Books, Book chapters & Special issues

Carbon Accounting and Savanna Fire Management

Culture, Ecology and Economy of Fire Management in North Australian Savannas: Rekindling the Wurrk Tradition

Sustainable Land Sector Development in Northern Australia: Indigenous rights, aspirations, and cultural responsibilities

Batista EKL, Russell-Smith J, Figueira JEC (2018) Post fire practices and new steps towards an effective fire management approach in the Brazilian savannas. In: Advances in Forest Fire Research 2018. University of Coimbra Press, Portugal.  

Edwards, A. C. (2009). Fire Severity Categories for the Tropical Savanna Woodlands of northern Australia. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre. 

Fisher, R., Altman, J. (2020). The world’s best fire management system is in northern Australia, and it’s led by Indigenous land managers, in Glassey M. (Ed) 2020 The Year That Changed Us.  Thames & Hudson Australia.

Russell-Smith J, Murphy BP (2020) Contemporary fire management in Australia’s fire-prone northern savannas. In: Wildland fire science: concepts and applications. (Eds Fernandes P, Rego F, Morgan P, Hoffman C), in press. Springer, USA. 

Russell-Smith, J., A. Edwards, J. Woinarski, A. Fisher, B. Murphy, M. Lawes, B. Crase and N. Thurgate (2014). North Australian tropical savannas: The three parks savanna fire-effects plot network. Biodiversity and Environmental Change: Monitoring, Challenges and Direction. D. Lindenmayer, E. Burns, N. Thurgate and A. Lowe. Melbourne, CSIRO Publishing: 335-378. 

Sangha, K.K., 2009. Ecological Effects of Tree Clearing. VDM Verlag Publications. ISBN:9783-639-318863.

Sangha, K.K., 2015. Ways to live in harmony with nature. JoJo Publishing, Classic Author and Publishing Services Pty Ltd, Docklands VIC 3008. 

Welch JR, LeCompte JK, Butz RL, Steward AM, Russell-Smith J (2018) Anthropogenic Fire History, Ecology, and Management in Fire-Prone Landscapes: An Intercontinental Review. In Cynthia T. Fowler and James R. Welch, editors. Fire Otherwise: Ethnobiology of Burning for a Changing World. Salt Lake City: The University of Utah Press.

Journal Articles

Batista E, Russell-Smith J, Franca H, Figueira J (2018) Conflicts between fire suppression policies and biodiversity conservation management in fire-prone savannah ecosystems: the example of Canastra National Park, Brazil. Journal of Environmental Management 205: 40-49.

Beringer. J., Hutley, L.B., Abramson, D., Arndt, S.K., Bristow, M., Briggs, P., Bristow, M., Canadell, J.G., Cernusak, L.A., Eamus, D., Edwards, A.C., Evans, B.J., Fest, B., Goergen, K., Grover, S.P., Hacker, J., Haverd, V., Kanniah, K., Livesley, S.J., Lynch, A., Maier, S., Moore, C., Raupach, M., Russell-Smith, J.,  Scheiter, S., Tapper, N.J., Uotila, P. 2015. Fire in Australian savannas: from leaf to landscape. Global Change Biology 21, 62-81.

Burns EL, Tennant P, Dickman CR, Gillespie G, Green PT, Hoffmann A, Keith DA, Lindenmayer DB, Metcalfe DJ, Morgan JW, Russell-Smith J, Wardle GM (2018) Creating successful ecological monitoring: insights and lessons from the Long-Term Ecological Research Network. Australian Zoologist 39: 755-769.

Chambers I, Roberts J, Cribb J, Russell-Smith J, Hewson J, Poulter J, Gordon IJ (2020) Australia 2030 -Developing a strategic planning framework for transition to a sustainable, resilient and prosperous future. Sustainability, in revision

Chambers I, Russell-Smith J, Costanza R, Cribb J, Kerins S, George M, James G, Pedersen H, Lane P, Christopherson P, Ansell J, Sangha K (2018) Australia’s north, Australia’s future: A vision and strategies focused on sustainable economic, ecological and social wellbeing for northern Australia. Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies 5:615-640.

Chambers, I., Roberts, J., Urbaniak, S., Gibson, D., Durant, G., Cerini, B., Maulloo, A., Applasawmy, B.K., Barrett, R., Nelson, C., Robson, H., Sangha, K.K., Russell-Smith, J., Flintoff, K., Buchholz, J., Smith, M.S., Gordon, I.J., 2019. Education for Sustainable Development: A Study in Adolescent Perception Changes Towards Sustainability Following a Strategic Planning-Based Intervention—The Young Persons’ Plan for the Planet Program. Sustainability 11, 5817.

Clarke PJ, Lawes, MJ, Murphy BP, Russell-Smith J, Nano CEM, Bradstock R, Enright NJ, Fontaine JB, Gosper CR, Radford I, Midgley JJ, Gunton RM (2015)  A synthesis of postfire recovery traits of woody plants in Australian ecosystems. Science of the Total Environment 534: 31-42.

