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Bliege Bird R, Codding BF, Kauhanen PG, Bird DW. Aboriginal hunting buffers climate-driven fire-size variability in Australia's spinifex grasslands. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Jun 26;109(26):10287-92. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1204585109. Epub 2012 Jun 11. PubMed PMID: 22689979; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3387077.

Johnston FH, Bailie RS, Pilotto LS, Hanigan IC. Ambient biomass smoke and cardio-respiratory hospital admissions in Darwin, Australia. BMC Public Health. 2007 Sep 13;7:240. PubMed PMID: 17854481; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2220001.

Webb L, Bambrick H, Tait P, Green D, Alexander L. Effect of ambient temperature on Australian northern territory public hospital admissions for cardiovascular disease among indigenous and non-indigenous populations. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2014 Feb 13;11(2):1942-59. doi: 10.3390/ijerph110201942. PubMed PMID: 24531121; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3945578.

Bowles DC. Climate Change and Health Adaptation: Consequences for Indigenous Physical and Mental Health. Ann Glob Health. 2015 May-Jun;81(3):427-31. doi: 10.1016/j.aogh.2015.06.004. PubMed PMID: 26615078.

Bell EJ. Climate change and health research: has it served rural communities? Rural Remote Health. 2013 Jan-Mar;13(1):2343. Epub 2013 Feb 12. Review. PubMed PMID: 23398298.

Green D, King U, Morrison J. Disproportionate burdens: the multidimensional impacts of climate change on the health of Indigenous Australians. Med J Aust. 2009 Jan 5;190(1):4-5. PubMed PMID: 19119999.

Patrick R, Capetola T, Townsend M, Nuttman S. Health promotion and climate change: exploring the core competencies required for action. Health Promot Int. 2012 Dec;27(4):475-85. doi: 10.1093/heapro/dar055. Epub 2011 Sep 12. PubMed PMID: 21914637.

Ford JD. Indigenous health and climate change. Am J Public Health. 2012 Jul;102(7):1260-6. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2012.300752. Epub 2012 May 17. PubMed PMID: 22594718; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3477984.

Knibbs LD, Sly PD. Indigenous health and environmental risk factors: an Australian problem with global analogues? Glob Health Action. 2014 Apr 29;7:23766. doi: 10.3402/gha.v7.23766. eCollection 2014. PubMed PMID: 24802385; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4007027.

King U, Furgal C. Is hunting still healthy? Understanding the interrelationships between indigenous participation in land-based practices and human-environmental health. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2014 May 28;11(6):5751-82. doi: 10.3390/ijerph110605751. Review. PubMed PMID: 24879487; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4078546.

Berry HL, Butler JR, Burgess CP, King UG, Tsey K, Cadet-James YL, Rigby CW, Raphael B. Mind, body, spirit: co-benefits for mental health from climate change adaptation and caring for country in remote Aboriginal Australian communities. N S W Public Health Bull. 2010 May-Jun;21(5-6):139-45. doi: 10.1071/NB10030. Review. PubMed PMID: 20637171.

Campbell D, Stafford Smith M, Davies J, Kuipers P, Wakerman J, McGregor MJ. Responding to health impacts of climate change in the Australian desert. Rural Remote Health. 2008 Jul-Sep;8(3):1008. Epub 2008 Aug 8. Review. PubMed PMID: 18702572.

Johnston L, Doyle J, Morgan B, Atkinson-Briggs S, Firebrace B, Marika M, Reilly R, Cargo M, Riley T, Rowley K. A review of programs that targeted environmental determinants of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2013 Aug 9;10(8):3518-42. doi: 10.3390/ijerph10083518. Review. PubMed PMID: 23939388; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3774452.

Hanigan IC, Johnston FH, Morgan GG. Vegetation fire smoke, indigenous status and cardio-respiratory hospital admissions in Darwin, Australia, 1996-2005: atime-series study. Environ Health. 2008 Aug 5;7:42. doi: 10.1186/1476-069X-7-42. PubMed PMID: 18680605; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2535774.


Aboriginal responses to climate change in arid zone Australia: regional understandings and capacity building for adaptation Author(s): Memmott, P.; Reser, J.; Head, B.; Davison, J.; Nash, D.; O'Rourke, T.; Gamage, H.; Suliman, S.; Lowry, A.; Marshall, K. Imprint: Brisbane: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, 2013.

