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EnviroNorth > Acknowledgements


The following people and organisations were involved in the design and development of either, or both, the EnviroNorth website and the first learning module, Savanna Walkabout.

Production and Implementation Team

Julie Crough ( ), Tropical Savannas Management Cooperative Research Centre (TS-CRC)

Project Co-Leader Tropical Savannas Knowledge in Schools Project

Project coordination, editor, formative evaluation coordinator, website developer

Louise Fogg ( , Northern Territory Department of Education and Training (NT DET)

Project Co-Leader – Tropical Savannas Knowledge in Schools Project

Editor, formative evaluation coordinator, website developer

Design & Development Team

Jenni Webber , (NT DET)

Module design and developer, script and content writer

Viki Kane , (NT DET)

Module design and developer, content writer, literacy adviser

Barbara White , Charles Darwin University (CDU)

Module design and developer, educational designer and website concept developer

Louise Fogg , (NT DET)

Curriculum and educational adviser, module design and developer, content writer

Julie Crough , (TS–CRC)

Resource adviser, module design and developer, content writer, video and photo coordinator

Peter Gifford , Universal Head ( )

Graphic design and production, Flash programming

Russell Lowke , Mocaz ( )

Additional complex Flash programming

Teacher Pilot Group

Dr Christine Bach, Greta Creed, Barbara Doukas, Ahna Hawkett (nee Ghotts), Viki Kane, Tina Polomka, Tasha Shuker, Kris Wahlqvist, Jenni Webber - (Darwin-based schools)

Also: Suzanne Lennox (Katherine High School), Pat Curtain (Katherine School of the Air)

Teacher Focus Group

Toni Carter, Greta Creed, Karen Jeffery, Viki Kane, Alister Lear, Shane Pilkie, Laura Tolomei, Jenni Webber, Peter White

Reference Group

Marisa Boscato (NT DEET), Kay Carvan (Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service), Adam Gromadzki (CSIRO Education), Dr Peter Jacklyn (TS-CRC), Viki Kane (NT DEET), Liza Schenkel (Greening Australia), Kate Smith (NT Dept. Resources, Environment and the Arts -NRETA), Barbara White (CDU), and initial meeting participants: Professor Ian Falk (CDU), Graeme Suckling (Greening Australia), Samantha Fox (NRETA) and Ruth Wallace (CDU).

User Testing Group

Thank you to the many students and teachers at the following schools who helped with user testing: Casuarina Street Primary, Dripstone High, Humpty Doo Primary, Sanderson High and Stuart Park Primary.

Other Key People

Thank you to Dr Peter Jacklyn (TS-CRC), Kate O’Donnell (TS-CRC), Frances Bancroft (TS-CRC) for their continued support and advice throughout the project and ongoing updates to Savanna Windows. Thank you to Ian Morris (OA) for his generosity in providing so many stunning images of northern Australia.

Special acknowledgement to Lisa Knight (Darwin High School) and Dr Christine Bach (formally Dripstone High School) who both provided valuable feedback during Savanna Walkabout’s development.

BoaB Interactive provided the EnviroNorth website graphics, style sheets and content management system.

Schools Involved

Thank you to the following schools for their support at various stages throughout the Tropical Savannas Knowledge in Schools project:

Bees Creek Primary School, Casuarina Street Primary, Darwin High School, Dripstone High School, Humpty Doo Primary, Katherine School of the Air, Katherine South Primary, NT Open Education Centre, St Francis of Assisi, Sanderson High School, Shepherdson College CEC (Elcho Island) and Stuart Park Primary.

Tropical Savannas CRC

Thank you to the many people at the Tropical Savannas CRC who have provided support, advise or feedback during the project including: Professor Gordon Duff, Dr Jill Landsberg, Dr John Ludwig, Dr David Garnett and Joe Morrison.

A special acknowledgement to the TS–CRC for funding the Tropical Savannas Knowledge in Schools project, the products of which are Savanna Walkabout and the EnviroNorth: Living sustainably in Australia’s savannas website.

Teaching, Learning and Standards Division, DEET

Thank you to the many staff who supported the project in various ways including: Gail Smith, Luke Hodgson, Mary Noble, Dallas Glasby, Barbara Dobson, Marisa Boscato and Ken Davies.

Other People

Thank you to Malcolm Pumpa (Qld University of Technology) for feedback on an earlier version of Savanna Walkabout .