Eames T, Russell-Smith J, Yates C, Edwards A, Vernooij R, van derWerf GR, Ribeiro N, Steinbruch F (2020) Instantaneous pre-fire biomass and fuel load measurements from multi-spectral UAV mapping in southern African savannas. Fire, in review.

Edwards AC, Archer R, De Bruyn P, Evans J, Lewis B, Vigilante T, Whyte S, Yibarbuk D, Russell-Smith J (2020) Fire regimes in transition: incentivising fire management in fire-prone Australian savannas. Journal of Environmental Management, submitted.

Edwards AC, Russell-Smith J, Maier S (2018) Assessing the impacts of severe fires in north Australian savannas. Remote Sensing of Environment 206: 287-299.

Edwards AC, Russell-Smith J, Meyer CP (2015) Contemporary fire regime risks to key ecological assets and processes in north Australian savannas. International Journal of Wildland Fire

Edwards, A. C. and J. Russell-Smith (2009). “Ecological thresholds and the status of fire-sensitive vegetation in western Arnhem Land, northern Australia: implications for management.” International Journal of Wildland Fire 18(2): 127-146.

Edwards, A. C., S. W. Maier, L. B. Hutley, R. J. Williams and J. Russell-Smith (2013). “Spectral analysis of fire severity in north Australian tropical savannas.” Remote Sensing of Environment 136(0): 56-65.

Edwards, A., P. Hauser, M. Anderson, J. McCartney, M. Armstrong, R. Thackway, G. Allan, C. Hempel and J. Russell-Smith (2001). “A tale of two parks: contemporary fire regimes of Litchfield and Nitmiluk National Parks, monsoonal northern Australia.” International Journal of Wildland Fire 10: 79 – 89.

Edwards, A., P. Jacklyn, R. Fisher, A. Joseph, J. Russell-Smith, D. Lynch, C. Yates, J. Evans and K. K. Sangha (in press). “An assessment of the evidence that payments for ecosystem services are improving fire regimes in north Australia.”

Edwards, A., R. Kennett, O. Price, J. Russell-Smith, G. Spiers and J. Woinarski (2003). “Monitoring the impacts of fire regimes on vegetation in northern Australia: an example from Kakadu National Park.” International Journal of Wildland Fire 12(3-4): 427-440.

Evans J, Russell-Smith J (2020) Delivering effective savanna fire management for defined biodiversity conservation outcomes: an Arnhem Land case study. International Journal of Wildland Fire 29: 386-400.

Fisher, R. (2012). Tropical forest monitoring, combining satellite and social data, to inform management and livelihood implications: Case studies from Indonesian West Timor. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation16, 77-84.

Fisher, R. P., & Myers, B. A. (2011). Free and simple GIS as appropriate for health mapping in a low resource setting: a case study in eastern Indonesia. International journal of health geographics10(1), 15.

Fisher, R. P., Hobgen, S. E., Haleberek, K., Sula, N., & Mandaya, I. (2018). Free satellite imagery and digital elevation model analyses enabling natural resource management in the developing world: Case studies from Eastern Indonesia. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography39(1), 45-61.

Fisher, R., & Lassa, J. (2017). Interactive, open source, travel time scenario modelling: tools to facilitate participation in health service access analysis. International journal of health geographics16(1), 13.

Fisher, R., Bobanuba, W. E., Rawambaku, A., Hill, G. J., & Russell-Smith, J. (2006). Remote sensing of fire regimes in semi-arid Nusa Tenggara Timur, eastern Indonesia: current patterns, future prospects. International Journal of Wildland Fire15(3), 307-317.

Fisher, R., Heckbert, S., Villalobos, J. M. L., & Sutton, S. (2019). Augmenting physical 3D models with projected information to support environmental knowledge exchange. Applied Geography112, 102095.

Fisher, R., Ling, H., Natonis, R., Hobgen, S., Kaho, N. R., Mudita, W., … & Nampa, W. (2019). Artisanal and small-scale mining and rural livelihood diversification: The case of manganese extraction in West Timor, Indonesia. The Extractive Industries and Society6(1), 229-240.

Fisher, R., Vigilante, T., Yates, C., & Russell-Smith, J. (2003). Patterns of landscape fire and predicted vegetation response in the North Kimberley region of Western Australia. International Journal of Wildland Fire12(4), 369-379.

Freeman J, Edwards AC, Russell-Smith J (2017) Fire-driven decline of endemic Allosyncarpia monsoon forests in northern Australia. Forests 8, 481

Gardener, M. R., B. T. Lynch, P. K. Latz, D. E. Albrecht, I. D. Cowie, K. Brennan, C. Nano, A. C. Edwards, A. W. Duguid, C. Brock and J. Russell-Smith (2007). “A landscape scale assessment of the distribution of the fire-sensitive flora of the Northern Territory, Australia.” Journal of Biogeography.

Goldbergs, G., S. R. Levick, M. Lawes and A. Edwards (2018). “Hierarchical integration of individual tree and area-based approaches for savanna biomass uncertainty estimation from airborne LiDAR.” Remote Sensing of Environment 205: 141-150.

