land, Water and Society, Albury, NSW.

2006

  1. Curtis, A, Cooke, P, McDonald, S, Mendham, E (2006) Corangamite social benchmarking survey 2006. Report #30 Institute for Land, Water and Society, Albury, NSW. PDF Version
  2. Curtis, A., and Cooke, P. (2006) Landcare in Victoria: after twenty years. Report to the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. Report #20 Institute for Land, Water and Society, Albury, NSW. PDF Version
  3. Mendham, E., Millar, J., and Curtis, A. (2006) Factors affecting landholder adoption of native vegetation best management practices in the Murray Irrigation Region. Report to Murray Irrigation Limited. Report #4 Institute for Land, Water and Society, Albury, NSW.
  4. Allan, C, Curtis, A, Howard, J, Mcdonald, S, Roberton, S. (2006) Evaluation of the North East Catchment Management Authority’s River Tender Pilot. Report #2 Institute for Land, Water and Society, Albury, NSW.
  5. Sobels, J, Curtis, A, and Cooke, P (2006) SA Landcare Survey 2005, Final Report. Report #32 Institute for Land, Water and Society, Albury, NSW.
  6. Curtis, A, McDonald, S,  Sobels, J (2005) Landholders managing waterways, wetlands and adjoining land in the Ovens Valley. Unpublished technical report. Institute for Land, Water and Society, Albury, NSW.

2005

  1. Race, D, Birckhead, J, Curtis, A,  McDonald, S. (2005) Socio-economic profile of the Boorowa catchment, New South Wales. Report #1, Institute for Land, Water and Society, Albury, NSW.
  2. Earl, G., Allan, C., and Curtis, A. (2005) Evaluation of the North East CMA Rural Land Stewardship project. Report #3, Institute for Land, Water and Society, Albury, NSW.
  3. Race, D., and Curtis, A. (2005). Evaluation of the North East CMA project: Improving the water quality of Little Snowy Creek. Report #1, Institute for Land, Water and Society, Albury, NSW.

2004

  1. Byron, I., Curtis, A., and MacKay, J. (2004) Providing social data to underpin catchment planning in the Glenelg Hopkins region. Bureau of Rural Sciences, Canberra, ACT.
  2. Mazur, N., Aslin, H., Byron, I., Curtis, A., and Magpantay, C. (2004) Community perceptions of aquaculture in the Port Phillip region. Bureau of Rural Sciences, Canberra, ACT.Byron, I., Curtis, A., and MacKay, J. (2004) Providing social data to underpin catchment planning in the Queensland Murray-Darling region. Bureau of Rural Sciences, Canberra, ACT.
  3. Byron, I., Curtis, A., and MacKay, J. (2004) Exploring the effectiveness of landcare in the Brigalow Jimbour Floodplains Group area. Bureau of Rural Sciences, Canberra, ACT.
  4. Byron, I., Curtis, A., and MacKay, J. (2004). A social and economic analysis of landholders in Queensland’s Western Downs. Bureau of Rural Sciences, Canberra, ACT.

2003

  1. Curtis, A., Herreria, E., and Kelson, S. (2003) Socio-economic profile of the Murrumbidgee Valley. Bureau of Rural Sciences, Canberra, ACT.
  2. Charalambou, C., and Curtis, A. (2003) A social profile of land managers in the Great Artesian Basin. Bureau of Rural Sciences, Canberra, ACT.
  3. Curtis, A., Magpantay, C., Kelson, S., and Charalambou, C. (2003) Small towns: population trends 1991-2001. Bureau of Rural Sciences, Canberra, ACT.
  4. Cullen, P., Williams, J., and Curtis, A. (2003) Landcare farming: securing the future for Australian agriculture. Landcare Australia, Sydney, Australia.
  5. Haberkorn, G., Curtis, A., and Magpantay, C. (2003) Ageing in rural and regional Australia. Bureau of Rural Sciences, Canberra, ACT.
  6. Allan, C., and Curtis, A. (2003) Notes from an adaptive management workshop, Lake Hume, July 2002. The Johnstone Centre, Charles Sturt University, Albury, Australia
  7. Wilson, A., Jansen, A., Curtis, A., and Robertson, A. (2003) Understanding landholder management of river frontages in the Goulburn Broken Catchment. The Johnstone Centre, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia.

