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Amelia S. Wenger
University of Queensland
EcologyFisheryReefCoral reefBiology
47Publications
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#1Raechel A. Littman (UCI: University of California, Irvine)
#2Evan A. Fiorenza (UCI: University of California, Irvine)H-Index: 2
Last. C. Drew Harvell (Cornell University)H-Index: 44
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Abstract Seafood is one of the leading imported products implicated in foodborne outbreaks worldwide. Coastal marine environments are being increasingly subjected to reduced water quality from urbanization and leading to contamination of important fishery species. Given the importance of seafood exchanged as a global protein source, it is imperative to maintain seafood safety worldwide. To illustrate the potential health risks associated with urbanization in a coastal environment, we use next-ge...
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#1Nathalie Butt (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 21
#2Amelia S. Wenger (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 16
Last. Robert L. Pressey (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 74
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#1Sean L. MaxwellH-Index: 10
#2Victor CazalisH-Index: 1
Last. James E. M. WatsonH-Index: 1
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#1Christopher J. Brown (Griffith University)H-Index: 27
#2Stacy D. Jupiter (WCS: Wildlife Conservation Society)H-Index: 25
Last. Carissa J. Klein (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 31
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Pollution from land-based run-off threatens coastal ecosystems and the services they provide, detrimentally affecting the livelihoods of millions people on the world's coasts. Planning for linkages among terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems can help managers mitigate the impacts of land-use change on water quality and coastal ecosystem services. We examine the approaches used for land-sea planning, with particular focus on the models currently used to estimate the impacts of land-use ch...
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#1Sybille Hess (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 3
#2Bridie J. M. Allan (University of Otago)H-Index: 14
Last. Jodie L. RummerH-Index: 21
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Declining water quality, in particular elevated suspended sediments, poses a significant threat to coastal coral reefs. We exposed juvenile anemonefish (Amphiprion melanopus) to two suspended sediment concentrations (0 or 180 mg L−1) for 7 d and examined their predator escape performance and anti-predator behaviour in both clear water and suspended sediments (0 and 180 mg L−1, i.e. acute exposure). After 7-d exposure to suspended sediments, fish responded faster to a mechanical stimulus and exhi...
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#1Jon Brodie (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 43
#2Alana Grech (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 19
Last. Amelia S. Wenger (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 16
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Australia’s Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is in severe ecological decline with, for example, large reductions in coral cover and dugong populations. The principal causes of the decline are associated with climate change effects and poor water quality. Poor water quality is due to increased loads of fine sediment, nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus), and pesticides discharged to the GBR from agricultural sources on the GBR catchment. Management of agricultural practices, primarily in the two principal...
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#1Zoe Bainbridge (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 17
#2Stephen Lewis (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 26
Last. Jon Brodie (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 43
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Abstract Studies documenting the effects of land-derived suspended particulate matter (SPM, i.e., particulate organic matter and mineral sediment) on marine ecosystems are typically disconnected from terrestrial studies that determine their origin, transport and fate. This study reviews sources, transport, transformations, fate and effects of SPM along the ‘ridge-to-reef’ continuum. We show that some of the SPM can be transported over long distances and transformed into large and easily resuspen...
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#1Amelia S. Wenger (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 16
#2Christopher A. Rawson (Curtin University)H-Index: 8
Last. Euan S. Harvey (UWA: University of Western Australia)H-Index: 42
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Accelerating coastal development and shipping activities dictate that dredging operations will intensify, increasing potential impacts to fishes. Coastal fishes have high economic, ecological, and conservation significance and there is a need for evidence-based, quantitative guidelines on how to mitigate the impacts of dredging activities. We assess the potential risk from dredging to coastal fish and fisheries on a global scale. We then develop quantitative guidelines for two management strateg...
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#1Jade M. S. Delevaux (UH: University of Hawaii)H-Index: 5
#2Stacy D. Jupiter (WCS: Wildlife Conservation Society)H-Index: 25
Last. Tamara Ticktin (UH: University of Hawaii)H-Index: 5
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We developed a linked land-sea modeling framework based on remote sensing and empirical data, which couples sediment export and coral reef models at fine spatial resolution. This spatially-explicit (60 × 60 m) framework simultaneously tracks changes in multiple benthic and fish indicators as a function of land-use and climate change scenarios. We applied this framework in Kubulau District, Fiji, to investigate the effects of logging, agriculture expansion, and restoration on coral reef resilienc...
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#1Isaac Brito-Morales (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 1
#2Jorge García Molinos (Hokkaido University)H-Index: 10
Last. Anthony J. Richardson (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 50
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Climate change is shifting the ranges of species. Simple predictive metrics of range shifts such as climate velocity, that do not require extensive knowledge or data on individual species, could help to guide conservation. We review research on climate velocity, describing the theory underpinning the concept and its assumptions. We highlight how climate velocity has already been applied in conservation-related research, including climate residence time, climate refugia, endemism, historic and pr...
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