Goldbergs, G., S. W. Maier, S. R. Levick and A. Edwards (2018). “Efficiency of individual tree detection approaches based on light-weight and low-cost UAS imagery in Australian Savannas.” Remote Sensing 10(2): 161.

Goldbergs, G., S. W. Maier, S. R. Levick and A. Edwards (2019). “Limitations of high resolution satellite stereo imagery for estimating canopy height in Australian tropical savannas.” International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 75: 83-95.

Greenville AC, Burns E, Diskman CR, Keith DA, Lindenmayer DB, Morgan JW, Heinze D, Mansergh I, Gillespie GR, Einoder L, Fisher A, Russell-Smith J, Metcalfe DJ, Green PT, Hoffmann AA, Wardle GM (2018) Biodiversity responds differently to increasing climatic extremes in grassland, savanna and forest biomes. Science of the Total Environment 634:382-393.

Hobgen, S. E., Myers, B. A., Fisher, R. P., & Wasson, R. J. (2014). Creating a sediment budget in a data poor context: an example from eastern Indonesia. Geografiska Annaler: Series A, Physical Geography96(4), 513-530.

Jalota, R. K. and Sangha, K. K. (2000). Comparative Ecological – Economic Analysis of Growth Performance of Exotic Eucalyptus tereticornis and Indigenous Dalbergia sissoo plantations in Mono- culture plantations. Ecological Economics 33 (3): 487-495.

Jalota, R.K., Sangha, K. K. and R. K. Kohli (2000). Under-storey Vegetation of Forest Plantations in N-W India – An Ecological Economic Assessment. Journal of Tropical Medicinal Plants 1, no. 1&2: 115-124.

Kaur, K. (2006). Multiple Land Use in Tropical Savannas: Concepts and Methods for Valuation. Agricultural Journal 1(2): 90-95.

Kaur, K. (2007). Linking ecosystem services to well-being: A case study of Aboriginal communities in north Australia. Australian Aboriginal Studies 2: 145-147.

Kaur, K. (2008) Ecological services of exotic and native tree plantations in NW India. Current Conservation 2.1: 21-22.

Kaur, K., Jalota, R K and Midmore, D. (2007) Impact of temperature and defoliation (simulated grazing) on soil respiration of pasture grass (Cenchrus ciliaris L.) in a pot experiment. Agriculture, food and environment 1 (1), 1:9.

Kaur, K., Jalota, R K and Midmore, D. (2007) Impacts of tree clearing on soil properties of pasture systems in central Queensland, Australia. Soil Science, 172(7): 516-533.

Kaur, K., Jalota, R K and Midmore, D. (2009) Effect of clearing on soil respiration rate and its sensitivity to temperature in pasture systems. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica: Section B – Plant Soil Science 99999:1, 1-13.

Kaur, K., Jalota, R K and Midmore, D. and Walsh, K (2006) Impact of tree clearing on soil respiration and soil microbial biomass in pasture systems of central Queensland, Australia. Agriculture Journal 1 (4): 291-302.

Kaur, K., Jalota, R.K., Midmore, D.J. and Rolfe, J. (2005) Pasture production in cleared and uncleared grazing systems of central Queensland. The Rangeland Journal 27 (2): 143-149.

Kaur, K., Jalota, RK, and Kohli, RK (2007) Social acceptability and value of use and non-use ecological services of exotic Eucalyptus tereticornis and indigenous Dalbergia sissoo tree plantations in N-W India. International Journal of Ecological Economics and Statistics 7 (W07): 68-85.

Kaur, K., Rolfe, J. and Stanley, O. (2006). Net benefits from clearing trees to develop pastures in central Queensland, Australia. Agricultural Journal 1(2): 81-89.

Koichi, K., Cottrell, A. Sangha, K.K, and Gordon, I. (2012) ‘Are feral pigs (Sus scrofa) a pest to rainforest tourism?’ Journal of Ecotourism 11(2): 132-148.

Koichi, K., Sangha, K. K., Cottrell, A., & Gordon, I.J. (2013). What determines acceptability of wildlife control methods? Australian case. Human dimensions of wildlife 18(2): 97-108.

Koichi, K., Sangha, K.K, Cottrell, A. and Gordon, I. (2012) Aboriginal rangers’ perspectives of feral pigs: are they a pest or a resource? Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues 15(1): 1-19.

Koichi, K., Sangha, K.K, Cottrell, A. and Gordon, I. (2013) The Management Implications of Aboriginal Perceptions of Feral Pigs (Sus scrofa) in Northern Queensland. Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues 16(2): 53-72.

Lassa, J. A., Surjan, A., Caballero-Anthony, M., & Fisher, R. (2019). Measuring political will: An index of commitment to disaster risk reduction. International journal of disaster risk reduction34, 64-74.

Lawes MJ, Murphy BP, Fisher A, Woinarski JCZ, Edwards AC, Russell-Smith J (2015)  Small mammals decline with increasing fire extent in northern Australia: evidence from long-term monitoring in Kakadu National Park. International Journal of Wildland Fire. International Journal of Wildland Fire, 24: 712-722.

