Janice M. Lough
Australian Institute of Marine Science
OceanographyCoralEcologyReefCoral reef
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#1Dirk V. Erler (SCU: Southern Cross University)H-Index: 19
#2Hanieh Tohidi Farid (SCU: Southern Cross University)
Last. Janice M. Lough (Australian Institute of Marine Science)H-Index: 56
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Anthropogenic nutrient discharge to coastal marine environments is commonly associated with excessive algal growth and ecosystem degradation. However in the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem, the Great Barrier Reef (GBR), the response to enhanced terrestrial nutrient inputs since European settlement in the 1850’s remains unclear. Here we use a 333 year old composite record (1680–2012) of 15N/14N in coral skeleton-bound organic matter to understand how nitrogen cycling in the coastal GBR has r...
#1Tries B. Razak (UNPAD: Padjadjaran University)H-Index: 4
#2George Roff (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 20
Last. Peter J. Mumby (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 70
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Abstract As oceans continue to warm under climate change, understanding the differential growth responses of corals is increasingly important. Scleractinian corals exhibit a broad range of life-history strategies, yet few studies have explored interspecific variation in long-term growth rates under a changing climate. Here we studied growth records of two coral species with different growth forms, namely branching Isopora palifera and massive Porites spp. at an offshore reef (Myrmidon Reef) of t...
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#1Johanna E. JohnsonH-Index: 8
#2Valerie AllainH-Index: 16
Last. B. R. MooreH-Index: 7
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#1Tries B. RazakH-Index: 4
#2George RoffH-Index: 20
Last. Peter J. MumbyH-Index: 70
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Previous studies have reported recent substantial declines in the growth rates of massive Porites corals under warming oceans. However, the majority of these reports are from inshore reefs, and few have explored growth responses in offshore reefs from remote locations with low levels of pollution, sedimentation or nutrient loading. Here, we examined continuous growth records of massive Porites from remote locations spanning a 25 degrees latitudinal gradient in the Indo-Pacific, including Palau, ...
#1Narottam Saha (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 7
#2Gregory E. Webb (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 31
Last. Janice M. Lough (Australian Institute of Marine Science)H-Index: 56
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Modern water quality gradients on the inner-shelf of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) are influenced by catchment modification and increased terrigenous suspended sediment delivery. Proxy-based reconstructions of terrestrial sediment discharge are critical to trace the environmental drivers that modulate inshore water quality and to quantify the magnitude and timing of major changes. In this study we present high-resolution Porites coral rare earth element (REE) data over the period 1987–2012 from i...
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#1Neal E. CantinH-Index: 13
#2Janice M. LoughH-Index: 56
#1Dirk V. Erler (SCU: Southern Cross University)H-Index: 19
#2Benjamin O. Shepherd (SCU: Southern Cross University)H-Index: 3
Last. Janice M. Lough (Australian Institute of Marine Science)H-Index: 56
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This work was funded by the Australian Pacific Science Foundation (APSF14_5 to D. V. Erler and S. R. Scheffers). We thank J. Riekenberg (SCU) for laboratory assistance, S. R. Scheffers (SCU) for assistance with coral collection, and D. Solomona for field support (Ministry of Marine Resources, Cook Islands). AMS radiocarbon dating was supported by the Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE) grant (ALNGRA 15031). We acknowledge the financial support from the Australian Gove...
#1Ove Hoegh-Guldberg (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 86
#2William J. Skirving (NOAA: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)H-Index: 25
Last. Sophie Dove (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 35
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OH-G was supported by the ARC Centre for Excellence in Coral Reef Studies and an ARC Laureate Fellowship at the University of Queensland. ReefSense staff were fully supported as was this study partially supported by NOAA grant NA14NES4320003 (Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites - CICS) at the University of Maryland/ESSIC.
#1Jens ZinkeH-Index: 25
#2Juan D'Olivo (UWA: University of Western Australia)H-Index: 7
Last. Mireille Guillaume (University of La Réunion)H-Index: 10
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Abstract. Here we report seasonally resolved sea surface temperatures for the southern Mozambique Channel in the SW Indian Ocean based on multi-trace-element temperature proxy records preserved in two Porites sp. coral cores. Particularly, we assess the suitability of both separate and combined Sr∕Ca and Li∕Mg proxies for improved multielement SST reconstructions. Overall, geochemical records from Europa Island Porites sp. highlight the potential of Sr∕Ca and Li∕Mg ratios as high-resolution clim...
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#1Emma V. Reed (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 1
#2Julia E. Cole (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 37
Last. Neal E. Cantin (Australian Institute of Marine Science)H-Index: 13
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The remoteness of the northern Great Barrier Reef makes observations of environmental change and coral health sparse, but provides opportunities for paleoclimate and paleoecology proxies to contribute new insights into coral health in a changing climate. These proxies include geochemical measures (δ18O, δ13C, and Sr/Ca) that track sea surface temperature (SST), salinity, and physiological processes; luminescence, which records freshwater input; and annual growth parameters (density, extension, a...
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