An assessment of climate change impacts and adaptation for the Torres Strait Islands, Australia Author(s): Green, D.; Alexander, L.; Mclnnes, K.; Church, J.; Nicholls, N.; White, N. Source: Climatic Change, 102, 3-4; 2009: 405-433

Bridging the gap between theory and practice in climate change vulnerability assessments for remote Indigenous communities in northern Australia Author(s): Green, D.; Niall, S.; Morrison, J. Source: Local Environment, 17, 3; 2012: 295-315

Climate change and health: impacts on remote Indigenous communities in northern Australia Author(s): Green, D. Imprint: Melbourne: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, 2006.

Climate change and health adaptation: consequences for Indigenous physical and mental health Author(s): Bowles, D.C. Source: Annals of Global Health, 81, 3; 2015: 427-431

Climate change and Indigenous mental health: from survival to flourishing Author(s): Centre for Rural and amp; Remote Mental Health Queensland Imprint: Cairns, Qld: Centre for Rural and amp; Remote Mental Health Queensland, 2009.

Climate change, water and Indigenous knowledge: a community guide to the Native Title Report 2008 Author(s): Australian Human Rights Commission Imprint: Sydney: Australian Human Rights Commission, 2009.

Kohler F, Brondizio ES. Considering the needs of indigenous and local populations in conservation programs. Conserv Biol. 2017 Apr;31(2):245-251. doi: 10.1111/cobi.12843. PubMed PMID: 27717009.

Cut from 'country': The impact of climate change on the mental health of aboriginal pastoralists Personal Author: Pearce, Meryl; Eagle, Lynne; Low, David; Schurmann, Andrea Source: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The, Vol. 21, No. 1, 2015: 50-79

The impact of drought on mental health in rural and regional Australia Personal Author: Edwards, Ben; Gray, Matthew; Hunter, Boyd Source: Social Indicators Research; Vol. 121, Issue: 1; Mar 2015: 177-194

Indigenous climate change adaptation in the Kimberley region of North-western Australia Author(s): Leonard, S.; Mackenzie, J.; Kofod, F.; Parsons, M.; Langton, M.; Russ, P.; Ormond-Parker, L.; Smith, K.; Smith, M. Imprint: Gold Coast, Qld: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, 2013.

Indigenous health and climate change Author(s): Ford, J.D. Source: American Journal of Public Health, 102, 7; 2012: 1260-1266

Indigenous voices in climate change adaptation: addressing the challenges of diverse knowledge systems in the Barmah-Millewa Author(s): Griggs, D.J.; Lynch, A.H.; Joachim, L.; Zhu, X.; Adler, C.E.; Bischoff-Mattson, Z.; Wang, P.; Kestin, T.S. Imprint: Gold Coast, Qld: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, 2013.

Indigenous women's preference for climate change adaptation and aquaculture development: final report Author(s): Petheram, L.; Fleming, A.; Stacey, N.; Perry, A. Imprint: Brisbane: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, 2013.

Living on climate-changed country: Indigenous health, well-being and climate change in remote Australian communities Author(s): Green, D.; Minchin, L. Source: EcoHealth, 11, 2; 2014: 263-272

The management of climate change through prescribed savanna burning: emerging contributions of Indigenous people in northern Australia Author(s): Whitehead, P.J.; Purdon, P.; Russell-Smith, J.; Cooke, P.M.; Sutton, S. Source: Public Administration and Development, 28, 5; 2008: 374-385

Mind, body, spirit: co-benefits for mental health from climate change adaptation and caring for country in remote Aboriginal Australian communities Personal Author: Berry, Helen L.; Butler, James R. A.; Burgess, Christopher P.; King, Ursula; Tsey, Komla; Cadet-James, Yvonne L.; Rigby, C. Wayne; Raphael, Beverley Source: New South Wales Public Health Bulletin, v.21, nos.5-6, May-June 2010: 139-145

National climate change adaptation research plan for Indigenous communities Author(s): Langton, M.; Parsons, M.; Leonard, S.; Auty, K.; Bell, D.; Burgess, P.; Edwards, S.; Howitt, R.; Jackson, S.; McGrath, V.; Morrison, J. Imprint: Gold Coast, Qld: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, 2012.