Lynch AJ, Thackway R, Specht A, Beggs P, Brisbane S, Burns E, Byrne M,  Capon SJ, Casanova M, Clarke PA, Davies J, Dovers S, Dwyer R, Ens E, Fisher D, Flanigan M, Garnier E, Guru S, Kilminster K, Locke J, MacNally R, McMahon K, Mitchell P, Pierson J, Rodgers E, Russell-Smith J, Udy J, Waycott M (2015) Transdisciplinary synthesis for ecosystem science, policy and management: The Australian experience. Science of the Total Environment, 534: 173-184.

Lynch D, Russell-Smith J, Evans J, Yates CP, Edwards AC (2018) Incentivising fire management in Pindan (Acacia shrubland): a proposed vegetation fuel type for Australia’s savanna burning greenhouse gas emissions abatement methodology. Ecological Management & Restoration 19:230-238.

Maier, S. W., J. Russell-Smith, A. C. Edwards and C. Yates (2013). “Sensitivity of the MODIS fire detection algorithm (MOD14) in the savanna region of the Northern Territory, Australia.” ISPRS journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 76: 11-16.

Morley P, Russell-Smith J, Sangha KK, Sutton S, Sithole B (2016) Evaluating resilience in two remote Indigenous Australian communities. Australian Journal of Emergency Management 31: 44-50.

Moura LC, Scariot AO, Schmidt IB, Beatty R, Russell-Smith J (2019) The legacy of colonial fire management policies on traditional livelihoods and ecological sustainability in savannas: impacts, consequences, new directions. Journal of Environmental Management 232:600-606.

Murphy BP, Cochrane M, Russell-Smith J (2015) Prescribed burning protects endangered tropical heathlands of the Arnhem Plateau, northern Australia. Journal of Applied Ecology 52: 980-991.

Myers, B. A., Fisher, R. P., Nelson, N., & Belton, S. (2015). Defining remoteness from health care: integrated research on accessing emergency maternal care in Indonesia. AIMS public health2(3), 257.

Myers, B. A., Wurm, P., Palekahelu, D. T., Liufeto, G., Mangimbulude, J., Kapa, M., & Fisher, R. (2012). Food Security and Access to Water Resources: A Case Study at a Village in West Timor. KRITIS: Journal of Development Studies, 21(2), 134-154.

Myers, B., Fisher, R., Pickering, S., & Garnett, S. (2014). Post-project evaluation of the sustainability of development project outcomes: a case study in eastern Indonesia. Development in Practice24(3), 379-389.

Nyanda, H. N., Kegamba, J. J., Sangha, K. K. 2018. Impacts of Land Cover Change on Conservation, a Linkage of Spatial Analysis and Anthropogenic Activities in Tanzania, Open Journal of Forestry, 8, 344-361.

Oliveira S, Campagnolo M, Price OP, Edwards AC, Russell-Smith J, Pereira JMOC. 2015. Ecological implications of fine-scale fire patchiness and severity in tropical savannas of northern Australia. Fire Ecology, 11

Oliveira S, Maier SW, Pereira JMOC, Russell-Smith J (2015) Seasonal differences in fire activity and intensity in tropical savannas of northern Australia using remote sensing measurements of fire radiative power. International Journal of Wildland Fire

Palmer, C., R. W. Baird, D. L. Webster, A. C. Edwards, R. Patterson, A. Withers, E. Withers, R. Groom and J. C. Woinarski (2017). “A preliminary study of the movement patterns of false killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens) in coastal and pelagic waters of the Northern Territory, Australia.” Marine and Freshwater Research 68(9): 1726-1733.

Price, O. F., A. C. Edwards and J. Russell-Smith (2007). “Efficacy of permanent firebreaks and aerial prescribed burning in western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia.” International Journal of Wildland Fire 16(3): 295-307.

Price, O., A. Edwards, G. Connors, J. Woinarski, G. Ryan, A. Turner and J. Russell-Smith (2005). “Fire heterogeneity in Kakadu National Park, 1980-2000.” Wildlife Research 32(5): 425-433.

Price, O., J. Russell-Smith and A. C. Edwards (2003). “Fine-scale patchiness of different fire intensities in sandstone heath vegetation in northern Australia.” International Journal of Wildland Fire 12(2): 227-236.

Ralaingita MI, Ennis G, Russell-Smith J, Sangha KK, Razanakoto T (2020) The Kere of Madagascar: A qualitative exploration of community experiences and perspectives. Ecology & Society, submitted.

Russell-Smith J (2016) Fire management business in Australia’s tropical savannas: Lighting the way for a new ecosystem services model for the north? Ecological Management & Restoration 17: 4-7.

Russell-Smith J (2016) The path to sustainable development in North Australia. Solutions 7: 10-15.

Russell-Smith J, Edwards AC, Sangha K, Yates CP, Gardener M (2020) Challenges for prescribed fire management in Australia’s fire-prone rangelands – the example of the Northern Territory. International Journal of Wildland Fire 29: 339-353.

