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Research interests

Julian is a Research Fellow and PhD candidate with RIEL in the College of Engineering, IT and Environment specialising in Indigenous commercial utilisation of wildlife.  He is interested in sustainable use of natural resources and is currently involved in research and development of the emerging Kakadu plum industry.  He coordinates the SID300/500 Professional Practice in Science and ENV317/517 Natural Resource and Indigenous Livelihoods units. He holds degrees in Botany and Natural Resource Management.

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Research Output

Understanding the reproductive biology of Terminalia ferdinandiana for improved fruit yields

Gorman, J., Markones, H. & Lawes, M. J., Mar 2020, In : Australian Journal of Botany. 67, 8, p. 630-637 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Kakadu Plum (Terminalia ferdinandiana) as a Sustainable Indigenous Agribusiness

    Gorman, J. T., Wurm, P. A. S., Vemuri, S., Brady, C. & Sultanbawa, Y., 20 Nov 2019, In : Economic Botany. p. 1-18 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • A precursor to entrepreneurialism on aboriginal lands of the northern territory of Australia

    Gorman, J. & Vemuri, S., 1 Apr 2017, In : International Journal of Entrepreneurship. 21, 1, p. 16-31 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Production of Terminalia ferdinandiana excell. (‘Kakadu plum’) in northern Australia

    Gorman, J., Courtenay, K. & Brady, C., 1 Jan 2017, Australian Native Plants: Cultivation and Uses in the Health and Food Industries. Sultanbawa, Y. & Sultanbawa, F. (eds.). Boca Raton, United States: CRC Press, Vol. 17. p. 89-103 15 p. (Traditional herbal medicines for modern times).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Factors Influencing the Growth of the Floriculture Industry in the Monsoonal Tropics of the Northern Territory, Australia

    Gorman, J., Cunningham, A. B., Wei, S., Marcsik, D. & Hoult, M., Dec 2015, In : Acta Horticulturae. 1104_62, p. 421-427 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    Success factors for indigenous wildlife-based enterprise in Northern Australia

    Author: Austin, B. J., Jul 2012

    Supervisor: Garnett, S. (Supervisor), Aslin, H. (Supervisor), Gorman, J. (Supervisor) & Whitehead, P. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - CDU


    Sustainable tourism and alternative livelihood development on Atauro Island, Timor-Leste, through pro-poor, community-based ecotourism

    Author: Dias Quintas, J. F., Mar 2016

    Supervisor: Edyvane, K. (Supervisor), Stanley, O. (Supervisor), Wegner, A. (Supervisor) & Gorman, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Masters by Research - CDU