2002

  1. Curtis, A., and Byron, I. (2002) Understanding the social drivers of catchment management in the Wimmera region. The Johnstone Centre, Albury, Australia. PDF Version
  2. Curtis, A., Graham, M., Byron, I., Lockwood, M., and McDonald, S. (2002) Providing the knowledge base to achieve landscape change in the Ovens catchment. The Johnstone Centre, Albury, Australia.
  3. Aslin, H.J., Mazur, N.A., and Curtis, A.L. (2002) Identifying regional skill and training needs for integrated natural resource management planning. Bureau of Rural Sciences, Canberra. ACT.
  4. Webb, T.J., and Curtis, A. (2002) Mapping regional capacity. Bureau of Rural Sciences, Canberra, ACT.
  5. Schnittler, N., and Curtis, A. (2002) Using qualitative research to explore landholder attitudes to dryland salinity in the Goulburn Broken Catchment. The Johnstone Centre, Albury, Australia.
  6. Grant, A., Curtis, A., and Wilson, M. (2002) Brokering volunteer labour to accelerate Landcare on-ground works: a benchmarking study. The Johnstone Centre, Albury, Australia.
  7. Byron, I., and Curtis, A. (2002) Landcare participation and outcomes in the Lachlan Catchment. The Johnstone Centre, Albury, Australia.
  8. Byron, I., and Curtis, A. (2002). Landcare participation and outcomes in the Shepparton Irrigation Region. The Johnstone Centre, Albury, Australia.
  9. Allan, C., and Curtis, A. (2002) A review of the North East Salinity Strategy and its implementation 1997-2001. The Johnstone Centre, Albury, Australia.
  10. Byron, I., and Curtis, A. (2002) Exploring working conditions and job related burnout in Queensland Landcare coordinators and facilitators. The Johnstone Centre, Albury, Australia.
  11. Byron, I., and Curtis, A. (2002). Landcare participation and outcomes in the Queensland Murray-Darling Basin. The Johnstone Centre, Albury, Australia.

2001

  1. Curtis, A., Robertson, A., and Tennant, W. (2001) Understanding landholder management of river frontages: the Goulburn Broken Catchment. The Johnstone Centre, Albury, Australia.
  2. Byron, I., and Curtis, A. (2001) Exploring working conditions and job related burnout in Victorian Landcare coordinators and facilitators. The Johnstone Centre, Albury, Australia.
  3. Curtis, A., Enright, T., Byron, I., and Van Nouhuys, M. (2001) Providing improved support for Landcare in the WesternPort region. Johnstone Centre, Albury, Australia.
  4. Sobels, J., and Curtis, A. (2001) Second generation Landcare support in West Gippsland. Johnstone Centre, Albury, Australia.
  5. Lockwood, M., Hawke, M., and Curtis, A. (2001) Viability of revegetation incentives for meeting biodiversity and salinity objectives in the Goulburn Broken Dryland. Johnstone Centre, Albury, Australia.
  6. Allan, C., and Curtis, A., Grant, A., and Ellis, L. (2001) Reflections on the Billabong: a report from a Participatory Rural Appraisal of the Billabong Catchment. Johnstone Centre, Albury, Australia.
  7. Curtis, A. (2001) Community-based environmental programs, monitoring and management: The Landcare experience. in Dovers, S. and Wild River, S. (eds) Processes and institutions for resource and environmental management: Australian experiences. Land and Water Australia, Canberra, Australia.

2000

  1. Curtis, A., and Grant, A. (2000) Socio-economic assessment of the Draft Riverina Highlands Regional Vegetation Management Plan. Johnstone Centre, Albury, Australia.
  2. Curtis, A., MacKay, J., Lockwood, M., Van Nouhuys, M., Byron, I. and Graham, M. (2000) Exploring landholder willingness and capacity to change in the Goulburn Broken Dryland. Johnstone Centre, Albury, Australia.
  3. Mackay, J., Lockwood, M, and Curtis, A. (2000) A review of policy options to enhance the management of dryland salinity. The Johnstone Centre, Albury.

1999

  1. Curtis, A., and Van Nouhuys, M. (1999) Landcare in Victoria: beyond onground work. Johnstone Centre, Albury, Australia.
  2. Curtis, A. and Van Nouhuys, M. (1999) Landcare support in South West Victoria. The Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Horsham, Australia.
  3. Byron, I., Curtis, A. and Lockwood, M. (1999) Providing improved support for Landcare in the Shepparton Irrigation Region. The Johnstone Centre, Albury.