Russell-Smith J, Evans J, Edwards AC, Simms A (2017) Assessing ecological performance thresholds in fire-prone Kakadu National Park, northern Australia. Ecosphere 7

Russell-Smith J, Evans J, MacDermott H, Brocklehurst P, Schatz J, Lynch D, Yates C, Edwards A (2019) Tree recruitment dynamics in fire-prone eucalypt savanna. Ecosphere 10(3):1-21, e02649.

Russell-Smith J, Lindenmayer DB, Kubiszewski I, Green P, Costanza R, Campbell CA (2015) Moving beyond evidence-free policy. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 13: 441-448

Russell-Smith J, Moura LC, Yates CP, Beatty R, Mafoko J, Johnston S (2020) Market-based options for supporting sustainable fire management of fire-prone Cerrado (savanna) remnant landscapes. Biodiversidade Brasiliense, in press

Russell-Smith J, Murphy BP, Lawes MJ (2015) Both fire size and frequency matter—a response to Griffiths et al. Biological Conservation

Russell-Smith J, Sangha KK (2018) Emerging opportunities for developing a diversified land sector economy in Australia’s northern savannas. The Rangeland Journal 40:315-330.

Russell-Smith J, Sangha KK (2019) Beneficial land sector change in far northern Australia is required and possible—a refutation of McLean and Holmes (2019). The Rangeland Journal 41:363-369.

Russell-Smith, J., Yates, C., Vernooij, R., Eames, T., van der Werf, G., Ribeiro, N., Edwards, A., Beatty, R., Lekoko, O., Mafoko, J., Monagle, C., Johnston, S., 2021. Opportunities and challenges for savanna burning emissions reduction in southern Africa. J. Environ. Manage. 288,

Russell-Smith J, Yates CP, Edwards AC, Murphy BP, Whitehead PJ, Lawes MJ. 2015. Deriving multiple benefits from carbon market-based savanna burning projects: an Australian example. PLoS ONE 10(12): e0143426

Russell-Smith, J. and A. C. Edwards (2006). “Seasonality and fire severity in savanna landscapes of monsoonal northern Australia.” International Journal of Wildland Fire 15(4): 541-550.

Russell-Smith, J. and A. Edwards (2015). “Savanna Fire Management Project: 2014-15 Annual Report to the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre.” Occasional Paper Series DCBR 2015/09.

Russell-Smith, J., A. C. Edwards and G. D. Cook (2003). “Reliability of biomass burning estimates from savanna fires: Biomass burning in northern Australia during the 1999 Biomass Burning and Lightning Experiment B field campaign.” Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres 108(D3): 9-1 – 9-12.

Russell-Smith, J., A. C. Edwards and O. F. Price (2012). “Simplifying the savanna: the trajectory of fire-sensitive vegetation mosaics in northern Australia.” Journal of Biogeography 39: 1303-1317.

Russell-Smith, J., B. P. Murphy, C. P. Meyer, G. D. Cook, S. Maier, A. C. Edwards, J. Schatz and P. Brocklehurst (2009). “Improving estimates of savanna burning emissions for greenhouse accounting in northern Australia: limitations, challenges, applications.” International Journal of Wildland Fire 18(1): 1-18.

Russell-Smith, J., C. Yates, A. Edwards, G. E. Allan, G. D. Cook, P. Cooke, R. Craig, B. Heath and R. Smith (2003). “Contemporary fire regimes of northern Australia, 1997-2001: change since Aboriginal occupancy, challenges for sustainable management.” International Journal of Wildland Fire 12(3-4): 283-297.

Russell-Smith, J., G. D. Cook, P. M. Cooke, A. C. Edwards, M. Lendrum, C. P. Meyer and P. J. Whitehead (2013). “Managing fire regimes in north Australian savannas: applying Aboriginal approaches to contemporary global problems.” Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 11(s1): e55-e63.

Russell-Smith, J., P. J. Stanton, A. C. Edwards and P. J. Whitehead (2004). “Rain forest invasion of eucalypt-dominated woodland savanna, Iron Range, north-eastern Australia: II. Rates of landscape change.” Journal of Biogeography 31(8): 1305-1316.

Russell‐Smith, J., P. J. Stanton, P. J. Whitehead and A. Edwards (2004). “Rain forest invasion of eucalypt‐dominated woodland savanna, Iron Range, north‐eastern Australia: I. Successional processes.” Journal of Biogeography 31(8): 1293-1303.

Sangha K, Sithole B, Hunter-Xenie H, Daniels C, Yibarbuk D, James G, Michael C, Gould J, Edwards A, Russell-Smith J (2017) Empowering Remote Indigenous Communities in Natural Disaster Prone Northern Australia International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters 35: 137-153.

Sangha KK, Edwards AC, Russell-Smith J (2019) Long-term solutions to improve emergency management services in remote communities in northern Australia. Australian Journal of Emergency Management 34: 23-31.

Sangha KK, Evans J, Edwards A, Russell-Smith J (2019) Measuring environmental losses from natural disasters: a case study of costing bushfires in the Northern Territory. Australian Journal of Emergency Management 34: 31-39.