Ulijaszek SJ. Potential seasonal ecological challenge of heat strain among Australian Aboriginal people practicing traditional subsistence methods: a computer simulation. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2001 Nov;116(3):236-45. PubMed PMID: 11596003.

Procedural vulnerability: understanding environmental change in a remote Indigenous community Author(s): Veland, S.; Howitt, R.; Dominey-Howes, D.; Thomalla, F.; Houston, D. Source: Global Environmental Change, 23, 1; 2013: 314-326

'Radical hope' and rain: climate change and the mental health of Indigenous residents of northern Australia Author(s): Hunter, E. Source: Australasian Psychiatry, 17, 6; 2009: 445-452

Risks from climate change to Indigenous communities in the tropical north of Australia Author(s): Green, D.; Jackson, S.; Morrison, J. Imprint: Canberra: Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, 2009.

Savanna burning, greenhouse gas emissions and Indigenous livelihoods: introducing the Tiwi Carbon Study Author(s): Richards, A.E.; Andersen, A.N.; Schatz, J.; Eager, R.; Dawes, T.Z.; Hadden, K.; Kelly Sheepers, K.; Van Der Geest, M. Source: Austral Ecology, 37, 6; 2012: 712-723

Stay or leave? Potential climate change adaptation strategies among Aboriginal people in coastal communities in northern Australia Author(s): Zander, K.K.; Petheram, L.; Garnett, S.T. Source: Natural Hazards, 67, 2; 2013

Guo Y, Wang Z, Li S, Tong S, Barnett AG. Temperature sensitivity in indigenous Australians. Epidemiology. 2013 May;24(3):471-2. doi: 10.1097/EDE.0b013e31828c4a5d. PubMed PMID: 23549191.

Understanding climate, adapting to change: Indigenous cultural values and climate change impacts in North Queensland Author(s): McIntyre-Tamwoy, S.; Fuary, M.; Buhrich, A. Source: Local Environment, iFirst Article,; 2012

Understanding coastal urban and peri-urban Indigenous peoples vulnerability and adaptive capacity to climate change: final report Author(s): Low, D.; Clarke, P.; Jones, D.; Serrao-Neumann, S.; Hales, R.; Koschade, O. Imprint: South Port, Qld: Grffith University, 2013.

Wicked problems: climate change and Indigenous health Author(s): Schultz, R. Source: Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin, 15, 4; 2008: 27-29


Speldewinde PC, Cook A, Davies P, Weinstein P. The hidden health burden of environmental degradation: disease comorbidities and dryland salinity. Ecohealth. 2011 Mar;8(1):82-92. doi: 10.1007/s10393-011-0686-x. Epub 2011 May 21. PubMed PMID: 21598060.

Rigby CW, Rosen A, Berry HL, Hart CR. If the land's sick, we're sick:* the impact of prolonged drought on the social and emotional well-being of Aboriginal communities in rural New South Wales. Aust J Rural Health. 2011 Oct;19(5):249-54. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1584.2011.01223.x. PubMed PMID: 21933367.

Hart CR, Berry HL, Tonna AM. Improving the mental health of rural New South Wales communities facing drought and other adversities. Aust J Rural Health. 2011 Oct;19(5):231-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1584.2011.01225.x. PubMed PMID: 21933364.

Carnie TL, Berry HL, Blinkhorn SA, Hart CR. In their own words: young people's mental health in drought-affected rural and remote NSW. Aust J Rural Health. 2011 Oct;19(5):244-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1584.2011.01224.x. PubMed PMID: 21933366.

Green D, Minchin L. Living on climate-changed country: indigenous health, well-being and climate change in remote Australian communities. Ecohealth. 2014 Jun;11(2):263-72. doi: 10.1007/s10393-013-0892-9. Epub 2014 Jan 14. PubMed PMID: 24419665.

McNamara KE, Westoby R. Solastalgia and the gendered nature of climate change: an example from Erub Island, Torres Strait. Ecohealth. 2011 Jun;8(2):233-6. doi: 10.1007/s10393-011-0698-6. Epub 2011 Sep 1. PubMed PMID: 21882055.


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