The many people who contributed specifically to individual sections of Savanna Walkabout is recognised from hereon.

Living Savannas

Thank you to the following people for their valuable contributions:

Content advisers/reviewers:

Dr Lindsay Hutley (CDU), Dr Penny Wurm (TS-CRC), Dr Peter Jacklyn (TS-CRC), Dr Lynda Prior (CDU) and Dr Samantha Setterfield (CDU).

Photo Credits:

Asia - Ian Morris (Flora & Fauna - banteng); Rohan Fisher (People & Land Use - Eastern Indonesia; Key Features - Eastern Indonesia).

Africa – TS-CRC ( Opening Screen – giraffe; Flora & Fauna - zebra); Suzie Vetter (People & Land Use – Indigenous people); Julie Crough (Key Features - impala).

Australia – Greg Calvert (Flora & Fauna - wallaroo); TS-CRC (People & Land Use – Stockman); (Key Features – magnetic termite mounds)

South America – Flickr Photos (Flora & Fauna - giant anteater); United States Dept of Agriculture, Scott Bauer (People & Land Use – cattle); Flickr Photos, Joaobambu (Features - deforestation).


Hutley, L.B. and Setterfield S.A. (2007, in press) 'Savannas', in S.E. Jørgensen (ed.), Encyclopaedia of Ecology , Elsevier: Amsterdam.

Mistry, J. (2000) World Savannas, Prentice Hall, London.

Termite Trails

Terri character
Illustration – Dr Peter Jacklyn, Artwork – Peter Gifford

Meet the Termites

Content Advisers/Reviewers:

Dr Peter Jacklyn (TS-CRC); Dr Gabrielle Crowley (TS-CRC); Dr Penny Wurm (TS-CRC)

Photo Credits

© CSIRO – Termite Trails background image – Cathedral mound (main screen)

Termite nests puzzle TS-CRC(Cathedral termites & tree piping termites); Dr Peter Jacklyn (plains termites); Dr Romy Greiner (magnetic termites); Louise Fogg (aboreal termites); Julie Crough (harvester termites).

Termites – Ian Morris (alates); © CSIRO (workers, soldiers and queen termite)

Termite teasers – TS-CRC (Giant northern termite); Julie Crough (cockroach);


Content Advisers/Reviewers:

Dr Peter Jacklyn (TS-CRC); Dr Gabrielle Crowley (TS-CRC); Dr Penny Wurm (TS-CRC)

Photo Credits

Termites – Ian Morris (alates); © CSIRO (workers and soldiers)

Preys on workers Ian Morris (echidna, wolf spider, black-footed tree rat, frilled lizard); © CSIRO (ants).

Preys on alates Ian Morris (skink, insectivorous bat, king-brown snake, rainbow bee-eater); Eric Vanderduys (planigale); Ian Morris (Gouldian finch).

Uses home – Ian Morris (didjeridu making, bush medicine, black-footed tree rat); © CSIRO (northern meat ants); TS-CRC (termite mound, plants); TS-CRC (flood plain monitor, Mitchell grass)

Thank you to Dave Griffiths at the Darwin Botanical Gardens for spinifex species advice.


Content Advisers/Reviewers: 

Dr Peter Jacklyn (TS-CRC); Dr Gabrielle Crowley (TS-CRC); Dr Penny Wurm (TS-CRC); Dr Linda Ford (CDU & Traditional Owner)

Gouldian Finch Video Footage:

A special thank you for permission and access to video footage is extended to Carol Palmer, Brian Baker, Murray McLaughlin, Simon Ward and the Gouldian Finch Recovery Team.

Yanyuwa & Garrwa:

A special thank you for permission and access to Indigenous Knowledge is extended to: Yanyuwa Senior Members, Annie Karrakyn and Gloria Friday; Clara Bob (Garrwa), Dr John Bradley, Kath Seton, Steven Johnson, Lisa Binge and to Jarrad Holmes (WWF) for audio (Yanyuwa). R


A special thank you for permission and access to MakMak Indigenous Knowledge is extended to: Dr Linda Ford, Mark Ford, Deborah Bird Rose, Nancy Daiyi, Kathy Deveraux, Margaret Daiyi, April Bright, the Traditional Owners - the Rak MakMak Marranunggu - and the White Eagle & Twin Hill Aboriginal Corporation.