Sangha KK, Evans J, Edwards AC, Fisher R, Yates CP, Russell-Smith J, Costanza R (2020) Assessing the value of ecosystem services from prescribed fire management in Australian tropical savannas. Ecosystem Services, submitted

Sangha KK, Gerritsen R, Russell-Smith J (2019) Repurposing government expenditure for enhancing Indigenous well-being in Australia: A scenario analysis for a new paradigm. Economic Analysis and Policy 63: 75-91.

Sangha KK, Russell-Smith J (2016) An integrated framework to value ecosystem services from Indigenous estates in northern Australia. Conservation and Society 15: 255-269.

Sangha KK, Russell-Smith J, Costanza R (2019) Mainstreaming indigenous and local communities’ connection with nature for policy decision-making. Global Ecology and Conservation 19: e00668

Sangha KK, Russell-Smith J, Evans J, Edwards AC (2020) Methodological approaches and challenges to assess environmental losses from natural disasters. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 101619 

Sangha KK, Russell-Smith J, Evans J, Edwards AC, Surjan A (2020) Assessing the real costs of natural hazard -induced disasters. Natural Hazards, submitted

Sangha KK, Russell-Smith J, Morrison SC, Costanza R, Edwards AC (2017) Challenges for valuing ecosystem services from an Indigenous estate in northern Australia. Ecosystem Services 25: 167-178.

Sangha, K. and Russell-Smith, J. (2017) Towards an Indigenous Ecosystem Services Valuation Framework: A North Australian Example. Conservation and Society 15: 255-269.

Sangha, K. K. 2018. What Kind of Development We Want to Afford Sustainable Living? Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering A, 7, 34-48.

Sangha, K. K. and Jalota, R.K (2005). Value of ecological services of exotic Eucalyptus tereticornis and native Dalbergia sissoo tree plantations in N-W India. Conservation and Society 3 (1): 92-108.

Sangha, K. K., Butler, J., Delisle, A. and Stanley, O. (2011). Identifying links between ecosystem services and Aboriginal well-being and livelihoods in north Australia: applying the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment framework. Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering 5: 381- 387.

Sangha, K. K., Jalota, R K, Midmore, D., and Ashwath, N. (2006). Pasture composition in cleared and uncleared pastures of central Queensland. Australian Journal of Botany 54 (5): 459-470.

Sangha, K. K., Jalota, R.K., and Midmore, D.J. (2005) Impact of tree clearing on soil pH and nutrient availability in grazing systems of central Queensland, Australia. Australian J. Soil Research 43: 51-60.

Sangha, K. K., Midmore, D.J., Rolfe, J. and Jalota, R.K., (2005) Tradeoffs between pasture production and plant diversity and soil health attributes of pasture systems of central Queensland, Australia. Agriculture, ecosystems and environment 111: 93-103.

Sangha, K. K., Russell-Smith, J., & Costanza, R. (2019). Mainstreaming indigenous and local communities’ connections with nature for policy decision-making. Global Ecology and Conservation, 19, e00668.

Sangha, K. K., Stoeckl, N., Crossman, N., & Costanza, R. (2019). A state-wide economic assessment of coastal and marine ecosystem services to inform sustainable development policies in the Northern Territory, Australia. Marine Policy, 107, 103595.

Sangha, K., 2014. Modern agricultural practices and analysis of socioeconomic and ecological impacts of development in agriculture sector, Punjab, India – a review. Indian Journal of Agricultural Research 48: 331-341.

Sangha, K., Jalota, R.K., Midmore D. (2006) Litter production, decomposition and nutrient release in cleared and uncleared pasture systems of central Queensland, Australia. Journal of Tropical Ecology 22 (2): 177-189.

Sangha, K.K. (2013). A holistic approach to assess the costs and benefits of modern agriculture system in Punjab, India and some solutions. Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences 1 (5): 67-74.

Sangha, K.K., 2019. Failure of mainstream well-being measures to appropriately reflect the well-being of Indigenous and local communities and its implications for welfare policies. Indigenous Policy Journal XXIX, 1-14.

Sangha, K.K., 2020. New Economic Opportunities in Northern Australia: A Case Study of Carbon Economy. New Economy Journal 2, 1-10.

Sangha, K.K., Brocque, A.L., Costanza, R., Cadet-James, Y., 2015. Application of capability approach to assess the role of ecosystem services in the well-being of Indigenous Australians. Global Ecology and Conservation 4: 445-458.

Sangha, K.K., Brocque, A.L., Costanza, R., Cadet-James, Y., 2015. Ecosystems and indigenous well-being: An integrated framework. Global Ecology and Conservation 4: 197-206.

Sangha, K.K., Russell-Smith, J., Evans, J., Edwards, A., 2020. Methodological approaches and challenges to assess the environmental losses from natural disasters. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 49, 101619.

Sangha, KK, Maynard, S, Pearson, J, Dobriyal, P, Badola, R, Hussain, SA (2019) Recognising the role of local and Indigenous communities in managing natural resources for the greater public benefit: Case studies from Asia and Oceania region. Ecosystem Services 39, 100991.

