Tertiary Catalogue

Natural Resources and Mining


Regenerating Australia

Regenerating Australia

Regenerating Australia is a 17-minute short film based on a four-month interview process with a diverse group of Australians who shared their hopes and dreams for the country's future. Set on New Year's Eve of December 2029, a news anchor is...Show More
Carbon and Water Cycles in Tropical Rainforests

Carbon and Water Cycles in Tropical Rainforests

Carbon and Water Cycles

Filmed in the Amazon and Borneo, this resource illustrates and explains the key environmental and land use changes occurring in tropical rainforests and explores the effect they're having on the carbon ad hydrological cycles. We accompany...Show More
Carbon and Water Cycles in the Tundra

Carbon and Water Cycles in the Tundra

Carbon and Water Cycles

With stunning footage shot in the Canadian tundra, this title identifies and explores the physical and human factors, including climate change, that affect carbon and water cycles in the tundra We see the research and monitoring techniques...Show More
Volcano Disaster Risk: What Affects Volcano Disaster Risk?

Volcano Disaster Risk: What Affects Volcano Disaster Risk?

Tectonic Hazards

This clip explores the factors that influence volcano disaster risk. The scale, nature and location of the hazard, level of monitoring, population density, ash forecasting are all considered.
Water Pollution: Causes and Impact

Water Pollution: Causes and Impact

Using a variety of examples from around the world, this clip looks at how unplanned urban growth, rapid industrialisation and a lack of environmental controls is causing water pollution and impacting on human health. Examples include the impacts...Show More
Sustainable Management

Sustainable Management

Tropical Rainforests and Mangroves

This clip provides a number of different examples of how mangroves and tropical rainforests can be sustainably managed. Examples from the Sundarban mangroves and Amazon rainforest include: eco-tourism, controlled logging and the role of...Show More
Structure and Adaptation

Structure and Adaptation

Tropical Rainforests and Mangroves

This clip compares how tropical rainforests and mangroves have adapted to their environments. We explore how despite sharing the same climatic conditions, mangroves face an additional challenges because of their coastal location. We see examples...Show More
Environmental Functions

Environmental Functions

Tropical Rainforests and Mangroves

This clip considers the functions or both rainforests and mangroves in the environment. The importance of rainforests as water catchment, climate regulator, green lungs of the earth, carbon store and biodiversity hotspot are all considered. We...Show More
Threats and Challenges

Threats and Challenges

Tropical Rainforests and Mangroves

This clip considers the economic, environmental and social impacts of overusing mangroves and rainforests, including potential for economic development, deforestation, loss of habitat and biodiversity, environmental pollution, increased risk of...Show More
Perfect Growing Conditions

Perfect Growing Conditions

Tropical Rainforests and Mangroves

With clear graphics, maps and extraordinary footage filmed in a variety of rainforests and mangroves around the world, this title describes the conditions needed for tropical reinvests and mangroves to grow. It considers the role of soils and...Show More
How Are They Used by People?

How Are They Used by People?

Tropical Rainforests and Mangroves

This clip describes and shows how people use rainforests and mangroves. Examples include: as sources of timber, medicines and foods, for oil and mineral extraction, as home to indigenous peoples and as tourist destinations. Filmed in the Amazon...Show More
Distribution of Rainforests and Mangroves

Distribution of Rainforests and Mangroves

Tropical Rainforests and Mangroves

With clear graphics, maps and footage filmed in a variety of rainforest environments, including the Amazon and in a variety of mangrove forests, including the world's largest (the Sundarbans), this title describes the distribution of tropical...Show More
Golden Kelp: Foundation Species of the Great Southern Reef

Golden Kelp: Foundation Species of the Great Southern Reef

Great Southern Reef

The Great Southern Reef is dominated by a canopy forming seaweed species, Ecklonia radiata. This kelp, sometimes called common kelp or golden kelp is known as a foundation species as it provides food, shelter and habitat for hundreds of species....Show More
World’s Largest Cuttlefish Aggregation

World’s Largest Cuttlefish Aggregation

Great Southern Reef

Every year SARDI aquatic sciences send a team of scientists to Pt. Lowly SA, to assess the population of the Giant Australian Cuttlefish aggregation. Divers swim 50m transects counting the cuttlefish to calculate how many animals per square meter...Show More
How Climate Change is Impacting Australia's Kelp Forests

How Climate Change is Impacting Australia's Kelp Forests

Great Southern Reef

On Australia’s West coast, warming waters have led to severe consequences for kelp forests and associated marine life. In 2011 Record high ocean temperatures were experienced causing kelp loss, fish, shellfish and crayfish deaths and more.
Restoring Australia's Giant Kelp Forests

Restoring Australia's Giant Kelp Forests

Great Southern Reef

Giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) are an iconic canopy forming seaweed that can grow over 35 metres long and up to half a metre each day. Like trees in a forest, giant kelp modifies the environment and the resulting conditions favour a huge...Show More
Indigenous Connection to the Great Southern Reef

Indigenous Connection to the Great Southern Reef

Great Southern Reef

Whaledreamer, songman, storyteller. These are just a few ways in which Bunna Lawrie represents the Mirning Aboriginal tribe and tells the story of his country and fight for land and sea protection along the Great Southern Reef. Born and raised...Show More
Restoring Australia's Lost Shellfish Reefs

Restoring Australia's Lost Shellfish Reefs

Great Southern Reef

Leading Australia’s largest marine restoration initiative, The Nature Conservancy has committed to protect and restore 60 shellfish reefs right across the Great Southern Reef with the aim of recovering the critically endangered marine...Show More
Sustainable Seafood on Steroids

Sustainable Seafood on Steroids

Great Southern Reef

“It’s all about the food, and about the reefs that provide that food,” Ocean Grown Abalone’s (OGA) Managing Director, Brad Adams, claims as he explains how the sustainable abalone reef system works. Adams grew up in remote western...Show More
Colleen Hughson's Beach Patrol

Colleen Hughson's Beach Patrol

Great Southern Reef

Warrnambool native and eco-activist, Colleen Hughson, first began her beach clean-up initiative after spending time walking along the Shelly Beach, a remote, rugged stretch of coastline near her hometown. During an illness she would frequent the...Show More
The Story of Southern Bluefin Tuna

The Story of Southern Bluefin Tuna

Great Southern Reef

Southern Bluefin Tuna are world renowned as one of the most sought after by fisheries for their delicate meat. An invaluable resource to Australia's economy, the fishery is a multimillion dollar industry. Back in the 1960s and 70s, the southern...Show More
Indigenous Responsibility of Caring for Country and the Great Southern Reef

Indigenous Responsibility of Caring for Country and the Great Southern Reef

Great Southern Reef

Aboriginal heritage is a central element in Aboriginal spirituality and is inseparable from the natural environment which is associated with dreaming stories and cultural learning that links Aboriginal people with who they are and where they...Show More
Arctic Warming

Arctic Warming

Climate Change Solutions

The oceans absorb 90% of the heat from greenhouse gasses, causing ever more ice to melt.
How More Water Vapour Triggers Record Storms, Unsurvivable Heat

How More Water Vapour Triggers Record Storms, Unsurvivable Heat

Climate Change Solutions

Water vapour is the most abundant greenhouse gas: more of it means more extreme weather.
Solving Climate Change with R&D and Civic Action

Solving Climate Change with R&D and Civic Action

Climate Change Solutions

Smart strategies like research & development and targeted civic action are very effective ways to stop climate change.