Audio Files:

Ian Morris (cane toad call); Simon Says TV (feral pig)


Steven Johnson (Garrwa & Yanyuwa map)

MakMak homeland map – © Geoscience Australia

Photos Credits:


© CSIRO Darwin (termite mound in fire); Ian Morris (Gouldian finch); Dr Romy Greiner (magnetic termite mound, spear grass); TS-CRC (fire).


Ian Morris (long-necked turtle, cane toad, dead goanna, blue tongue, goanna, Indigenous people); Greg Calvert mating toads; TS-CRC (feral pig)


Ian Dixon (mission grass, gamba grass); Dr Peter Whitehead (magpie goose); Ian Morris (brolga; magpie geese); Mark Ford (Dr Linda Ford with mimosa); Deborah Bird Rose (MakMak woman with magpie goose); TS-CRC (mimosa).

A special thank you to Sharon D’Amico for permission to use the following images: white-breasted sea eagle; white-breasted sea-eagle at Didjini billabong; mimosa among the paperbark. Ó Sharon D’Amico Photography


Andersen, A., Dawes-Gromadzki, T., Jacklyn, P., & Morris, I. (2005). Termites of Northern Australia . Barker Press: Darwin

Rose, D.B. (2002) Country of the Heart. Aboriginal Studies Press: Canberra

Research Tracks

Meet the Researchers

We would also like to thank the following people and their respective organisations:

Dr Michael Douglas (CDU); Dr Ben Hoffmann (CSIRO); Dr Samantha Setterfield (CDU) and Dr John Woinarski (NRETA)

A special thank you to Victoria Museum for permission to use the stunning John Gould paintings in Dr John Woinarski’s interview.

Photo Credits:

Dr Michael Douglas – Questions:

1. Ian Dixon, Ian Morris

2. Ian Dixon

3. Ian Dixon

4. TS-CRC, Ian Dixon, Julie Crough, Euan Ritchie

5. Ian Dixon, Michael Douglas

6. Michael Douglas, Ian Dixon

7. Ian Dixon, Ian Morris

8. Ian Dixon, CRC, Steven Tapsall

9. Kate O’Donnell, Peter Jacklyn

Cameraman – Ian Redfern; video editing – SimonSays TV

Dr Sam Setterfield – Questions:

1. Ian Morris, TS-CRC, Romy Greiner, Ian Dixon

2. Ian Dixon, TS-CRC

3. Ian Dixon

4. Ian Dixon, TS-CRC

5. Dr Natalie Rossiter (fire footage)

6. Ian Dixon, TS-CRC

7. Ian Dixon, TS-CRC

8. Ian Dixon, TS-CRC

9. Dr Sam Setterfield, Ian Dixon, Julie Crough

Cameraman – Ian Redfern; video editing – SimonSays TV

Dr John Woinarski – Questions:

1. Ian Dixon, Ian Morris

2. © Museum Victoria (for John Gould images), Ian Morris, Julie Crough

3. Ian Morris, Julie Crough

4. Ian Morris, Greg Calvert, NRETA (Map)

5. Ian Morris, Pavel German, Alex Kutt

6. Ian Morris, Carol Palmer, TS-CRC

7. Louise Fogg, Ian Dixon, Ian Morris

8. Ian Dixon, Ian Morris, TS-CRC, Eric Vanderuys, Ross Hynes

9. Ian Morris, Ian Dixon, Julie Crough, TS-CRC; Martin Armstrong

Cameraman – Ian Redfern; video editing – SimonSays TV

Dr Ben Hoffmann – Questions:

1. CSIRO, Dr Ben Hoffmann, TS-CRC


3. CSIRO (footage)

4. Dr Ben Hoffmann, CSIRO, Steven Tapsall


6. CSIRO, Ian Morris

7. TS-CRC, Louise Fogg

8. TS-CRC, Julie Crough, Steven Tapsall

9. CSIRO, Dr Ben Hoffmann

Cameraman – Simon Manzies; video editing – SimonSays TV

Join the Researchers

Content Advisers/Reviewers:

Dr John Woinarski (NRETA); Dr Gabrielle Crowley (TS-CRC), Mark Ziembicki (NRETA)


TS-CRC (Kakadu region)

Ron Finnis (Mt Evelyn topographic map)

Craig Hempel (Mary River satellite image)

Photo Credits:

About Quolls

- Quoll ecology – Ian Morris (quoll);

- Quoll distribution map – Complete Book of Australian Mammals (reference below)

Quoll European history – Knut Dahl image - In Savage Australia (reference below); John Gould image (quoll)


TS-CRC (Kakadu region)

Ron Finnis (Mt Evelyn topographic map)

Quoll distribution map (Van Dyck, 2005)

Jawoyn Seasonal Calendar

A special thank you for permission and access to Jawoyn Indigenous Knowledge is extended to: Glenn Wightman and the Jawoyn Association.