Shirai, T., D. R. Blake, S. Meinardi, F. S. Rowland, J. Russell-Smith, A. Edwards, Y. Kondo, M. Koike, K. Kita, T. Machida, N. Takegawa, N. Nishi, S. Kawakami and T. Ogawa (2003). “Emission estimates of selected volatile organic compounds from tropical savanna burning in northern Australia.” Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres 108(D3): BIB 10-11 – BIB 10-14.

Stoeckl, N., Hicks, C.C., Mills, M., Fabricius, K., Esparon, M., Kroon, F., Kaur, K., Costanza, R., (2011). The economic value of ecosystem services in the Great Barrier Reef: our state of knowledge. Annals of The New York Academy of Sciences, 1219: 113–1

Whitehead PJ, Murphy BP, Evans J, Lynch D, Yates CP, Edwards AC, MacDermott H, Watt F, Russell-Smith J (2020) Turnover of standing and fallen dead trees in north Australian savannas: issues for fire management. Ecosphere, submitted.

Whitehead PJ, Murphy BP, Evans J, Yates CP, Edwards AC, MacDermott HJ, Lynch DC, Russell-Smith J (2020) Recruitment, growth and mortality of trees in Australian savannas: predicting effects of fire management on tree biomass. Ecological Monographs, in revision

Williams, R. J., L. B. Hutley, G. D. Cook, J. Russell-Smith, A. Edwards and X. Y. Chen (2004). “Assessing the carbon sequestration potential of mesic savannas in the Northern Territory, Australia: approaches, uncertainties and potential impacts of fire.” Functional Plant Biology 31(5): 415-422.

Yates CP, MacDermott H, Evans J, Murphy BP, Russell-Smith J (2020) “Seasonal fine fuel and coarse woody debris dynamics in north Australian savannas.” International Journal of Wildland Fire 29: 1109-1119.

Yates, C. P., A. C. Edwards and J. Russell-Smith (2008). “Big fires and their ecological impacts in Australian savannas: size and frequency matters.” International Journal of Wildland Fire 17: 768-781.

Yin, C., B. He, M. Yebra, X. Quan, A. C. Edwards, X. Liu and Z. Liao (2020). “Improving burn severity retrieval by integrating tree canopy cover into radiative transfer model simulation.” Remote Sensing of Environment 236: 111454.


Crossman, N., Stoeckl, N., Sangha, K.K., Costanza, R., 2018. Economic Values of the Northern Territory Marine and Coastal Environments. A report published by the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS), Darwin, Australia, pp.44.

Edwards AC, Russell-Smith J. (2014-2016) Fire Monitoring: Annual Report to Kakadu National Park. Darwin Centre for Bushfire Research, Charles Darwin University.

Edwards, A., Russell-Smith, J., Sangha, K., Yates, C., 2015. Culturally appropriate mapping tools for informing two-way fire management planning in remote indigenous North Australian communities. In: Rumsewicz, M. (Ed.), Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC & AFAC Annual Conference Proceedings. Adelaide, SA, 1-3 September 2015, pp. 13-22.

Kamaljit Kaur (2006). The role of ecosystem services from tropical savannas in well-being of Aboriginal people: A scoping study. A report for the Tropical Savannas Cooperative Research Centre, Darwin, NT, pp. 86.

Kaur, K., Stanley, O., 2006. Linking ecosystem services to human well-being: A case study of Aboriginal people in north Australia. ISEE (International Society of Ecological Economics) Conference “Ecological sustainability and human well-being” Proceedings, 16-18 Dec, 2006, held at New Delhi, India, pp. 1-34.

Rolfe, J., Jalota, R. Sangha, K. and Windle, J. (2002). Grazing property carbon budget in Central Queensland – Avocet property. Carbon Budgeting in Central Queensland—a project report published by Central Queensland University, Emerald, pp. 21.

Rolfe, J., Jalota, R., Sangha, K., Windle, J., 2003. Avocet carbon budget. A project report, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Qld, Australia, pp. 24.

Rolfe, J., Sangha, K., Jalota, R., 2002. Opportunity costs of pasture rundown in Queensland: Is tree clearing viable over the longer-term. Proceedings of the 46th annual conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, AARES, Canberra, ACT, pp. 15.

Russell-Smith J (2015) Asia. In: The global potential of Indigenous Fire Management: Findings of the Regional Feasibility Assessment, pp. 124-141, 174-177. International Savanna Fire Management Initiative, Institute of Advanced Studies, United Nations University, Kyoto, Japan. 

Russell-Smith J (2020) Final Report: Key research to assist the development of carbon sequestration methods for savanna fire management in Northern Australia. Project P.PSH.0823. Meat & Livestock Australia, Sydney.

Russell-Smith, J., Edwards, A., Sangha, K.K., 2019. Savanna fire management and bushfire and natural hazard scenario planning for north Australia. Bushfire & Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre (BNH CRC), a report, pp 57.

Russell-Smith, J., James, G., Sithole, B., Sangha, K.K., Edwards, A.C., 2019. Building emergency management capacity in remote north Australian communities—status report, November 2019, Published by the Darwin Centre for Bushfire Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT, and BNH CRC, Melbourne, VIC, pp. 16.

