Zoe Bainbridge
James Cook University
Drainage basinWater qualitySedimentHydrologyReef
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#2Matthew P. AdamsH-Index: 10
Last. Katherine R. O'BrienH-Index: 18
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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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#1Stephen Lewis (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 26
#2Janice M. Lough (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 56
Last. Jon Brodie (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 43
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We thank the crew of the R.V Cape Ferguson and Line Bay, Australian Institute of Marine Science for the collection of coral cores. Yi Hu and Shane Askew from the Advanced Analytical Centre, James Cook University analyzed the water samples and performed the scanning electron microscopy on the corals from Havannah Island, respectively. The water samples collected between 2007 and 2010 were collected with the support of the Australian Government's Marine and Tropical Sciences Research Facility gran...
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#1Caroline Petus (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 12
#2Michelle Devlin (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 27
Last. Dieter Tracey (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 4
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Abstract Optically active water quality components (OAC) transported by flood plumes to nearshore marine environments affect light levels. The definition of minimum OAC concentrations that must be maintained to sustain sufficient light levels for conservation of light-dependant coastal ecosystems exposed to flood waters is necessary to guide management actions in adjacent catchments. In this study, a framework for defining OAC target concentrations using empirical light attenuation models is pro...
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#1Petra M. Kuhnert (CSIRO: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)H-Index: 19
#2D. E. Pagendam (CSIRO: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)H-Index: 9
Last. Zoe Bainbridge (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 17
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Modelling and monitoring pollutants entering into the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) lagoon remain important priorities for the Australian and Queensland governments. Uncertainty analysis of pollutant load delivery to the GBR would: (1) inform decision makers on their ability to meet environmental targets; (2) identify whether additional measurements are required to make confident decisions; and (3) determine whether investments into remediation activities are actually making a difference to water qua...
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#1Jane WaterhouseH-Index: 15
#2Joanne Mary BurtonH-Index: 9
Last. Cameron DougallH-Index: 3
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#1Jon Brodie (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 43
#2Stephen Lewis (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 26
Last. Katharina E. Fabricius (Australian Institute of Marine Science)H-Index: 53
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Loads of suspended sediment, nutrients and pesticides discharged to the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) have increased greatly due to agricultural and urban development of the GBR catchment. As a result, in association with climate change impacts, the ecosystems of the GBR have degraded greatly in recent decades, and the decline in ecosystem health continues. Improved agricultural management practices are now being funded to reverse the decline. However the quantum of reduction in contaminant loads fro...
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#1Rebecca BartleyH-Index: 19
#2David WatersH-Index: 4
Last. Jane WaterhouseH-Index: 15
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This chapter provides an up-to-date review of the state of knowledge relating to the source of sediment and nutrients as well as pesticides and other pollutants delivered to the Great Barrier Reef from adjacent catchments. The strengths and limitations of the various datasets are also discussed. Collectively, sediment, nutrients, pesticides and other pollutants (e.g. petroleum hydrocarbons, pharmaceuticals) are described as ‘pollutants’. This chapter is focused on defining the major source areas...
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#1D. W. GladishH-Index: 6
#2Petra M. KuhnertH-Index: 19
Last. Jon BrodieH-Index: 43
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Soil erosion and sediment transport into waterways and the ocean can adversely affect water clarity, leading to the deterioration of marine ecosystems such as the iconic Great Barrier Reef (GBR) in Australia. Quantifying a sediment load and its associated uncertainty is an important task in delineating how changes in management practices can contribute to improvements in water quality, and therefore continued sustainability of the GBR. However, monitoring data are spatially (and often temporally...
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#1Takahisa Furuichi (Queensland Government)H-Index: 4
#2Jonathon M Olley (Griffith University)H-Index: 40
Last. Joanne Mary Burton (Queensland Government)H-Index: 9
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While sediment tracing has been typically applied to identify sediment sources that are difficult to measure by gauging (monitoring), it can also be useful in estimating relative sediment yields from gauged river catchments. The major and trace element composition of river sediments from eleven locations in the 130000 km2 Burdekin River catchment, northeastern Australia was analysed to examine relative contributions from upstream source areas in the 2011/12water year. Sediment tracing results ar...
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