1998

  1. Curtis, A., Race, D., and Booth, B. (1998) Carob agroforestry in the low rainfall Murray Valley: A market & economic assessment. Publication No 98/8, Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, Canberra, Australia.
  2. Curtis, A., and Race, D. (1998) Links between farm forestry growers & the wood processing industry: Lessons from the Green Triangle, Tasmania and Western Australia. Publication No 98/41, Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, Canberra, Australia.

1997

  1. Hamilton, S.D., Dettman, P.D. and Curtis, A. (1997) Landholder perceptions of remnant vegetation on private land in the box-ironbark region of Northern Victoria. University of Melbourne, Dookie, Victoria.

1996

  1. Curtis, A. (1996) Landcare in Victoria: a decade of partnerships. The Johnstone Centre, Albury.
  2. Curtis, A., and Race, D. (1996) Review of socio-economic factors affecting regional farm forestry development in Australia. The Johnstone Centre, Albury, Australia.
  3. Curtis, A., and Race, D. (1996) Links between small-scale growers and industry in regional farm forestry development. The Johnstone Centre, Albury. Australia.

1995

  1. Robertson, A. and Curtis, A. (1995) Review of completed Murray-DarlingBasin Commission Riverine Environment Investigations and Education projects. Volumes 1&2. Johnstone Centre, Albury, Australia.
  2. Curtis, A. (1995) Draft floodplain wetlands management strategy community consultation process. Report to the Murray-DarlingBasin Commission. The Johnstone Centre, Albury, Australia.
  3. Curtis, A. (1995) Landcare in Australia: a critical review. The Johnstone Centre, Albury.
  4. Curtis, A. (1995) (ed) Community Grasses Project Albury workshop August 2/3 1995 abstracts. The Johnstone Centre, Albury, Australia.
  5. Curtis, A. and Millar, J. (1995) (eds) Proceedings of the Community Grasses Project Albury Workshop. The Johnstone Centre, Albury, Australia.
  6. Curtis, A., and Race, D. (1995) Review of DPIE National Farm Forestry Program projects. Volumes 1 & 2. The Johnstone Centre, Albury, Australia.
  7. Millar, J., and Curtis, A. (1995) The role of farmer knowledge in the management of perennial grasses. The Johnstone Centre, Albury, Australia.
  8. Curtis, A. (1995) Landcare in Victoria: the state of play. The Johnstone Centre, Albury.

1994

  1. Curtis, A., Keane, D., and De Lacy, T. (1994) Evaluating the work of LCDC’s in WA. The Johnstone Centre, Albury, Australia.
  2. Curtis, A., Davidson, P., and McGowan, C., (1994) Women’s experience and participation of Landcare in north east Victoria. The Johnstone Centre, Albury, Australia.
  3. Curtis, A., and De Lacy, T. (1994) Landcare: does it make a difference. Johnstone Centre, Albury.
  4. Curtis, A., De Lacy, T., Keane, D., and Boughey, S. (1994) Landcare in Tasmania: getting the job done. The Johnstone Centre, Albury, Australia.
  5. Curtis, A., De Lacy, T., Keane, and D., Lang, R. (1994) Landcare in South Australia: getting the job done. The Johnstone Centre, Albury, Australia.
  6. Curtis, A., De Lacy, T., Keane, and D., Daly, J. (1994) Landcare in Queensland: getting the job done. The Johnstone Centre, Albury, Australia.
  7. East, J., Wood, M., McNaught, I., Yapp, G., Reinke, K., Petersen, C., Mues. C. and Curtis, A. (1994) Landcare GIS: An information system for evaluating Landcare. Bureau of Resource Sciences, Canberra, Australia.

1993

  1. Curtis, A., Birckhead, J., and De Lacy, T. (1993) Community participation in the regional Landcare Action Plan Process, Victoria 1992/3. Report to the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Victoria. The Johnstone Centre, Albury, Australia.
  2. Curtis, A., Tracey, P., and De Lacy, T. (1993) Landcare in Victoria: getting the job done. The Johnstone Centre, Albury, Australia.
  3. Curtis, A., Hull, S., and Spennemann, D.H.R. (1993) Willyama Arid Zone Reserve: Eco-tourism and educational opportunities for the Broken Hill Common. Report to the City of Broken Hill. The Johnstone Centre, Albury, Australia.

1992

  1. Curtis, A., De Lacy, T., and Klomp, N. (1992) Evaluating landcare in Victoria: analysis of Landcare group annual returns 1989/89 to 1990/91. Report to the Department of Conservation and Environment. The Johnstone Centre, Albury, Australia.