Russell-Smith, J., Sangha, K. K. and James, G. (2017) Scoping remote North Australian community resilience. Occasional paper series DCBR 2017/07 published by the Darwin Centre for Bushfire Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT.

Russell-Smith, J., Sangha, K.K., 2019. Submission to the Senate Select Committee Inquiry into the “effectiveness of the Australian Government’s Northern Australia Agenda”. Submission 11.

Russell-Smith, J., Sangha, K.K., Edwards, A.C., 2018. Scoping scenario planning for remote community risk management in northern Australia. Bushfire & Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre (BNH CRC), Annual Report 2017-18, pp.15.

Russell-Smith, J., Sangha, K.K., James, G., 2017. Scoping remote North Australian community resilience and developing governance models through action research: Annual Report 2016-17, Melbourne, VIC, Bushfire & Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre (BNH CRC), Annual Report 2016-17, pp. 24.

Russell-Smith, J., Sangha, K. & Edwards, A. C. Scenario planning for remote community risk management in northern Australia – final project report. (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2020).

Sangha, K.K. (2011). Application of the Millennium Assessment Framework in Australian Context. Sub-Global Assessment Network meeting, Bilbao, Spain, 11-15 Dec 2011

Sangha, K.K. (2012). Application of TEK to examine the links between well-being of Aboriginal people and Ecosystem Services from Tropical Rainforests in north Queensland. Proceedings of an international meeting by the Sub-Global Assessment Network, Stellenbosch, SA, 26-29 Nov 2012

Sangha, K.K., 2005. A framework to assess the role of ecosystem services from Australian savannas in Aboriginal well-being, ABBSA Conference Proceedings, August 5-7, 2005, Cairns., pp. 697-711.

Sangha, K.K., Edwards, A., Russell-Smith, J., 2018. Emergency management Opportunities for remote Indigenous communities in Northern Australia. Bushfire & Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre (BNH CRC) and AFAC conference proceedings, Perth, Sept 2018, pp. 373-383.

Sangha, K.K., Jalota, R.K., Ashwath, N., Rolfe, J., Midmore, D.J., 2001. An ecological assessment of plant diversity in cleared and native Brigalow (Acacia harpophylla) stands, in: Exelby, A., Melzer, A. (Eds.), Remnant vegetation in the Brigalow Belt: Management and Conservation. The Centre for Environmental Management, Central Queensland University, Qld, Rockhampton, 20-22 February 2001, pp. 127-136.

Sangha, K.K., Jalota, R.K., Kohli, R.K., 2001. Ecological-Economic assessment of plant diversity in monoculture plantations of Eucalyptus tereticornis and Dalbergia sissoo, in: Verma, R.V., Bhat, K.V., Muralidharan, E.M., Sharma, J.K. (Ed.), Proceedings of the International Symposium on Tropical Forestry Research: Challenges in the New Millenium. 2-4 August, 2000. Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, India, Peechi, India, pp. 120-126.

Sangha, K.K., Midmore, D., Rolfe, J., Jalota, R.K., 2005. Tradeoffs between pasture production and other ecological attributes of pasture systems in central Queensland, Australia. Agriculture Resource Workshop Proceedings, 28 Oct 2005, Rockhampton, Qld.

Sangha, K.K., NT Farmers Association, 2020. Innovative Economic Opportunities Through Sharing Sustainable Farming Systems Knowledge (Australia India Council funded project). A project report submitted to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Australian Government. Charles Darwin University, Darwin NT and the NT Farmers Association.

Sangha, K.K., Rolfe, J., 2005. Benefits or losses from tree clearing in pasture systems of central Queensland, Australia?, ABBSA Conference Proceedings. August 5-7, 2005, Cairns, Cairns, pp. 739-754.

Sangha, K.K., Russell-Smith, J., 2015. Ecosystems based enterprise opportunities for Indigenous people in northern Australian savannas. Occasional paper series DCBR 2015/05 published by the Darwin Centre for Bushfire Research (DCBR), Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT, pp. 27.

Sangha, K.K., Russell-Smith, J., 2015. Valuing Ecosystem Services from Fish River Station, NT. A BNHCRC report. Occasional paper series DCBR 2015/01 published by the Darwin Centre for Bushfire Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT, pp. 22.

Sangha, Kamaljit, K., Jeremy Russell-Smith, Andrew Edwards, Cameron Yates, Jackie Gould, Christine Michael, Glenn James and ARPNet (2015). Developing enterprise opportunities and resilience in remote north Australian communities. Research proceedings from the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC & AFAC conference 2015, Adelaide, 1-3 September 2015, pp. 256-264.

Thackway, R., Auricht, C., Edwards, A., Lynch, D. and Cuff, N., (2014). A vegetation fuel type map for Australia’s northern savannas. Unpublished report prepared for the Department of the Environment, Canberra. Auricht Projects, Adelaide, South Australia. Pp 42.

Wiedemann SG, Telfer MA, Cohn P, Russell-Smith J (2016) Final Report: Opportunity study—Engagement of pastoral properties with the Emissions Reduction Fund. Project B.CCH.2099. Meat & Livestock Australia, Sydney.