Other Key People:

We thank Dr John Woinarski for his expert advice and access to current research. Also, we’d like to thank the following people for their contributions and help: Mark Ziembicki and Kakadu National Park Traditional Owners including ranger Jessie Alderson; Dr Meri Oakwood, Dr Michelle Watson, Brooke Rankmore, Martin Armstrong; Luke Djamanggi, Bukuladjpi, David Campbell and Bruce Lirrwa Ganambar.

We extend a special thank you to Ian Morris, Carol Palmer, Leanne Coleman and Mark Ziembicki for photos and to Greg Connors, Craig Hempel and Ron Ninnis for other resources.

The northern quoll research was dependent on many people and groups including: Northern Territory Department of Natural Resources, Environment and the Arts, Parks Australia (North), the Northern Land Council, Arafura Pearls, the Territory Wildlife Park and the Threatened Species Network.

John Woinarski Character Illustration:

Cameron Ferguson

Photo Credits:

Leanne Coleman (two hands on opening screen)

About quolls

Quoll ecology – Ian Morris (quoll)

European history – (Dahl, 1926)

Indigenous history – Mark Ziembicki

Make a plan

When – Ian Morris provided all the photographs.

Where – Ian Morris, TS-CRC

How – Ian Morris, Julie Crough

What – Ian Morris

Field Trip

Ian Morris provided all the photographs.

Quoll Island Ark Story

Ian Morris provided all the images except one.

Barbie McKaige (quoll with pouched young)


Dahl, K. (1926) In Savage Australia: An Account of a Hunting and Collecting Expedition to Arnhem Land and Dampier Land. Philip Allan, London.

Savanna Links, Issue 26, (July-October 2003) Island refuge gives quolls a chance to survive. Tropical Savannas

CRC, James Cook University: Townsville.

Van Dam, R.A., Walden, D.J. and Begg, G.W. (2002) A Preliminary Risk Assessment of Cane Toads in Kakadu National Park Scientist Report. Supervising Scientist: Darwin.

Van Dyck, S. (2005) Australian Museum Complete Book of Australian Mammals. Australian Museum: Sydney.

Watson, M. and Woinarski, J.C.Z. (2003) Vertebrate Monitoring and Re-Sampling in Kakadu National Park 2002 – Report to Parks Australia North. Parks and Wildlife Commission: Darwin.

Winyjorrotj, P. et al. (2005) Jawoyn Plants and Animals: Aboriginal Flora and Fauna Knowledge from Nitmiluk National Park and the Katherine Area, Northern Australia. NT Government Department of Natural Resources, Environment and the Arts: Darwin.

Woinarski, J.C.Z., Milne, D.J. and Wanganeen, G. (2001) Changes in mammal populations in relatively intact landscapes of Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia . Austral Ecology 26: 360-370.

Living Savannas

Photo Credits:

TS-CRC (background); Dr Romy Greiner (Karumba fishing - services for lifestyle, recreation and tourism.); TS-CRC (Mt Isa mines - goods including lead and zinc for building needs); Ian Morris (Gatitawuy - services fulfilling people’s cultural, spiritual and intellectual needs); TS-CRC – (cattle mustering - goods and services providing food and jobs); Ian Morris (Adelaide River floodplain - services providing the oxygen we breathe, food and habitat; Ian Morris (harvester termites - services for decomposing and recycling nutrients in ecosystems); Power Water Corporation, Northern Territory (Darwin River Dam - services providing clean and pure drinking water).

A special thank you to Sandra Kendall for permission to include her beautiful artwork: 'Quoll in termite mound' (services providing peace, joy and inspiration).


Northern Territory Government (2006). Masterplan: Summary Paper. Northern Territory Government Printers: Darwin

GDP Per Capita Figures sourced from:

- Demographic Year Book United Nations 1999

- The World Book Bank Atlas (1999), The World Bank, FAO/World Bank – Population 1999

- BPS Statistics Indonesia 2000 -

- Australian Bureau of Statistics - Estimate of population July 2005